Lo's ballerina birthday party

Over the weekend, we celebrated little Lo's 5th birthday with a ballerina party. Looking at these photos, it definitely hits me that she's growing up so fast. I know that everyone says the same thing about their kids; time goes so fast, they grow up so fast. But I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that it has been five whole years since she was just a tiny baby, entering our world. She has grown up so much!
 
In honor of this most special occasion, we had a small group of Lo's girlfriends over for a ballerina party. There was lots and lots of pink, tulle and girly tutus everywhere.
There were pink treats.
And a cake fit for a ballerina.
I made lots and lots of pink tulle puffs to use as garlands and cupcake toppers.
And we had pink ballerina goodie bags.
There were pink cake pops.
Pink number 5 cookies (made by Grandma Carol.)
And my sweet friend, Beth, made these adorable cookies to match our ballerina invites.
Lo's friends arrived wearing their tutus, ready to party.
We started off with a little crafting and made gumball necklaces.
But the party wouldn't have been complete without a little bit of actual dancing.
We asked Lo's sweet ballet teacher, Miss Aubrey, to come over and lead the girls in a little ballet fun.
Everyone loved Miss Aubrey and the girls had a blast!

 And then ... it was cake time!

So sweet to see Lo with her little pals.
Pink sweets! (Sorry for the sugar overload, moms.)
And that pretty much sums up our super sweet pink ballerina birthday party! It was so, so much fun.
We celebrated early, since my due date with baby #2 is incredibly close to Lo's actual birthday, so now I'm left looking at my almost-five-year old and loving each and every moment we spend together before we welcome a brand new baby brother into our household. It's such an exciting time to be a Geigley, let me tell you.  ;)

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful birthday! Hard to believe she's 5...our kiddos are so big! Hope you are feeling well and tolerating winter with #2 on the way. Really, really amazing party!

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  2. How cute is that! Wow - you did a fabulous job!

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  3. It looks like you girls had a blast! That cake and those cookies are entirely too cute to eat!

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  4. So darling! I love her cake. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  5. I've been following your blog for several years now, and I find it incredibly difficult to believe she's already five. Of course ... my youngest is turning six in another month so I'm busy being in denial ;) As a mother of three boys, I'm always so jealous when I see these beautiful little girls and their pinkish parties. Enjoy! And good luck with the arrival of your second in a few weeks :)

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  6. Completely adorable. I think you could be a party planner in your spare time (which you have tons of, right?) Lo looked so happy. Love it!

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  7. I love this! It's super sweet and pink without being overly frilly and princess-y.

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  8. oh my goodness! that is absolutely adorable! what a very sweet birthday party. (pun kind of intended) :) gorgeous pics too! xo

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  9. Aww what an adorable birthday party! The cakes & cupcakes look sooo good! Everything does! :) I love that you had her ballet teacher come! That photo of all of the girls hugging her is too sweet. :) Lo is lucky to have such an awesome mom!!

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  10. what a great party Jen! you are so awesome and happy birthday to miss lo! :) xo

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  11. So incredibly cute and sweet. This mama of boys is just an eensy bit jealous over here....

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  12. Possibly the most precious thing I have seen in a very long time!

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  13. I always love the parties you put together. They always look fabulous!

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  14. That birthday party was adorable! So pink and pretty...Happy Birthday, Lo!

    k8

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  15. this party is a dreamland!! I need to throw myself one just like it!

    Girl, you know I love a good tutu!

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  16. This is such a perfect party! Having the ballet instructor give a lesson? Genius! You are just the most creative mama.

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  17. This party is sooo adorable and chic! I love all the little details that made it special. Where did you find the cupcake liners? Did you make them yourself? I'm starting to plan my daughters 1st birthday and I love the ballerina theme.

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  18. how do you make gumball necklaces? are they real gumballs you somehow put a hole through or are they big beads?

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  19. Hi Julie! Yes, they are real gum balls - we poked holes through them with a metal skewer. :)

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  20. I have planned at my girls 5th bday party this Saturday to make gumball necklaces but trying to figure out easiest way for them to string them?

    Lovely party!!

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  21. Hi Julie - we just used a large blunt tapestry needle and some ribbon and used that to string the gumballs. Hope that helps!

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  22. Love this!! Looking for a quick tutorial on the cupcake toppers! Thanks! :-)

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