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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.)
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.
Lumiere’s candlesticks – Pretzel rods dipped in melted yellow candy wafers.
Belle’s cupcakes – Yellow icing and red candy wafers we melted and put in a flower mold.
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.
Thanks for checking out the party. Enjoy the movie! 🙂