Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Olivia's Ballerina Party

A few months before Olivia's birthday she told me she wanted a ballerina party.  I jumped at it because it was her first reasonable party suggestion!  I started a pinboard on pinterest and started looking for inspiration.  There was plenty!  So may ideas going around in my head.  The hard part was getting it all together without going crazy!  In the end I just chose a few simple ideas to go with.  The photos are all care of France Choikee Photography! Thanks Frances!

For the cakes I used Whisk Kids's Rainbow Cake and Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe.
One of my problems at the moment is keeping the icing from yellowing.  It was a pretty pink the night before but went apricot over night.  So dissapointing, but I had to keep reminding myself that Olivia did not care!

I had planned to do a few games but most of the little girls loved the dancing and twirling ribbons.  The twirling ribbons were easy to make using dowel, ribbon, a bell and hot glue.

Here's the birthday girl dancing! Olivia is pretty self conscious and this was all she'd put on the morning of the party!  Lucky it is a 'twirly skirt' though!

Jessica in her tutu!

She's a daddy's girl! They all are!

One of my friends dressed up as a ballerina and taught the little ones some ballet!  They loved it!

Ballerina Brooke with my 4 girls :)

And a big thanks to Frances for the beautiful photos!!


  1. OMG You did a FABULOUS job on this party!!!

  2. Wow! Seriously an amazing party!

  3. Your cake and table food look absolutely amazing Ruth. Olivia must have been delighted to see everything. Can't wait to see what you do for nan's cake.


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