Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ballerina Party

Yesterday was Ava's ballerina birthday party. It went really well and we had a lot of fun! She invited girls from her preschool class and her Sunday school class and we ended up with 10 little ballerinas. We had a Barbie ballerina movie on as they arrived and they also had some ballerina coloring pages to color. After everyone got here we had them put on their tutus and tiaras and Miss Morgan (Ava's dance teacher) gave a little ballet lesson. The girls were so cute! Most of them were really into it, but there were a couple who preferred to just watch.

After the lesson they had lunch. I made four kinds of tea sandwiches: peanut butter and jelly, cucumber and cream cheese, nutella and banana, and ham, swiss cheese & apple. We also had fruit and chips. They were all so well behaved at the table! After lunch we had cake and ice cream, then moved into the living room to open presents. Ava got lots of nice gifts and was very excited to open her presents!

Each little girl got to take a balloon, a ballerina cookie and her tutu and tiara home with her. Once the party was over Ava took a 3 hour nap and I was exhausted! I never had a girly birthday party before. It was so much fun to decorate the house with pink and sparkles and see all the frilly outfits. Having a girl is so much fun!

Keilani, Bailey, Ava and Drew coloring some ballerinas

Miss Morgan showing the girls some stretches

Bailey, Molly, Sierra, Keilani, Ava, Aisha and Isabelle

Mommy and Ava

Ava blowing out her candles

Opening some presents

Ava with her Nina Ballerina present

The ballerina cake

The cookie favors

The sandwiches

The tutus and tiaras


Jessica said...

I LOVE this party!
Great job mom!

Kathy said...

OH...Happy Birthday Ava...
and Happy Mother's Day Andrea!

a room full of princesses....priceless!

Kate said...

all that star-tipping! oh my gosh, the word verification is "death!" that seems like a... good?... omen.

The Portas said...

What a great idea! The little ballerinas lined up is soooo adorable. :) FUN!!

Cucumber and cream cheese, yum.

Andrea, I hope you had a great Mother's Day, you awesome mama...

Have a good Monday! xo

DeAnna said...

It was such a fun party! You did a great job!

Leslie said...

oh my gosh!! bday is in december. any chance you'll host a party for me???

Amy, Steve, Molly, Paige and Garrett said...

You are such a great Mommy! Good job with the party!

Anonymous said...

happy bday ava!!! totally cute party! i must ask where did you get the tutus??? so cute??

Drew and Ava's Grandma said...

Great job, Andrea. You are making such wonderful memories for your children. I love ALL the pictures but especially cracked up when I saw the one with all the little ballerinas coloring in their tutus and there was Drew coloring with his baseball cap on. Too cute!

Andrea said...

FYI-The tutus were from I highly recommend this company! We had a problem with our order, but the owner did a great job making it right and even ended up over-nighting the tutus at her expense so they would get here in time for the party.

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