While deciding on what this years theme should be, she was in the midst of preparing for this year's dance recital. She couldn't believe we hadn't done a ballet themed party in years past, so it was decided. After researching ideas, here is the party we created. It was a fun one to put together. Parties are easy to create on a budget with a little creative inspiration, a good eye when shopping, and time. Happy Birthday to my ballerina girl!
The buffet had all kinds of sweet confections.
Balloons hung loosely above the party table.
Grapes and cheese cubes for a snack. I bought this black and white wrapping paper on clearance at Target after Christmas. Doesn't it make a nice runner?
I got the inspiration for this ruffle cake from one of Amanda Lily's skirts, pictured below.
Sparkling pink lemonade in pink sugar rimmed cups was a huge hit with the girls.
Nana sewed this cute tutu for the dress form as a decoration.
Party goers received a pink and black ribbon dance wand, and ballet pink gumballs and marshmallows for favors.
I made use of Amanda Lily's dance recital costumes as decor.
Simple party goods, and roses gifted to Amanda Lily after her recital were small details. I kept the flowers from her recital in the garage fridge, and they held up beautifully.
Flowers (another gift after her recital) cut down, alongside a photo album of her years dancing, dressed the coffee table.
Amanda Lily's friend Hannah came and lead the girls in a few ballet steps.
They all really loved dancing with Hannah.
They had so much fun with the ribbon wands.
Hannah and her mom hung out after the party was over, and she and Amanda Lily got down to business. They had the best time choreographing and executing a dance. The two of them danced for hours. Just look at those feet.
My niece Sophie strikes a ballet pose.
Parents with the BIG eight year old.
Cake inspiration skirt.
Pretty party ladies.
Eight candles, with a smudge of frosting via her loving brother! It's a Greek tradition. (: