Belle

Beauty and the Beast

I know Disney fans everywhere are anxious to see the live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. I’ve been excited about it since I first heard it was being made, and I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to throw a party for this Disney classic.
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It all started with a rose (just like in the movie). Back in October I bought this $10 dome from Target to use for a Halloween decoration. I immediately knew I also wanted to use it for a centerpiece for this Beauty and the Beast party. I got the rose for $5 at Wal-Mart. We cut the long stem and used fishing line to attach it to the top piece and keep it straight up.
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After dining at Be Our Guest restaurant in WDW twice now, I can’t say enough great things about the place. The tall windows are gorgeous! I knew I wanted to try and recreate them. My mom spotted these purple project boards at Hobby Lobby. I bought two for $6 each. Then I bought a pack of white poster boards and painted them gold. I cut out three semi-circles and about two dozen strips. I just laid them out how the windows looked in photos and taped them to the board.
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Next we used three gold plastic tablecloths. We covered the table with two and then we used one to make a ruching effect. We pinned up the ends with some felt roses bought at Hobby Lobby.

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(From Pinterest) We decorated a mason jar to look like stained glass using an oil-based black marker to make different triangular shapes and some regular Sharpies to fill it in with color.

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We also used gold spray paint on two dessert stands, a book-shaped box (since Belle loves to read), and some twigs (I wanted a touch of the forest).

The desserts we made were: Banana pudding cups (I added gold glitter to the outside bottom of the plastic cups.)

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The Grey Stuff – I used a circle cookie cutter to make stacks with red velvet cake. I put the grey stuff (vanilla pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and whipped topping) in between and on top. I added red candies.

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Lumiere’s candlesticks – Pretzel rods dipped in melted yellow candy wafers.

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Belle’s cupcakes – Yellow icing and red candy wafers we melted and put in a flower mold.

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Roses – I bought a tray of rose molds from Hobby Lobby and used red and green candy wafers to melt. I stuck them in a Styrofoam ball and filled a gold bucket with decorative shred to cover the Styrofoam.

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Thanks for checking out the party. Enjoy the movie! 🙂

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