Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Piggy Ballerina Party

When it came time to plan my daughter's 3rd birthday, my very strong-minded baby girl was very clear about what her party theme would be...Piggy Ballerina! She LOVES all things pink and her favorite animal is a pig. How she put that together with a ballerina, I'm not quite sure...but I set out to throw her a pretty pink Piggy Ballerina party!

I worked with Piggy Bank Parties for the party printables and custom illustration and they delivered a BEAUTIFUL piggy ballerina (named Tulip) that was everything I imagined and MORE!

It began with the sweet invitation, which I embellished with some ribbon & tulle...

All the decorations were shades of pink with some yellow, gingham and of course tulle...

Each girl's place setting included a party hat (which I made), name card, utensils & straw wrapped with scrapbook paper and of course, a pink piggy!

I placed pink ceramic piggy banks throughout the party...

I used alot of printables (including this fun Keep Calm one) and ribbon to dress up our party space...

This was an afternoon party, so the food was kept to some sweet treats and snacks...

I made tutu-inspired ruffled fondant toppers with the birthday girl's initials and topped some cookies...

 I made a tulle backdrop (tutorial here) which I decorated with beautiful poms from Pom Flair. A framed initial hung in the center.

The drinks included water and strawberry soda. The soda bottles were tied with tulle...

I made ruffles to dress up the paper cups and tied some more tulle onto the paper straws...

I fell in love with an idea from Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line for a Birthday Library. At each birthday you choose a book related to the party theme and have each guest sign it. I loved it!! I set up a table for that purpose...using a framed request and a glittery mini name banner from The Purple Pug.

I was ecstatic that I was able to find a book about a piggy ballerina!

Each girl was asked to wear a leotard and then I provided tutus...which I hung on ribbon...

Then the girls were given the sparkly treatment...

I was beyond thrilled to find non-toxic nail polish that fit the party theme PERFECTLY...

My sister-in-law painted the girls' nails...

While I gave them glitter tattoos...

Our beautiful ballerinas...

Showing off their pretty nails...

The birthday girl and her court...

After they spent some time twirling around (it's amazing how putting on a tutu makes you instantly feel like a ballerina)...they sat down to glam up their piggy banks...

Then it was cake time...(you can read more details about it on my cake post).

I served strawberry milk at my daughter's request. I knew I wanted to use the fun milk bottles, but I wanted to make them fit the party so I dressed them up! My original intent was to make something edible for the top. When that didn't go as expected, Piggy Bank Parties came to my rescue with these bottle toppers. They were even better than what I had in mind originally. How adorable is this???

I used pink gable boxes for the goody bags...

In addition to the ceramic piggy banks, I also gave each guest a stuffed piggy. How cute is this little face?

Do of Piggy Bank Parties surprised me with a sweet little printable...precious ballerina slippers!! I added some ribbon for a finishing touch and the girls loved them!

I can definitely say that my sweet baby girl had a very Happy Birthday!

Party Vendors:
Piggy Bank Parties: Printables & illustration design
The Purple Pug:  Glittery mini name banners 
Pom FlairPoms
Abracadabra ZooTutus
Love & Sugar Kisses: Cake & fondant toppers
The Sugar Diva: Straws 
Oriental Trading: Gable boxes, craft supplies
Dollar Tree: Ceramic piggy banks, stuffed piggies
Piggy Paint: Non-toxic nail polish 


  1. Speechless! Every detail is adorable! I LoVe the "Piggy Paint!" I adore you and you are a dream to work with! Fabulous!

  2. So sweet & precious! I'm a little ballerina in a big girl this made me very happy :) All of your frilly, pink piggy details are adorable! Love! Xoxo

  3. Holy Cuteness! This is fabulous! Mind if I share?
    Ashley & Kim
    The Hip Hostess

  4. CuTe!!! You did such a lovely job. It looks like the little ladies had fun.

  5. Everything is simply amazing!!
    The cake - of course, is gorgeous!

    I love the names of the treats..pig noses, pig kisses :)
    And the strawberry Crush - SUPER LOVE!

  6. LOVE the theme! You thought of everything, looks so precious and fun! My lil piggy would love!

  7. Everything is just pinkeriffic!!! or Pigeriffic, whichever you like more :)

    Looks like your daughter loved it, too, so that is what really matters, right?!?

  8. The cutest thing ever! Adoring all the litte details from the food to the tutus!

  9. ADORABLE. This party is giving me a cavity it is so sweet! Those bottle toppers are to die for. And the paint your piggies? SO CUTE!!!!!!!!

  10. Thank you so much everyone for all your sweet comments! I had so much fun planning this for my little ballerina piggy and she had a blast :)


  11. Such a sweet party! Everything looked fabulous...I love the tutu fondant toppers!

  12. Maria ~ Absolutely the most gorgeous piggy ballerina party I have ever seen! ;) Truly, every detail is just gorgeous and so very sweet! Congrats! ♥

  13. Absolutely incredible!! The milk bottles and cake topper are really my favorites. So glad she had a wonderful birthday~

  14. What a creative and BEAUTIFUL Party! I fav it all!

  15. This is super cute! Very creative! Great job! :)

  16. We are Celebrating my daughter "Bella's" 2nd birhtday with a TUTU & TIE theme! You inspired alot of my ideas for decorating and kept it with in budget! My ABSOULUTE fav was the tulle back drop i cant wait for the party this sat. THanks and You Rock!

    1. Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that I was able to inspire some of your ideas!! That tulle back drop was one of my favorite decorations...I left it up for a week because I didn't have the heart to get rid of it LOL!! Good luck with your party and I would love to see pictures of it!!


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