She had just started her first dance class and she was all about ballerinas after she got a few tutus. A ballerina theme just sounded like the perfect fit, so we ran with it!
I landed on whimsical and super girly decor. It was beautiful, and my little Boo loved it!
HERE for more details on that. I baked 2 white cakes in a circle pan, stacked them, and cut away pieces to end up with a half sphere. Then, I frosted the dress with the ruffle technique, and stuck a doll in the center. A little extra frosting for the doll's top, as well as some sixlets (candy coated balls from the cake decorating section) made for the perfect finishing touches.
I made some polka dotty sugar cookies with royal icing, and tried my hand at cake balls for the first time ever. They were tricky, but I eventually figured them out; hopefully I'll get around to posting on that.
The rest of the decor was done on a tiny budget. Less than $5 worth of tulle from Joann's (60% coupon - woot!), some dollar store tablecloths, and dollar store flowers made it easy to tie in several different parts of the room and have it all coordinate.