13 Aug

Royal Purple Sofia the First Birthday Party

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


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.


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!!



– Cake & Fondant Shell: Duff’s Cake Mix
– Sofia Tiara Topper: LuluCupcake
– Cookie cutter for Sofia’s Dress Design: JB Cookie Cutters
– All Other Fondant Decorations: Emily Klaparda
– Table Linens, Chair Sashes & Rosettes: Efavormart.com
– Crepe Embellishments: Lucky Girl Goods
– Decorated Princess Cookies: Flourish Cakes
– French Macarons: Gelsons Supermarket
– Dessert Table Backdrop: PrettiMini
– Birthday Girl’s Sofia Dress: Ross and Rosie Designs
– Paper Castles Hanging on Chandelier: Monarch Paper Creations
– Tiara Topped Toothpicks: Hues Studio
– Purple Princess Dress Food Toppers: JK Designs
– Birthday Banner: Paper Dream Creations
– Sofia-design Mason Jar Vases: Firefly Atelier
– Glitter Princess Crown Banners: Postscripts
–Goodie Bag Embellishments: The Wrap Up
– Buffet table castle centerpieces: Bits of Plaid n Paisley
– Invitations: Emily Klaparda
– Invite’s Tiara Embellishments: Hues Studio
– Floral centerpieces, Party Signage, Plates & Paper Goods: Custom Designed by Emily Klaparda
– Foam Lavender Tiaras & Gold Paper Crowns: Oriental Trading
– Cardboard Castle: Neat Oh!

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April SAYS:

Hi! Can you please tell me where you purchased the 3D paper candelabras? I have searched everywhere for some for my daughter’s upcoming party and have been unable to find them. Thank you!

Reply November 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Yolie Perez SAYS:

Can you tell me where you got the princess face masks to color on?

Reply February 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Allison Doyel SAYS:

I need to know where you got the castle on the fireplace mantle! We are having this same party for my 3 year old and you have totally ispired me!

Reply May 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm


Hello ,
Where did you get the purple crown holding the flowers ?

Reply September 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Courtney SAYS:

Hi there! Love your party decoration skills! Amazing! How creative as well! Just wondering where you purchased the candelabras?

Reply May 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

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