/ Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Hi Everyone! One of my favorite places in all of Walt Disney World® is the Be Our Guest Restaurant. The rose from Beauty and the Beast is a connective icon throughout all three of the restaurant’s dining spaces: be it in the mosaics and tapestries in the Rose Gallery, the animated rose of the West Wing or the folded napkin roses in the Ballroom.

Be Our Guest Napkin RoseI recently dined at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, and my fabulous server was very happy to show me how to fold their napkins into roses, so that I may share the how-to with all of you, here at home.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I thought this would be a fun way to surprise your sweetheart (or little sweethearts) at breakfast or dinner.

So, before the last petal falls, let’s get started, together!

You’ll need:

  • One cloth napkin, 18” x 18” in size, per person dining with you

Instructions:

  1. Lay napkin down as a diamond.
  2. Fold top corner down to bottom, to form a long triangle.
  3. Fold the flat end over, about an inch and ½, but this does not have to be precise.
  4. Repeat this once more.
  5. With the folded edges facing toward you, begin to roll the side, starting from your left, holding the folds in place as you roll.
  6. Roll all the way to the end and tuck the edge into the side like you see in the photo.
  7. Then take the pointed edges of the napkin and fold them around the bottom to complete the rose.

So easy and so elegant! I know I’ll be adding these Be Our Guest roses to my Valentine’s Day table.

I’m excited to hear how you bring Disney into your Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. Share with us in the comments below!

Enjoy!

With thanks to the Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom® at the Walt Disney World Resort®.

(Photos and Photo Edits are by Fran Cassano.)

When you only have a few moments a week to craft or don’t even know where to begin, Fran Cassano invites you to capture your memories through Practically Perfect Disney Crafting… Break out those tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!

4 Responses to "Practically Perfect Disney Techniques: Be Our Guest Restaurant Folded Napkin Rose"

  1. Ruby says:

    Beautiful! I really want to go to be our guest but it’s always full! Did u go into the west wing, ballroom or rose gallery? Did u get the grey stuff? I’ll try making the rose soon 8:) Ruby

  2. Fran Cassano says:

    Hi Ruby! BOG is always full. I usually wait on line for lunch. But this last trip, I snagged a last minute dinner reservation (which opened up due to the rain).

    I love sitting in the Ballroom, but it’s really fun to visit the West Wing (it’s forbidden, you know).

    I have had The Grey Stuff both ways and can verify that it’s delicious!

    I hope you will get to eat there soon :)

  3. Caitlin Corsello (giantnfl) says:

    I love this Fran! When my mom and I ate in Be Our Guest we kept talking about how much we loved the napkins and wanted to recreate them at home.

  4. Fran Cassano says:

    Thank you Caitlin!!! Yay! I’m SO excited to hear that. I love them and was very happy that BOG shared the how-to!

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