My baby girl turned 4. It was a bitter sweet birthday for me. She chose Disney's newest princess, Sofia the First, as a theme. Even though I'm not a big fan of the whole disney princess thing, I've tried to embrace it over the last 8 or so year for the sake of my girls. During my preparations, I realized that this would probably be the last time I did a princess themed party. I thought I would be thrilled and I am, but a small part of me was sad that I've reached the end of a phase.
I shouldn't really call our little celebration a party. We simply had a family dinner and cake, but it was perfect.
My little princess, I think she looks just like Sofia.
I decorated the house the night before so she would be surprised when she woke up. My husband thinks I'm crazy when I decorate for a small family dinner, but I love making things magical.
I was so excited about this Sofia bunting, she didn't even notice it with all the balloons on the floor.
I usually make a special outfit for birthdays. I debated on making a real sofia dress or a simple dress she could wear to church and school. I went with a Sofia-inspired dress. While I was sewing it up, she kept telling me I was making it all wrong and it didn't look like Sofia's. I was worried, but turns out she loves it and won't take off.
There has been a lot of twirling.
The Crown Jewels
I love how it turned out. I'm so grateful to my sister who showed up and helped decorate. As always, I had way more on my plate than I planned, and it wouldn't have been finished on time without her.
I used Wilton Sugar Sheets for the flowers. I got mine at Walmart. I'm a big fan. In fact, I've used them with my Silhouette before too.
I love the tufting and pearls on the top layer.
Lucky for me we live by a Disney store, I used the sofia from a figure set for the topper.