Movie Themed Birthday Party

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You could say I am just a little bit late in sharing Izzy’s birthday party. She turned ten in February, yikes! But, better late than never. This year Izzy requested a movie themed birthday party at home with her friends. Simple enough, right?! Not simple is finding a movie that is age appropriate for a group of nine and ten year olds that they haven’t all already seen. Then it hit me, The Princess Bride! I have been introducing Izzy to some of my favorite movies from the 80’s and this was on the list to see. So, here is The Princess Bride Movie Party!

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My favorite way to send birthday invitations are by email. Most often I use Paperless Post. I like that I can track who received the invite and rsvp’s, as well as send out updates if needed. This invite set the color theme for the entire party.

Movie Party Decorations

We designated the playroom to be the movie room. To make the playroom feel like a special movie showing I added some paper streamers and stars to the hallway and added a this movie poster outside the entrance.

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The Princess Bride birthday party

Paper streamers were added to a gold mylar curtain to tie in with the party colors.

DIY streamer curtain

By far the easiest way to decorate a room for a party is to hang some streamers and toss balloons on the ground. So quick and simple! The past few years I’ve been buying all of my balloons from Sweet Lulu. You can get pre-mixed balloon sets or buy them individually to create your own color combinations. I purchased a pre-mixed combination but it’s no longer available in my color way. I’ll link to the individual balloon colors in the source list if you want to do the same colors shown here.

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I used the clips that normally hold the kids’ art to hang these letter balloons. The pink letters were just cut out of scrapbook paper. No clips? No problem! You could use double sided tape or Command Strips to attach them to the wall.

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Movie Party Snacks

What is a movie without popcorn? These paper cup carriers are amazing! Use them to hold popcorn, a mini bag of M&M’s, and a bottle of water. I did faux-calligraphy in Sharpie on the front so the girls could keep track of their snacks.

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Confetti Tip: Make your own chunky confetti by cutting pieces of streamer paper. I had a star shaped punch from another project so I cut out some stars from glittered scrapbook paper to go with the movie theme.

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Birthday Cake

Izzy wanted to do something different than regular cake for her birthday. We ordered some Polar Pizza from Baskin Robbins and it was so good!!

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Party Favors

The Princess Bride is known for the one-liners. I made sugar cookies with some favorite quotes from the movie using these letter cookies presses. Package a couple together for tasty take home favors.

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Izzy’s Birthday Interview

We have a tradition where the kids answer the exact same questions every year for their birthday. It’s so fun to see what changes and what stays the same over the years. Gosh you guys, I love this fiery young lady of mine so much!!

  1. Favorite color? Olive green
  2. Favorite toy/thing to play with? Pooping bunny. It’s a robot bunny that shreds paper.
  3. Favorite fruit? Blueberries
  4. Favorite TV show? Mariah Elizabeth and Izzy’s Game Time (both Youtube channels).
  5. Favorite breakfast? Scrambled eggs
  6. Favorite lunch? PB&J rollup
  7. Favorite outfit? Long grey cardigan, olive green t-shirt, black leggings, and olive green Adidas
  8. Favorite game? Minecraft
  9. Favorite snack? White cheddar popcorn
  10. Favorite animal? Bunnies and giraffes
  11. Favorite song? Eastside by Halsey, New Rules by Dua Lipa, The Middle with Zedd and Maren Morris
  12. Favorite book? Emily Windsnap series and Percy Jackson
  13. Favorite cereal? Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  14. Favorite thing to do outside? Tumbling
  15. Favorite drink? Sprite, Ginger Ale, Cranberry juice
  16. Favorite holiday? Easter (because of all the bunnies)
  17. Favorite thing to take to bed? Giraffe
  18. Who is your best friend? Dakota
  19. What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? Romero’s (her favorite Mexican restaurant)
  20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Engineer
  21. Who is your celebrity crush? Zac Efron (though she can’t even utter his name without giggling).

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For more info on the playroom, check out this post!

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  1. Cassie Bustamante Avatar

    this looks like the cutest party! i swear you are the best with costumes and parties!

    1. Shelley Avatar

      I have so much fun planning both! Thank you, Cassie!

  2. Pamela Jones Avatar
    Pamela Jones

    Love the movie, and love the colors and deco. Fun time.

    1. Shelley Avatar

      Thank you!! I could watch that movie over and over!

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