Monday, March 11, 2013

A Royal Birthday


 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


The Cake
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.  

I think I'll enjoy every last moment of her being a princess before it ends.

19 comments:

Joseph said...

so cute. Love the cake. The dress turned out cute too.

Pinkie for Pink said...

Such an adorable party!! My daughter is obsessed with Sofia the First and although her birthday isnt until December she is requesting a Sofia party :)

You did an awesome job!

Nichole
www.pinkieforpink.com

nest full of eggs said...

so sweet :)
I bet she loved it ~ sure looks like she did!

eat. sleep. MAKE. said...

Such an adorable party! The dress is so cute and the cake is fantastic! It looks so professional. I've been wondering about using the sugar sheets - and you can cut them with the silhouette?? What blade setting do you use? I have a cameo and Id love to try if! -Jen

Cheryl @ mycuprunnethover312 said...

All the decorations are perfect! My husband also thinks I am crazy when I go all out to decorate for "just" a family party. You are not alone, but I too love how magical it feels. Thanks for sharing a great party!

Katie H said...

I don't think you are even close to the end of the 'Princess Party' era, my daughter is 8 and is asking for a Brave party! You have many more princess parties ahead.

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

love the cake! I have to come up with something for my daughter whose turning 2 in a couple days. Love the tufting and pearls! So much fun. I've never used the wilton sugar sheets but I just might have to now.

Emily Thompson said...

wow, the cake, the bunting the dress... AMAZING!!!! I came over from Sugar Bee Crafts. Would love for you to share this at my Tuesday Link party as well! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/st-pattys-pasta-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

Deece said...

So adorable! All of it, the cake, the decorations, the dress, but especially the little princess. Great job! All birthdays should be a bit of a production, even for 'just' a family birthday dinner - which is what we usually do.

Emily said...

Happy birthday to your princess! LOVE the perfect cake and the Sofia inspired dress. :)

Jenny Romaine said...

Adorable!

Andrea Pannell said...

Wow!! That cake is amazing! And my girls would love a dress like that. I hope you'll stop by and link it up to Make It Wear It today at thetraintocrazy!

icakepops said...

Simple and elegant. Just right for a princess!

Stef said...

That little girl does not look one bit disappointed in your all-out decorating for her "small family party." And that's what counts, right? Everything looks fabulous, as always, Kalleen!!

Delia said...

Darling cake, darling decor, darling dress, darling girl! :)

Teresita said...

Me gustó mucho la presentación de este cumpleaños Felicidades!!!!

Ann said...

You're amazing, Kalleen!

Archie said...

Adorable and perfect Sophia party. Do you mind if I ask is the Crown (tiara) also from the Disney store. Thanks,
Jo

Archie said...

oops
forgot to add email for you to reply about the crown:
Legaljo57@gmail.com

Thanks again!

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