Ballet Birthday Bash

Over the past few months I’ve learned a few things about almost four year olds. Things become a big deal when you are four (or almost). Between Christmas and her birthday, Lila has been beside herself excited since the end of November. Just too much holiday fun to bear. And since her sister’s birthday is at the end of December and since November we’ve attended about eighty-five (by rough count) birthday parties, Lila was ready for it to be her turn.

Now I am not a Pinterest mom. If you are, good on you. You pin those projects, follow through and have beautiful handmade party favors with themed food. That is not me. I’m a manager, an outsourcer, an idea woman. So while I wanted nothing more than for Lila’s party to be a success and everything she hoped for, I knew no amount of time spent on Pinterest figuring out how to make ballet themed snacks would prove worthwhile. (For the record, I did spend on afternoon on Pinterest. After following one link, it took me to a blog discussing the three year old ballet birthday party and CREDITING THEIR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND PARTY PLANNER. I slowly backed away from the internet and realized this was not for me.)

No Pinterest, but using Google led me to the Evergreen City Ballet in Renton, WA, just south of Seattle. This ballet studio offered ballet birthday parties with crafts, dancing and two real live ballerinas. I knew it was about 25 minutes away from home, but hoped the party would be worth the travel. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Ballet Birthday Bash in Seattle

Birthday Party with the ballerinas

Ballet Birthday Bash in Seattle


Ballet Birthday Bash in Seattle


Ballet Birthday Bash in Seattle

Warm Ups

Ballet Birthday Bash in Seattle

Ballet Princess Cake

The birthday party was a huge success and perfect for a ballet and birthday obsessed four year. My only complaint? It is sure going to be hard to top next year.




  1. Grandma Dede says:

    Happy that all worked out well for Lila’s birthday.

  2. What a great idea!! I’m starting to look around for ideas for our next birthday party (and my husband might actually put his foot down about NOT having it at our house this time) so I’ll be keeping this in mind. Did you see that they’re putting on Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet in March? We’re taking the girls because they love that book!

  3. Hi Mandy! A super cool part of the birthday party was being able to go to the Fancy Nancy rehearsal (the pic with all the kids and dancers in it). They sang happy birthday to Lila, the director talked about the show and then they did a dance from it for the kids. It was fantastic. We definitely hope to bring Lila back for it. I’ve done the last two parties out of my home and I will never go back. My house is not clean nor big enough to have 15 rambunctious preschoolers inside it on a February weekend – plus everyone else does such a great job entertaining them! We’ve been to Seattle Children’s Museum a ton for parties, as well as the Little Gym. We love both.


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