Thursday, December 8, 2011

Clara's Tea Party

The Nutcracker Ballet comes to the College campus that I work on every year. Before their performance, they have a special tea party for their smallest guests and this year I took my 2 1/2 year old niece Madisyn. Here are some of the highlights of Clara's Tea Party before the Nutcracker.
{Her momma made her red & white tutu as well as her red & white hair and shoe bows!}

When you first arrived, they would announce your name and you walked through swords on a red carpet. "Announcing the arrival of Princess Madisyn"!
This is my favorite picture of Madi meeting a Nutcracker Ballerina, or as she says it "Bal-uh-ween-uh". You can tell she is in awe!
Now she is dancing with the ballerina. She would have done this all night!
This ballerina is dancing en pointe and Madi can't figure it out...she wants to dance on her toes too!
There was face painting. Madisyn was a Snow Queen!
The Tea Party had lot's of goodies. Mady only licked the frosting off of her 3 cupcakes and she spilled hot cocoa on herself. The girl loves her chocolate!
There was fun dress up stuff. Another highlight of her night!
She is such a girly girl and I like to think I have had a little something to do with it!
Arts and crafts finished off her night. She was tired but she had so much fun! We can't wait to do it again next year. And maybe, we might even be able to stay and watch the Nutcracker Ballet!

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Mady is such a cutie patootie! I love the photo of her in the big dress up hat...looks like a fun day of memory making!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the picture of Madi with the red hat! I saw The Nutcracker last year, and now me and the girls want to make it a tradition and see it every year - we loved it. So glad you and your niece had a fun time at the tea party. Spending time with family is one of the greatest gifts.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Suzanne said...

How adorable is Madisyn! (just like her auntie:) Well, you KNOW we are all about the Nutcracker around here so it was fun to read your party post...and it gives me great ideas for next year. Since I have a Sugarplum fairy living here, if you email me your address, I would love to send a little ballet package to sweet Madisyn.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

What a wonderful event for your little ballerina/princess.
She is adorable and she looks so happy.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It's so nice to meet you.


Holly said...

Hi Trish~
I want to go!!! What fun that must have been. I know you had a great time taking Madisyn. She is adorable!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh she is precious and it looks like she had the best time!!! Happy Holidays to you--I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas season!

Jacqueline said...

What an enchanting event! I love seeing the dancers interact with the children. This is just a delightful idea.

My mother took me by myself to the Nutcracker when I was eight. We had 5 children that were only 7 years apart so I don't know how I got so lucky but I still remember that 4 decades later. It just seemed pure magic to me. She will enjoy it when she gets to see it! Until then, what a fun experience.

Unknown said...

Oh I remember when my youngest was a sheep in the NBA Nutcracker production! What a sweet ballet!
Looks like you guys had some fun! :)


Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love the Nutcracker and what a great idea to have a tea party for the kids before hand, so charming!

Happy Rednesday!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This experience will be imprinted in Madi's memory forever!


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❀~Myrna~❀ said...

She is an adorable little ballerina !What a magical tea party !