I realized I never wrote about my Coppelia themed birthday I had last year. It was a lot of fun to plan, so I enjoyed getting to go back and re-live it again. Since I’ve had so many ballet birthdays in the past, I was able to simply add some doll details to the decor I already had.
Coppelia has always been a favorite ballet of mine. It is often performed by community/children’s ballet companies and has an innocent simplicity to it. That being said, many people are not familiar with it. So I was sure to have some of my ballet books at hand to familiarize guests with the general plot . We had a little story-time for the younger guests and I was happy to see the children become enthralled with the tale of the doll-maker and his beloved Coppelia come to life.
a mini cake I had on my actual birthday
one of the ballerina dolls I had for decoration
some scenes from my ballet books
a bunting and rosettes I made from materials I found in my sewing room
some pretty presents
if you’re feeling in the mood to watch some Coppelia for yourself…
One of my favorite figure skaters performing a Coppelia program.
Anyway, I love Coppelia even though I don’t get to see it performed that often. The music is also quite charming to play on the piano. The light-hearted tone of this ballet makes it easy to use as a birthday theme. I hope to update soon with some of the sewing projects I’ve been working on recently. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!