Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar made this INCREDIBLE Beauty and the Beast Theme truly come to life for little Alexa. From hand delivered rose invitations to story time with Bell, this magical princess party has so many thoughtful elements that push the envelope in party planning. (P.S. When you’re finished here be sure to check out Part 2!)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Paper rose invitations (delivered by a handsome prince!) – Entrance to “West Wing” with a greeting from the wilting rose and magic mirror – Village shops, including a Boulangerie with fresh baguettes & more – Story time with Belle in the French village
This was truly a magical event! Working with Alexa’s mom was amazing because she allowed me to run with my ideas and create an event that I could only dream of! The event was composed of different areas in the family’s residence. The flow was to simulate the wonderful story of Beauty and the Beast, the inspiration behind this birthday party.
To begin with, I enlisted my amazing vendors who always allow me to get creative and always brings my designs to life! The invitations had to be royal and they were! A handsome prince knocked on every guest’s door and handed them an invitation to never forget (images via Dollhouse Paperie by Dolce Drive.. amazing!). Each received a handmade paper rose with a custom leaf inviting them to the royal ball. Followed by the formal invitation which was a stunning ornate shape and introduced the theme of the event! As guests arrived, each child was greeted with a princess or pirate balloon. They walked down the red carpet and this is where the story began…..
They walked into the west wing where 2 charming pieces were watching the guests from the mantel. In the center of the room was the wilting rose and magical mirror! They proceeded through the West Wing and encountered a quaint French village where the beautiful Princess read a story and guests could enjoy croissants, crepes, and pick some flowers from the flower cart!
Then, the children were welcomed by Princess Alexa’s Boutique where the boys would become pirates and the girls would become princesses! Eye patches, Tiaras, pearls and tutus were some of the fun items waiting for the children to dress up in. A face painter transformed boys into daring pirates, and a very girly staff transformed all the little girls into princesses with beautiful hair and some glitter!
Once the princesses and pirates were transformed they proceeded into the castle (tent) where they were the Guests of Honor! Sweets, Chandeliers, and Candelabras were there to greet all the children! Along with the most appropriate song to make them feel like the guests of honor! Mini cake pops to look like teacups, dress shaped cookies, and a china cabinet lined with plates, were the finishing touches to a magical afternoon!
It took a huge team of vendors and staff to accomplish this event and without them it wouldn’t have been as magical!
– Event Styling, Design, and Coordination: I Heart Sugar Sugar – Make Up and Princess Transformations: Spa Blvd Parties – Event Draping: Events Factory Group – Photography: Studio One Six – Day of Event coordination: Events by Mariel – Cookies: Sweet Dough – Birthday Cake: Sugar and Spice Cakes Miami – Printables and Invitations: Dollhouse Paperie by Dolce Drive – Cupcakes: Cakes by R.C. – Cake Pops, chocolate covered oreos: Two Sweet Cakery – Story time Belle: Enchanted Fairytale Parties