T is very into her dance at the moment – she attends dance classes every weekend learning Ballet and Tap and when asked what she wanted for her birthday party this year there was no hesitation to it. A Ballerina party, please. So with time not on our side I set up to create a really simple Ballerina Party for her 5th birthday.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

The Party Table

As we decided that if the weather was going to be nice we were going to throw the party outside we would have a party table set up that had some decorations as well as the party bags and a treat for all of the little girls that were to come to the party.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

On the table, I found some outgrown ballet shoes of T’s to use as decorations her ballet bag and then created some tissue paper pom poms of different sizes following the instructions that I wrote previously and used hanging up for her 3rd fairy tea party.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

Party Centre Piece

T is obsessed with Balloons at the moment and we used the Balloon Time Standard Tank with some pearlised pink, purple and white balloons as well as some pink balloon ribbon to set up a centrepiece.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

Balloon Time Helium Balloons are really easy to fill up – the tank has clear instructions on the side of the tank as well as in a little booklet that comes with the kit. There is also a useful size gauge on the box to work out the balloon size that you want to blow up.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

One thing I have discovered as we have set up for the parties over time is that Balloons look better when they are placed in odd numbers so for our centrepiece we used 3 balloons together and then I tied up some other groups of 3 around the garden for decorations.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

Party Favours

I am not a fan of handing out bags of plastic toys or cones of sweets as party favours instead I like to get a little creative and for this year party, I supplied each little girl with a ballet bun creation set.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

During the party I fixed their hair up into a ballet bun using the little kit and when they left they left with a butterfly cupcake in a party bag and the ballet bun in their hair.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

The ballet buns I made a bun net for each girl in a pale pink following this pattern from Crochet Patterns by Jennifer but you can buy these on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Into the party favour kit, I also included all the materials and a printout of our instructions on creating a nutcracker ballerina peg doll.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

Food

I made some simple butterfly cakes as a party treat for the girl and we also ate miniature sandwiches perfect for dainty little ballerinas.

Simple Ballerina Party for little girls that you can throw at home, including ideas for DIY party favours, food and decorations.

Ideas for Activities and Food

Create some beautiful coffee filter ballerinas from Happy Hooligans

Banana Ballerinas Snack from Eats Amazing

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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