Beauty and the Beast Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Delicious Rose Cupcake, and my Belle Snow Globe

When our daughter Veronica was 5 we took her to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  We were with my parents, grandmother, and my brother’s.  The big Disney movie at the time was the animated version of Beauty and the Beast.  Veronica loved it!  And needless to say, we collected a few nice Beauty and the Beast souvenir’s to take home with us.  We were staying at one of the resorts at the time, Disney’s Old Key West Resort.

 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The story is about a selfish prince who lives a life of arrogance who is then cursed by a mysterious enchantress having altered his appearance from a handsome man to that of a beast.  The castle servants also fall into the spell and turn into the manor’s furnishings. 

Bimbette, the Feather Duster, Mrs. Potts, the Tea Pot, Cogsworth, the Clock, Lumier, the candlestick, and Chip, the Tea Cup

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The only way the spell could ever be broken was for the prince to change into a nicer person and have someone fall in love with him and for him to love in return.

Enter Belle……

Tale as Old as Time….

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly
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Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast
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Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise,
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Ever just the same,
And ever a surprise,
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise
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Tale as old as time,
Tune as old as song,
Bitter-sweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you
 
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Certain as the sun
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast
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Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the BeastBeauty and
Beauty and the Beast
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Two Beautiful Belle’s
Vivien Meeting Magic Kingdom’s Belle
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Beauty and the Beast

This beautiful stained glass window is located in the Be Our Guest Restaurant at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Our Princess Vivien in an Enchanted Land….

Called Magic Kingdom

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With the release of the new Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans, I wanted to recreate a little homage to the story and the lesson of how being kind surpasses good looks and the importance of recognizing those qualities in others.

Because the movie takes place in France I wanted Gordon to create a nice cocktail in the honor of the movie, but I also wanted my favorite French food, which is the Quiche.

Mini Quiche’s

The Cupcake I bought at Disney Springs from their bakery and this is a Beauty and the Beast Cupcake.

We ate our Quiches, drank our Cocktails, ate Candied Coated Almonds, and my Cupcake.

Our Beautiful Niece Vivien in Front of Cinderella’s Castle

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This Beauty and the Beast blog post is about our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween where we ate at the Be Our Guest Restaurant,  and our Christmas Visit with Family.  We visited the park twice.  It is also our love of the story itself. 

What I love about Belle the most is her love of reading books.

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In our Dining Room we created a lovely Beauty and the Beast Dessert Table with lots of Belle Christmas Gifts.

Tree Topper Belle

(Every girl got a Belle ornament to take home.)

I also made several Beauty and the Beast themed cupcakes.

The recipe was easy, just a plain white cake mix with a royal icing with yellow food coloring added, then the accents of sugar roses and even some of the characters from the movie.  I had purchased several of the child’s toy characters to use as cake toppers.

Our Lovely Dining Dessert Table

New Beauty and the Beast Figures

Beautiful and Delicious Cupcakes

The Rose Napkins

(We made the rose napkins ourselves by following this video.)

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Vivien/Belle here with the Arrogant Gaston

The NEW Beauty and the Beast Movie

with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens

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Our Christmas Beauty and the Beast

Excellent Cake, Delicious Cupcakes, and Lovely Gifts

Gifts for the Girls:

A Belle Cosmetic Bag, and a Rose Drinking Glass

I bought the cake ready made and just added some of the Beauty and the Beast characters as cake toppers.

Also, we have the Beauty and the Beast character gift sets to give as gifts.

Gordon Clowning Around with Vivien

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Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson Singing Beauty and the Beast

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Belle Overlooking a Balcony of Cupcakes

Vivien had the fun opportunity to meet Disney’s Belle while we were visiting Magic Kingdom.  We had given Vivien the Belle dress as a Christmas gift from us.  She LOVED it!

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Our Beauty and the Beast Cocktail

(Recipe at the bottom of this post.)

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Delicious Quiche, Beauty and the Beast Cocktails, and some nice French candy coated almonds.

And a Rose….

A Lovely and Light Lunch to eat while we Watch Beauty and the Beast

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Our Beautiful Belle, Vivien Exploring Magic Kingdom

Belle’s Enchanted Tales

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In September we visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween.

This was right after Hurricane Irma and we were happy to have the fun distraction.

On Our Way to Magic Kingdom

The Disney Train Station

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Beauty and the Beast

Gordon in the Beauty and the Beast Section

The Beast’s Castle

The Menu for the Beauty and the Beast Restaurant

Entering the Castle Enclosure

The Beauty and the Beast Seal and the Menu

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Julie Outside the Castle

The Lovely Castle Waterfalls and Streams

Such Magical Beauty

You can see the Castle

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The Castle Entrance

Gordon and Julie

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Refreshments Outside the Castle

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Entering the Castle

We have been summoned by the master…..

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The Armory

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The Majesty of the Ballroom

The Grand Chandelier’s

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The Beast’s Dining Room

There are several dining rooms that you can be seated in addition to the Grand Ballroom.

They Seated us in the Beast’s Dining Room

Presented with our Menu

The Prince’s/Beast’s Portrait

The Rose

The Menu, our Rose Napkin

Our Waiter and our Wine

What I didn’t like about our dining room was how dark it was.  We could barely see!

Here we are trying to see to eat our dinner.

Gordon had the Shrimp Pasta

This is my Salmon Dinner

Everything was sooo delicious!

Fumbling Around in the Dark

The Desserts

We Chose Delicious Desserts

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The Rose Petals are Falling…..

The Beast

Belle and Beast Dancing

Another of the Dining Rooms

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Outside the Castle at Night

So Beautiful!

The Beast’s Castle

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Tired but Happy

Sitting on the curb with all my purchases.

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Riding the Monorail back to the Parking Lot

Tired, Exhausted, and Happy After our Halloween Adventure

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Where’s Julie?

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Our Beauty and the Beast Cocktail

Ingredients

1 Shot Triple Sec.

1 Shot Cointreau (Orange Liqueur)

5 Shots Whiskey Sour Mix

1 Shot Lemon Juice

10 Ice Cubes

1 Shot Grenadine Syrup (1/2 per drink)

Reddi Whip

Pink Sugar Crystals

In a blender, add your Triple Sec.

Cointreau

and Whiskey Sour mix.

Then add your lemon juice and…..

Ice cubes.  Blend the mixture until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the glasses, leaving about 3/4 of an inch from the top of the glass.

Add your Grenadine Syrup, pouring it down the center of the drink.

Due to the weight of the Grenadine, the syrup will rest on the bottom of the glass.

Here you can see the touch of red at the bottom of the glass.

Starting at the center, squirt your Reddi Whip using a circular motion around the glass ending in the center.  Top with pink sugar!

Beautiful and Tasty!

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Vivien’s Belle Dress

We bought our niece Vivien a replica of the new Beauty and the Beast dress worn by Emma Watson in the newest movie.  I’m happy to say that she loved it!  Wore it quite often and posed for photos for us as Belle.

The Dress came with a Hoop!

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Suddenly a Beautiful Maiden Appeared…..

She could be seen roaming the night…..

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Vivien, the Clumsy Princess!  🙂

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