Party Recap

Our little Ballerina, Olivia Marie, turned 3 years old on September 1, 2011. We had a party for her on August 28. Olivia is very excited to start ballet this season, so we thought that a ballerina themed party would be just the thing.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    The Birthday Girl Olivia! Her tutu and matching headband was purchased at TJ Max, and I made the iron-on ballerina on my Silhouette!

  • Desserts

    I had our local Hy-Vee grocery store make the cake. It was delish! They did a great job. They also made the cake pops, which were heavenly.

  • Budget

    About $400.00

  • Party Favors

    I made pink slipper favor boxes on my Silhouette machine. I filled them with tulle wrapped white Sixlettes.

  • What People Ate

    I made pasta and we also had chicken and lots of side dishes.

  • What People Drank

    We had pink lemonade, sweet tea, and soft drinks.

  • Most Touching Moment

    When my little girl threw her arms around me and whispered in my ear, I love you momma.

  • Funniest Moment

    When the little girls were taking turns pulling the strings on the pinata. It was so anti-climatic. The loaded string was the last one pulled!


Party Helpers

  • Kerri Collins Photography


    Kerri Collins did a fantastic job photographing Olivia's birthday party! She was so patient, kind, and her attention to detail is truly amazing. She captured some priceless memories for us.http://www.kerrycollinsphotography.blogspot.com



  • Betheny W

    Betheny W wrote:

    WHERE did you find that sillouete??!! I've seen it before and have been serching for it but cannot find it anywhere. I would SO appreciate it if you could tell me how to get it. :) Thanks! Beautiful Party!!

  • Lori L

    Lori L wrote:

    Hi Bethany, I purchased the Silhouette cutting machine at their website www.silhouetteamerica.com. Some larger scrapbooking stores and craft stores are also starting to carry them. Instead of paying loads of money for a cartridge for a Cricut, you simply download a design for 99 cents from the internet anytime and it is yours to keep.

  • Sallie M

    Sallie M wrote:

    These are sooo cute! What are they made from?