How to throw a ballet party

5 ideas for a kids ballet party

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…

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The Australian Ballet Shop has everything you need to throw the sweetest ballet-themed kids party.

1. Decorate the table with a light pink and white table runner.

2. Write thank you notes to guests on the back of postcards.

3. Fill a duffle  ballet bag with goodies and treats to hand out on the day.

4. Dance to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

5. Shine bright in a sweet tutu, fairy wings, a Frozen dress and ballet tiara.

Other ideas:

Happy Birthday Card / Party Invitations/ Fairy Princess Cake Toppers / Leather Ballet Flats / Pandora Princess Doll / Jewellery Box / Marble Cake / Fairy Paper Plates and accessories

How to throw a kids ballet partyPhotography: James Cunningham

This post was sponsored by The Australian Ballet.