Ballerina Party Ideas for a
ballerina or ballet themed birthday party. Great ideas to make the
party extra special including ideas for invitations, games, activities,
crafts, party food, favors and more.
Also included is an easy "no-sew" guide to making tutu's for the
birthday girl and all of her guests. See our
craft page for complete instructions.
Ballerina Party Invitation
Cute cards with ballet shoes or pink cards with ribbons.
Debut ____________ (Date)
Curtain Call _________ (Time)
Final Bow __________ (End time)
Recital Hall ____________ (Address)
Reservations required: Please RSVP if you are attending by
_______ (date - 3 days before party)
Or: Create a scroll for the ballerina
birthday invitation and tie with a pretty
Ask guests to wear their leotards or one piece swimsuits if
you will be making tutus.
Party DecorationsDecorate the house in pink and white with touches of light blue.
Pink and white helium balloons - blue curling ribbon.
Pink tablecloths with white or pink tulle around the edges tied with
ribbon and plastic flowers. Sprinkle pink and silver confetti on the
At each place setting set a tiara for the guests to wear while eating
cake and ice cream.
Tie pink and white balloons to the backs of each chair around the
A fun idea is to blow up lots of pink, white or silver balloons (lots
and lots!!) and scatter them all over the floor of the stage or room the
girls will be dancing in - the floor should be completely covered. They
love to run through them and dance around in them.
Ballerina Party Craft Ideas
Make your own tutu's
Make party guests their own tutu's. Let them make their own or start the tutu's and
let them add pretty ribbon. See our Tutu
craft page for complete instructions.
Pretty picture frames
Let guests paint and decorate a wooden picture frame with pink paint and
embellish with pink boa feathers. More ideas on the
Record about 2 minutes of a pretty ballet song (record it over and over
so you don’t have to keep stopping to rewind
the music) and teach the ballerinas a simple dance. Before the party
decorate a room to look like a stage and place chairs facing the stage.
When the parents arrive to pick up the guests treat them to a
performance. * If you can
- record the performance and then mail a copy of it to the guests on a DVD
when you send out thank you notes. For
an easy dance that the girls can use quickly try this fun sing-song sung
to the tune of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear.
Ballerina … Ballerina - Twirl around. (Twirl around)
" - Touch the ground. (Touch the ground)
" - Up on your toes. (Stand on toes)
" - Strike a pose. (Stop and freeze in a pose.)
" - Arabesque. (Arabesque)
" - Take a rest. (Girls put hands together palms
together like they are sleeping.)
Ballerina … Ballerina - Take a bow. (Bow to the audience.)
Ballerina … Ballerina - Curtsy now! (Curtsy to the audience.)
Ballerina Party Games
Ballet Relay Race
Ballet Copy Cat
Choose one player to start the game. She stands in front of the other
girls - facing them - and begins to do a ballet dance. The other girls
try and follow her moves. After two minutes switch ballerinas so
everyone gets a chance to lead.
For this relay race game you will need lots of tutu’s, 2 tiaras, ballet
shoes, lipstick and other fun or crazy items that ballerinas would wear.
Divide the guests into 2 teams. Each team lines up one behind the other
and waits for their
turn to do the relay. On the other side of the room set up a basket filled
with the tutu’s and other items - one basket
for each team. From each team girls race one at a time to the basket,
put on the items, run back to the starting line, then run back to the
basket and take the items off … then run back to the starting line and
tag the next team member
to go. All items must be in the basket before another girl can start. This
game is even more fun if you have several
(4 or more) tutu’s that the teams have to put on during the relay race.
Tippy Toe Musical Chairs
Played similar to musical chairs. The only difference is that the
players must tippy toe
around the circle to the music. For a fun variation where no one is
“out” …. remove a chair each round, but let the girls stay in the
circle. They must find someone to sit with. This is a funny game
especially near the end when everyone is trying to fit on one chair.
Ballerina May I?
Played like Mother May I … except all of the steps are ballet steps.
Choose one girl to be the “Ballerina” (mother)
and have her stand at one end of the game playing area. Have the other
girls stand on the opposite side facing her.
at a time the “Ballerina” calls the girls by name and says .. “Suzy,
take one twirly step forward”. Suzy has to reply “Ballerina May I?”. And
the “Ballerina” answers “Yes you may”. Suzy then takes one step toward
the Ballerina in a twirling fashion. For every girl the number of steps and type of steps
should be different. Some examples are: baby steps, leaps,
twirls, steps in position 1 thru 5, etc.
Pin the tutu on the
Played like Pin the tail on the donkey. Find a pretty poster or have a
picture of a ballerina blown up life size. Before the party make a tutu
shape from cardstock and glue little pieces of tulle to cover the paper
and make it look like a tutu. Place double sided tape on the back. One
at a time blindfold the guests and let them try and pin the
tutu on the ballerina.
For more party games see our
for girls and the
guide for girls.
Make pretty charm bracelets for guests to take home.
Decorate jewelry boxes or picture frames.
Style the little ballerinas hair in high buns with flowers and let
them put on sparkly make-up and fingernail polish (if okay with the parents).
Let the guests make their own tutu’s. Easy to make tutu instructions.
Ballerina Party Food Ideas
Pretty pink punch or pink lemonade. This is fun to do as a tea
party also. Don’t put sugar in the pink lemonade and
let each girl pour her drink from a teapot and put sugar in from the sugar
bowl. (Sugar cubes are always a big hit!).
Sandwiches cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
Jell-O Jigglers are also fun cut into shapes like stars.
Cut out star shapes from rice krispie treats and place them
on dowels princess ballerina wands.
Cut up fruit and place in a dish or skewer for fruit kabobs.
Petite fours or chocolates.
Sparkle glitter makeup, nail polish or pretty hair bows.
The tiara, tutu or any craft you make will also be the party favor
the girls can take home.
Pink Bubblegum, candy necklaces, stick on earrings.
Wrap squares of pink tulle around party favors
and tie with a pretty pink satin ribbon. Place 1 or 2 small white roses
in the ribbon or a little ballet slipper charm.
Fill light pink paper bags with party favors.
Fold over the top of the bag and hole punch two holes through the bag
and the flap that you just folded down. Thread white or darker pink
ribbon or tulle through the holes and tie in a bow.
Attach strips of pink tulle to the top of a paper
bag to make a pretty tutu.
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