The invitations were fun, I loved the "It's Your Lucky Day!" introduction!
For decorations, we did red/ yellow balloons and streamers, and had a Gaston plush doll that my little guy got for Christmas, and a play Beauty and the Beast action figure set out.
My super crafty mom also made paper deer head antlers, as you can see behind mini-Gaston here, who decided it was his party, and he would cry if he wanted to.
We did Gaston coloring books! I just looked up "Beauty and the Beast Gaston coloring page" on google, and put in 5 black/ white pictures of Gaston. The most popular picture was one of Gaston when he fell in the mud! On the front of each book, I put "My Gaston Coloring Book" with the name of each child to reduce fighting over whose was whose.
We played Kill the Beast while that song played in the background (we had the Broadway soundtrack playing the whole party). I had the kids shoot a picture of the Beast (We used a silly one of him slipping on ice) with a bow and arrow. It was VERY popular!
We did a Gaston Face Cut-Out, and had the kids take pictures with the Gaston, or as Gaston. That was super fun, and was for sure the thing that took the most time to prepare, since we had to blow up an image, trace it, then color/ paint it!
|You can barely see the pencil outline|
|Me with the sharpie-colored Gaston|
|Then painted after hours of work!|
We also played Ring Toss with inflatable antlers because Gaston uses "antlers in all of [his] decorating". This came from our Christmas bin, but the kids didn't care. Antlers are antlers.
For the food, we had 4 dozen deviled eggs (obviously!), and had chicken drumsticks, and a Gaston cake! Instead of ice cream, we did root beer floats. I considered using mugs, but decided that might give a bad impression to little 4 year olds...
Of course my son wanted to eat Gaston's face...
We did a parachute, which was super fun and not related to Gaston, but the kids LOVED it! We lots of different games, made a tent, kicked it while the adults shook it, jumped in the middle when your name is called...
The parents and kids said that it was a super fun party, and my mini-Gaston said it was the best day of his life, so I guess it was a win!