Last year I saw that a friend had taken her daughters to our local High School's production of The Nutcracker, and thought to myself how fun that would be to do that with Megan.
So that's what I did this year. I got an announcement from the school and hurriedly bought tickets for me and my little girl. I then went and bought the Barbie and the Nutcracker movie to get Megan all pumped up and sort of knowledgeable about the dance. The movie worked. By the time the night of the play came, Megan was so excited.
I found out about a week or two before the play/ballet that some friends had bought tickets for them and their daughters, who were Meg's friends, too, and a Girls Night was born! We all met up at a cute restaurant and had a fancy dinner and then went to the show. I had planned on probably only going to half of the show, thinking Meg would get bored, but boy was I wrong. The girl was in LOVE with the whole ballet. I was in love with watching her excitement. It was such a fun, memorable night. I will definitely be doing this again next year.