Thursday, 25 June 2015

Creating a Ballerina Themed Birthday Party

As I sit here and write this post, I can't help but get emotional. My sweet baby girl turned 1 a couple of weeks ago, and I am still in denial that it happened.  Time just flew by so fast! It felt like yesterday that I was in the hospital holding my little baby girl in my arms. How did a year creep up so fast?!
When it came time to start planning her first birthday, I wanted to make sure it was 2 things- Pink and Girly! After many hours on pinterest, I decided on a Ballerina Theme! I chose Pink with Gold accents for the colours, and I have to say it turned out so beautiful. Exactly what I envisioned.

For the décor, I purchased light pink table clothes for all of the tables. For a little extra detail, I bought 2 gold table clothes and cut them into strips, and laid them in the centre of all the tables. To add some height, I ordered mylar balloons from the dollar store. I had them group 2 pink hearts and 1 gold star balloon together with weights for each table. This was the first time using mylar balloons and not latex and I have to say they look way nicer!!
 (TIP: When ordering balloons for the tables, make sure you let the store know they're for the tables - and not the floor, so they can make them table height and not floor height.)
To make each place setting extra pretty, I placed a white doylie under each pink plate. This also made the plate stand out a bit more against the pink table cloth. I then rolled the cutlery using gold napkins and tied each one with pink curling ribbon. For the finishing touches, in the centre of each table, I made cute pink pompoms and bought fresh pink roses and placed them in little vases.




For the food I ordered pasta, pizza, salad and buns from an Italian Bakery. I also had dips, chips, fruit and veggies for snacks as guests arrived.

The dessert table was probably the biggest hit at the party. I used the top part of a hutch that I have which has sentimental value, and used it as the backdrop for the dessert table. On the shelves, I added gold picture frames with pictures of my daughter from her 6 month photo shoot, ballerina slippers, and more pink pom poms and decor that I made. I also bought tall gold candelabras from Homesense. I used these to add more height at the back of the table, and placed more pink pom poms on the top of them.

The food on the table consisted of cotton candy from SugarPop Rentals, a 2 tier ballerina cake from We Bake Cakes, Pink French Macaroons from Cupcake Goodness, and ballerina slipper cookies from Pinspired Creations. I also ordered caramel and cotton candy popcorn from Kernels Popcorn that I filled in pink popcorn boxes that I purchased from Party City. To add a personal touch, I made ballerina tutu outfits in pink and gold and placed them on both the popcorn boxes and cotton candy tubs. I also had a few containers filled with pink and gold candy as well.










Using the bottom part of the white hutch, I made a beverage station. Creating the same look as the tables, I added a light pink table runner and a piece of  the gold table cloth that I cut into strips. I bought a beautiful crystal beverage dispenser from Bed Bath & Beyond and filled it with pink lemonade. On one side of it I had pink cups and straws, and on the other I had water bottles with mini tutus that I made to coordinate with the theme.  



 For the loot bags, I got plain white bags from the dollar store and decorated them myself. I made more mini ballerina tutu outfits and placed them on the front of each bag. Then I went to Fabricland, and got some pretty pink ribbon and added it to the top of each bag. I bought it cause it works perfectly with the theme- it had a crisscross effect in the centre of it which looked like the ribbon on a pair of ballerina shoes. So cute! I also added pink and gold tissue paper, and curling ribbon to each bag.   

 For entertainment, I hired a magician name Scott from The Magic of Scott Dietrich for the kids. He was a huge success and not just with the kids, but the adults as well. Stay tuned for a review on him on the blog soon!  


 Here are some shots of my sweet baby girl eating her cake. She was so cute! She just couldn't wait to get her hands in the cake. I love her so much!

We had so much fun celebrating her birthday with all our family and friends. It was a great day filled with many memories that I will cherish forever.


  1. This is incredible! So beautiful.. I wouldn't mind a party like this for myself :)
    You've really set the bar very high! Great job!


  2. Stopping by from the Mom Bloggers Club! What a gorgeous birthday party for your daughter! You really thought about everything and the cake is amazing!!! Job well done, mama

  3. This is too beautiful, the little girl is like a princess for sure

  4. Thanks so much!! It was a lot of fun to create!

  5. Just beautiful! Lots of pics and wonderful memories! The time will fly baby girl just graduated from high school and is off to college in the fall! It seems as if we just had her first b-day yesterday! Enjoy every moment.....they are priceless!

  6. Awesome theme! Love planning birthday parties! This is super cute! Makes me want my next baby to be a girl :-) thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks so much everyone! It was a lot of fun planning it!

  8. Love everything about it. do you mind me asking what you had in the loot bags?