Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ballerina Party Fun

We were so blessed to have our beloved ballet teacher Miss Gigi with us for Emma's party Saturday. We began the festivities by reading a story I wrote called Emma the Ballerina. After hearing Emma's journey to becoming a real ballerina, I told the girls that on this special day they would get to be ballerinas too. Each girl chose a tutu before slipping into our dining room -- emptied of all furniture for the party to become a ballet studio!

Miss Gigi led the girls in a ballet class, bringing smiles and giggles from new and experienced ballerinas alike.

Mommies gathered outside the dining room to watch all the fun.

Emma shares a special moment with sweet friend Mollie.

Being the birthday girl must be exhausting!

Near the end of the class, Gigi gave Emma a special job. Wand in hand, the Birthday Girl walked from person to person. When she reached each friend, the ballerina twirled, gave a curtsy and sat down.

Then the Birthday Girl gave a turn and curtsied for the class.

Then Emma stood in the center of the class as the other ballerinas circled around her.

It was impossible not to smile as giggles filled the room when Emma's friends reached for her.

After the party, I asked our more experienced ballerina, Mary Ashley, if this move was called an arabesque. "No, Mommy," she corrected. "It's an Era Beth."

Here are the girls from Emma's ballet, preschool and Bible classes -- prima ballerinas for a day!

Scroll down for directions on making a no-sew tutu. Stop by tomorrow, and we will be ready for a ballerina tea party!


Kim @ said...

First - no sew! You are a girl after my heart! Lol... Second, this post make me say "awwwww" outloud! Can't wait to see more!


Rach said...

Absolutely adorable! They look like they are having a blast and the tutus are cute as can be. What a full house you had!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love that nothing is too much trouble for you when it comes to your girls. You emptied the dining room so they could have a studio. What an awesome mom. This party is every little girl's dream come true.

I have made several of those tutus. So fun and easy....and they get years of enjoyment out of them.

Sue Sparks said...

You are full of great ideas! All the girls look so cute together! None of them will ever forget this party! Thanks for the tutorial on the doable:)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh, they are so adorable! I can't even imagine having a party with THAT many little girls! You amaze me!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I agree with ARE amazing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

They are adorable, and you did a great job!


Sheila :-)

kykathy said...

You, my dear, are the birthday party QUEEN! I love that you pay attention to all the details and that nothing is too much trouble! What wonderful, fun memories you are making for your family! My son will be having a baseball themed party in June, he will be 4, any ideas? Last year you graciously shared some ideas for a dinosaur party with me, which turned out great!
Have you ever considered writing a book of all you birthday party ideas?

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Pretty in pink!!!!

What another amazing birthday party!
Blessings & Aloha!

Estamarie said...

The Princess invitations are Gorgeous! Perfect for my daughter first birthday party! Do you have details on how to make this beautiful invite! If so please email!

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