Liesl’s 4th Birthday – A ‘Sofia the First’ Inspired Party

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A Project For





Los Angeles, CA


A royal "Sofia the First" inspired lavender and white bash for Liesl's 4th birthday!

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 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.

Decorating Style

classic, clean and simple

Project Details

Cake: Cake and fondant shell by Duff's Cake Mix, Sofia Tiara topper by LuluCupcake, cookie cutter for Sofia's dress design by JB Cookie Cutters, all other fondant decorations by Emily Klaparda

Chair Sashes & Rosettes: lavender sashes by Efavormart, with crepe embellishments by Lucky Girl Goods

Decorated Princess Cookies: by Flourish Cakes

French Macarons: by Gelson's

Dessert table backdrop: by PrettiMini

Birthday girl Sofia dress: by Ross and Rosie Designs

Paper Castles hanging on chandelier: by Monarch Paper Creations

Tiara topped toothpicks: by Hues Studio

Purple Princess Dress Food Toppers: by JK Designs

Table linens: by Efavormart

birthday banner: by Paper Dream Creations

Sofia-design mason jar vases: by Firefly Atelier

Glitter princess crown banners: by Postscripts

Goodie Bag embellishments: by The Wrap Up

Buffet table castle centerpieces: Bitsofplaidnpaisley on Etsy

Invitations: by Emily Klaparda with tiara embellishments by Hues Studio

Floral centerpieces, party signage, and plates, and paper goods: custom designed by Emily Klaparda

Foam lavender tiaras and gold paper crowns: Oriental Trading

Cardboard Castle: Neat Oh!

Party photo montage set to music: here:


Favorite Items

I loved Liesl's Sofia inspired apron!  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 placecards for really cheap!

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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    This party is amazing! I love how you took a favorite tv character and turned it into an elegant, lovely lavender party.

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    I found them on zulily during a flash sale – they were white and gold and I spray painted them silver.

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    Love the color and dress theme throughout, where did you find the caste and Sofia oversize decals for the walls? Looking for something similar but for Sleeping Beauty :)

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