Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dance Recital Lunch

Molly and her sister will be performing tomorrow night in their dance recital.  They are both very excited.  Molly will be in a ballet number and a tap number.  She loves her tap costume (black and blue with little black sparkles) and her ballet costume looks like a beautiful pink and yellow flowing flower.  They both get to wear make-up...REAL make-up and Molly's little sister just loves make-up.  (Daddy's not a fan of the make-up but he agrees that they look beautiful.)

We've made a very special dance themed lunch for the special day, along with a very special Fun Friday treat.
Our main entree is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  We used our ballerina cookie cutter to cut it out and our food safe markers to decorate it.  (Not my best effort.  It's quite an odd shape.)

Our vegetable side is star shaped cucumbers.  We know that Molly will be a star tomorrow night!  We used our micro cookie cutter to cut these little stars out.

Our fruit side is strawberries.  We used a larger star cookie cutter to cut these out.  We also added a ballet slipper ring to this container.  Molly will be so excited because she is giddy about rings every single time we put one in her lunch.  (We have one for her sister too!)

Our dairy side is a Babybel cheese.  We used the same micro cookie cutter that we used for the cucumbers to cut out a tiny star from the wax.

Finally, our Fun Friday treat is ballet slipper cookies.  We dipped nutter butter cookies in pink chocolate, let them set and then added some white chocolate embellishments.  Cute and delicious!


  1. Your ballet slipper cookies are INCREDIBLE! Love the idea!!!

  2. Thanks, Michelle!

    I saw them a few years ago at a craft fair and put the idea in the old memory bank. They also had tennis shoes, flip flops and baby shoes all on Nutter Butters and embellished with chocolate. It was pretty simple to make. You are amazingly creative, give it a try!

  3. I found your lunch while doing research for a dance themed party. I love this themed lunch!

  4. Aww, thanks so much Kathy! We had a lot of fun making it (especially the cookies) and the girls had a spectacular time at the recital. :)

  5. Love those nutter butter cookie ballet slippers!

  6. Such a lovely and dainty lunch! The ballet slippers are a most wonderful idea! Love it!