With Megan leaving pre-school this week ready to start “big school” in September, I had promised her that we would have a lovely treat together just the two of us. When the lovely people at Jakks Pacific offered us the opportunity to have a Night in with Belle, to tie in with the release of Beauty & The Beast this week, it was the perfect treat for Megan and I.
The girls have loved Beauty & The Beast from a young age, watching the original movie on repeat until we knew it word for word. We were the first at the cinema when the new film was released and the girls, and I, were completely and utterly bowled over by the movie. In that way, Belle fast became the girls favourite Disney princess and all round heroine.
Along with the movie we were sent Ballroom Belle, the most gorgeous 14″ doll in her iconic yellow dress and tree of life pendant necklace. I instantly knew that for Megan, one of her favourite things would be Belle’s hair. My girls love any doll with long hair which they can brush and style.
Megan was over the moon when she saw her treat and, after discovering that Belle’s shoes and necklace could be removed, I knew exactly what was coming….
As much as my children love to be naked, they love for their toys to be naked too, and Megan’s face was hilarious when she discovered that Belle was sporting a pair of bright yellow knickers!!!
“I am the Beast!!”, Megan announced, once she had re-dressed her doll, “Shall we dance?”
With articulated arms and legs Megan was happy that Belle could settle down beside her whilst they watched the movie together, and it was so lovely to see her acting out the scenes with her doll throughout the film!
When I asked Megan what she thought of the movie the second time around, she told me, “It was the best film I’ve ever seen in my whole life!”. In all honesty, I had to agree – it’s one of my all time favourites and literally gave me goosebumps from start to finish.
We loved our night in with Belle and Megan has completely fallen in love with her Belle doll. I have promised her that before she starts school in September I will buy her a Belle dress of her own so that the two of them will match. They are going to look super adorable together!!
*** We were kindly sent these items for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***