Ballerina Birthday Party

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A Ballerina Birthday Party is the perfect even for your little ones who love to dance. My daughter loved Angelina Ballerina, and twirled non-stop, so this was the perfect party theme for her!

Ballerina Birthday Party by KristenDuke.comThe Ballerina Birthday Party I threw for my daughter was full of pink and frilly and fun. I LOVE parties! It is an artistic expression for me to decorate for a party, the table, being my favorite! I gave a hint last week with my daughters Ballerina Photo Shoot, but now I share with you the Ballerina Birthday Party! This was so much fun for me to put together, and I love that she loved it, too. {I originally shared this April 25, 2014, updated June 2017}

This cute girl loves to dance and twirl, and we decided 2 months ago that we would go for the tulle and pink, and I added a little silver (slightly to her chagrin) to her theme. I collected all sorts of fun stuff, making sure to keep the receipts to what I got at our local stores. Hobby Lobby had a great selection of party supplies by color, which I LOVED!  Here is a little snippet of our FUN!

Ballerina Party

Ballet Party Pictures


All of the containers and plates I had at home. I’ve been collecting over the years and parties, and I was so delighted to dig into my supplies and find everything I needed! I just purchased the treats, some paper supplies and lot of tulle.

Lets start with the treats. I actually was thinking I didn’t want to do a lot of treats this year. But then I couldn’t think of any pink or gray fruits and veggies, so I just had to go back to the standard treats. Gotta stick with the colors, right? I’m a sucker for cute food, it’s kinda a must for me at parties.

One of the treat highlights of the Ballerina Birthday Party were the custom made hand-decorated cookies from Nanny & Weebs. They are based out of OHIO, but they ship nationally! (Their packaging was pretty spectacular, too, none were broken). They were individually wrapped for freshness, too.  Aren’t these the most adorable little pieces of artwork??? Someone at the party mentioned they didn’t want to eat them, they were so cute.

Nanny and Weebs Custom cookies

I told the Nanny & Weebs sisters what I wanted in design, and I am very pleased with their artistic creations. And guess what? SOOOO delicious! Nice dense sugar cookie with the slightest hint of lemon. Even my husband raved, and he is a quiet man about stuff like that. I put a few in my freezer to save for later (hidden so my kids won’t eat them). Follow them on Facebook, and keep up with all of their other creations!

Another super tasty treat that shipped to me from New York area for the Ballerina Birthday Party, are these Polka Dot Chocolate Covered Oreos from Sweet Temptations.

Sweet Temptations Chocolate covered Oreos

They ship chocolate covered oreos, cake pops, and other confections WORLDWIDE! I’m just amazed at how beautiful, smooth, and simple these oreos look. They also came carefully packed, and individually wrapped (as seen on my table display). Some of the girls ate them at the part, but I forgot to hand them out. I wasn’t too sad about that when there were plenty enough for me to ration out throughout my week. Follow their Facebook page to view all of their creations.

Ballerina cupcake toppers

I made the cupcakes. And, well, decorating cupcakes is not my forte. I found a can of Wilton Ready-to-decorate icing in a can, and I went for it. I kinda like the texture. I used just one can for all of these. The ballerina cupcake topper, I downloaded the design in the Silhouette studio, and then doused them with silver glitter with mod podge on top to seal it in.  I then hot glued them to a sucker stick. I’m HAPPY with how they turned out! Cotton candy is in the clear cups on the right, next to the gift bags. Inside the gift bag, I gave each girl a silver ballerina necklace I found at Birthday Express (for $1.50 each!) and ballerina frosted suckers I found at Oriental Trading online. I also gave each girl a wand made out of a dowel and ribbon.

ballerina party gifts

Half of the fun at the Ballerina Birthday Party was having a REAL ballerina teach the girls some movies. I’ve known this cute girl since she was two, and she has gracefully grown into a sweet young lady. I get to teach her at church now because she just turned 14! (I teach 14 and 15 year old girls each Sunday).  Look at the eyes on these girls, as they watch her every move. She even taught them some french ballet terms, I think they are repeating after her.

how to be a ballerina

Birthday Party

Practicing leaps:

Leaping in the Air

ballet lessons

My girl even goes on her toes in her non ballet sparkly shoes

Ballet steps

After she taught some moves, we just wanted to watch her gracefully twirl around…

Ballet Party

We had a ballet slipper piñata, which seemed unbreakable

Party Piñata


I sure love my FIVE year old.


Five year old party

Me and my girl

birthday fun

Ballerina Dance Birthday Party


Ballerina BIrthday Girl

If you loved this glimpse into the Ballerina Birthday Party, you may enjoy some of the other parties we’ve thrown. I’ve got a few:

Pretty Purple Party//Soccer party//Pink Lemonade Party//Rockstar Party//Mason Jar Party//Pirate Party//Breakfast in PJ’s Party//LalaLoopsy Party//Airplane Party//Fancy {Nancy} Party//Alice in Wonderland Party//Lil Cowboy Party//Mary Had a Little Lamb Party//Pink Zebra Party//

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  1. Nicole says:

    Cute, cute, cute! That shot of your daughter looking up at the ballerina is beyond precious. What a great shot!

  2. Jaime Beall says:

    I love everything!!!! I even like the boys in the background of that first picture of K 😉

  3. Crystal says:

    Such a sweet, cute party!! Your daughter is precious!!

  4. Raelene Hill says:

    LOVE IT!! I feel like I was there. Love seeing the boys enjoying too! Makes me think “Pretty in Pink!”

  5. Aline says:

    Such a pretty, pretty ballerina!

    I love your parties and I was really looking forward to seeing this one. You did not disappoint! Everything is gorgeous!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I’m so happy to hear that you love it!

  6. Such a beautiful birthday party idea.! Many wishes to your daughter! I just found you, through Pinterest! You do a really nice work, I m so inspired by you. Thank you for the inspiration and the tips!
    Many kisses from Athens, Greece

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    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thank you so much for saying hello, all the way from Greece!! So happy to inspire!

  7. Love everything about this party!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thank you, my friend!!!

  8. Kim G says:

    What an awesome party! I think any girl (young and old) would love to have a party like that. I love your idea and all the decorations and treats. It looks like everyone (especially the birthday girl) had a great time. Kim in R.R.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I would love it for my party, for sure! THank you!!

  9. What an absolutely lovely birthday. I especially love the ballerina cupcake toppers. You did an awesome job.

  10. Lorie says:

    It all turned out so cute!!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      THanks for consulting via text with me about the table!!

  11. One of my favourite things to do on a desert table is stack chargers and cake holders for one of a kind cake stand. It gives the table height and a center.

  12. Joanna+S. says:

    What a sweet way to celebrate your daughter. I love the pic of you holding and kissing her. Memories like this make life just that much sweeter.

  13. Kristen, This is seriously the prettiest birthday party I’ve seen. WIth a little 4 year old princess in my house, I think a ballerina party is in my future, and this one is just PERFECT!

  14. Tonia says:

    What a fun birthday party! My girls would’ve loved it when they were little.

  15. Melisa says:

    What a beautiful party! My 3 year old is expecting a party when she turns 4…I wonder if I could sell her on this theme? Also…where are your lovely silver flats from???

  16. landee says:

    You rocked the details on this one, girl! I love every single thing about this party. Amazing!

  17. What a gorgeous party! I think my 7-year-old will want a ballerina party after seeing these photos! Beautiful!

  18. What a cute party!! I am planning something similar for my little ballerina who is turning 5. How long did your girls have their “ballet lesson”? Just curious on the attention span…and how long I should plan on that lasting at the party!


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