I’m thrilled to be able to share Rebekah’s 3rd birthday Ballerina party with you after it has been featured in the recent Confetti Fair magazine which you can buy at the show, news-agencies or subscribe online!
We held the party in November 2013 and went with a “Ballet & Bows” party theme as Rebekah’s daily outfit of choice at the time was always a tutu and bow and she loves to pretend she is a ballerina! I went with the colours of pink, peach and ivory and held a small party at home for her with a few friends.
When planning this ballet & bows party I chose to only use vendors from the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory! I do genuinely believe you can plan a wonderful party through using the directory and I didn’t need to look elsewhere.
All photos are by Nikki Fitt Photography who I highly recommend and I’ll talk more about the photography later.
Here is the setup of the Ballerina dessert table and children’s table:
The gorgeous ruffled backdrop, as well as the kids party table, chairs, kids tulle tablecloth and ballerina centrepiece were all hired from Little Wish Parties, and gave a lovely ballerina feel to the party! I just loved that ruffled backdrop which perfectly matched the colour scheme as well!
I love tassel garlands but wanted something a bit different for this party. The wonderful Sara of Pom Pom Princess designed the tulle tassel garland you see at the front of table along with the tulle pom pom spoons on the jelly cups:
I kept the table quite simple and symmetrical – it meant an easier setup which is important for me when I have 2 toddlers running around on the day.
The gorgeous cake along with the bow macarons, ballerina slipper cake pops and cookie stacks were all created by It’s a Cake Thing (by Jhoanee) and tasted as good as they looked!:
To keep the ballerina party theme going I used mini tutu’s from Tiny Tutu Cake Couture to wrap around the jelly cups and milk bottles. It created a really pretty effect – they are designed to be used on cupcake wrappers but I think they can work on a range of items!
The paper bows on the table were created by Penny Lane Studio who always creates such lovely decor.
I incorporated bows wherever I could to continue the “Ballet & Bows” theme, so hanging over the drink dispenser is a bow garland by PS Made with Love who created bow balloon tails as well (see photo further down):
Above the children’s table I created a cluster of hanging decorations – lanterns, paper fans and tulle poms which I bought from various party boutiques in my directory (Ruby Rabbit Partyware, Occasion by Design, The Party Parlour, Pom Pom Princess).
This was a lot more time consuming than I realised, trying to get the cluster/spacing just right! Thankfully this party was held at home and I could set this up the day before.
On the children’s table I used lace paper plates, and pretty bow spoons created by Bespoke Party Products. Around the milk bottles I wrapped the mini tutu’s from Tiny Tutu Cake Couture (you must visit their range if you’re planning a ballerina party!).
The girls loved having their own table to sit at and it actually made them stay in one spot and eat their lunch!
I loved the bow balloon tails made by Liv of PS Made with Love to continue the bow theme.
Liv also created a “Pin the tutu on the ballerina” poster along with personalised little tutu’s for the girls to stick onto the poster! They were stunning with tulle and bows attached :
I had organised a little tutu for each of the girl’s on the day so they could each feel like a little ballerina.
Nicole from Pretty and Print created the customised printables for this party
Personalised swing tags were made for each of the tutu’s with the girl’s name and character image:
For the invitation I wanted a mini story book to be created as Rebekah loves storytelling with people she knows. Nicole of Pretty and Print created this lovely story with her friends, telling the story of them being invited to her 3rd birthday party and Rebekah really enjoys this little invite/book we can still read after the party.
I cannot speak more highly of Nicole’s designs and service!
I printed these invitations and then bound them with twine to create a little book:
For the party favour along with the tutu, each girl received a tutu ballerina bag (from The Party Parlour) along with a bow and some ballerina goodies I purchased from Party & Co and Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations. I always enjoy putting together something lovely for the kids to take home.
As mentioned before Nikki from Nikki Fitt Photography was the photographer. I couldn’t recommend her more highly as we were so happy with the photos she took of the party and the friends and family there.
She had wonderful rapport with Rebekah to be able to take some lovely single shots of her at the start of the party as well. She captured lots of special and fun moments. I’m always careful not to share too many personal images of my children on my blog otherwise I would love to show you all the gorgeous moments she captured!
By the way the cute little tiara party hats you can see my youngest Naomi wearing below were from Party & Co and were such unique pretty hats – highly recommend them for any girly party theme as the kids enjoyed wearing them!
Fairy Crystal from Diamond Fairy Parties entertained and enchanted the girls with her fairy ballet. I am so glad I booked someone for the party. With only 6 girls I was going to skip on paid entertainment. However having Fairy Crystal there meant that the parents could eat lunch in peace while the kids were entertained and enchanted and Rebekah absolutely loved the dancing, facepainting and games.
I did also run pass the parcel and pin the tutu on the ballerina (as mentioned above) however running these games with a group of toddler age children definitely wasn’t as easy as I expected which made me grateful I had organised extra entertainment.
We also had a table setup with some ballerina colouring in sheets and crayons for an extra activity and PS Made with Love designed the ballerina colouring sheets.
We honestly had a wonderful day celebrating Rebekah’s 3rd birthday! It was the smallest birthday celebration (numbers wise) we have had for one of our girls and it made the party very relaxed. Rebekah really enjoyed the company of her sister and 5 friends.
I hope you enjoyed the photos! It was a lot of fun to put this party together and with Rebekah turning 3 it was the first party she truly understood and appreciated.
As I was setting it up she kept saying “mum, it is so beautiful!”. Those words made everything so worth it because she is so beautiful and I hope the party reflected her.
Happy party planning!
I’m in the midst of planning my daughter’s “Ballet and Bow”s 3rd birthday party so everything is “ballerina” in my party planning head right now! I wanted to share this utterly gorgeous jaw dropping Ballerina party which was styled by Dalia of Tiny Tots Toy Hire
It is a true visual feast for the eyes!
Tiny Tots Toy Hire has a large selection of gorgeous props available for hire in Sydney – so everything you see here is available for hire so if you want to recreate a party like this in Sydney, it is possible!
Oh and those gorgeous hanging tulle poms? You can find those beauties at Pom Pom Princess
How beautiful are the pinwheels in this setting? All handmade by the talented Sarah of Pink Giraffe Fair:
This cake is just beautiful by Cake Von Dee:
Stunning cupcakes adorned with graceful cupcake tutus from Fantasy Kids Parties:
Ruffled cake pops from It’s a cake thing are almost too gorgeous to eat:
Beautiful array of macarons from Her Macarons:
Love the detailing on these cookies from Sweet Couture:
What an amazing Croquembouche by Styled by Linda:
Such a pretty drinks setting in this lovely cart:
A table setting fit for real ballerinas with handmade party hats by Pink Giraffe Fair:
The girls enjoying some real ballerina fun. Tutu heaven!:
Pretty party favours:
Other vendor credits:
Ballerina tutus (teacher & mannequin): Little Chiyo
Ballerina dancer: Little Ballerinas
Photography: Silk Truffle Photography
Wooden cutlery: All in All Party Boxes
Children’s lunchboxes: Catering for Kids
Ribbon Wands: Maddison’s Flutterbyes
Birthday girl’s headpiece (handmade): Bespoke by Renee
I hope you enjoyed this beautiful Ballerina themed party! For more ballerina inspiration you can view my Ballerina themed blog post here
Twirling & tutu’s are some girl’s most favourite things – and if that sound’s like your daughter then perhaps this theme is perfect for her.
I’ve focused mainly around pink items in this blog post but pink goes with so many other colours so feel free to experiment and choose a colour scheme and combination your little girl would love!
I hope you find some inspiration and products in this blog post for your girl’s ballerina celebration.
There are some gorgeous ballerina invitations and printables available, showing off various colour combinations with different shades of pink:
Pretty Ballerina invitation available with teddy or little girl – I Will Invitations
Ballerina printables – 2 Love Birds
Prima Ballerina printables set – One Magic Day
Ballerina printables – Amity Invites
Ballerina printables – Be Design Solutions
Ballerina printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Bella ballerina printables – Pretty and Print
Ballerina invitation with matching printables available – Upon a Time Designs
For a fill in invitation, this collection is extra sweet:
Pretty ballerina invitation and envelopes – Fantasy Kids Parties
For decorations you can’t go past tulle pom poms for this theme. They are almost made for this party theme, and will look so pretty dangling in your little girl’s room after the party.
Tulle poms – Pom Pom Princess
This ruffled backdrop would be perfect for behind your dessert table or for a photo area:
Ruffled backdrop – Vintage Sew and So
Other hanging decorations will work well to emphasise the colour scheme and pretty up the whole space. This gorgeous lantern is a great starting point!:
Lantern with ribbon and pearls – Any Occasion Invitations
Pink honeycomb daisy – Occasion by Design
Tri-colour pom – Occasion by Design
Robert Gordon pale pink lantern – Sweet Celebrations
Pink fluffy garland – Just Party Supplies
Pink and white tissue garland – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Meri Meri The Ballet Theatre party garland – Party and Co
For a gorgeous tablecloth that will last you many parties, these beautiful ruffle tablecloths will dress up any Ballerina party!
Tulle tablecloth for sale or hire – Saffy & May
However – depending on your budget and also the age of the guests you may prefer these pretty disposable options)
Meri Meri The Ballet Theatre tablecloth – Party and Co
Ballerina tablecover – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
I just love this pretty plate:
Pink doily paper plates – Occasion by Design
The following Ballerina plates have matching cups/napkins and other partyware:
Large ballerina plate – Bickiboo
Ballerina tutu much fun dinner plates – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Meri Meri The Ballet Theatre plates – Party and Co
Or a simpler pretty plate would work just as well with a pretty napkin:
Pastel pink border plates – Ready To Party
Sweet spoons such as these are great for kids to use and look fantastic in mini pots/jars:
Pink dot spoons – Mini Party People
Solid pink straws which would look pretty with some pink ribbon tied in a bow at the top perhaps?:
Solid pink paper straws – Saffy & May
Fill your table with delightful and pretty goodies using some of these items:
Pink and white lollipops – The Little Big Company
These cupcake tutus and cupcake tiara’s are all you need to dress up your cupcakes for this theme! They are gorgeous aren’t they? You can also buy a larger size to wrap around your cake!
Cupcake tutus – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Other options for cupcake decor:
Ballerina cupcake wrappers – Bickiboo
Ballerina cupcake wrapper – Confectionately Yours
Some lovely toppers to use on sweet or savoury food:
Ballerina toppers – Bespoke Party Products
Petite tulle pom toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Your cupcakes will look gorgeous atop these sweet pedestal stands:
Pink petite cupcake pedestal – Ready To Party
If you love to DIY your children’s cakes then this pom pom themed DIY Cake kit would be fantastic for this theme:
DIY pom pom cake kit – Mumma Cakes
Sit your cake atop this lovely cake stand to make sure it stands out!:
Blossom pink cake plate – Little Red Chick
Some fantastic hire options for this theme:
Kids table tulle tablecloth and chairs – Little Wish Parties (Sydney)
Ruffled tablecloth for Hire – Style My Table (Melbourne)
Love the little pink ruffles under the stools:
Table and stools with ruffles for hire – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations (Perth)
Love these pretty items and the idea of putting a tutu around a wire mannequin:
French dresser and mannequin for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Wire metal bodice for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)
Favours/Take Home Gifts
These pom pom wands are perfect as special take home gifts for a Ballerina theme:
Pom pom wand – Pom Pom Princess
These sweet skirts could be given as favours and the girls could wear them at the party:
Fairy skirt with jewel and bow – Little Miss Runway
Gorgeous tutu chocolate bars:
Ballerina chocolate bars – Bespoke Party Products
Love these ballerina favour ideas as well:
Petite sitting ballerinas – Little Red Chick
Pink Poppy ballerina notepad – Party & Co
Ballerina stickers – Party and Co
Ballerina soaps – Soap Buddies
Ballerina button bow – AnK Bowtique
Some sweet favour packaging:
Pink favour boxes – Just Party Supplies
Marshmellow pink favour bags – Sweet Celebrations
Top the favour bags off with these lovely pom pom gift tags:
Pom gift tags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Absolutely stunning ballerina party styled by Tiny Tots Toy Hire featured on Babyology
Truly amazing ballerina party by Leo & Bella featured on The Hostess with the Mostess
Very pretty ballerina party by Jodie from Little Red Chick showcased on the Hello Love Designs blog
Love the ribbons hanging from the ceiling in this Ballerina snowflake party by Glorious Treats
Beautiful Ballerina Bakery party with pink and grey by Icing Design Online. Love the tulle around the candy jars!
Another pink and grey ballet party, this time styled outdoors and featured on the Amy Atlas blog
A lovely home made Ballet Party by Lou and Jane! The ballet wall decals look gorgeous!
Simply stunning Pink Nutcracker suite party filled with inspiration by Kate Landers events, featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog
Hope you haven’t overdosed on pink from this theme post! Lots of Ballerina inspiration for you to get started with your party planning!
I hope your little one enjoys this celebration and feels truly celebrated!