Princess Bride Birthday Party

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I can't entertain without a theme, or a motif at the very least. I get that from my mother, the "hostess with the mostest". So when child #2 finally decided on Princess Bride, it was go time! She wanted it to feel like a castle with stone walls. Hmmmmm. "As you wish."

First stop was Pinterest to get the juices flowing. Of course there were some cute ideas there. The feeling I decided to capture was the opulent wedding feast, with lush drapery everywhere and family crests. Since I didn't want to spend a ton on fabric, Dollar Tree came to the rescue in the form of plastic tablecloths in an assortment of colors. The birthday girl was only inviting five friends so it was doable to paint their family crests (found online) on poster board.

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As a bonus, these cool knights tunics were in the toy aisle and worked perfectly on the backs of the stools.

 

 

 

Pinterest was the source of a list of great movie quotes so they were mounted  on scrapbook paper and hung up. For the table, the house was raided. The artificial fruit purchased from Big Lots years ago, made the table look lavish. With the addition of candelabras and artificial candles from Dollar Tree, the scene was set.

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The food was not your basic birthday fare. The 15 year-old wanted it like Medieval Times, no silverware. The meal started with corn chowder from a can. (Don't tell) in bowls from Dollar Tree.

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It was followed by a wedge salad (not the easiest finger food). Then came the Cornish hens and baby potatoes in three colors.

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Dessert was" lightning sand" cheesecake. 

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The girls got to take home Miracle Max's Miracle pills (truffles) in a cobalt blue glass (both from Dollar Tree). They also received a a mug and for "iocane powder", a vial

The evening was capped off with a screening of The Princess Bride and lots of chatting into the wee hours. It was a happy ending for our girl and that's what mattered.