Call it kismet or fate or "The Secret" - but man, if I didn't just tell my girlfriend, "I'd love to do a ballerina party" and my phone rings with a request for that very thing! This party was so sweet and girly and I loved every bit of it. Drew, the birthday girl, was turning five and LOVES all things ballerina. The gracious hostess was so easy to work with and had lots of great ideas. She even hired a real life ballerina to come and entertain! So much fun!
As for my part, we were in charge of the dessert table, birthday cake and favors. Where to begin with such a sweet theme? Downtown LA, natch. I braved the fabric district for the first time and scored three 40 yard rolls of pink tulle for just $36. Totally worth the drive! Now what to do with all the fluffy-floofy stuff? First up - this darling tutu-inspired wreath for the front door to welcome the guests. I spray painted Baby Sugar's black ballet slippers pink to hang from satin ribbon - and voila!
Detail: slippers lined with coordinating paper.
The next project for all of that tulle was a table skirt. Miles and miles of it went into this project, but it was super simple. Just one long length of ribbon and yards of tulle cut to table height. Tie tulle strips to the ribbon in a single knot, string together, and BOOM - tutu table skirt.
Pretty prima ballerinas used on the birthday cake.
Sweet and simple.
Our take on the ribbon wand.
Sugar cookies and satin ribbons.
Candy "tulle" filled ballerina-topped mason jars.
Tea cookies make perfect milk bottle toppers.
The birthday girl as cupcake topper.
Pirouette? Get it? Get it?
To go party favors based on the invites.
What a darling party for a darling girl. Happy birthday Drew!