So many little girls have dreams of being a ballerina and their birthday party is a chance to bring this to life for a day! Today we’re delighted to share a gorgeous vintage ballerina party for the daughter of Jackie, one half of Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe!
As Jackie describes – “When Arabella turned 8 all she wanted a beautiful ballerina party to match the colour of her ballet pink shoes…
Using this as the main colour pallet I added a touch of gold and white with pops of pink. I knew immediately that the perfect venue would be Darlings Day Out. The light, airy, spacious venue would provide a perfect backdrop for Arabella and her friends to pointe, twirl, jete, leap and whirl.”
Owner and stylist Danielle came up with the delightful concept of having her ballerina hostess Megan to add a touch of her special sparkle to the party.
The guests were treated to a series of relaxing pampering including nails, foot soaks, eye masks and the much loved complimentary pink lemonade on arrival. Ballerina Megan then workshopped a series of ballet dances which soon had the guests moving with grace and charm. The party guests then enjoyed a series of ballerina themed games and craft activities
A stunning grazing table was set up as a central feature for the girls to mingle and eat at. Decorated with antique lace runners, fluffy cushions, girly gold and pink table wear from Favor Lane Boutique, divine flowers from Code Bloom Inglewood and vanilla iced tutu cookies from She Bakes in Heels.
No party is complete without a stunning cake and this party was no exception. Cooks Cakes provided a delicious ruffled cake which had a dainty pair of ballet pink shoes and a gold tiara. Delicious Cupcakes in gold foil were topped with vintage dancing ballerinas. Ali from Stylish Soirees added a touch of ballet chic with her ruffled tablecloth for the cake table. She also supplied gorgeous pink, gold and confetti balloons as well as two large tulle balloons, perfect finishing touches of ballerina magic.
Ali of Stylish Soirees Perth provided a gorgeous easel to hang a very special pair of decorated ballet shoes made by June (Arabella’s grandmother) of Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe. June also created a range of stunning ballerina wands for the girls to treasure and remember this special day. Lots of love went into every stitch.
Other whimsical touches included vintage dressers, antique lace and furniture. Tables were topped with treasured mementos including some early portraits of Arabella in her first tutu, garlands, tiaras and flowers. Danielle also used a gorgeous Little Chiyo English rose full length tutu displayed on a wire mannequin.
The dreamy party was everything Arabella had hoped for. The next day the guests were still whispering about the ballerina magic created at Darlings Day Out.
Photographer: Viktoria Saar Photography
Party styling and venue: Darlings Day Out
Ballet shoes and wand favours: Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe
Accessories pallets, gold table cloth, table tutu skirt: Stylish Soirees Perth
Tableware: Favor Lane Party Boutique
Cake and cupcakes by Amy Cook
Vintage cupcake toppers by Etsy
Full length Tutu worn by Party hostess Ballerina Megan and on wire dummy: Little Chiyo
Arabella’s dress: Tutu du Monde
Ballerina favour tags and ballet shoe garland : My Paper Planet
Iced Vanilla biscuits: She bakes in Heels
Flowers by CodeBloom
Pointe, leap, grand jeté and twirl, this Pink Ballerina Birthday Party will make you whirl!
So many little girls dream of being ballerinas – they love to twirl and dress up in tutu’s and dance the day away! As a mum of 3 daughters I’ve seen 2 of my daughters go through this phase and a ballerina party really is such a well loved themed for so many young dancers!
So it was fitting to showcase a gorgeous Ballerina party in Issue 2 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine – with the shoot styled by The Detail’s Studio.
This styled shoot brought together Life’s Little Celebrations members for a beautiful soiree with a more unique colour scheme of lavender and silver which works so well for a slightly older aged ballerina party.
The invitation sets the tone and already has an air of elegance about it:
This elegance is then carried through to the event with beautiful desserts, table setting and gorgeous tutu’s for the girls! Have a browse of the gorgeous details and find the full vendor list at the end of this post:
All the ballerina desserts are simply amazing and styled to match the ballet theme perfectly:
Wanting to plan your own precious ballerina ball for your daughter? Here are the vendor credits to source any of the above items:
Styling – The Details Studio
Captured by Kirri – Photography
Sweets With Love – birthday cake, donuts
Quincy Lane – Cupcakes, meringues
Dom’s Strawberries Delight – Strawberry tower
One Bite – Macarons
Schooza Handmade – Tiara crowns
Tiny Tutu Cake Couture – Ballerina Tutus
Tiny Tots Toy Hire – French dresser, kids trestle table, Tiffany kids chairs, lavender cake stand, silver cake stand
Cookie Queen Kitsch’n – cookies (tutus and floral plaques), cookie towers, tutu cake pops, panacottas
MooiCo – Paperie (invitation, tutu place cards, thank you tags, dessert labels)
A La Roch – Cake topper and strawberry tower topper
All of these talented vendors are Life’s Little Celebration members and can be found on our Directory also and can also create something for any other theme you’re planning for your kids party!
Wanting to find out about membership? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Party planning comes with the territory once you’re a mum. For some of us, we love it! Others find it stressful and aren’t sure where to start for something that will look coordinated but also be EASY!
Thankfully there is a business like Party Pax – which is a one-stop shop that makes DIY party planning fun and simple, so you can share in the delight of hosting for your loved ones.
You can choose from 16 different themes and you get everything you need in a box, delivered to your door. In this post, the images share what could be created using the Ballet party theme box.
Party Pax offer DIY cake packs, DIY cupcake packs, decorations, tableware, balloons, invitations, lollies, and a little inspiration! Today they share their 5 simple tips to give your party the wow factor!
- Choose a theme
Choosing a theme will help with planning and styling your party. Consider choosing a colour, character, or activity. Integrate your theme throughout each element of your party – invitations, decorations, tableware, food and games.
- Plan, plan, plan
Having a plan (and sticking to it) will ensure your preparations and party run smoothly, and you keep to your budget. Make as many elements of your party before the big day so you can enjoy a stress-free, fun-filled party!
- Add personal touches
Little details will make your party stand out and make the party personalised and special.
Whilst your little one may not remember all the details of the party, they will remember the effort you went to. Have a go at making the birthday cake or personalise the decorations.
- Organise games and activities
Party games will make your party come to life. Traditional party games can be loads of fun for kids of all ages (like musical chairs, pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey) and having a chill-out area with craft activities can be a hit too, especially with older kids.
- Say “Thank you”
Don’t forget to thank your guests for helping to make your party special, and for their gifts. Hand out pre-prepared lolly/loot bags, and follow up with a thank you note and even a photo from the day.
For an easy way to style and decorate your kids party for a wow factor, view the range of party packs available at Party Pax to suit a range of themes!
The gorgeous party featured above is using their ballerina party pack – and as you can see a beautiful result can be achieved without too much stress!
Swan ballet party – Dream a little Dream events
With so many girls loving to dress up or dance as ballerinas it is no wonder a ballerina party is a popular theme that never goes out of trend. With the new Ballerina movie out this year and many girls starting up their ballet lessons again, we’re sure many will be wanting to twirl away with their friends in tutu’s at their very own ballerina bash!
This party theme is a lovely time to lash out in prettiness, tulle and all things soft and lovely! Incorporate feathers, bows, swans if you wish!
We’ve curated the best from our LLC vendors from the Directory to bring you a gorgeous selection of invitations, decorations, tableware and more for a ballerina party!
Remember to CLICK on any image below to be taken to the source.
So lets get twirling…starting with some inspiration from my own daughters 3rd “ballet and bows” party a few years ago and a few other beautiful ballerina parties:
Ballet and bows party – Life’s Little Celebrations
Tutu party – Mooi Co Sydney
Swan ballet party – Dream a little Dream Events Perth
Tutu cute party – Silk and Cedar Events
Ballerina Party Invitations
Set the scene with one of these sweet invitations to give out to the other little ballerinas:
Ballerina party invitations – Paper Blossom Creations
Giggles and Grace Designs
Fairy ballerina invitation – Eve and Co Stationery
Ballerina invitations and stationery – Mooi Co
Ballet invitation – Emma Smith Stationery
Ballerina invitation – Hoot Invitations
Ballerina invitation – Pretty and Print
Ballerina party printables – Amity Invites
Ballerina Party Decorations
Oh I love this range of soft and pretty decorations – some of which you could reuse in your little girls room after the party:
Pom pom pack – The Little Event Company
Pink streamer set – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Giant blush balloon – Emiko BLue
Tassel garland kit – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink garland – The Party Parlour
Tulle garland – DD Brand
Pink paper fan garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink feather garland – Hip and Hooray
Floral letters – Lavender Honey & Co
3D Ballerina backdrop – Emma Smith Stationery
Tulle balloons are perfect for a ballet party and if you’re having a dessert table – even just one large tulle balloon standing pretty next to the table will look gorgeous!
Jumbo tulle balloons – Party Splendour Sydney
Ballerina Party Tableware
A tulle tablecloth creates the perfect base for a ballet dessert table:
Tutu tulle tablecloth – Saffy and May
Pink damask plate – The Party Parlour
Tutu ballerina plate – Fantasy Kids Parties
Pink foil princess napkins – The Little Event Company
Pink and mix pretty plates – Emiko Blue
Pastel pink plates – Love The Occasion
Dusty pink toot sweet dessert plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink cutlery – The Party Parlour
Ballerina party cake decor:
Make any dessert a prima ballerina dessert with this range of decor and accessories and toppers!:
Pink lace cake stand – The Little Big Company
Ballerina cake topper – Mooi Co
Ballerina cake topper – A La Roch
Tutu and pom pom cupcake toppers – The Little Event Company
Swan cupcake topper – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballerina cupcake toppers – Emma Smith Event Stationery
Pink and white pom pom toppers – Love The Occasion
Ballet party kit with cupcake icing toppers – Party Pax
Ballerina cake topper – Chumblebee
Cupcake tutus – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballerina cupcake toppers – Deer Little Parties
Pink cupcake stand – Emiko Blue
Paper Eskimo pink cupcake cups – Emiko Blue
Let your desserts get in on the act! Either base them around ballerina inspired items or simply go with pretty and beautiful designs to match the colour scheme! Here is a selection from some of the talented Australian vendors on the Directory:
Ballerina cookies – The Sweetest Jubilee Melbourne
Pink couture cupcakes – Sweets with Love Sydney
Ballet cookies – Petite Cookies Melbourne
Ballerina cookies – Sweet Treats by Jules Sydney
Bow cakepops – My Petite Sweets
Ballet cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Ballerina cookies – FlyawayPineapple
Ballerina Party Partywear
Ballerina tutu dress – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballet dress – Paper Face
Glitter tiara – The Little Event Company
Fluffy tiara – Paper face party
Ballerina party favours
A few lovely options of party bags to fill with all things sweet for the little ballerinas to take home…or perhaps give them their own tutu and personalise it with some lovely gift tags:
Ballerina gift tags – Mooi Co
Pastel party bag – Love The Occasion
Pink and gold spot favour bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink and gold cupcake boxes – The Party Parlour
Pink and gold favour bags – The Little Event Company
Sambellina scallop favour box – Emiko Blue
Ready to set the stage? Enjoy the party planning and remember if you have seen something you loved – CLICK on the image to be taken to the source!
Many little girls dream of one day becoming a ballerina – a life full of fun costume changes, audience applause, music and twirling in PINK! I know both my daughters have gone through the ballerina phase of wanting to wear a tutu daily
Swan princess ballerina party shoot – Dream a little dream children’s parties/ I Heart Table Art
So a ballerina party is a chance to bring the dream to life for just one day!
Not only is a ballet party theme one of the easiest to execute with an abundance of gorgeous party wares available in pink and white, it’s also an easy dress up theme for guests as well. The look of joy on their faces as they twirl and marvel in how they look in a tutu is enough to make you want to join them.
The hardest with such a theme however is knowing when to stop! So to make your little ballerina’s special party tutu-refic, we’ve found some perfectly pink items and on point finishing touches from the LLC vendors that will have her and her guests twirling ’til they drop!
Ballerina Party Invitations
Set the scene and invite her guests center stage with these gorgeous ballet party invitations.
Ballerina invitation – Bonjour Berry
Vintage Ballerina Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Ballerina invitation – Paper Face
Ballet Party Decorations
Decorating for a ballet party can be easy and fun – keep it pretty with pastels or pink and white, and add lots of tulle for added drama.
Rose Paper Lantern, $9.95 – Emiko Blue
Pastel Heart Reversible Garland, $6.99 – Illume Partyware
Personalised Ballerina Backdrop, $28 – Dream A Little Party
Lilac Tulle Pom Pom, $15 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Whisper Pink Tassel Garland, $46 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink Honeycomb Diamond, $6.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tulle decorations are a must have at any ballet party!
Tulle Balloons – Boutique Balloons
Tulle Pom Poms – Pom Pom Princess
Don’t forget the prima ballerina herself – how gorgeous is this Angelina Ballerina costume!
Angelina Ballerina Costume – Special Celebration
Feather headdress by Kreate A Dream
Ballerina Party Tableware
Set a table for the entire cast of Swan Lake with these beautiful tableware finds:
Tutu Much Dinner Plates, $6.95 – Fantasy Kids Parties
Tutu Much Small Napkins, $5.95 – Fantasy Kids Parties
Lovely Lace Pastel Pink Plates, $6.50 – The Party Parlour
Pink Stripe Straws, $5.95 – Emiko Blue
Ballerina Party Cups, $5.50 – Fantasy Kids Parties
No performance is complete without a few props to complete the scene.
Tulle tablecloth for hire – Two Little Jays (Melbourne)
Pink Mannequin Hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Pink dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Hire
Pink ruffled tablecloth for hire (or purchase) – Saffy and May (Qld)
Kids party stools for hire – Two Little Jays (Melbourne)
A special occasion calls for the finest of treats for the prima ballerina, and these pretties will earn their own round of applause! A gorgeous selection of desserts and baking accessories for a ballerina party from vendors listed on the Directory. Browse the Directory to find more vendors in a location near you if you’re looking for ballet party cakes, macarons, cookies, cake pops or cupcakes!
Desserts by Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)
Pink ruffled cake – My Petite Sweets (Perth)
Cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes
Cookies – Miss Biscuit
Ballerina cake – JK cake designs (Sydney)
Cookies – Frosted by Nicci
Macaron tower – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Such a gorgeous cake topper for a ballerina party cake with a swan lake inspired feel!:
Swan Cake Topper – Favorlane Party Boutique
Some other gorgeous finishing touches to the cake and desserts for a ballerina party:
Swan Lake Cupcake Topper, $15 – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Pink and White Cupcake Wrappers, $5.95 – Confectionately Yours
Gold Glitter Cupcake Toppers, $12 – Sugarlicious
Cupcake Tutu, $25 (pack of 12) – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballerina Dancer Cake Topper, $15 – Merc + Jones
Pink Slimline Candles, $4.95 – One Magic Day
Ballerina Cupcake Wrapper, $3.50 – Illume Partyware
The final curtain call
After a perfect performance, guests can continue twirling at home with their own piece of merchandise from the ‘ballet’.
Pink Tulle Pom Pom Wand, $14 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
PastelPink Scallop Favour Boxes, $11.50 – Emiko Blue
Crowns, $2.49 (pack of 2) – The Little Big Company
Ballerina Tags, $3.50 – Illume Partyware
Pastel PinkParty Bags, $11.95 – Love The Occasion
Dessert Table Inspiration
Some gorgeous ballet party dessert table inspiration for you! Click on the images below to be taken to where you can see more photos of these parties:
Olive’s Ballerina party – I Heart Table Art
Rebekah’s ballet and bows party – Life’s Little Celebrations
Swan princess ballerina party shoot – Dream a Little Dream children’s parties/I Heart Table Art
Ballerina Party – Styling and props from Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
I hope your prima ballerina has a wonderful day twirling until she drops – break a leg!