Plan a beautiful ballerina party that your guests will adore with our Ballerina Party Ideas! We have provided general party planning tips as well as great decorating, food, game, and activity suggestions that are sure to make your party tu-tu much fun!
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Planning & Invitations
If you’d rather not have the party at home, contact a few dance schools in your area to see if any of them host birthday parties in their dance studios. Other possible party locations may include a nearby park, a local recreation center room, a community clubhouse, or your church’s social hall. Or, try one of the other locations listed in our When & Where to Have the Party article.
What Do I Need for My Child’s Ballet Party?
Basic party supplies include paper tableware like plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery; as well as a tablecloth, balloons, and streamers. If you plan to use themed tableware, consider our Ballerina Party Supplies.
You may also want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting other items to fit your ballerina party theme, such as the following:
- Cookie Cutters in Star, Flower and/or Butterfly Shapes
- Dress-up Items Like Ballet Tutus and Tiaras for Your Guests to Wear
- A>Bubble-Making Machine
- Ballet balloons
- Ballet or tiara pinata
- Disposable Cameras
To help you with your shopping, take a look at our Suggested Party Supply List. You may not need everything on the list, but you can use it as a guide.
If you want fun and unique invitations with a personalized touch, consider our Personalized Ballet Invitations, which include the birthday child’s name and all the party details for you! We also offer blank ballerina invitations that you can fill in yourself.
Creative handmade invitations build excitement and can increase attendance at your child’s ballet party. If you have time to make your own, be sure to involve your child in choosing the design and filling in the details. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Attach a card-style invitation to one of our personalized dance party supplies with a length of>curling ribbon by punching a hole in one corner of the ballerina invitation.
- Include a dance sticker and some confetti with each ballerina party invitation and seal the envelope with a personalized dance party sticker with party information or a fun message on it!
- Use pink cardstock folded in half, and decorate the cover with a ballerina sticker. Add your party details inside.
- Write your party details on a paper doll and then add a tu-tu around the doll’s waist with pink tulle.
- Ask the birthday girl to draw a picture of a ballerina. Photocopy her drawing onto colored paper and add the party details. Then roll up the invitation into a scroll, and tie it with a pink ribbon. Alternatively, take a photo of the birthday girl in her favorite ballerina dress and use that as the main invitation picture.
- Use ribbon to tie a card-style invitation to the stem of an artificial flower or one of our personalized ballerina party supplies. Send these in padded envelopes.
- Include creative wording for your party details, such as:Prima Ballerina Heather is turning 6!
Twirl on over to 123 Party Lane at 2 PM on April 16 to celebrate!
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Choose from our list of decorating ideas to create a ballet atmosphere for your party. Try just a few ideas, or go all out!
- Have the guest of honor wear her favorite ballerina party dress so she greets her guests in style!
- Choose pink and white as the colors for decorations such as table covers, streamers, and balloons.
- Greet your guests with a large group of pink and white balloons outside your front door and a cascade of bubbles from a bubble machine.
- Ask your guests to wear dance leotards. When the girls arrive, give each a tutu and>tiara to wear. This will make them all feel like ballerinas! Purchase the items, or make your own! To make a simple ballet tutu, just gather pink netting, and sew a strip of satin ribbon around the waist. Include enough extra ribbon on each end to create a tie in back.
- Hang clear twinkle lights around the party space.
- Make large tissue paper flowers in shades of pink and white, and use them as your table centerpiece. See our easy Tissue paper flower kit, or purchase your own supplies and use our instructions for making tissue flowers. Arrange groups of flowers on the tables and floors, hang them from the ceiling, or tie them to your guests’ chairs.
- Hang tulle netting from the ceiling to create a canopy over the main party table. Attach some butterflies and flowers from a craft store.
- Play well-known ballet music such as Swan Lake or The Nutcracker.
- Bring your full-length mirror into the party room, and lean it against the wall so the ballerinas can see themselves.
- Make a banner that says “Welcome to [your child’s name] Ballet Party!” and hang it near the party entrance. Check out our selection of dance banners, and then let us do the work for you!
When it comes to food, partygoers are usually perfectly content to eat pizza or hotdogs, which is certainly much easier on the hosts! However, if you have the time and would like to serve some dainty treats, consider these ballerina party food ideas:
- Prepare jam sandwiches cut with a star cookie cutter.
- Serve cut fruit in clear plastic goblets.
- Offer pink lemonade served in tea cups.
- Serve magic wand cookies! Simply prepare star-shaped sugar cookies and slide a wooden popsicle stick under each cookie before baking. Bake as usual, and frost as desired.
- Offer a plate of mini muffins in several different flavors.
- Serve crispy rice cereal treats sprinkled with pink sugar.
- Serve linzer heart cookies and petit fours.
- Serve ginger ale with a scoop of strawberry ice cream for a cool pink treat, or try our smoothie recipe.
- Create a Ballerina Birthday Cake by making a miniature tiered cake with a ballerina figure on top. Simply bake one 9″ and one 6″ round cake in your child’s favorite flavor. Stack the smaller cake on the center of the larger one, and cover both layers with pink frosting. Add the ballerina figure as the cake topper. If you wish, add more decorations like colored sprinkles, or frosting piped into flower shapes. You can also try using one of our flower or tiara shaped cake pans.
Party Favor Ideas
Thank the guests for attending your child’s ballerina party with fun party favors like tiaras, stickers, hair accessories, coloring books, fancy pens, and bubbles. Or, to simplify your planning, consider our complete Favor Sets which include matching bags! Try favors like:
- Ballerina dolls
- Lip gloss
- Costume items for girls
- Ballerina stickers and temporary tattoos
- Costume jewelry
Don’t forget to check out our personalized ballet party favors like stickers, magnets, bag tags, and placemats, which can be printed with each guest’s name. Just choose a design, and we’ll do the rest!
Display your favors in style by decorating a small tree with clear twinkle lights and hanging the favor bags from the branches. Wait until near the end of the party to plug in the lights. The childrenwill be so excited when they notice the lit tree!
Whichever favors you choose, your guests are sure to feel like prima ballerinas!
More Birthday Theme Ideas
Browse our list of over 130 themed party guides to find tips for your child’s next birthday! Each guide includes ideas for invitations, decorations, food, favors, games and more.
Games and Activities
Have your guests create their very own magic wands.
Let your partygoers create their own princess hats with this fun craft.
Partygoers will compete in teams in this magical pixie dust relay.
Watch your little dancers get creative while decorating their very own ballerina placemats!
Make jewelry from licorice strings, round candies, and cereal.
Kids will love this classic game of follow the leader.
Send your party guests on a search to find the missing cake.
Everyone begins dancing when the music starts, but who can “freeze” when it stops?
This fairy trivia quiz is a great way to calm children down at the end of the party.
Your guests will love decorating our printable Ballet coloring page.
What could be better than having a real ballerina teach your guests ballet steps?