|the birthday girl - already 6 years old!|
love her brother's feet in the shot *rolls eyes*.
|felt banner made with PTI dies|
|my paper-napkin flower garland|
|tutus on a line - one for each girl|
|tissue-paper-poms hung on the chandelier|
|a centerpiece for the table|
|crepe paper rosettes|
I worked on these decorations for a good month or 2, just little-by-little. I really enjoyed the process - it was fun to be able to work through the long list of online tutorials that I've been meaning to try out!
|warming up for the ballerina, with Thomas supervising!|
|a ballet class!|
|even Maia wore a tutu|
When the girls came, they were each given a tutu, and told that a *real* ballerina would come a teach a class for them - it was so cute how excited they got! They started stretching to get ready for her - hilarious! They really enjoyed her - and her 30 minute class was the perfect length of time: some of the kids started slinking off to the snack table to sneak more chips somewhere around 25 minutes in, haha.
|a party on the inside|
The cake got so many compliments, but it was dead easy! I mixed food coloring into each layer of cake batter in different amounts to get the layers of pinks. My hubby declared it: ordinary on the outside, but a party every slice :)
Each girl got a parting gift of girly trinkets, a ballerina bookmark (that doubled as the tag) and an embellished, monogrammed tee. I think they were a hit!
We had a fantastic time, and Sofia loved it all - I hope these memories will be cherished for years to come!
So now, 2 parties down - 1 more to go!