Monday, March 22, 2010

Tiaras & Tutus party

This past weekend was our daughter's "tiaras and tutus" 4th birthday celebration! While doing bedtime routine with my daughter last night she said to me "that was the best party ever Mom"...I melted...and thought, may every little child think their party was the best ever! Enjoy.
Her headband for the party.

Each little ballerina was given one of these tutus. I bought the tutus on-line and enhanced by sewing on the ribbon and flower.
Each ballerina arrived to the "red carpet" treatment.

Tiaras were placed on each little girls "lunch box."
The table setting for 13 little ballerinas. I made the tissue paper flowers hanging on the window. I ordered plain white "gable" lunch boxes on-line and wrote each ballerina's name on the box, stuck a party hat sticker on the front and put their lunch inside.   
Inside each "lunch box."
I rolled the plasticware in the napkin and sealed with an "E" sticker for her first initial. 
A small bottle of water and a strawberry jelly sandwich cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Fresh fruit was given to each little ballerina too. 
On the table...tiara lollipops and lollipop rings!

I bought plain white, thick stock paper dolls; whole punched their "hands", painted the them turquoise, painted the letters a deep rich pink, used a hot glue gun to apply a roll of $1.00 ribbon to all the dolls to create tutus and then hung with a ribbon to create this...

A princess tiara pull-string pinata filled with chocolates and pink necklaces!

     Streamers and flowers were hung to the park benches used for seating.
There were lots of pink and turquoise mylar balloons. (Tip...I go the day before all parties to a dollar store and buy mylar balloons for a $1.00 each...they last a while and then it's not a task I need to worry about the day of the party.) 
 And finally, princess cakes for each ballerina! A team effort by my mother, mother-in-law and me the night before.   
Seeing my daughter laugh, dance and smile ear-to-ear with her little friends made all the work that went into this party worth the effort. Happy Monday!   


FrenchBlue said...

OMG How Adorable!!!

What a lucky little Angel you have there!!

Everything you did for her will be remembered forever in her mind! It is ALL SO SPECIAL! I KNOW every little ballerina felt like a queen! The tiaras, napkins, cupcakes, favors, crown lolipops, balloons, hats and princess cakes were a dream come true for all the tiny dancers~~

So much thought and hard work all paid off, I know!



erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

You did a phenomenal job! That was very fulfilling to look at as the mother of boys! thanks. :)

julie said...

What a beautiful party. Nothing like little girl things...juloie

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wow, it all came together perfectly. I am sure it was all worth it when you say the joy on her face! Sounds like a perfect weekend. Now, what will you do with your evenings with no flowers to make :)

La Dolfina said...

I'm speechless!!!
I'm sure you enjoyed this every bit as much or more!! What a wonderful memory for the two of you!
I deem you Mother of the Year! Congrats :)

M.A.the2nd said...

This is absolutely exquisite... so much effort and work involved. It must have been a pleasure to see Ella's face.. well done Lisa! The two of you will have such cherished memories. I really love her tiara headband and the lunch boxes are such a great idea. I am so impressed! Beautiful!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

You are the best mom ever! Seriously, this looks amazing! I bet all the little ballerinas were completely thrilled. I would be! xx

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Your blog post on your daughter's birthday, I know this will sound silly, make my eyes tear up. Both our daughters are grown and I remember how special each and every party was for them. I am so happy you have these memories to build each year upon. This is so lovely, I am so happy for you and your daughter.

Hamptontoes said...

To all of you,
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am truly touched.

I spent a month of daily twenty minutes working on this party...I'm sure I'll find something to do with that time now!

Your words are quite touching. Her ear to ear smile the entire time and her comment Sunday night made all of the effort with it...we both have fond memories now.

Kathysue said...

Omgoodness, this has to be the most adorable party I have ever seen. I can see why your sweet little-one thanked you. You did an amazing job. You have set the bar very high my dear. You should be very proud but I know the best reward was the look on little ballerina's face. I also want to thank you for coming by my pillow addiction post. The pillow does look like Anthropologie. It was $19.99 at TJMaxx the big floor pillow was only $15 my little ones love to lay on those big pillows while watching TV. I had to buy them,hehe, Have a great week and thanks for sharing this amazing party,Kathysue

Anonymous said...

SO fun and cute! LOVE IT!

Eddie + Jaithan

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

You really are quite creative and yes, I agree, leave no stone unturned! Your little Ella is one lucky little girl. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. Love your blog!


Karena said...

Beautiful , darling tutus & tiaras! Adorable!

Art by Karena

Viera said...

Happy birthday sweet Ella.
You mum is fantastic to prepare such a great party. I love the colour scheme. So chic!

Angie said...

Wow, I am jealous of all of your wonderfull ideas. Your daughter must feel very special.

pve design said...

REally, you should add party planning to your repertoire!
Twinkle toes must have been on a sugar high!!!
love all your efforts,

Erin said...

Absolutely a dream for any little girl! You had so many fantastic ideas, it all came together beautifully! I love it all!!!

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

What a beautiful decoration! Love it! You did a great job and no wonder your little girl loved it;)

bluehydrangea said...

This looks like something out of Martha Stewart!!! Fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where I could get that headband?!