Does your child love dancing, tutus and dreamy music? Jenna Templeton gets nostalgic about her own ballet memories and shows you how to create a ballet party for your kids.
I have such fond memories of attending my first ballet class, and growing up one of my favourite ballets was The Nutcracker. I had a treasured music box and would spend hours staring at the pretty ballerina twirling in a mini mirror to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake suite. For one of my birthdays, my mum baked a Dolly Varden style cake, you know the cakes with a doll wearing a flowing dress of cake with pretty piped icing? It made such a big impression on me.
Given these fond memories, I know I’d have loved a ballet-themed party to celebrate a birthday. Here are five ideas for throwing your own ballet party…
5 Ballet Birthday Party Tips
The Australian Ballet Shop has everything you need to throw the sweetest ballet-themed kids party.
1. Decorate the walls with a felt pom-pom garland.
2. Write thank you notes to guests on the back of postcards.
3. Fill a big ballet bag with goodies and treats to hand out on the day.
4. Dance to Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty.
Tulle Wand / Kids Tutu Cool Tee / Ivory & Gold Tutu / Ballet Fairy Wings /
Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty CD / Big Ballet Bag / Pointe Shoe Puzzle Postcard / Felt Pom-Pom Garland /Happy Birthday Card / Cookie Flower Bouquet / Invitations / Pink Glitter Crown Party Hats / Leather Ballet Flats / Doll / Jewellery Box / Marble Cake / Swan Planter / Paper Plates
Words + Styling: Jenna Templeton / Photography: James Cunningham
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