ballerina girl

It’s that time of year again…time for little girls (and boys) to show their families all they have learned throughout the past year while attending dance class.  Some dance studios call it a recital, some call it a showcase, others call it a dance review. No matter what it is called, it is a time for the dancers to shine on stage!

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

This past weekend was that time for my youngest daughter.  It was her ballet showcase, and she was quite excited to perform on stage!  I wanted to make the evening a little extra special for her, so I made a few ballet inspired treats for after the showcase.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

I saw these “marshmallow ballerinas” on Pinterest a while ago.  I thought they were perfect because my little ballerina LOVES marshmallows!  So I created a few using melted white chocolate, pink sugar sprinkles, cupcake liners, lollipop sticks, and of course marshmallows.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

First, place the marshmallow on a stick.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

Then dip it halfway into the melted chocolate.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

Then dip it into the pink sugar sprinkles.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

Once the chocolate is “set,” slip a cupcake liner on the stick to make the tutu on the ballerina.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

I used different color combinations…light pink, bright pink, and silver…because Claire pointed out that no two ballerinas are the same.  How cute are those!

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

I also found these strawberry flavored marshmallows at the grocery, and I wanted to do something with them.  So I just added them to an apothecary jar with this ballerina sticker doily pick that I made.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

I finished off the dessert table with these ballet slipper cutout cookies…for someone wanting something other than marshmallows.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

I added a sweet and simple pink ballerina banner to the chalkboard hanging on the wall behind the dessert table.  She loved seeing her name on the banner!

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

So proud of my little ballerina!  It was a special night watching her dance and show us all she has learned this year.

ballerina girl | polka dots and picket fences

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