When discussing ideas for Madeline's fourth birthday party, she kept coming back to the same thing.  A Sofia the First birthday party with the real Sofia.  You got it, Mads! princess birthday party chalkboard sign

The tables were set with picture frames to decorate and princess crowns to wear.  Sofia had to make a grand entrance, of course, so we needed a little fun to keep the girls busy while they waited for the special guest to arrive.

sofia the first party

sofia the first party ideas

When Sofia arrived, she had the girls undivided attention.  They sang songs, played games and posed for lots of photos.

sofia the first

sofia the first party ideas

chicagoland sofia the first

Sofia even brought special crafts for all of the girls.  And signed autographs.

sofia the first party ideas

After it was time for Sofia to go home to her royal family, the girls had bento box lunches filled with princess shaped fruit, sandwiches and snacks.  The bento boxes were part of the party favors and made taking lunch to the picnic super easy.

pottery barn kids bento box

After the lunches were eaten it was time for cake, of course!  This Sofia the First birthday cake was just as delicious as she was gorgeous!


Thanks to friends and family who made this a wonderful day for Madeline!


Birthday Girl Dress - Vindie Baby

Bento Boxes - Pottery Barn Kids

Sofia the First - Lookingglass Friends

Sofia Cake - Dessert Menu

Plates, Stripey Straws, Cups - Shop Sweet Lulu

Chalkboard - Painted by Nonna

Frames to Decorate - JoAnn Fabrics