What do you do when your youngest daughter is obsessed with Beauty and the Beast almost as much as you are?! (Isn’t it obvious?!) You pull out all the stops and throw a kick-ass themed party complete with her very own enchanted rose (Duh!). In my family I’m well known as the crafty DIY mama who knows that a good party is all in the details (thanks to my perfectionist trait). Lucky for me I also know how to stretch a budget (when I have to) and I’m the queen of R&R (reuse & repurpose; not to be confused with rest & relaxation). Here is a little glimpse of my Love Bug’s very own Enchanted Beauty and the Beast Birthday!
and cost about $20 to make).
For the kids’ table (it’s actually 3 card tables put together) I busted out my hot pink satin overlays (these suckers have been used for BooBoo’s Wild Zebra Party, Love Bug’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party and All About Anna Party), I accented with gold sequin runners and matching gold charger plates on sale at Michaels during one of their blowout events (You can never go wrong with gold charger plates, c’mon Fall/Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, or just because!). I sprinkled faux pink rose petals (from Dollar Tree) around pink stemless wineglasses (found those beauties in the Target bargain bin for $5 and practically threw them in my cart) that I used as candle holders for some fake candles (kids + fire = disaster) and stacks of various book boxes thanks to another blowout sale at Michaels (Michaels and Target conspired against me by setting up shop next to each other so it’s impossible for me to visit one and not the other, what mom doesn’t practically sign her checks over to those two?!).
For the record, this party in particular popped my party-in-my-new-home cherry and lets just say my massive kitchen island performed to perfection. I covered the entire island in my royal blue table linens (got them for Love Bug’s All About Anna Party) and then draped the hot pink overlays on top. Our guests helped themselves to mini pigs in a blanket, baguettes with spinach artichoke dip (the one from Costco is the BEST, I’ve legit finished an entire tub by myself…more than once *sigh*), “gray stuff” pudding (basically half vanilla and half chocolate pudding with ground up Oreos mixed together) served up on gold charger plates.
Once again my local Albertsons bakery slayed these adorable Beauty and the Beast cupcakes! Not only were these super cute but they were also super affordable, I paid about $48 for 3 dozen and they tasted heavenly (I use Albertsons bakery for all my sweet treat needs).
This Beauty and the Beast themed mini cake was absolutely precious and Love Bug was over the moon for it (I fancied up her candle with this cool pearl tape I found at Michaels because why the hell not!)! As far as refreshments go it was chilled pink lemonade for everyone (We are a soda-free house but if you asked real nice I also offered water *wink*).
These custom themed sugar cookies were made by a friends’ cousin so I got the “friends and family discount,” but they were almost too stunning to eat (I said almost, my girls and I devoured all the left overs that day; they were so delicious!). I truly went above and beyond when I hired a local entertainer to come dressed as Belle (she read our pop-up book of Beauty and the Beast to the kids, applied glitter tattoos and posed for pictures).
The true show stopper (besides Love Bug) was the enchanted rose I made for her. It was surprisingly easy to make and looked amazing, she’s so in love with it that we use it as a nightlight in her room now.
Here’s a list of everything I used that you can easily find at Michaels to create this truly enchanting rose:
- Wood circle clock face
- Glass cloche
- Gold spray paint (I already had this hoarded away in my craft bin)
- Glitter Modge Podge (This was also squirreled away)
- Fake rose
- Green floral tape
- Glitter strand lights
- Plain book box
- Blue, white and gold acrylic paint (Did I mention I’m a hoarder of craft supplies?)
- Silver scrapbook sticker letters (I confess, I’m a hoarder! Don’t judge me!)
- Glue gun with extra strength glue sticks (Everyone should already have at least one of these)
Seriously it looks way harder than it actually is but I finished my rose in 2 days, the hardest part was waiting for paint to dry. If you make one please comment with a picture, I’d love to see your creation!
Overall this party was a blast and my Love Bug was beyond thrilled, I think she truly felt like a magical princess and we made memories that will last a lifetime.
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