by Rivonia Naidu-Hoffmeester out of Johannesburg/Gauteng/ South Africa!
Featuring chic sweets that will have you blushing and decor to make you dance; this celebration is anything but, chance!
The party elements sure to enchant you from this gorgeous event, include:
- Foil rose cake
- Paper flower backdrop
- Stacked vintage suitcases
- Custom Beauty and the Beast flower centerpieces
- Brown gift sacks adorned with flowers and doilies
- And elegantly chic sugar cookies!
Vendor credits at the bottom of this post!
Chic Beauty and the Beast Birthday Party
Chic Beauty and the Beast Party Details:
This is what Rivonia said about styling the party- “As someone who loves arts, crafts and creating beautiful keepsakes for her loved ones, I have always wanted to style a kiddies birthday party, but I never had any opportunity to do so until God decided to give me my very own little human one year ago.
Therefore, as Madison-Sophia’s first birthday approached, I toyed with many ideas and themes. Seeing that I am not a princess and fairytales kind of mum, I was in search of something that she could look back on and realise how special it was and how it impacted her life growing up.
I chose Beauty and the Beast because it was a story that helped shape my life and encouraged my love for reading and travel. It also taught the younger version of me that beauty is really found within and not on the outside. I wanted these elements of the story to be the focus of my décor. I used a vintage and rustic approach, as I wanted the look and feel to be whimsical and magical.
As we live in South Africa, it is very challenging to find props for décor. This inspired me to make many of the décor elements, and this is why I wanted to share this party with your readers as I hope it can inspire others in the quest for unique Beauty and the Beast party ideas.
Decor and More
For the guest tables, I spray painted old coffee and baby food jars gold. I then varnished onto the jars printed Beauty and the Beast musical sheets and images from the 1991 movie and added rhinestones to finish the look. Also, 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.
For the cake table and backdrop, I used a ladder, dresser and suitcases to show case other elements of the movie. These were Belle’s love for reading, her desire for adventure, many of the enchanted characters from the story as well the enchanted rose and mirror. I love the effect of the different coloured paper flowers with the gold bunting.
To show case 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.
The ladder also had the enchanted rose and dome as well as rose designed cupcakes. The suitcases, vintage books, and globe map encapsulated the story of Belle’s love for reading and adventure. The main dresser had the gold and pink cake with the topper “Tale as old as Time” as well as the party packs and the tea set floral arrangement.
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 bookmarks as keepsakes”.
Planning, styling and décor: Rivonia K Naidu-Hoffmeester
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
Bookmarks – printed and laminated: 3at1 Jean Crossing
Catering: Lucky Bread Company
Cake, cupcakes, cake pops, biscuits and macarons: The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie
Oh blessed day! Give me all the Beauty and the Beast party ideas!!
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