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Savannah's "Sofia the First" 1st Birthday Celebration

no photo By Cheyenne O  in Birthday


Party Recap

"A 1st Birthday to Remember"

I wanted my daughter Savannah's 1st birthday to be a special day that my family could look back on and cherish for years to come. After two wonderful boys (ages 11 and 13), I was excited to get to do something girly for a change! I've always loved hosting parties and not much else gets me as excited as a Disney themed party! Knowing it would be difficult to put together a big party with a baby, I started planning when Savannah was only 5 months old. Having the blessing of Pinterest is an amazing way to gather ideas and have them accessible at all times no matter where you are! What would we do without it? I originally started out thinking I would do a non-disney themed party for her 1st (I know...what was I thinking?) and do an elegant pink and gold party. But, after seeing my daughters face light up every time Sofia came on Disney Junior, I knew it had to be the theme of her party. What else makes a better "1st Birthday" theme than "Sofia the First" anyways? Plus, lavender is my favorite color and I knew I could make it more on the elegant side than cartoony. Oh, let the fun begin!

The party was set for March 22nd. Even though I started planning months before Christmas, I hadn't actually begun any of the work. As soon as Christmas was over, I knew I better get a start on it. I didn't want to be stressed out waiting until the last minute. I knew I would be doing most things myself instead of buying, so I was going to need some time. By the end of January, the ordering and crafting had begun! On top of the party, I decided to put Savannah's cake smash together and photograph it myself (photography is another hobby of mine). Of course, I'm so dang picky, I just couldn't find the perfect outfit. I decided to make it myself. The list was getting longer!

After two months of shopping and crafting, the big day finally came! A big thank you goes out to my mom, I couldn't have done it without her help! Of course, even though I started way in advance there were a few things that didn't get done. The one I'm most disappointed about, is running out of time to do the tulle canopy on the dessert table to finish it off. But, I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the end result! It was such a special day and Savannah was a total charmer. I guess she knew it was her special day too! We'll cherish this 1st birthday forever!

Here is a list of everything pictured from the party and where it was purchased or if it was made with love by me!

10' by 30' Tent with sides -

Lavender pintuck tablecloths, chair bows and white folding chair covers -

Balloons - Party City

High Chair Tutu and "ONE" Banner - made by me (available in my etsy store)

Sofia the First inspired party hat - made by me (available in my etsy store)

Sofia the First Chalkboard Sign -

Sofia the First Party Invitations and Thank You Cards -

Sofia the First Cookies -

Sofia the First Cake -

Pink Napkins -

Pink Tablecloth Backdrop for Dessert Table - Dollar Tree

Paper Doilies wrapped around napkins - Walmart

Centerpieces - made by me (scalloped edge vases, beads and flowers purchased at Michaels. Ribbon and tulle purchased at Walmart)

All of the Candy Bar Jars were purchased at TjMaxx and Marshalls

Pearlescent Purple Gumballs - Walmart

Pink Buttermints - Walmart

Lollipops - Party City

M&M's and Hershey Kisses - Target (I purchased these on clearance after Valentine's Day. I sorted them by hand and took all the reds out. Yes, I'm a little crazy!)

Dessert Table Tutu Skirt and "One" Banner - made by me (Lavender tulle was purchased at Walmart)

Tulle Pom Poms - made by my mom (Lavender Tulle from Walmart, Pink Tulle from Joann's)

Time Capsule - made by me (I bought the photo box for $2 at Walmart. The glitter pink self stick letters are from Michaels.)

Sofia the First Birthday Banner -

Wreath - Michaels

Welcome sign - I printed the image for free ( and cut it out and modge podged it to a lavender painted wood plaque I purchased at Michaels.

BPA free Plastic Wine Glasses -

Tiaras on Wine Glasses - the template was purchased in the Silhouette Cameo store and cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine, then glued on each glass with a extra strength craft glue stick.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all of the pieces for the "ONE" banners. That machine is AMAZING!


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Catering by Fresco II -

  • What People Drank


  • Desserts

    Candy Bar, Sofia the First Cake by The Whole Wheatery, Sofia the First Cookies by JEdibleArt

  • Party Favors

    Sofia the First Goodies from Party City

  • Activities / Games

    Princess Castle Bouncer and Potato Sack Race


1 comment

  • Bhavini K

    Bhavini K wrote:

    Do u want to sell all stuff...m interested in buying them all except gazibo