When Elise's mom asked me to help pull together this sweet swan lake ballet theme, at first I was a little stumped. After all, when you search "Swan Lake" party ideas for inspiration, not much pops up. Well, that gave us a blank slate to work from. Ultimately, we kept things simple and focused on beautiful, unexpected elements.
Our inspiration for the party was largely derived from these fun linens found at our friends at House of Hough. For contrast and in keeping with the Swan Lake theme, we brought in black chivari chairs. Doubling as party decor and party favors were these sweet white tutus set around the base of each guest's chair.
The centerpieces are definitely one of my favorite components. White flowers in silver vases with pops of black and silver foliage just made for such a simple, yet striking contrast to the table decor. For added whimsy and fun for the little girls, we added pink & white ballet shoe placecards sitting atop silver swan place card holders at each seat.
For the dessert styling and set-up, I was thrilled that she had this striking black piece of furniture already in the room. Rather than renting additional tables and linens, we used displayed our sweet treats here. The centerpiece of the table was most certainly the stunning ballerina doll cake from Moeller's Bakery. Absolute perfection.
Guests participated in a ballet instructor led lesson followed by a taped performance in the dining room.
Overall, we love the elegant simplicity this party set-up offered. Not all parties have to be super complicated or overly styled to offer stunning details, personalization and most importantly, a good time had by all!