3/22/2017

10 Ways to Celebrate Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast. It's a tale as old as time, a tale of beauty and love, and it has stolen the hearts of true princesses everywhere. But what can a princess do to celebrate this beautiful story?

I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of the Beauty and the Beast spirit, so I found 10 ways to live like my inner Belle. Be careful, or by the end of this post Beauty and the Beast will take over your life as well!



1. Go See It

This one is pretty obvious. If you haven't seen the new release, GO WATCH IT!!! Cancel your plans, drag your best friend to the theater, and sigh with happiness the entire time.

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2. Dress inspired by it

I LOVE wearing clothes inspired by my favorite movies, and Beauty and the Beast is no exception. One of my favorite parts of the costuming was actually a very small detailing: Belle's ear cuff in the ball room scene. Naturally, I found a few designs that are sold in this day and age to make up for the fact that the wardrobe can't dress me for dinner. Check out this rose ear jacket and gold plate ear vine from Etsy.

I also saw a few Beauty and the Beast clothing pieces at Disney World that they also sell online. This long sleeve shirt is so lovely! This rose purse, though, steels the show!

Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Crossbody Bag by Danielle Nicole

If you want to look at more Beauty and the Beast clothing collections, look at JCPenny, Kohls, or Macys!


3. Bake something royal


I bake for every occasion, so of course I found some adorable Beauty and the Beast cupcakes from Cupcake Diaries! I love the two designs she presents- one for Belle and one for the Beast.

No Beauty and the Beast dessert conversation is complete without mentioning the grey stuff (it's delicious!) My mom made this recipe a while back, and it is very good! (Although Disney World does it better. If you have a chance, go to Be Our Guest and try it for yourself!)

Disney World's "Grey Stuff" recipe!! It's so easy to make and so delicious. Tastes just like the recipe from the Be Our Guest restaurant. { lilluna.com } So smooth and made with vanilla and chocolate pudding mix, milk, cool whip, and oreos and topped with sprinkles!!

4. Cook a meal worthy of Lumiere 


Beef ragout
Cheese souffle
Pie and pudding "en flambe"
We'll prepare and serve with flair
A culinary cabaret

Make the feast yourself with these scrumptious looking recipes for beef ragout and cheese souffle.

Beauty and the Beast: Beef Ragout Recipe


5. Host a Sing Along

Share your love for Beauty and the Beast with others by hosting a sing along party. This doesn't have to be anything fancy. Just pop in the original movie, play it with subtitles, and sing with gusto. The grey stuff is optional but highly encouraged. For other party-throwing tips if you want to get fancy, check out this post from Cutesy Crafts with some cheep and east ideas!



6. Read a book

What is a more Belle thing to do than reading? So really, most of us celebrate Beauty and the Beast every day without knowing it! If you want a great Beauty and the Beast retelling, try out these favorites:

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow.  by Jessica Day George. This book is one of my all-time favorites. A must read!
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Jessica Day George


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, one of the best series I've ever read!

Beauty by Robin McKinley. I've never read this one, but it comes highly recommended. It's been on my to-read list for a while.

Beastly by Alex Flinn. I'm a bit ashamed to say that I've only watched the movie version of this book, but since the book is almost always better, then I'm sure this book is great because the movie rocked!

Harry Potter. Belle would approve.

7. Drink Tea

Mrs. Potts won't let you forget about her! Make a spot of tea in honor of our favorite tea pot and cup. Even better, drink out of Chip himself! You can make him at home with this Chip DIY from The Sits Girls or buy it from Amazon or Hot Topic

8. Watch inspired YouTube videos

Fangirl with a host of other people by watching fan videos, interviews, and more! I picked a few of my favorites for you to check out! 








9. Make your own video

Better yet, make your own video! I want to see what you think. Maybe a music video? A voice over by your three-year-old cousin? Get creative!

10. Indulge in some merchandise 

Every Disney movie comes with the high price of amazing themed merchandise! As Once Upon a Time says, "All magic comes with a price." My favorite Beauty and the Beast merchandise options are this playful coloring book and exquisite puzzle!

Beauty and the Beast Art of Coloring Book - Live Action Film


BONUS: GO SEE IT!!! 

Really, you must go see this wonderful movie! It truly was a beauty. 



Comment below your thoughts on Beauty and the Beast. Do you want to try out any of these ideas? HOW ABOUT WE FREAK OUT TOGETHER THAT THE MOVIE FINALLY CAME OUT AND IT WAS WONDERFUL?!?!?!

Have a magical rest of your week, and don't forget to try one of these ideas! 

Princess Hannah

11 comments:

  1. I've mainly been watching YouTube videos to pass the time (because I really want to watch it again). Have you seen the Crosswalk: the Musical edition of this? It has James Corden, and the actors for Gaston, Le Fou, and the Beast, and it's quite hilarious! I'm also wanting to get a Belle Funko Pop, but I won't be able to get one for myself since my friend is moving away.

    As for the movie itself-- eeep! I was shaking when Belle was reading that one poem next to the Beast's bed, and then he recites the last few stanzas of it (and what do you know, the poem is about looooovvvveeee) and then he proceeds to show her the library, which is so romantic. I liked them being friends at first-- it wasn't love at first sight at all, even, but it grew.

    xoxo abigail lennah

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    1. I haven't seen that video! Thanks for recommending it to me!

      That poem and the one the beast read was AMAZING!!! And their romance was perfect!

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  2. I really loved this movie! I was quite impressed with how well done it was. I really love all of these ideas for celebrating the movie as well, so thanks for sharing!

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  3. I still need to see the movie! I think Emma Watson as Belle is a perfect casting...I can't wait to see how beautiful it is in live action. :) This was a sweet post! Now I want to go bake and read a book :) And that rose purse is adorable! :D

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    1. Emma Watson is probably my favorite actress, and she can almost do no wrong professionally, so I'm all in favor of her! It did take me a while to see her as Belle and not Emma Watson, though, but that's the cost of casting a famous person.

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    2. DUDE I JUST SAW IT TODAY AND IT WAS FABULOUS! <3 But I get what you mean about Emma Watson!

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  4. Love this post! The movie was ok but nothing extraordinary in my honest opinion. (Oh, and it's Mrs. Potts with two t's. Hope that helps!)

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm sorry you didn't love the movie. I found that I needed to go into the movie with an open mind and a child's heart. Going into it with a judging mindset and a readiness to find things I didn't like wasn't as fun. (Not that I'm saying you did that at all!)

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  5. EEEK I STILL HAVE TO GO SEE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! IT'S SO EXCITINGGGGG

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    1. YOU SIMPLY MUST TELL ME WHEN YOU SEE IT!!!

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