November has been a busy month for us! We’ve had Isabelle turn 5, start school and have her birthday party, we’ve had family visit and I’ve just helped organise a baby shower for my sister in law in the weekend just been. (Not to mention a few custom orders I’m waaaay behind on! But shhhh let’s not think about that right now!)
When the kids went away with my Mum and Step Dad last school holidays, Isabelle became fascinated with our old ‘Beauty & the Beast’ book from our childhood. Upon learning this, I, on the spur of the moment decided to make her a ‘Belle’ dress – you can read more about that here, if you wish! … And the idea of the theme for the party grew from there.
My super clever Mum came down from Tauranga for the party and made this cool costume for her dog, Moko. If you are familiar with the Disney Beauty & the Beast you will know that Moko is dressed as ‘the footstool.’ (And if not, you can get ‘educated’ here.)
I think all of Isabelle’s royal guests enjoyed themselves and the party games; and we all enjoyed the yummy party food and the beautiful ‘Belle’ cake made by my very talented friend, Katie.
My in-laws also travelled up from Otaki for the party and very helpfully brought up their silverware including a candelabra which helped give authenticity to the theme.
Happy 5th Birthday to my beautiful Isa(Belle)!
Thanks to everyone who helped make it a special day!