Children's Party Ideas: Ballerina
Tutus and tiaras at the ready! It’s time to put on a show for the budding ballerina’s birthday party. If they know their pirouette from their plié, then it’s probably worth pulling out a few stops to make their celebration super fun and engaging – like pulling together a dance lesson or show. Or, if they’re just getting into ballet, you can keep it light with craft activities and props. Luckily, we’ve covered both bases in our handy guide.
1st Position: Pick Your Party Menu
You don’t have to be a ballerina to know that pink dominates in the world of ballet, so use this as your theme when you’re selecting your nibbles. Icing, popcorn, dipped strawberries, raspberries, sweets and marshmallows in this rosy shade will make a fine spread on your celebration table. Plus, you can always add themed cake toppers, plates, cups and napkins to really solidify your pink them. We also love this gingham table runner – it’s the perfect way to lay the foundations for a pretty party table!
Looking for a way to display your sweets? Pop them into large jars as a tantalising way to decorate the table and keep them neatly stored.
2nd Position: Decorate the Venue
Whether you’re celebrating at home or you’ve booked out a dance studio, it’s easy to transform the space into a party-ready wonderland for budding ballerinas. Let ballet themed garlands twirl their way in, bringing a decorative touch to bare walls or windows. Bolster these with balloons and streamers, or make your own bunting to string around the venue.
Is your little one’s wardrobe home to old tutus? Why not use them to make some large pom pom decorations? Simply bunch them up at one end using an elastic band, then suspend them from some string, et voila – a simple yet statement-making decoration! If not don't worry we sell some paper pom pom decorations.
3rd Position: Party Activities
Perhaps the most crucial part of any party planning is coming up with ways to keep a room full of energetic children entertained for an afternoon! Luckily, we’ve got you covered with these tried and tested ideas:
- Book a dance teacher for an hour to keep young twinkle toes happily entertained and provide some hair ties to keep it out their eyes.
- Put on a show. Let more experienced ballerinas show what they can do
- Set up a painting station. Kids could make tutu art with paint and crafts, or have a go at decorating their own tutus with textiles
- Pin the tutu to the ballerina. A straightforward game that brings plenty of fun!
- Make a ribbon wand. A wand, a selection of colourful ribbons and some good tying skills are all you’ll need for this crafty activity. Or you can buy one for the party bags.
And Finally: get dressed up!
Being a ballerina means tutus, leotards and pointe shoes! Get guests to come dressed up for the occasion, or set up a dressing-up rail at your party. You could personalise each outfit with a sewn-in or embroidered name tag for an extra special touch – it will also make a lovely keepsake for guests to take home after the party along with a beautiful party bag.