10/10/12

Ballet Birthday Party

Sunday was little Maisy's big birthday. She turned three and to celebrate we had a little ballet themed party. Maisy has just started dance this year and she is 'all about ballet'.


So I planned her party around twirling with friends.


I painted a grapevine wreath with white spray paint and hung a little pair of ballet slippers from a big pink bow. The slippers are actually Christmas ornaments-- one advantage of Hobby Lobby having their holiday goods out so early is that I snagged several cute ballet ornaments at 40% off!


We turned the sitting area off our kitchen into Maisy's dance studio by removing all the furniture. The open space, hard wood floors, and natural light made the perfect space for dancing.
 I took down our wall decor and replaced it with draped fabric, adorable party bunting and tissue paper poms. The party table also held mini-cupcakes, our crafts, hydrangeas, and of course the cake.


 I made a table skirt into a tutu by gathering several yards of tulle with the sewing machine. I hot glued the ribbon over my stitch line. Maisy was delighted to see that even the table was 'dressed up' for the occasion. 
All the party printables were created by BrieZee's Boutique. I love her style- the little ballerina looks just like my tiny dancer. Briana was easy to work with and made sure all of our printables were perfect. The package I used for this party included the invites, party circles, centerpiece circles, a coloring sheet, a birthday sign, cupcake wrappers, folding blank tents, water bottle labels, bunting, favor tags, and thank you notes. Everything was personalized- so all I had to do was print it out!

 This year I had the cake made by the bakery at Market Street. I brought in a photo of a cake I had seen on the Amy Atlas website. I was so pleased with how it turned out. The little ballerina is another Christmas decoration from Hobby Lobby :)


 About 15 minutes before our guests arrived, Maisy fell asleep on the couch. I guess all of our party prep wore her out!


 But after the first little friend arrived, she was up and ready to go. The girls played upstairs for a bit then came down and decorated crowns and wands.
 As they were wrapping up the crafts, our special guest arrived. To make our party extra sweet, we hired the ballerina that taught Afton last year. Miss Rachel was amazing with the girls. She captivated them for a good 30 minutes with a mini-dance lesson. She truly has a gift for dance and teaching-- the girls loved her!

After dancing, the girls played outside in the bounce house and then back upstairs. Then we moved on to cake and ice cream, followed by presents and a bit more playing.
Celebrating with our dear friends and family was the perfect way to spend the day.



 We love this little three year old so much! Happy Birthday Maisy Lou!


Party Details: 
-Paper Goods/ Party Printables: BrieZee's Boutique on Etsy and Facebook
-Wands and Crowns: Hobby Lobby
-Cake: Market Street
-Ballet Shoes/Figurine: Hobby Lobby Christmas Ornament

Make your own Crepe Paper Pinwheels/Party Circles with this tutorial:
 

For more ballet ideas see my 'party planning post'!


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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful ballet party!!! You throw the best parties!

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  2. Just beautiful Samantha - your girls are gorgeous and your parties looks so amazing!!!!

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  3. Wow! What a lucky little girl! Everything as perfectly pink - and a real ballerina!! How divine! I can see why the girls ADORED the party!!

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  4. Beautiful party. The decor is so cute.

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  5. So pretty the Birthday girl, the decorations, the colors. Such a fun party.
    Dolly

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  6. What great party decorations. Looks like all the girls had fun. What a Happy Birthday for the beautiful little three year old.

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  7. The wreath and cupcake toppers were my fave, too cute!
    <3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

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  8. Everything about this party is absolutely adorable. I cannot decide what is my favorite thing. The cake is gorgeous, the wreath is adorable, but I LOVE that you had a real ballerina there to have a mini dance class with they girls. My two year old is currently walking around our house in a tutu so maybe I will have to start planning this for her third birthday too :)

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  9. You know it's a good party when the party go-er drops for a nap. Beautiful party and ballerinas!

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:) Samantha

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