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Sofia the First Inspired Royal Tea Party Birthday

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lavender sugar cookies, pink rock candy and princess place setting for a sofia the first birthday tea party

Put your pinkies up — because this tea party looks fit for a princess! Monica Margolles of Styling the Moment designed this charming Sofia the First Inspired Royal Tea Party for her 4 year-old daughter, Alyssa. Floating fairies, lavender linens, a stunning princess cake, and their very own “castle steward” transformed this celebration into a truly royal affair. I’m sure Sofia the First would have really appreciated all the fun party activities – which included paper fan and sword decorating craft projects inspired by one of Alyssa’s favorite episodes! Way to personalize the party, mom. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Tea cups embellished with dainty bows + a Royal Prep Academy Teapot
  • Adorable Plush Versions of Sofia’s Animal Friends
  • Sweet Pink Rock Candy & Sparkly Crown-topped Cupcakes
  • Beautiful Lavender and Pearl-adorned Princess Cake inspired by Sofia the First‘s dress

Princess tea party centerpiece with flowers and princess ball gown

A tea party with lavender bows and linens, pink candelabras and princess dresses

A princess tea party with royal prep academy teapot

Clover the bunny tea party food

Sofia the first plush animal friends

Sofia the first fairy godmothers and birthday activities

Pink cake stand with princess crowns, beads and jewels

Sofia the first dessert table for a birthday tea party

Purple macarons, rice krispies and princess cupcakes

sofia the first royal birthday cake and fan decorating craft

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Monica

My daughter, Alyssa, has been obsessed with Sofia the First as soon as it came out. So this year for her Fourth birthday we decided on a Sofia the First theme and incorporated her favorite activities from the show, such as learning how to pour the perfect cup of tea. I planned a Royal Tea Party, where all the princesses and princes/knights would come dressed in royal attire, and would learn to how to be a princess/prince just like Sofia the First.

DECORATIONS
The main focus of this party was the Royal Seating Table for the tea party in a mini ballroom setting (our living room). I draped lavender and pink tulle from the second floor to the opposite wall to give it a ballroom feel. The royal table was decorated with candelabras, tea sets, and a Royal Prep Academy Teapot. I personalized each place setting for each of the princesses and knights. Flower centerpieces added a sweet princess touch.

To keep the “princess in training” idea, I created a Royal Prep Academy (Sofia’s princess training school) table. I had the school’s logo recreated and enlarged, then hung the three head mistresses, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, from the roof as if they were flying around. Princesses and Knights received their tiaras, swords, and accessories.

ACTIVITIES
Our first activity was the tea party. Our castle steward served all the princesses and knights their tea (apple juice) and snacks, just like Baileywick (Sofia’s castle steward) would do for Sofia the First. He also did a great job putting their linen napkins correctly on their laps and reminding them of their royal etiquette. After our little royal guests finished their snacks, they indulged in some royal crafting activities — paper fan and sword decorating just like one of my daughter’s favorite episodes. “Ballroom” dancing and “Happy Birthday” singing completed the activities.

FOOD/DRINKS
The dessert table was filled with the birthday princess’ favorite treats: cake, cupcakes, cookies, rice krispies, macarons, blueberry cheesecake, and lots of chocolate — all decorated with lavender details. For the food table and menu, I decided to incorporate Sofia’s animal friends since they looooove food, especially Clover the bunny. I made table food signs using Clover’s quotes from one of the songs about their love for eating.

Vendor Credit
By |2017-02-22T14:25:59+00:00November 20th, 2013|Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

9 Comments

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  3. Karen December 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    What was on the food table menu?

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  5. Shery Edge February 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Was interested in where you found the paper fans and swords to decorate?

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  7. Jennifer February 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    what flowers did you use?

  8. Bonnie March 1, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Beautiful! Where did you find the purple swirl plates?

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