Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles . . . The Princess Bride is my favorite childhood movie. And unlike all the other movies from my childhood, I never had to go diving for the remote in horror as I tried to share it with my little kids (I’m looking at YOU Ghostbusters).
So imagine my delight when Betty announced that she wanted a Princess Bride birthday party! And then my dismay when she added that she’d like it to be a sleepover. But . . . a 10th birthday is a big deal, and her friends are really sweet girls, and my defenses were down because — Princess Bride! So I said yes.
Disclaimer: It has been brought to my attention that I do not, as I previously believed, throw “simple” birthday parties. They seem simple to me, because I enjoy doing this sort of thing. So, before you scroll down, just keep in mind that I liked doing this, that it’s mostly homemade, that some of it is wonky and I’m okay with that, that we planned, prepped, and partied as a family, and that we had fun on each of those steps.
I’m sure you can make all that tissue paper stuff and the flag banner pretty easily at home, but we didn’t. We got all the decorations at Party City. The flowers are from the yard. Betty was especially excited about the goblets. Jack did the calligraphy for her. Gus mostly just stood around looking pleased with himself, as he is wont to do.
I printed the posters using Publisher. But if I ever get to redecorate a kids’ room, I really want to buy this one:
The other was more interactive:
|by Nathan W Pyle|
|Frankie didn’t get any|