How can one not love Belle and her love for books, reading, and adventure? And how can one not love a romance the grows out of friendship? And so Beauty and the Beast became the theme for Madison-Sophia’s first birthday.
It just so happened to also be the year that the new movie was released, so hey, we would be current, if not anything else.
As we live in South Africa, it is very challenging to find Beauty and the Beast props for décor. This inspired me to make many of the décor elements myself, and this is why I wanted to share this party as I hope it can inspire others in the quest for unique Beauty and the Beast party ideas.
I dusted some of the jars with glitter and added tags with music notes on them. I chose yellow and pale pink roses to compliment the jars. Through the images and music sheets, these jars told the tale and song of Beauty and the Beast. I used pale pink tablecloths with bronze sequence box runners with floral and gold paper plates.
To showcase the characters of the movie, I placed an open Beauty and the Beast book on the ladder. Also on the ladder were gold spray painted easels, which held biscuits with the different characters on them. This also speaks to Belle’s dad as an artist.
Another handmade item was the “Be Our Guest” hessian bunting which was displayed at the entrance of the venue. In keeping with the reading theme, I also designed bookmarkers as keepsakes. Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Service Provider Credits
Venue: Post House Parties
Photography: Creationography - Lifestyle and Birth Photography
Linen: The Tablecloth Hiring Company
Paper flowers: B-Lumiere Designs
Vintage Decor Hire: Hand Creations - Vintage decor hire and Crazy Parties
Flowers: The Flower Market
Bookmarkers printed and laminated: 3at1 Jean Crossing
Catering: Lucky Bread Company
Cake, cupcakes, cake pops, biscuits and macarons: The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie