Arabella’s Vintage Ballerina Party

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.


Vendors List


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

Cook’s Cakes

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!


Ballerina party feature

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:

Vendor Credits:

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

Happy planning!


5 simple ways to give your party the WOW factor



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!


  1. 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.


  1. 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!


  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1.    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!







Ballerina party supplies


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

Ballerina Desserts

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!








Ballerina party supplies

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

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

Ballerina invitation – Bonjour Berry




Vintage Ballerina Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs



Ballerina invitation - Paper Face

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

Tulle Balloons – Boutique Balloons



Tulle pom poms

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 dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Hire



Pink ruffled tablecloth for hire (or purchase) - Saffy and May (Qld)

Pink ruffled tablecloth for hire (or purchase) – Saffy and May (Qld)



Kids party stools for hire - Two Little Jays (Melbourne)

Kids party stools for hire – Two Little Jays (Melbourne)



Sweets treats

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!



Sweet creations

Desserts by Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)



Pink ruffled cake - My Petite Sweets (Perth)

Pink ruffled cake – My Petite Sweets (Perth)






Cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes



Miss Biscuit

Cookies – Miss Biscuit


Ballerina cake - JK cake designs

Ballerina cake – JK cake designs (Sydney)




Cookies – Frosted by Nicci


Macaron tower - Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)

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

Olive’s Ballerina party – I Heart Table Art


Rebekah's ballet and bows party - Life's Little Celebrations

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

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)

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!