There’s nothing I loved more than hosting a party, especially when it is a Disney-themed party! With Beauty & the Beast celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the new movie being released next year, I thought it would be great to have a Beauty & the Beast – themed tea party. And since December is approaching, why not kick start the holidays with a Beauty & the Beast Holiday tea party?
Whether you’re having a holiday get-together, Beauty & the Beast themed birthday party, or afternoon tea, I hope you enjoy the photos from my celebration, and are able to pull inspiration and ideas from my set-up for your own parties!
I had to include some tea sandwiches, of course! On whole grain bread, I spread cream cheese and canned whole cranberries, then used my Mickey Mouse cookie cutters to infuse some Disney magic into my tea sandwiches!
They were simple to make, and turned out absolutely delicious! To display and serve the food at the tea party, I used Q Squared NYC plates, in Yuletide pattern. These plates are my favorite for get togethers, since they look and feel like porcelain (one of my guests even thought they were), but are actually shatterproof! You can check out more of their patterns here.
For the savory entree, I created a Holiday Pasta Salad served in a Q Squared NYC Yuletide bowl. It is penne pasta, broccoli, pine nuts, with a cranberry, Greek yogurt, and Cabernet Sauvignon sauce. You can click here for the recipe.
I also included gingerbread biscotti! I used Nonni’s brand gingerbread biscotti – my absolute favorite! Their biscotti is low in calories, uses natural, high quality ingredients, and are incredible delectable. Just the perfect amount of crunch without being too hard! It was the perfect food addition to our holiday tea party.
For a more dessert-type food item, I created the Grey Stuff! It’s my healthy copycat version of Be Our Guest Restaurant’s famous dessert “The Grey Stuff”. You can get my recipe here. I served them in espresso shot glasses, topped with soy whipped cream from Whole Foods.
Last but not least, the tea for the tea party! In theme to Beauty & the Beast, I used Tudor House’s Romantic Rose tea, made with wild roses, white tea, green tea, peppermint, lavender, and jasmine flowers. It had a wonderful, delicate, floral taste.
I loved the rose petals in the tea! And since the loose leaf tea smelled so wonderful, I even put a bowl of the dry tea on the table for aroma. You can learn more about Tudor House Teas here.
The decor really made the party! My friend Melanie from Gable Fox Design created this beautiful enchanted rose centerpiece, and can easily be replicated! She glued a faux rose onto a piece of glittery gold scrapbooking paper. She then wrapped tulle around the base, and put a vase upside down over it. I love that it was so simple, yet really will blow guests away with how gorgeous it is! To elevate the centerpiece, she placed two fairytale books underneath.
My absolute favorite piece of decor at the party was this beautiful hand drawn sign on the table, also lettered by Gable Fox Design!
The last few touches where silverware wrapped in white napkins, wrapped in twine. I finished it off by clipping a white bird ornament to the twine. It reminded me of the birds Belle feeds in the snowball fight scene in Beauty & the Beast! I had the Q Squared NYC plates and bowls out in the yuletide pattern, and beautiful name place cards from Gable Fox Design.
For the children’s activity, we had the Seedling Beauty & the Beast Flower Press Kit! This kit allows children to be creative by pressing and preserving flowers and plants – complete with beautiful Beauty & the Beast theming! You can find the Seedling flower press kit here.
It was definitely a great way to start the holiday season, and will be a party I will remember for years to come! I would love to hear what themed party you would like to see from me next!