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!
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