Both of my kids love Sofia the First. Even Jack, who is going through an anti-princess phase (it’s so serious, he’s even turned against Princess Leia), will watch Sofia the First. I *think* he might kind of have a crush on her, but don’t tell him I told the Internet that! And really, I love Sofia, too…I’m kind obsessed with Minimus, the purple pegasus pony (he’s all the things my childhood dreams were made of).
So throwing a Sofia the First Princess Playdate was AWESOME.
The party we hosted was a fun get-together with some of Claire’s favorite little princesses (and a few princes thrown into the mix, too). I have tons of Disney Princess party ideas for you here…and even free printables so you can throw your own Disney Princess party…stress-free!
We started off by letting the kids decorate their own amulets (Sofia has a magical amulet that allows her to talk to animals!). I made each child a painting placemat by writing their names on colored card stock (they could paint on this surface and leave their amulets here to dry, so we’d know which one belonged to which child). The “amulets” were really just some inexpensive wood shapes I picked up in the craft section at Walmart, and were perfect for stringing on yarn so the kids could wear them.
We also broke out all of our dress-up attire and set up the Princess Dress-Up Station. You can see how I made this fancy dress-up station here…but all you need is a box and some play clothes! Trust me, the kids were more interested in the princess dresses than they were in the hours I invested painting this dresser!
We also let the kids play a game of Pin the Tail on Minimus, which I loved because all those years spent doodling horses in the margins of my schoolwork was finally validated when I got to paint this giant Minimus. I cut up some purple streamers to use as the tail and let the kids initial their “tails” after they pinned them to Minimus.
I also had some Kinetic sand and Mega Bloks that came in our party box out for the kids to play with at their leisure. They loved these (but next time I’ll monitor the sand better, because, OMG. SAND!).
I decided to stick with the Sofia the First theme when coming up with some super simple, kid-friendly snacks. I used a teeny little heart cookie cutter to make tea sandwhiches (PB&J and turkey and cheese because I wanted to have a peanut-free option).
For a sweet treat, I bought some big pretzel sticks and simply poured a container of store-bought Funfetti frosting into a bowl. These were obviously a favorite with the kids (FROSTING!), but I liked them because I told the kids they were Cedric’s magic wands.
All the printables I scrambled to make…all the grief I gave Charles when he bought me violet paint instead of lavender (Minimus is lavender. He is LAVENDER!)…it was all worth it for those sweet words from the little princess in my life!
I have a Disney Princess Printable Party Pack for you here! Click here (or on the image below) to get printable invitations, signs, a welcome banner, a dress-up station banner, and water bottle labels.
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Looking for more princess party ideas? Be sure to check out my other Disney Princess Party printables and simple craft ideas here.
Find Sofia the First gifts here.
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I hope these Disney Princess Party ideas inspire you! And be sure to check out the Disney Side Celebrations for lots of ideas for planning your next Disney party and showing off your Disney side!