Beauty and the Beast Inspired Party Ideas
I have such fond memories of watching the Disney’s original Beauty and the Beast, which first hit movie theaters in 1991. I fell in love with the music and it was one of the first musicals that I memorized the entire soundtrack from start to finish. When Lily was born, Beauty and the Beast was one of the first Disney movies that we watched together and since the age of 2, Belle has always been one of her favorite princesses.
We love the live Beauty and the Beast Stage Show down at Hollywood Studios, too! We are so excited to see the live action Beauty and the Beast movie that will arrive in theaters this March. I am especially thrilled to see Emma Watson take on the role of Belle – that makes the Harry Potter fan in me SUPER happy!
What better way to celebrate this movie release than compiling a collection of Beauty and the Beast Inspired Party Ideas!
Beauty and the Beast Inspired Food
1. Make “The Grey Stuff” from the song Be Our Guest. (This recipe is a copycat of the one served up in the Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom in Disney World.)
Easy Crayon Rainbow Valentine
This Easy Crayon Rainbow Valentine idea is a great idea for several reasons. First of all, most kids absolutely LOVE receiving a new box of crayons. New crayons mean a spark to new creativity! February is also the perfect time of year for kids to get some new crayons, as the ones from September have been worn down to little stumps. If you’re like me and you stock up like crazy during Back to School Sales, you could have picked up crayons for around 25 cents/box! This is a great way to use up your stockpile and totally justify another stock-up next summer. Finally, crayons make a great non-candy alternative for Valentine’s Day gifting. I am always shocked to see how much candy comes home with my kids from their school Valentine’s party. Last year Lily gave out rubber duck ponies and another year she gave out wildflower seed paper!
I love this idea for Valentines for a few reasons – it’s easy, it’s cheap and it’s very very cute! The kids are still deciding what their Valentines will be this year, though I’m thinking it’s a great option for my firetruck loving boy.
You should be able to find red candy melts online or at most craft stores, Walmart, etc around Valentine’s Day, BUT, if you happen to think ahead, you can always grab some during Christmas clearance sales, lowering the cost of these treats even more.
You will need:
Not only are Conversation Hearts so bright and colorful, they are also incredibly affordable and 100% reminiscent of Valentine’s Day! I also have a soft spot for glass milk bottles (you can grab them online or most craft stores sell them. Sometimes I even see them in Target’s Dollar Spot). They look so cute when filled with seasonal candies! Combine the glass bottles with some Conversation Heart Candies and you have a quick and easy gift or home decor.
A couple years ago I filled these bottles with red M&Ms and loved the results.
This year I decided to go with the candy hearts and create a matching tag.