My daughter Ava has been in ballet for 4 years now, so when she asked for a ballet theme birthday party it was only fitting! At first she told me that she wanted simply pink and white, but for me, that theme would be what everyone would expect from a ballet party. We came to the agreement of a Nutcracker theme since Christmas is not far from her birthday and the Nutcracker is her favorite ballet…well the only one that she has seen since she is only six. And what better theme than the “Land of the Snow” scene from the ballet! I got to work on designing an invitation and other social stationary. It was a fantastic way to incorporate both the ballet and the upcoming snow season (not that it ever snows in south Florida but we can pretend). The wonderful staff at her dance studio, Atlantic Arts Academy, were so gracious to allow me to host Ava’s party at the studio. The party started with the talented Mrs. Rose teaching all 14 girls a lesson to the sounds of the Nutcracker ballet. The girls were all giddy and smiles from ear to ear! I’ve never seen Ava have so much fun! Not only was she doing what she absolutely loves…dancing ballet…she was surrounded by all of her favorite girls!
The Nutcracker Land of the Snow scene
classic, modern with a bit of prep
I have to thank all of the amazing vendors who helped me make Ava’s party a huge success! Photography: Jennifer Weiss http://www.jenniferweissphotography.com/index2.php#/home/ Atlantic Arts Academy: http://atlanticartsacademy.com/ for allowing us to take over the academy for four hours and to the every so fabulous Mrs. Rose for teaching an amazing lesson Sugar Chef Cakes: http://www.sugarchef.com Jenn did an amazing job at capturing the ballet theme and the point shoes on the top of the cake were, well the icing in the cake DD’s Cupcake Shoppe: http://ddscupcakeshoppe.net/ Diana’s cupcakes taste as good as they look Tutu Sweet Tutus: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tutusweettutus Kathleen was great to work with. She designed exactly what I had envisioned Ava wearing on her big day Shop Sweet Lulu: http://shopsweetlulu.com/ for providing the super cute plastic “glass bottles”, straws, favor boxes and candles Polka Dot Market: http://www.polka-dot-market.com/ the amazing paper fans were just what I was looking for to create a snow backdrop Delectable Delights: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DDCupcakeAccessories it’s not like me to use another vendor for cupcake toppers, but I fell in love with Holly’s Tiny Dancer toppers Nuts Online: http://www.nutsonline.com for the super cue Rock Candy that looked amazing on the table Kimmy’s Cake Pops: http://www.kimmyscakepops.com/ after I ran out of time making these myself, I met Kim at the parent pick-up line at Ava’s school and she was willing to make two dozen for the favor bags…and she was local! They were scrumptious!