that said...i just HAVE to share with y'all a few pictures from this precious party. because national tutu day or not, the day was just tutu sweet. i am pretty sure i was more excited than the birthday ballerina. this party allowed me to really channel my inner girly-girl -- oh, and do i ever have one! i wouldn't be caught dead in a tutu today, but i had so much fun making the tutus and creating the pink and tulle explosion. as my older kids saw things come together last week they made comments like, "wow, mom... you're really into this, aren't you?" that's their way of saying, "mom, you've kind of gone off the deep end." what can i say...it was the first week of february in minnesota and it wasn't like i was going to be busy gardening or taking leisurely walks around the lake. i sat fireside last week and made tutus. ten of them, in fact. and it was thrilling. (yes, yes it was).
so we had a ballet party to celebrate bella turning 5! and though i couldn't invite y'all, my TU-TU TALENTED friend, diana, took a zillion pictures. i am including a few. well, actually, i am including a lot. but seriously, i could probably post 200. her work is incredible and i hope you enjoy the beautiful result!
and the little ballerina crashed when her party guests said goodbye ....so did her mommy!