Today we are celebrating my sweet daughter’s birthday by giving her a Sofia the First Birthday Party on a Budget.
You are going to love all of these Sofia the First Birthday Party Ideas!
Our little adores Sofia the First.
Sofia is one my favorite princesses too. So I was super excited to start planning her purple princess birthday party!
Sofia the First Birthday Party on a Budget
Let’s start with the invitations.
I looked everywhere for a free printable to use as a Sofia the First Birthday Invite.
The good news is I found the perfect printable. The bad news is that it is no longer available.
Below are the original Sofia the First Birthday Party Invites.
But don’t stress!
Here are two free Sofia the First Birthday Invitations for you to print.
Sofia the First Birthday Invites
One of my favorite DIY projects for this party is this Sofia the First Wreath. It’s the perfect way to greet your royal guest!
Sofia the First Wreath
The next thing you are going to need are pink and purple princess party decorations.
Princess party decor doesn’t get much cheaper than plastic tablecloths. That’s just what I used to make tons of fluffy pompoms and garlands for the party!
How to Make Pompoms and Garlands from Tablecloths
Simple princess party favors are a must have for a Sofia the First Birthday Party on a Budget.
Princess Party Favors
Our party guests loved these easy DIY party favors:
Click here to learn how to make Simple Crafts and Favors for the Sofia the First Birthday Party!
Ever since we revealed her First Princess Dress, Tootsie has been over the top excited about her birthday.
She has been Princess Sofia for weeks. There may have been a few spats about not wearing her party dress to bed.
Tootsie loves to wear her Sofia the First Princess Dress daily!
What’s a party without some yummy food to eat?
The table was set with crystal and dishes gathered from the party girl’s Grandmother’s house.
Decorating with photographs and a framed party invitation is a fun and easy touch. So is wrapping a recycled can with paper and adding an accordion paper rosette.
Then there’s the Pièce de résistance. Hope you said that with your best French accent.
It’s the Princess Cake.
DIY Princess Cake for a Sofia the First Birthday Party on a Budget
I wish I could say this cake was as easy as the YouTube video said it would be. But that would be a teensy weensy fib.
Tootsie got her own smash cake!
On the way home, the children grabbed a bag of Princess Play Dough and a Twirly Ribbon Wand.
This party was a wonderful way to celebrate our baby girl. The sparkle in her eyes when she blew out her three little candles… precious.
I hope I have encouraged you to make it yourself and use what you have to create a celebration your little one will not forget. Thanks so much for sticking through all these Princess Party Posts!
Here’s all the Sofia the First birthday party on a budget projects:
- Simple Princess Party Favors
- How to Make Princess Play Dough
- How to Make Pompom Garlands
- Sofia the First Birthday Party Wreath
- DIY Princess Cake for a Sofia the First Party
- Sofia the First Birthday Party on a Budget
More Princess Birthday Party Ideas!
- Princess Party Hats (An Ice Cream Treat) from MomDot
- Disney Princess Tutu Favor Bags from Laura’s Crafty Life
- Princess Pink and Gold 3rd Birthday Party from Pizzazzerie
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What a sweetheart! The party decorations and food looked amazing! I love the pompoms!
I’m glad the cake recipe turned out well for you! (The cake is adorable by the way!)
Happy Birthday to your daughter!
The icing on that Princess Cake almost did me in! After the party was over we heard a horrible crash. We raced into the dining room to find the princess cake had fallen over. That is all Tootsie talked about for weeks! “My princess cake felled over!” So wish I had snapped a picture!
I plan on making the cake recipe again for my husband’s birthday. It was divine!
Take care, Ashley
This looks like such an exciting party. So creative and easy. I would love the document to print the Sofia the First invitations. My daughter is turning four soon and she loves Sofia. I also love idea for the pompoms and the crowns. Thanks
Thank you so much for following with bloglovin! Check your email for the invitation document! 😉
Krista @ the happy housie says
What a gorgeous party – the pinwheel rosettes are so pretty. And the cake and goodies!! wow! I have two little boys so we do ‘construction’ and ‘car’s and ‘mario’… so far pinwheel rosettes haven’t fit into the mix. I gotta figure out a way to work them in!! Thanks for sharing this at Work it Wednesday this week Ashley:)
Thanks so much, Krista! After two boys, I am all about princesses, bows, and pink everything. Tootsie’s party was so much fun to plan an decorate.
Speaking of boys… you should check out the DIY Minecraft/Pirate Party we had last spring. I created a ghast pinata (Minecraft ghostie thing) and a skull and cross bones flag pinata.
Soda Pop Avenue says
What a great party! You did such a good job and have some great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing this at our What We Love Wednesdays link up party; we can’t wait to see what else you have been up to.
Tootsie’s Sofia the First Birthday Party was so much fun to plan and decorate! Thanks so much hopping over.
I’m going to make your breakfast burritos for my boys!
Take care, Ashley
Samantha @ Five Heart Home says
What a sweet and girly party…love it! And I never would have guessed you put it together on such a practical budget. Great job! You’ve given me some inspiration for my daughter’s first birthday party in a few weeks…thanks so much!
Thanks so much for hopping over, Samantha! Tootsie’s Sofia the First Birthday party was so much fun. I’m already thinking about next year! 😉
Take care ~ Ashley
Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says
Ashley! What a phenomenal party! You thought of everything! That cake is absolutely amazing–LOVE! I’m sure your daughter was thrilled with it. So, so beautiful! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Diana Rambles says
Great party! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!
Where did u get the free printables?
You can find the blank Sophia the First 5×7 card on Peonies and Poppyseeds. There tons of fun party printables on that sight! Thanks for visiting!
Your princess is adorable and what a great job you did with that party!!! I must agree with you a stay at home mom is a Dream Job!
Thank you so much! Like I said, I think I may have loved it more than Tootsie. 😉
Mommy on Demand says
Beautiful party for a pretty princess! Thanks for coming over and sharing at Happiness is Homemade Link Party, Hope to see you back in the morning! http://mommyondemand.com/
Sonja Bussell says
Hi Ashley! I’m so excited to have found your site. I just started following you on Pinterest. Thank you for basically giving me a blueprint for my little one’s 5th birthday next month. She has talked about doing a Sophia party since last year and we are definitely on a budget. 🙂
I’d love to get your invitation template to use with the free printable. Thanks in advance for your help and all you do for moms like me.
I love that you are excited about my Sofia the First Birthday Party! Thank you for becoming a Facebook Follower. Check your email for the Sofia Birthday Invitation document.
I would love to see pictures of your little girl’s party!
I love everything you did for you princesses Sofia the first party….I absolutely love the invites and would love for you to send me the link to them…my little one will be 3 in June and she is asking for a princess Sofia party!
I would love to share the Sofia the First invitation wording with you! Check our email! 😉
Thank you so much for the link to the invitations. I have one question, how did you get the pink polka dots on the back?
Great question! That is simply a piece of pink polka dot scrapbooking paper that I glued to the back of the invite. Just a simple but fun touch to add!
Let me know if you have any other questions!
I love the Sofia the First party! My daughter is in love with her and is already asking for a Sofia birthday party! Your details are precious and so age appropriate. So many parents throw these elaborate parties that are stressful (I am guilty of that myself) ; this is perfect! Please email me a copy of your invitation when you get a chance. I will enjoy keeping up with your blog! I am crafty myself and love to be creative especially with birthday parties! Also, how did you make the paper fan circles for the wreath? They are adorable! Love the little Sofia picture in the center too!
Take Care! Ashley
Hey sweet lady!
Check your email for the MS Invitation document! 😉
Hi! I’m looking at this dress and my daughter is just now fitting into 5T. Can you tell me what sz you bought for your 3 yr old please? Thanks!
When I was searching for a Sofia dress for Tootsie all I could find on DisneyStore.com was a 4/5 (I think). The neck was too big but once I tacked it up it fit well. The online Disney Store was a bit pricey but the quality was so worth the price. I was definitely get a size 5 or 6. Good luck!
FYI- the Disney store has their Sofia the first dress on sale for $30 in the store and online. It’s their twice a year sale!
I’ve been looking on this site for weeks and finally I sent a message! I soo love the princess party on a budget. I’d love to get a copy of your Sofia invites please. My princess Sofia is turning one this August 🙂
So happy you found me! Check your email for the word document. 😉
Hi 🙂 i came across your blog while searching for DIY sofia the first birthday ideas for my daughter’s upcoming 3rd birthday. I love your ideas and how your party turned out! I would love to get the invitation template 😀 I am currently following you via facebook. Thanks!
I would love to share the Sofia Invitation Word document with you! Just leave me your email address in the comments. 😉
Thanks a bunch!
Jennifer Morrison says
Adorable! Thanks for sharing! I’d love the template for the invitation, please. 🙂 Thanks so much!
Thanks so much! I’ll send you the invitation document.
Jen Shuler says
I’m throwing a sofia birthday party for my daughter this month! I’m following my email, please send me the document to make invitations! I’m hoping to do as well as you did on making a magical party!
Check your email!
Sofia the first where were you when I was little? I’m coming late to your amazing Sofia party 🙂 Please would you mind sharing the invitAtion template? Angie
Love your sofia party invitations. Am having my daughter’s 6th birthday party this month and would love it if you could share your template
Thanks so much your website. It’s totally awesome
Hey Karen! I’m so sorry but I’m unable to share the document for the invites. Wishing her a wonderful birthday party!