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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Into the party favour kit, I also included all the materials and a printout of our instructions on creating a nutcracker ballerina peg doll.
I made some simple butterfly cakes as a party treat for the girl and we also ate miniature sandwiches perfect for dainty little ballerinas.
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 is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.