Saturday, September 30, 2017

Budget Friendly Beauty and the Beast Party!


Beauty and the Beast has such a special place in my heart. When it was released in 1991, I remember going to the movie theater with my neighbor to see it. It was such a big moment for me because it's one of my first memories of going somewhere without my parents or sisters.

For my birthday that year I got some Beauty and the Beast Sheets, that I still have and use. So, to say I'm fan of beauty and the beast might be an understatement.

I tried not to host a Beauty and the Beast (BatB) party for our daughters first birthday, in fact I really wanted to host a Fiesta and serve tacos and play Uno. However, my husband was completely not on board with the idea so we went with BatB.

Her name does have Belle in it... so it was the obvious choice!

If you are looking for specifics on how to save money on hosting a Disney inspired party, check out my Rapunzel party post, it's got lots of great tips and ideas. This post applies the same concepts, and will hopefully give you some inspiration for your upcoming celebration.

Menu
As you can see, we kept the menu quite simple with a few uniquely themed items. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and since we kept the menu very basic all the kids ate very well too!
Try these at home! 
In keeping with the rose theme, I attempted to arrange the meat and cheese like a flower.


The Grey Stuff - It's delicious!
Try it at home! 


Fruit 


Our little Belle, enjoying her muffin! 
Activities

Birthday parties for very young children have the potential of being a little overwhelming for the one being celebrated. In order to ease the awkwardness we have started doing an activity for the adults. For this party, I created a trivia game and gave the guests 2 minutes to complete it. We had so much fun, I wanted to share the game with all of you!


In addition to the trivia game, we made a slideshow of photos and had it playing on the T.V. This is a great budget friendly way to share pictures from your child's year without printing several copies of photos. 

Costumes
I purchased a few BatB patches from this etsy shop, and ironed them into white shirts for the girls to wear. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos because the girls refused to wear them.  The patches were nice quality and the shop owner was very friendly and easy to work with.

For Belle, I purchased a blue shirt, white ribbon and felt. This created a Belle costume for less than 5.00 with supplies purchased from my local wal mart. 



I hope this post inspired you to think creatively when hosting a Disney inspired event. I love Disney events, be sure to tag me in your Disney inspired celebration on Instagram, @StorybookErin! 

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