Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ava's "Sofia's Big Sleepover" Party

Ava has been OBSESSED with Sofia The First lately.  I love throwing parties, but since we just moved here (and she's only turning three) I didn't exactly know who to invite for her birthday party.  Instead, I went all out and made a special night for just her and big sis.  We tried to mirror all of the activities that take place during the "Big Sleepover" episode.

In the episode, Sofia is very excited that they are having a chocolate milk fountain.  Ava was equally impressed.

Sofia's friends from the village receive a royal makeover so they can feel like princesses too.  We just got back from Disneyworld, so I hung on to a few souvenirs just for tonight.

They also have a tradition of making pinecone tiaras during their sleepovers in the village.  I was worried this might be a little tough for the girls, so I made them in advance (just hot-glued pinecones to some old headbands we had laying around.)

We painted paper fans (ordered in a plain pack off Amazon)

And played pin the tail on the unicorn.

 Somehow I neglected to take a photo of the best part, but we also turned the loft into the "observatory" buy sticking glow-in-the-dark stars all over the ceiling, and draping fabric from the ceiling for a make-shift canopy.  We pulled a mattress out and they slept together "under the stars".