May 10, 2012

The Princess Bride!


I think one of the first movie’s I remember seeing about L O V E was the movie, The Princess Bride. I could watch this movie over and over again. It has every element I love in a good movie…. romance, action and an interesting story. So for a date night at home, we are here with a few ideas to help make this movie experience extraordinary!  This movie is an oldie, but it is still a goody!



A quick summary about the movie from IMDB…

A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war. It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley’s companions in his quest.

The Invite

Start your date night by leaving an invitation with leather gloves stating,

“Tonight we will be in search for the six fingered man!”


The Royal Food

1. You can buy KING-sized candy bars!  The Princess is named Buttercup, so be sure to have some Reese’s Peanut Buttercups!

2. Serve drinks in glass goblets…you can find fancy ones at any dollar store.

3. You can serve little sandwiches and drink in tea cups.

4. Enjoy medieval chicken legs.  Just like kings and queens would have eaten! Grab some to grill or hit your local KFC if you’re short on time.

5. Have a royal feast featuring your favorite foods!


The Royal Celebration

1. Throughout the movie, the main hero tells the princess, “As you wish…”  Grant a wish for both you and your spouse for the night.

2. Enjoy chocolate covered macadamia nuts or chocolate covered raisins for a treat to mimic the ‘magic pill’ that brings him back to life.

3. Take some drinks and douse them with a special ingredient to see if your spouse can figure out if one, or both of the drinks have something added to it. (This is from when Wesley tricks the short guy into drinking the poisoned cup but both have poison in them.)

4. Print off a list of famous lines from the movie here.   Read through the list before the movie and see if you or your spouse can listen for each quote throughout the movie.


There you have it! A simple date night at home with a little more than just a movie.

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8 Responses to “The Princess Bride!”

  1. Kari Kari says:

    This one of my favorite movies of all time! Even now I can watch this movie and laugh it up! Excellent choice!!

  2. Marcy says:

    Oh, OH! May I please share?!?

    I just surprised my husband with a Princess Bride date-day for our 17th anniversary! We did things a little differently, and you can read about it here on my blog:

    My husband absolutely LOVED this – and I loved that the kids helped me come up with all our ideas! It was truly a day to remember.

  3. Ruth Chiarenza says:

    I think you should also make a vow to kiss every time Inigo says “Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya….you killed my father – prepare to die.” And a shoulder rug with every “as you wish!”

  4. This is one of my husband’s favorite movies but never really a favorite of mine. I think he would love this date night. Hoping to pull it off this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Julie says:

    Like Lucinda, my husband has always loved this movie. I have (ashamed to admit) never seen the entire movie. I’ve seen bits and pieces. I will be planning this date night ASAP. Thanks!

  6. Kitty M. says:

    WOW!!!! That is my absolute favorite movie! My husband and I have been married 8 years and due to his job he is either never home or like the last year had to live in another state. We are FINALLY coming together as a family later this month!I can’t tell who is more excited, my children, my grandmother (who lives with us), or myself!!!! I think this is the perfect idea for our very first date night!!!!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas

  7. Alyssa says:

    we love this movie! my father-in-law married us and during our rehearsal, he put on a robe and tall hat and did the whole “impressive clergyman” routine. it was hilarious!

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