My big bean turned six this last Saturday and per her request we celebrated with excessive sums of pink and all things ballet. See, she’s *really* into ballet right now and there was no persuading her otherwise (see my post about birthday persuasion here). Armed with tutus, frosting, and enough estrogen to make a grown man cry, we had ourselves an amazing day celebrating my first baby.
I started by painting the backdrop. I knew I wanted it to look like a set backdrop in a production and that I wanted it to highlight the desserts. Using those ideas as my guidelines, I painted the piece with colors that would set the tone for the party.
I also went with mainly sweet treats for food. I knew that this party might send someone into a sugar coma, but I figured, “Hey, what’s a little sugar-induced-child-out-of-control among friends?”
And there was no way I could pass up on vintage ballerina cupcake toppers. I may have planned most of the party just so I could have these.
The birthday girl got her own ballerina as well.
The meringues were from Trader Joe’s (love that place) and the donuts were store bought, to which I added a little extra icing so my nonpareils would stick. And those petit fours? A Pinterest fail. I’d thank Amy Atlas (it’s her recipe) for nothing but I’m fairly certain hers would be perfection and mine are simply a result of user error.
With the girls sufficiently sugared up, we proceeded to
get jiggy dance gracefully with the tutus I made for the girls. We had a hair station for those without proper buns and did face paint because, well, because it’s awesome.
We also made pipe cleaner crowns. Now, I had it in my head that I would make those beautiful vintage lace crowns all over Pinterest, but then I remembered I’m not *that* crazy and instead enlisted the ballerinas to make them.
The big bean was spoiled rotten by all of her adorable friends.
And she even gave me a little love in between scenes.
All in all, it was a wonderful birthday.