Hello! Today is my last post of the ballerina themed birthday party series. For those who are new to the blog, the ballerina birthday party was a project collaboration that happened back in July 2015 for my cousin's daughter's 3rd birthday celebration. I was responsible for creating the cake topper, dessert and baking the cake itself while my friend Maureen was responsible for creating the majority of the decorations, Do-It-Yourself way. We prefer to do everything ourselves because with a little bit of effort, not only we can have a memorable party but also an affordable one. I think using party printables is the key to affordable party decoration if you are pressed for time or artistically challenged.
For this series, I've been sharing some elements of the parties every two weeks. For those who come right in the middle of the series, you could check out DIY ballerina cake topper and the DIY Baby's Breath Floral Wreath that we used for the party, complete with tutorials and free printable templates. And lastly, I shared my version of marshmallow ballerina pops. It only took me an hour to do these delectable marshmallow pops, so you definitely could do it, too!
Today, I would like to share how we put all the elements together. Ready? Let's start!
Not the most perfect cake (I'm no baker), but overall I'm quite happy with the way the cake turned out, although you might be able to see that the third layer of the sponge cake is breaking from all the weight of the other layers. It's not big, only 6 inch in diameter. But I love small cake. It's still prominent, but doesn't dominate the whole table. Plus the ballerina cake topper is SO. DARN. CUTE. (Excuse me for gushing...it's obvious I'm really happy with the cake topper).
Here is another shot. See the drink dispenser? All you need is pink cloth and ribbon. You can apply this to any other party theme. Sweet!
I'm very happy with the way the marshmallow pops complementing the whole look. They look so cute side by side with the baby's breath floral arrangements that Maureen creates. Yay to fresh flowers in a party! It's one of the easiest way to decorate when you don't have a lot of time in your hands.
And look at those bottles! The easiest way to update a bottle is by tying a ribbon around the bottle neck. Tadaaaaa...!!! And Maureen did a splendid job with the printables.
We also managed to fit some roses in between the wooden box and the cake stand. I love how they soften the hard edge of the box.
The last element that I want to share is Maureen's ballerina printable cupcake toppers. She did all the graphic design from scratch! What a talented lady. It's a privilege working alongside her.
Do you love party decorations? Then may be you would like this strawberry themed birthday party I organised for my girl earlier this year.
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