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March 06, 2012
Almost every little girl dreams of being a ballerina at one point or another, so a ballet-themed birthday party is sure to be a crowd pleaser. One of our most popular birthday invitations is our ballet birthday invite, so I thought I’d pull together some party ideas to make your planning a little simpler.
I’ll keep adding ideas to my Pinterest ballerina party board over time, so if you like what you see, make sure to follow my boards. Keep reading after the inspiration board to find the sources for these cute finds!
1. The Tutu
Needless to say it wouldn’t be a ballerina party if the guest of honor didn’t show up in a tutu! My favorite tutus are handmade by Kristal at Atutudes. (Yes, these are the same tutus that my kindergartner wears and loves.) The great photo is by Jitter Bug Pics.
2. The Invitation
This simple, modern invitation uses chevron stripes and a hand-drawn ballerina silhouette. Colors can be changed to match your theme, but the shades of “ballet slipper pink” are always in style. You can this invitation at Swanky Press or on Etsy. This invite looks especially nice when printed two-sided with the chevron stripes extending across the back.
3. The Cake
I love the idea of the classic ruffle cake – but Rachel at Fondant Finger really took it to the next level by adding ombre coloring. This cake is just too pretty for words! Check out Fondant Finger’s Facebook page for photos of all of Rachel’s amazing cakes.
4. Favor Bags
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you already know I’m a big fan of the personalized favor bags over at Paper Nook. You really can’t get anything cuter – and they are only $2.50 each.
5. Marshmallow Pops
Marshmallow pops are a fun new twist on the cake pop trend – and WAY easier to pull off. Deanna over at the Mommy Gaga blog has a wonderful tutorial for marshmallow pops. She came up with the diy tutorial for Valentine’s day, but I think these would work great for a Ballet party (or a princess party)! The Mommy Gaga blog and her Facebook page are definitely worth checking out – Deanna’s constantly adding fun new ideas for moms.
6. Ballerina Doll Craft
Every party needs an activity, and these yarn pom-pom ballerina dolls (made from clothespins) are great for the 5 to 8 year old crowd. You can ready the full tutorial here.
7. Ruffled Table Skirt
I found this photo of a wedding cake table on Pinterest, and I just fell in love with it. The ruffled table skirt on a round table simply completes the ballerina look with pure elegance. I love, love, love this idea!
I’ve not been able to track down whose wedding it was, but it appears the photo was taken by the talented Janet Howard at JanetHowardStudios. Janet’s website is great visual inspiration. She’s photographed some really beautiful weddings, and the ideas she’s captured can translate well into baby showers, bridal parties, or even kid’s birthday parties.
8. Ballet Slipper Cookies
These ballet shoe cookies are just darling – and sure to be the hit of the party! Lori at Lori’s Place on etsy sells them – and I just adore the little ribbon detail she added. Lori also has cute tutu cookies for sale.
9. Tutu Cupcake Stand
This tutu cupcake stand would be wonderful for the party -and could be used for lots of other girl or pink parties in the future. It would also look great for a girl baby shower or sip and see. You can find it at Oh So Sweet Stands on etsy (and they’ve got square cupcake stands, too).
10. Ruffled Crepe Paper
I’m a big fan of ruffled crepe paper – it can be used for traditional decorating, but could also be used to dress up all sorts of other party items to give them that “tutu feel”. Consider adding it to party hats, cups, or thank you cards. The Red Robin on etsy has a good selection of colors and great prices, too.
11. Vintage-Style Ballerina Cupcake Toppers
These vintage inspired ballerina cupcake toppers can really add a sweet touch to the party. Obviously, they’d be darling on cupcakes, but there are so many other ways you could incorporate them into the party decor. You can get them at Abby Place on etsy, and she’ll even hand paint them a special color to match your party decor for a small extra fee.
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