Ballet and Ballerina Inspired Party Ideas

We have talked about ballerina parties before (HERE), but I don’t think we could ever have too much tulle and ribbon around here.  I found some fun new additions to ballet and ballerina inspired parties… and I have some featured items from the Diva Entertains shop too!  Here are some random ballet inspired ideas…

First, from pinterest (because I can’t find the original source), a super cute idea for forks at the ballerina party place settings:



From Kate Landers Events, a seriously AMAZING post about a Nutcracker Suite party.  Did I say amazing?

Get FABULOUS ballet slipper cookies from our Diva Entertains shop:


I also fell in love with these ballet cupcakes from Cute Food.  Although there isn’t a tutorial the comments under the post hints at how they can be decorated.  Personally I would print a picture of it and take it to my supermarket bakery and ask if they could recreate them – I do this all the time!how to make ballet tutu cupcakes

Another fun decor idea, again from pinterest (and I can’t find the original source on this one either, but it’s too cute to not share)… I don’t think this would be too difficult with some poster board and tulle and ribbon!

And how about some white chocolate covered oreos, with a gorgeous ballet design… from the Diva Entertains shop:


DIY – How to Tie a Ribbon for Christmas Gifts (and more!)

Lots and lots and LOTS of present wrapping is in my near future, and I can’t wait to try how my new about tying bows with  ribbons skills.  I’ve been helped tremendously by videos from BHG (there are 11 different ribbon and bows tutorials!).  Here are a few videos to check out:

Classic Bow:

Layered Bow:

Pom-Pom Bow:

And you know… bows aren’t JUST for packages!

Here is a very quick, VERY easy you tube video on how to tie a bow on a chair!

Cherry Menlove shares a great tutorial on how MAKE chair bows.

And if creating your own is out of your league, we have both Chair Covers and Chair Sashes in the Diva Entertains shop:


How will YOU be using ribbon this holiday season?  We’d love to hear about it!