A Very Ballerina Birthday

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.

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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.




2 Comments on A Very Ballerina Birthday

  1. Sherri
    July 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Babe, I am speechless! What an incredible job you did…and nothing is cuter than a bunch of sweet ballerinas!

  2. Shannon
    July 31, 2013 at 4:07 am (4 years ago)

    Adorable! Love the detail shots and soft color palette! You’re amazing!


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