Every little girl dreams of being a ballerina for a day, so make your little star’s dreams come true with a ballerina party.
Warning – Satisfaction of little boys is not guaranteed.
Cut out card ballet shoe or tutu shapes and decorate them with glitter and sequins. Get your own little prima ballerina involved, and let her decide which one to send to each of her friends. Add a sprinkle of pink confetti to the envelope to give your invitations that extra flare.
Tip – Avoid too much confetti or risk upsetting clean-freak mums with confetti-covered carpets.
It goes without saying, every party guest must wear a frilly tutu which, unless you have a tomboy or a real boy on the guestlist, should not be a problem! Think ballerina buns for hair that’s long enough, and add a tiara for extra sparkle. (Most) kiddies will love dressing up as ballet dancers for the day, and you may have a job keeping them still for long enough to sing Happy Birthday!
Tip – If you’re braving it indoors, hide all ornaments and valuables to keep them safe from the more ‘enthusiastic’ dancers.
Food and Decorations
For the decorations, think pink! Ballerinas and pink go hand in hand, so pretty pink streamers, pink balloons, pink cake…the cutesier and the girlier the better! Try making the streamers from pale pink ribbon for an authentic ballet shoe-inspired decoration and add twinkling fairylights for a magical, Swan Lake atmosphere.
For the food, think simple but tasty. All that dancing can be very hungry work! Fairy cupcakes with pink icing will disappear as if by magic, and try using heart, flower or star-shaped sandwich cutters to guarantee empty plates and full tummies. Pink lemonade (or lemonade with a tiny drop of red food colouring if you can’t find any pink lemonade) is the perfect thirst-quencher for tiny twinkletoes.
Tip – Get rid of the crusts to please fussier guests.
Dancing competition—Let the dancing divas show their best moves with a prize for the best one. If you’re up for the challenge, teach them a little routine first and if you’re not, let their creative juices flow.
Tip – Make sure creative juices are the only thing to flow. Try to throw a few extra prizes in there too to avoid tears and tantrums, and keep snacks and drinks in the kitchen area to avoid spills.
Our Princess Palace Jumping Castle is the perfect addition to your ballerina party. Pretty-in-pink, this castle will provide hours of fun and jumping delight. With a built-in slide, this castle is always a hit with little girls! Laughter and smiles guaranteed.
For the braver parent who isn’t afraid of a little mess, try letting the little ones decorate card or paper ballet shoes with crayons, sequins and glitter (let them have paint at your own peril!). Kiddies love to get creative so make sure you offer prizes for the best artists.
Tip – Cover EVERYTHING – Including kiddies’ clothes/ your own clothes and pets, just to be safe.
Make your princess’ day with a delicious ballet-shoe or tutu-shaped cake. Pink icing is perfect and decorate your cake with edible pearls, edible glitter or pink sprinkles. Otherwise bake a simple sponge cake, ice it and add a little ballerina cake topper for the perfect centrepiece.
Tip – Be prepared to do a few takes of ‘Happy Birthday’ – The kiddies can’t get enough of it!
Make the little ones feel like ballerinas even after the party’s over. Fill little gift bags with tiaras, stickers, sweets, bubbles, games and hair ribbons. Wrap a slice of cake for them to take home (if you have leftovers that is). Add a little lipstick or lipgloss to make them feel like a true star ballerina.
Tip – Be sure to check that everyone is equal to avoid jealous diva strops.