Princess Bride-al Shower

Peach Pizzazz – June 25, 2010

Princess Bride-al Shower
I’m a sucker for movie-themed parties, not to mention it’s where I got my start in party-planning. I love how you can interpret aspects of a film into a party design! And since there are almost endless films to act as inspiration, it’s a never-ending challenge! One example that has been on my mind for awhile is a Bridal Shower based on The Princess Bride, (Princess Bride-al Shower?) Maybe it’s the bride’s favorite movie, or maybe you just want to interpret this cult-classic love story into a fun theme – I’ve got the ideas right here!

The film has some great comedic moments, but the chief storyline is that of the love story. Focusing on the elegant, romantic aspects of the film, be prepared for lots of royal details!

A special venue could really make this event, but if a castle banquet hall or other historic setting isn’t available, (understandable) recreate the medieval look with candelabras or wrought-iron candle holders. As many pillar or taper candles as possible, the better!

Another idea is to use fabric to create a small pennant or full-length banner using medieval coats-of-arms and patterns.

I have always loved Princess Buttercup’s blue lace dress she wears later in the film as a Princess, and I thought it would be so pretty to replicate that in blue damask:

The black fabric masks could be really cool as napkin rings or on place settings as featured above. No need for fancy store-bought masks, black felt or cotton with eyes cut out would probably look more realistic anyway.

Reese’s Cupcakes via Bakerella become Princess Buttercup’s Cupcakes! (Buttercup-cakes?…too much?)

For table settings, use goblets and fancy dinnerware with gold chargers. A real must to include is favorite quotes from the film featured throughout the party in fancy frames or propped up on folded card stock:

“That day she was amazed to discover that when he was saying “as you wish,” what he meant was “I love you.” And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.”

“This is true love – you think this happens every day?”

“I will never doubt again”
“There will never be a need.”

“Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love, and you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds. And you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.”

“Move? You’re alive. If you want I can fly.”

“Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.”

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