Let me start this by saying that I am totally partied out. I have 4 kids and they all have Fall birthdays.
But when my 5 year old said she'd love to have a Ballet Birthday party...I couldn't resist. She loves watching the Barbie & the Nutcracker DVD, and she was an ANGEL in a children's production of the Nutcracker last year, so she is more than familiar with the story and the music...and the magic!
So I sent out the invitations and then life got hectic.
The night before the party I finally had time to hash things out and this is how it went down!
1. I don't think you have to spend a lot of $ to have a special and fun party for your kid.
2. I don't think that kid parties have to be perfect. If they have to be 'perfect' than you are doing it for yourself and the other moms...but kids don't care. They are just excited when things are fun and special.
3. I usually try to use as much of what I already have or re-use things...so a lot of things were re-purposed. But you could get as ornate and fancy as you want, or keep it low key like I did!
Welcome to the Nutcracker SWEET!