Lo's ballerina birthday party / by jen geigley

Over the weekend, we celebrated little Lo's 5th birthday with a ballerina party. Looking at these photos, it definitely hits me that she's growing up so fast. I know that everyone says the same thing about their kids; time goes so fast, they grow up so fast. But I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that it has been five whole years since she was just a tiny baby, entering our world. She has grown up so much!
In honor of this most special occasion, we had a small group of Lo's girlfriends over for a ballerina party. There was lots and lots of pink, tulle and girly tutus everywhere.
There were pink treats.
And a cake fit for a ballerina.
I made lots and lots of pink tulle puffs to use as garlands and cupcake toppers.
And we had pink ballerina goodie bags.
There were pink cake pops.
Pink number 5 cookies (made by Grandma Carol.)
And my sweet friend, Beth, made these adorable cookies to match our ballerina invites.
Lo's friends arrived wearing their tutus, ready to party.
We started off with a little crafting and made gumball necklaces.
But the party wouldn't have been complete without a little bit of actual dancing.
We asked Lo's sweet ballet teacher, Miss Aubrey, to come over and lead the girls in a little ballet fun.
Everyone loved Miss Aubrey and the girls had a blast!

 And then ... it was cake time!

So sweet to see Lo with her little pals.
Pink sweets! (Sorry for the sugar overload, moms.)
And that pretty much sums up our super sweet pink ballerina birthday party! It was so, so much fun.
We celebrated early, since my due date with baby #2 is incredibly close to Lo's actual birthday, so now I'm left looking at my almost-five-year old and loving each and every moment we spend together before we welcome a brand new baby brother into our household. It's such an exciting time to be a Geigley, let me tell you.  ;)