There was a point in time when my career ambitions were to be a party planner. I am so detailed orientated that it would be such a natural fit. However, along came kids and life, and the necessity to have a real, concrete job with a steady paycheque. I love teaching, but whenever a special event comes along that needs planning... I am all over it! I planned every perfect detail of our wedding (and did the whole thing for under $5000), and have thrown several showers. Now, I am starting to plan parties for my two daughters - Stella Boo is one in May and Cecelia turns (gasp) six in June. And no, it is not too early to start planning. It is never too early to plan, I say!
As I start thinking of themes for their parties, I was thinking of Cecelia's Ballerina Bash that we had for her fourth birthday (she kind of got the shaft on her fifth birthday since I was too busy being pregnant and having her little sister to plan her an extravagant party). I decided to upload some pics so you can see some of the details in case someone is looking for inspiration for their little ballerinas. I get so many super ideas from everyone else's blog, so why not share the love?
Check out the pics from her super party below. Everyone had a blast! I also had a lot of help from some great people in my life, so I can't take all the credit! I did the designing and the planning, they just had the talents to complement my vision perfectly and I am so lucky to have them!
|The invitation that my sister and I designed - I created the idea, |
she made it a reality.
|Party favors - Tutus, tiaras, ballet slippers, and a custom CD|
of ballet music. My husband's grandma sewed all the tutus for each girl.
|The welcome sign on the gift table|
|Food table decor - I found ballet pics online and just printed them B&W|
|My ballerina princess|
|We rented a dance hall, hired a dance student to teach a lesson,|
and voila - instant ballet party... ok, maybe not instant...
|Cecelia's cake - made by our awesome friend Nicole.|
|Some pink and fancy ballet inspired food|
|The tutu cupcake tower. All of the food had tags that were|
decorated with ballerina silhouettes.