As you may know, I took Ava to see The Nutcracker last year, just before her second birthday, and despite the 2+ hour long performance, she LOVED every second! This event sparred a sudden love of ballet and - even today - when we pass The Long Center she talks about going to see The Nutcracker. We were unable to swing tickets to this year's 50th anniversary show, but I was able to hype up our nutcracker tea experience beforehand to the point that she hasn't felt like she missed out, at least not as far as I can tell!
I should tell you in advance: the woman who threw the holiday tea could be a professional party planner. I mean, seriously impressive stuff. Check it out for yourself:
Mommy and Ava before we left for the tea (aka, before she was ramped up on sugar and wouldn't cooperate...)
And then on a sugar high at the party...
The aforementioned sugar-high cause:
Is that not the most gorgeous display you've ever seen? Someone who saw my pictures on Facebook after the event asked if it was the one at the Four Seasons :)
More shots of my girl in her carb coma...
Waiting for a turn on the swing!
I don't know where she got that energy...ha!
The best part, though? Each little girl got to take home a present with their name on it under the tree! Ava's was a ballerina ornament - true to theme and right up her alley! - and she has been talking about it ever since!!!