What little girl doesn't dream of pirouetting and leaping across the stage? Though she may not be on the fast track to becoming a graceful ballerina, you can still give your daughter a wonderful birthday party that has her feeling like a star for a day. Putting together the shindig is simple, and you can bet that all of her friends will love the chance to dance along with the birthday girl. If you'd like some tips on how to go about planning the shindig, here are some ideas to help ensure it goes off without a hitch.
On the invitations, encourage every girl to show up in her favorite tutu and slippers. Be sure to head to the store to pick up a few extra pairs, just in case. You can find ballet slippers for less than $10 pretty easily. Make sure to deck your home out in gorgeous colors. Feel free to get a little girly for this occasion - there's no reason you can't lean on pink and purple a little more heavily than you usually do. Hang a few round paper lanterns up throughout your space to cast everything in a beautiful, colorful glow.
For refreshments, why not give out cupcakes? Every little girl loves to sink her teeth into those sweet treats, plus you can stick with the theme by picking up a stack of ballet cupcake wrappers - they're absolutely adorable and will add a nice visual flair to the food.
As far as activities go, you can always simply have the girls dance away. Pipe your favorite ballet music (Swan Lake or The Nutcracker) into the living room and let them go nuts! It's a great way for the little ladies to burn off the energy from all of the cake and ice cream you've served.
When they leave the party, make sure every girl walks away with a personalized goodie bag filled with awesome favors. Mini classic gumball machines and personalized lollipops are sure to go over well.