Swan Lake Ballerina Birthday Party

For a ballet obsessed 6 year old, there’s nothing better than frilly tutus, feather boas, and Swan Lake Barbie! So, mom Jamie, of Five Whimsy Lane, threw her daughter the ultimate Swan Lake ballerina birthday party (go mom!). The birthday girl and her guests got to dress up in sparkly ballerina dresses and take center stage for a few dance lessons before diving into sugary sweets. Does it get any cuter?! Between fun activities and pretty decor, this bash is hard to beat!

My daughter was turning 6 and her love for ballet had taken over her life. It was of no surprise when I asked her what kind of birthday party she wanted, and she said Ballerina. We were laying in bed one morning watching one of her favorite movies, Barbie, Swan Lake, and it hit me how perfect that theme was. Barbie’s dress in the movie is soft pink and light blue so I went with that as my color palette and worked in some metallic gold & silver with just a touch of navy blue.

Since her actual birthday falls on Thanksgiving, we always have her party in early December. I was seeing so many beautiful snowflakes in all the stores for Christmas so that gave me the idea to have it set in the winter time.

Once all the little ballerinas arrived they were able to choose which dress they would like to twirl in. I had a real ballerina come and help them get ready for their own private lesson. They had to put on their makeup and tiaras then she showed them how to leap, twirl and point their toes correctly. After their lesson they twirled over to the kids table for some light snacks and refreshments.

Since it was winter time, a hot cocoa bar was set up to keep everyone warm. We all joined back at the kids table to sing Happy Birthday. Desserts of cookies, cake pops and the most beautiful ruffle cake satisfied everyone’s sweet tooth. After some more twirling & dancing, gifts were opened, and each girl was able to pick out which Barbie Ballerina they wanted to take home. It was such a magical experience for all the little swans attending and truly the happiest of birthdays for my little swan princess.


Isn’t this the cutest theme!? Whether princesses, puppies, mermaids, or unicorns are your thing, we’ve got a party for you!

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