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sofia the first birthday party welcome sign and invitation

Purple was my absolute favorite color growing up, I lived in a sponge painted purple room for way too long. So it’s a pretty safe bet to say that if Sofia the First had been around when I was a kid, I would have been just as smitten as so many little girls out there today! When one of those little girls’ birthday rolled around this year, mom, aka Emily Klaparda, knew just what to do! This Royal Purple Sofia the First Birthday Party has everything a Sofia fan could dream of — from a beautifully regal tablescape, to an outdoor castle fit for a queen!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper candelabra & castle decorated mantle + castle & Sofia the First wall decals
  • Castle shaped pb&j sandwiches + star shaped fruit & grape skewer wands + purple cauliflower crudité
  • Tiara topped Sofia the First inspired birthday cake + glittery tiara printable accents
  • Swagged satin tablecloth secured by rose bouquets & 3D purple paper castle centerpieces
  • Brunch & boozy drinks for the adults + royal art studio crafts & happily ever after party favors

purple sofia the first birthday cake

purple sofia the first party mantle decor

sofia the first party tablescape, chair sashes and bathroom sign

castle shaped pb&j sandwiches

princess sofia inspired party tablescape and centerpieces

sofia the first princess cookies

princess birthday party snack ideas

outdoor princess party castle

purple princess party decor ideas

kids party adult drinks and food table

princess birthday party crafts

happily ever after princess party favors

princess birthday party family photo

PARTY DETAILS as told by Emily

Design Inspiration:

Liesl loves Sofia, as do most 4 year old girls, so she asked me to have a “Sofia” party. I’m not really into the commercial aspect of this type of theme party, so I used just a few licensed “Sofia” items, and did the rest in my own version of Sofia! A design motif that I used throughout the party is the 4-part circular pattern on Sofia’s ball gown. I used this design element throughout the party — on the cake, flower vases, invitations, and chair sashes.

Favorite Item:

I loved Liesl’s Sofia inspired apron! It was perfect for the party, and I loved the high quality materials that were used to make it. I also loved the glittered mason jars with the same Sofia design. And of course, the cake! It was a labor of love, and took about 8 hours for me to decorate it, but I was happy with it in the end.


Shop early! The $1 bins at Michael’s and Target can be your best friends! I snagged all the mini frames for the food place cards for super cheap, then spray painted them white! And if you see something you like and it doesn’t match your party theme — buy it anyway! Anything can be spray painted to match!!

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