Princess Ballerina Party - Ballerina Bag Craft
Melissa in De Pere, WI, USA
INVITATION: I found ballerina slipper invitations at Target. They were adorable!
DECORATIONS: Tulle, tulle and more tulle! Becuase we had a lot of people invited, we used our garage to host the party. I wanted to turn it into a ballerina princess wonderland. I draped tulle with white christmas lights from the ceiling. Across the tables, I wound tulle. In the center of the tables, I had glass jars from IKEA that I hot glued pink tulle around the rim and then covered with a ribbon to look like the jar was wearing a tutu. I then anchored a tiarra at the bottom of the jar. The glass jars with tulle were filled with sparkly star wands that I got at Oriental Trading Company and had glued additionall tulle to them.
I also made the same jars and filled them with pink colored candy for a candy table for all the little sweeties. I also made a centerpiece using a cake plate that I wound tulle trough to look like a tutu and then placed my daughter's ballet shoes, a tiarra and a wand in the center. I encircled tulle around the drink bucket and stand to make that look like it was wearing" a tutu as well. I tied pink tulle to the back of the chairs to make those look like they were "wearing" a tutu. I had two arrangments of pink balloons with one ballerina mylar balloon in each arrangement.
ACTIVITIES GAMES COSTUMES: We had a ballerina slipper pinata. We also played pin the tutu on the ballerina. I found a ballerina color page and blew it up onto posterboard and then colored it. I cut out tutus from pink tulle and fastened them on construction paper. I also had wooden cutouts of princesses from Joann Fabric's dollar aisle that the girls colored. I "hired" my daughter's ballet instructor and she provided a quick ballet lesson for the kids using the frog prince theme so as to include the boys and girls.
PARTY SNACKS: For the adults we had spaghetti. For the french bread I used a tutu cookie cutter to cut the bread. I found pastel swirl bread at Easter and froze it for the party (1 week later) I used the same bread to make PB & J sandwices for the kids. I also cut those out with the cookie cutter. I used a drink dispenser from Pottery Barn and made pink punch. I wrapped pink tulle around the drink dispenser for the princess pink punch. The kids loved it.
CAKE: I didn't have time to make a cake so I had that made. But I did make cupcakes. I found princess tiarra cupcake sleeves form hobby lobby and used those. I used pink buttercream frosting. I placed a ballerina cupcake pick on top that I found on Ebay - a ballerina princess cupcake :)
FAVORS: For the girls I made them each a "ballerina" bag. I got white canvas bags from hobby lobby and hot glued pink tulle to the top to look like a tutu. I used pink puffy paint to write each of their names on the bag. In the bags were all items from the Target dollar aile - tutus wands tiarras ballet slippers. I also found tutu purses from LTD that I filled with a ballerina slipper ornament ballerina bubbles bracelets tattoos etc.
For the boys I found knight in shining armor items from the dollar store including helmets sponge swords chest plates coat or arms. I found coordinating bags from the Target dollar aisle to put each knight's items in."
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