Did you ever visit the Bibbidi Bobbiti Boutique?
Sadly I received an e-mail yesterday telling me that it had closed its doors for the last time. This must have been so sad for the wonderful godmothers who worked there and brought so much magic to the lives of children and families alike.
For those of you who don’t know, the Boutique was situated in Harrods in London. It shared the same floor as the Disney Cafe and the Harrods Disney Store.
We felt incredibly privileged back in February when the Disney Store invited us for the Knights experience. Well, they invited James but I think we all enjoyed it just as much as him!
It is truly a magical experience and we were so lucky to have been allowed to do it before they closed their doors. Prior to the invitation, I actually had no idea that the Boutique actually catered for boys. I knew about it and had often hovered around outside in the hope of getting a peek inside. So I was delighted to know that I could take James there.
We arrived at the boutique and we were a little early so they gave James a magic beeper to let him know when he was to return. Upon our return we were met by our incredibly lovely fairy godmother who stayed in character throughout the experience.
James then spoke with Merlin and had a magic wand, we wondered down those Fairytale corridors in wonder, it was far bigger than I could have imagined. Our fairy godmother explained that James was to become a knight and his outfit was being prepared by the mice ( I’m thinking Jaq and Gus Gus)
We then entered the Boutique itself and it was truly spectacular, pink everywhere and images for our favourite Disney movies scattered around.
James was then told that his Knights outfit was ready and that he could change! I’m not going to lie, when I took him into the room and saw the outfit, I was blown away. It was gorgeous and such amazing quality.
Then, one he put the outfit on, I shed a tear… I am so sad I know. But honestly he looked so handsome. I thought he looked like a real prince from a film.
After he had the outfit on there was still loads to come. He then had his hair styles and given his own dragon ( face painted) to name. James loved it and so did we. I had a little explore at this point as I was truly blown away by the magic of the place. Each little are was inspired by a different princess which was a lovely touch.
I loved all of these little touches. I was thinking about which Princess I would had liked to be and I would have to go with Belle. There was a little girl having the princess experience whilst we were there and she looks adorable, I didn’t think asking for a photo would have been appropriate.
So once James transformation was complete, he went through to a different area to be knighted. He was given a certificate and every day Knights tee to take home and well and commemorative photograph.
The Bibbidi Bobbiti Boutique at Harrods was a true piece of Disney magic in the heart of London. A place that people could visit to have a little sprinkle of fairy dust without having to visits the parks. The Godmothers were professional and wonderful in their roles and the UK is going to miss this little corner of enchantment. It would be amazing if Disney could open something like this again in the UK as it would definitely be something that we, as a family would visit in a heartbeat. When we visit Disneyland Paris later this year, Knight James shall be wearing all of his regalia with pride and remembering the fun we had with you all that day.
Love Roisin 🌟💫✨