Elena turns SIX - ballerina style

This month I've been scrambling to make sure Elena's birthday was amazing. I love planning and dreaming with her about how she envisions the perfect day to be.  We can plan and plan but at the end of the day I think that as long as her friends are there, she's happy.

This year we settled on a ballerina birthday party. While her current favorite color is blue, she wanted the party to have pink and gold decor. So I got to work.

I made gold tassels hanging over doorways, and pink poms hanging over the table. The table had pink on gold, and gold on pink. It was just what she had hoped for. Those little candy filled wands came from Hand Crafted Parties and they were a hit. And because I'm an overachiever, I spent too much time stressing about making her a special sparkly pink and gold tutu. In the end it turned out just as I wanted it too, and she wore it with pride...most of the time. 

I also set up a little studio area for Sofia, a young ballerina I invited to teach Elena's friends how to do some ballet moves. She was amazing. All the kids had a great time dancing with her.

Elena was so happy all day and kept saying "I don't want this day to end." I'd say it was a success. 

A special thanks to my sister who made the perfect cake for Elena. We're still enjoying the leftovers.

We're so happy to have such a loving, curious, talented daughter. She truly tries her best at everything she does. 

She LOVES reading chapter books, and playing with dolls. Her current favorites are her Elena doll, and her new Moana doll. She excels at ballet and is advancing quickly in her violin studies. 

She is my mini-me and some of my favorite times are exploring coffee shops with her.

Thanks for following along on our birthday adventure.