My favorite Christmas tradition has always been going to see the Nutcracker ballet. Two years ago I started taking my daughter to see it with me and now it is her favorite tradition as well. Last year we invited her buddies over to kick off Christmas and decorate gingerbread houses….this year we decided to invite them to the LAND OF SWEETS for a nutcracker party. All of the girls looked so sweet in pretty pink dresses and gold shoes.
The girls came over in the early evening for tea and finger sandwiches so I thought china would be a special touch.
Of course the LAND OF SWEETS dessert table was the girls favorite part!
Besides twirling to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies all evening we had a craft. I found these great blank ballerina music boxes for the girls to decorate (on clearance at Target, score!). I bought very inexpensive gems and snowflakes for the girls to stick on themselves. It was a fun activity and a nice little take home gift.
It was such a fun evening with great friends!
If you want to add a little special touch to your Christmas gathering or even the night of ballet at home ….all of the printables are in my shop.
The photos were taken by Maggie Russo Photo and my sister made the beautiful ruffle cake and snowflake cookies.
Hope this inspires you to create your own special land of sweets to make the Nutcracker tradition extra special!