One of the most special dining experiences in the Magic Kingdom is enjoying a meal inside Cinderella’s castle at the Royal Table.

  • Reservations made way in advance are a must. If you have a young girl she will love it but it is also a great experience for the entire family.
  • Even with reservations there will be a bit of a wait but we enjoyed exploring the special gift shop and the gorgeous tile mosaic murals depicting various scenes from the story of Cinderella.
  • The year that we dined there I purchased a special limited edition Christmas ornament of the castle made exclusively for Disney by Christopher Radko and it remains one of my all- time favorite Disney purchases.
  • A special visit and photo session with Cinderella before entering the royal banquet hall is part of the dining experience of course!
Disney Scrapbook Page Layout by Sharon - Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table

I created this page as the beginning page of a series of layouts that will be all about Cinderella’s castle. I have many photos taken throughout the years of all of us and members of our extended family posed in front of or around the castle. So I decided to scrap them all together in a castlescrapalooza!

I used Capturing Magical Memories wonderful new kits that she designed especially for those essential Disney Princess pages.  These include: Royal Ball, Sparkly Princess papers & Princess digital ribbons.  I supplemented with embellishments found in various Creative Memories kits, the majority of which are NOT Disney specific kits.

Which brings me to few scrapping tips here.

  • One thing I look for when adding embellishments is not necessarily what might exactly match a theme. Instead I look for items that might compliment a theme. For example, instead of a sticker type embellishment of Cinderella’s face or similar item I first think about the theme & how I can enhance it without being obvious. In this case, we have a children’s classic fairy tale. What elements can I include on the page to connect the actual story to the reader of my page?
    • I immediately thought of birds when I chose the photo of the fountain that I had taken. I also thought of how the birds & mice in the story sewed her dress for the ball & dressed her. Do you remember that scene in the Disney movie? I believe the song was the “Work song” – “Cinderelly,Cinderelly, leave the sewing to the women”…something like that! So I added the sewing needle & the locket.
    • Which brings me to why I really love these new kits by Capturing Magical Memories- they provide great bold structure with clean looking papers & some fun large embellishments that don’t overwhelm and leave a bit of “room” for some whimsy. Sometimes when scrapping I can get easily overwhelmed with large patterns or too busy backgrounds or too many embellishments with Disney characters plastered all over. It’s really nice to have some Disney influenced material that keeps the focus on the photos and the story. I found the elements to be easy to alter as well when needed so I could layer.
    • I used the magic wand to extract the golden swirl from one of the papers & decreased the opacity.
    • I also used the magic wand on the white sparky princess paper so that I could extract the stars and use them as an overlay.
      • Once I had the overlay over my layout I used the cutting tool to break it up a bit and then the erase tool to selectively erase the stars I did not want since a few were laying too heavily on the photos.
    • I also extracted the shoe from one of the papers and filled it with the white sparkly star paper. I find that I really enjoy kits where I can easily manipulate the elements to customize my pages.

Thanks for reading and have fun with your pages – try adding some subtle whimsy to your Disney pages & share them on the Capturing Magical Memories Facebook page!

Scrapbook Page Credits:
  • digital kits by: MC digital designs : Royal Ball kit, Sparkly Princess Papers, Princess digital ribbons
  • supplemental embellishments- Creative Memories
  • page by: Sharon Albright designs