Bailey’s Snowflake Ballerina Party

Today’s post may be a bit out of line with the season, since it’s a Snowflake Ballerina Party, and here in California we’re (almost) in spring.  I put together this special party for a friend this past December, and I dont’ think I can wait until December rolls around again to share this with you!

This past November a good friend of mine mentioned she was having trouble getting motivated to plan a party for her (soon to be) 4 year old daughter.  It wasn’t that she didn’t want to plan a party, I think she just needed a little inspiration.  Of course, all it took was the mention of a “party” and I was in full party planning mode!  I suggested several different themes to get my friend thinking, and after a little consulting with the birthday girl, the theme was set… a ballerina party with a winter twist… a Snowflake Ballerina Party!

With the theme set, we then settled on the color scheme… pale pink, ice blue and white.  My mind began swirling with visions of snowflakes and ballerinas in a winter wonderland…

Since there are no invitations on the market with both a snowflake, and a ballerina theme, my first step was to create invitations.  So off to my scrapbooking table, I gathered paper, glitter and my Cricutand got to work.  Below are the final invitations.

With the invitations complete, I began to dream about how I could create a magical centerpiece for the room that would really set the mood.  I envisioned ribbon and snowflakes and ballerinas all hanging from the heavens (or at least from the ceiling).  I enlisted my hubby to make me a lightweight wooden frame, that I would then be able to hang to the ceiling with Command Adhesive hooks.  The night before the party I spent 2 hours climbing up and down a ladder hanging ribbon, snowflakes and ballerinas onto the frame.  In the end, I was so happy with the result.  It was just what I had envisioned!

Details-  I used a variety of widths and types of ribbon (all from my personal collection- originally from several various stores… I’m a bit of a ribbon addict!).  The snowflakes are all ornaments I bought at Dollar Tree.  The ballerina silhouettes are made from cardstock that I cut using my Cricut machine.

The party was held (mostly) in the dinning room.  This is the way it looked when the guests arrived.  Notice the pale pink skirts tied around each chair.  These were custom made for the party (by the mother of one of the little guests), and acted both as decorations and favors.

 The first party activity was for the girls to decorate snowflake cookies (that I had made ahead of time).  I had prepared pale pink, blue and white icing, as well as a pretty selection of sprinkles for the girls to decorate their cookies with.  Each girl took home her plate of cookies (minus the one or two they nibbled on while decorating).

I also made some decorated snowflake cookies for the moms to snack on.

(I’ve shared the cookie recipe I use HERE, and I have a post HERE and HERE on basic cookie decorating)

After the girls decorated cookies, we sang to the birthday girl, and served cupcakes while presents were opened.  The cupcakes were chocolate cake (recipe HERE) with vanilla cream cheese frosting (recipe HERE) and handmade cupcake toppers.  The idea for the toppers came from HERE, and the template I used for the bodice is HERE.  The original ideas use tulle or tissue, but I had some light blue snowflake ribbon that I thought would be perfect.  They took a ton of time to make, but I think they turned out pretty special.  I added a ‘B’ on one for the birthday girl (Bailey).

The grand finale of the party was a private ballet lesson (given by the birthday girl’s regular ballet teacher).  The girls really enjoyed this, and they were so adorable to watch!

Here are the birthday girl (on the left) and my daughter (on the right) dancing their hearts out!  So sweet!

All in all it was a pretty magical afternoon, and hopefully created some very special memories for little Miss Bailey.

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20 Responses to “Bailey’s Snowflake Ballerina Party”

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    PhotoPuddle — March 5, 2010 at 3:40 am

    What a pretty, pretty, pretty blog. I have come to have a look on recommendation from Sharnel at My Life My loves!

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    Sharnel — March 5, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Gorgeous Glory, you know I loved this party. You are so generous and creative. xx

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    Amy and Family — March 5, 2010 at 4:11 am

    honestly… I got tears in my eyes. I think I am living vicariously through your talents pretending they are mine and so excited for how it turned out! Oh how I wish I had time to play crafty more often.

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    Jen Kim — March 5, 2010 at 7:34 am

    what a beautiful party and lucky little girls. i'm getting back into ballet after many years, so this was adorable to see. love your blog :-)

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    Sharon — March 5, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Thank you again for that spectacular Party Glory! We really have the most amazing memories all because of your talents!! I just love you blog!! How did you get that flickr pics to slideshow on the sidebar!?! I never heard of that. Is there anything you can't do missy!?!?!

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    Candy and Cake — March 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Love your blog! Loved seeing your photos on TomKat Studio and Flickr, so great you have a blog now! I am amazed at your talent!

    Candace (Candy and Cake)

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    Sherrie — March 6, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Love your blog!

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    Bea — March 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Congrats on you wonderful blog, Glory! I'll love to be your follower :D

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    Tracey Lau — March 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Congrats Glory, your blog looks lovely. Looking forward to all the wonderful posts to come.

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    Glenda — March 9, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Congratulations! Your blog is great… I look forward to your new posts :)

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    Bia Azevedo — March 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Glory, congratulations for the beautiful ideas. REally lovely this ballerina party. Beatriz. blog http://www.petitartiste.blogspot.com

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    Rhonda — March 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Glory,
    I love your blog and the ballerina tea party looks amazing!

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    Brigitte — June 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    These are gorgeous! I am doing a ballet theme for my daughter's 3rd bday in September. I love your ideas!

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    Rose McDowell — July 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    What simple beauty…. love all your work!!

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    Kellie — December 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    This is a very cute party.

    The tutus in the chair were a cute touch… even cuter though had you turned them around and added them as a chair ruffle.

    Enjoying my first visit to your blog.

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — December 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Kellie-
    So glad you discovered my blog!

    The homeowner had just gotten new (and expensive) velvet seat cushions and thought the girls skirts placed the way they were could help protect the cusions a bit. =)

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    Nann from At Nann's Table — February 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Darling absolutely darling!

    Nann

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    Julie-Ann and Chad — May 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    My daughter wanted a Ballerina birthday party this year and so I hopped online to find some ideas—I loved your ballerina cupcakes and so we made them for her party in purple and pink! She and all the other girls LOVED the cupcakes! Thank you for posting your amazing ideas!

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    Amy — October 20, 2013 at 3:38 am

    So, love this theme!

    As I scrolled through invite ideas for MY daughter’s ballerina birthday party, she stopped me at your snowflake/ballerina invites! She insisted she liked these best! Considering its a December birthday, makes it all more appropriate.

    I read that you made these invites, will you sell them as well?

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