In addition to just regular old family life, I throw a lot of parties. My favorite party is the low-pressure, no expectations, ho-hum event that I can turn into something fun and memorable. Enter the ballet studio’s spring concert cast party. The show was Peter & the Wolf. The dinner plan was back to nature: a green “meadow table” featuring all the dinner items and a blue “pond” table featuring drinks and desserts. Bluebirds and ladybugs mingled in the willow branches, cake pop topiaries in mini flowerpots decorated each place setting, the cake was covered in flowers. Perfect adorable, fun and memorable for everyone! I can’t share pictures, but I love this one:
All the party prep means a party bucket. Things you can see (clockwise from top):
- Pink rose petals
- white peony petals
- tiny bunch of violets
- lemon slices
- red pepper core
What you can’t see:
- lettuce leaves
- spinach leaves
- cucumber skins
- thyme & basil stems
What I made with all of that:
- Ladybug greens (big green salad & veggies)
- Pond Punch (lemonade, blueberries & sprite)
- Ebelskivers (tasty filled pancakes, filled with sharp cheddar or ricotta & homemade strawberry jam)
Just a few more days till performance and then summer will officially start!
UPDATE: I had a request to share the photos from the cast party and so here are a few that give you a glimpse… Since the room filled quickly with excited ballerinas I didn’t even have time to take any real shots, but hopefully these will have you smiling!
Here are the Rice Krispy Chocolate Truffle place cards:
And the gift table with cast photos decoupaged on green wooden block frames for the girls and brown frames for the boys. A huge hit with the dancers!
A close up of the dessert table …
And the “ladybug greens” … pretty sure some of these ended up in my compost pile.
Here’s a shot of the Peter & the Wolf cast …
And finally, my little ducky and her hunter daddy (yes, he was an extra!) … stage lighting is rough!