We had a truly magical Nutcracker Birthday Tea Party to celebrate our daughter turning five, and our youngest daughter turning one. Having a December birthday can be so much fun with so many festive themes to choose from. Their birthdays are just nine days apart, so we celebrated their milestone birthdays together. My oldest daughter had a Land of the Sweets Nutcracker party (see here) for her 1st birthday, so it was fun to have a Nutcracker Tea Party for her fifth, and my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday. The party was held at the dance studio where my daughter takes dance, and we had a very special guest, the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker Ballet.
We started the party with all the girls dancing to the Nutcracker Suite, and when the Sugar Plum Music came on the Sugar Plum Fairy came in and performed her dance in front of a captivated audience. She then let the girls gather around and touch her costume and chatted about their favorite color, their favorite song, what they wanted for Christmas…you know typical girl talk. She then led them in some dances and took time to take photos with all the girls. We then moved into the Tea Party. They loved finding their special seats labeled by name cards. The girls sipped on apple juice while they enjoyed delectable treats and birthday cake. They loved all their party favors which included the adorable flower crowns, strands of ribbon pearls. They loved their mini nutcracker ornaments, snowflake wands, and the snow globes were an absolute favorite. The Sugar Plum Fairy came around to each of the girls as they enjoyed their tea party.
-The Sugar Plum Fairy was not only beautiful, she was so talented and related so well to the girls.
-The Tea Party table was set with pink rose china place settings and filled with glittery trees, nutcrackers, and a dusting of faux snow.
-The back drop for the food table included pink tulle, white snowflakes, gold ballerinas, and a pink, gold, and cream balloon garland.
-The flower crowns were adorable sitting on each plate, and the girls look so sweet wearing them.
-The handmade snow globes were a magical addition to the party!
-Each guest also received a strand of pearls, a tutu, pink nutcracker ornaments, and a snowflake wand.
-The Invitations, Party Sign, Cupcake Wrappers, Birthday Banner, Water Bottle Labels, and the Name Cards went along with the theme perfectly.
-The two birthday cakes resembled ballerina tutus.
Strawberry and Vanilla Macaroons
Tutu and Ballet Slipper Cookies
White Chocolate Marshmallow Pops
Nutcracker Pretzel Rods
Heart Shaped Cucumber Sandwiches
Dance Studio: Shuffles & Ballet II
Graphic Design: Carousel Design Co
Photography: Kelly Bittle Photography
Flower Crowns: Love Crush Crowns
Handmade Snow Globes: Pearls and Tulle
Ballerina Cookies: Ed’s Bakery
Macaroons: Loblolly Creamery
Ballerina Cakes and Cupcakes: Sarah Sharp
I want to say a huge thanks to our sponsors listed above under the Vendor Credits. I loved having the opportunity to work with some very talented people. Their involvement made this party so special, and all the details were truly magical. Seeing the girls dance and smile made this the perfect birthday celebration for two of my favorite people.