Belle from Beauty and the Beast
November 9, 2017 11:13am CST
# 94 Yes, it’s easy to guess that was the theme for a third birthday party of my sister-in-law’s first grand-daughter! Kids’ birthday parties always look so fun and exciting! Having a theme makes it even more so. The decorations, the cakes, even the costumes can all be theme and color coordinated... My sister-in-law absolutely spoils her grand-daughter. She even hired a Belle character to entertain the kids along with a jumping castle. The kids were all so excited when Belle arrived. She told them stories, played some games with the kids, and took lots of pictures with them. When it was time for Belle to leave, the birthday girl hugged her so tight like she didn’t really want to let go. She was so impressed that real life Belle would actually show up on her birthday party and she said to her grandma: “Maybe Snow White is coming too, grandma?”
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10 Nov 17
@youless Since she just turned 3 and has not gone to school yet, the other kids invited were just children from her parents' friends. I think there were only about a dozen kids around, and I'm not sure how many boys were there. From the videos and pictures it seems majority of the kids were girls in different ages from one to around eleven years old.
10 Nov 17
Yes, the older kids may have some understanding that these are just make-believe characters... But for a 3-year-old they can leave a lasting impression that a Disney character does really show up as a real life princess... It is a bit of a shame, as you said, when the impression is spoiled...
• Los Angeles, California
14 Nov 17
@sishy7 The Beast is crucial to the story ! Oh gosh, yes, we have seen all kinds of birthday themes and such here . . . there have been too many extravagant over the top parties, believe me. I think one of the kids' ex-teacher from the Y impersonates Cinderella and Elsa (from Frozen) .
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Nov 17
That is so cute! It's always such a pleasure to see the world through the innocent eyes of a child, and to watch their astonishment in seeing and meeting "real" Disney characters! Which reminds me...I once dated a girl who worked for Disney and "played" the Belle character at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando, FL. I couldn't believe that I got to date the real Belle!!!! haha