If you haven’t been invited to the Ballerina party yet, go check out the invitations here.
Once you’ve seen those….welcome to the party! I had so much fun with this one. A couple of things i’ve learned. Tulle and elastic are my friends; and 3 year old finger foods are a piece of cake to prepare. The only thing I cooked the day of the party was the Mac n Cheese – and even that was prepared the night before and just baked off in the oven. I love to cook, but when you can easily cook…why, that’s even better!
Gingerbread Strawberry Cream Cookie Tarts <—- I was inspired by this cute little recipe!
Make-your-own Cracker Sandwiches
Salted Coconut Oil Popcorn <—— Here’s the printables for the super cute little boxes!
Carrots with Homemade Ranch <— my little ballerina’s favorite “begetable snack”
Pink Marshmallow Lollipops (Thanks, Mom!)
Pigs in a Blanket – made by her super sweet 5 year old sister!
Red Apples with Strawberry Cream
Homemade Mac n Cheese <——- the birthday girl’s all time favorite meal ever.
Yay for my Cricut! I made little Ballerina paper dolls for each little girl to take home. (Along with their own tutus they all got in their invitations. Each ballerina came with three different colored tutus. Little velcro circles (bought at Walmart!) made the outfits easy to take off and stick on – especially for the chubby little 2 and 3 year old fingers.
The table cloths on all the tables was some discount pink fabric I got for $1.50/yard. The pink tulle was $.59/yard and the elastic was $.39/yard. What can I say? I’m cheap. I sewed the pink tulle onto the elastic to fit around the bottom edge of the dining room table – which made a little “tutu tableskirt” – it was super cute. And super easy!
Each of the girls tables were small tables I pulled from our school room (and a friend’s house!). I used my grandmother’s china. And my starbucks glasses. (At this point, those things are a tradition for every party at our house….)
And balloons. I love balloons. My girls love balloons. And again, they’re super cheap. BTW – interesting note. Did you know that Walmart will fill your balloons for a quarter a piece? If you buy them in their store – which they’re only $1 for a pack of 12. Head on back with your balloons to the bakery section and they’ll get you all set. (Just call ahead to check first!) I’m actually not a huge Walmart shopper. But I’ll go anywhere for helium balloons.
Find Angelina’s Lucky Penny (in the sand box)
A Ballerina Class (with a (free!) library Ballerina DVD)
And just because this post doesn’t have enough photos yet…how about one of the birthday girl?!