My little ballerina turned 3 last weekend, and I just had to shout about it. We started off the morning with hugs, kisses and donuts. Then we let her open a few family gifts (mostly because I knew her Aunt Lynn had sent her some over.the.top. tutus that she could wear to her party). We then rushed upstairs for one of the more effortless mornings to get her dressed.
|Her new tutu's from Aunt Lynn|
I then set everything out for her Ballerina party including:
*Fancy wine glasses for their Fruit Punch (found at the DOLLAR STORE)
*Pink Pretzel Wands (Pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with sugar crystals)
*Cotton Candy (Wrapped in scrapbook paper cones...also found at the DOLLAR STORE)
*Peppermint pink swirled marshmallows (TARGET)
*Pirouettes (DOLLAR STORE)
*Ballerina cupcakes (just a toothpick/wrapper set I found at TJ MAXX)
*Pink Lilies (that are STILL going strong...$5.99/Whole Foods)
*Free"Hello Kitty Ballerina" print off
*The makings for a "fairy wand" (I found it all at HOBBY LOBBY)
*Tutus for each of the party guests made like THIS. If you don't know how to sew (or don't want too) I have heard great things about THIS method. (Again, I found it all at HOBBY LOBBY...@ Christmas they have 10 yards of tulle on sale for $5!)
*Every wall mirror stripped down and laid on the floor so the girls could dance in front of them.
*Ballerina books checked out from the library scattered throughout the party.
Once the party guests arrived, they went right to work making their fairy wands. We wanted to make sure they were dry for our dance party!
|K's dad thought it was easiest to finger paint the rod...he was right!|
|Anna crying over a hang nail (that she is still nursing)|
|Daddy finally calmed her down so she could make the perfect wand.|
|The girls dancing with their wands and tutus.|
|E teaching Anna a cool new dance move.|
|Eating cotton candy and punch.|
|Blowing out her candles on her birthday cupcake.|
|Super happy (and pumped with sugar).|
|Waiting to open presents.|
|Opening "fairy dust" from Miss Rachel.|
|Loving the gift opening.|
Below is a video of Anna with her friend "K" just dancing and singing while we cleaned up. This is pretty much how Anna likes to spend her days...we still have the mirrors down for her enjoyment : )
Happy 3rd birthday my little ballerina!