Hello November! With November arriving, we are feeling the excitement of the Holidays fast approaching… starting with Thanksgiving! Being Thankful and Grateful is important throughout the year, but Thanksgiving gives us the time to come together and celebrate what we are thankful for! We thought about all the Princess Characters in our library, and the one that we thought fit with our November Vibe: Thankful the most, was Classic Belle! Classic Belle sacrificed her freedom to save her father and was thankful that the Beast didn’t keep her locked in the dungeon. During “Be our Guest” the enchanted objects served her a marvelous feast – similar to one we may have on Thanksgiving. She was also thankful for all the Beast gave her while in his care and she grew to love him. We are excited to feature this Classic Beauty in our November Vibe: Thankful Post!
November Vibe: Thankful
If you’re planning a November Themed party, we recommend a “Be our Guest!” inspired party from Beauty and the Beast! We love Pinterest and wanted to share with you some Pin-spiration for your next “Be our Guest!” inspired party! We even found this pin with the full “Be our Guest!” list of recipes! How about this adorable “Be our Guest!” Dinner Party! Or have you considered a “Be our Guest” inspired Breakfast Soiree? Don’t forget, our Classic Belle would love to entertain you at any of your “Be our Guest” inspired parties! In fact, she would be truly thankful!
You’re probably gearing up for your annual Thanksgiving feasts. On our list of recipes, we have our turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato hash, green bean casserole, butternut squash soup, apple bacon salad, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cranberry sauce, and more! What was on the menu of the first Thanksgiving feast that happened in November of 1621? Records show that the Colony governor sent men on a “fowling” mission. Turkey was a common fowl in the region, but it is not known if turkey was in fact the fowl that was eaten on that first Thanksgiving. What is known, is that fish and shellfish made up the majority of the first Thanksgiving meal, which is uncommon in modern time. What was absent at the time was potatoes – it wasn’t popular among the colonists and they did not bring any potatoes on the Mayflower. Also in November 1621, the colonists celebrated their first autumn harvest. They most likely ate the newly grown fruits and vegetables from that first harvest which likely included onions, beans, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, carrots and perhaps peas. Corn may have also been served but in the form of a porridge. Fruits consumed may have included blueberries, plums, grapes, gooseberries, raspberries and cranberries. What about pumpkin pie? While the colonists and Wampanoag tribe ate pumpkins and squash- they didn’t have butter or wheat to make the pie crust.
Obviously all of the food we eat today at Thanksgiving, is much different than what Belle ate at the Beast’s Castle when the enchanted objects served her the great feast…that’s because it all took place in France! If Belle were to celebrate a Thanksgiving meal (which would also be unlikely since France is not a country that celebrates a Thanksgiving). She would eat beef ragout, cheese soufflé, pie and pudding en flambé as the song mentions! She’d also probably enjoy duck or pork over a turkey, she may even have a Foie Gras. Snails, sardines, olives, mushrooms, chestnuts, and beans might be popular side dishes. She would probably use a mustard or a simple oil and vinegar as sauce. For dessert, she’d probably enjoy truffles, pâtes de fruit, nougats or even bonbons.
You can witness for yourself what a French Thanksgiving may look like by joining Dancing Princess Parties for Belle’s Enchanted Tea Party. We hope you’ll “Be our Guest” for this enchanting and magical Tea Party which we host each year in November!
Beauty and the Beast Dance Party at Home!
At Dancing Princess Parties we focus on the Dancing. Our Princesses can’t resist moving their feet when they hear a familiar tune. Classic Belle loves to twirl to is “Tale as Old as Time” while performing her favorite dance move…the princess twirl. She invites you to be her guest at your next party! We’ve also put together a Spotify Playlist complete with the many versions of Beauty and the Beast music from the original film, the Broadway Musical and the newest live action movie soundtrack. We’ve also added some of our favorite Thanksgiving songs we use in our Dance Exploration classes.
Belle’s Enchanted Tea Party
Classic Belle is the host of this Tea Party celebrating Thankfulness! Be her guest as she takes you on an enchanted adventure. Belle begins her adventure by reading her story. She loves reading and can’t wait to share her story with you. Next Belle will teach you a dance to the song “Be Our Guest!” After dancing, Belle will take you on a step by step guide on how to make your own Magic Mirror! After craft time, Belle hosts an enchanted tea party full of French delicacies such as quiches, croissants, chocolate truffle, petite fours, and madeleines. Prior to guests departing Belle poses for a photo that guests can cherish as a keepsake.
We hope you will join us for Belle’s Enchanted Tea Party – Space is Limited.
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