Genovian Pears for Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement

Princess Diaries 2 Date Night

The one that started it all! 

Our first Disney Date night was Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement. This also happens to be my favorite movie. Full stop. I know you’re currently asking yourself, “Why in the world is that your favorite movie, Kelsey?” And that’s a fair question. It seems a little out of left field, and sequels always get a bad reputation (a point which I will debate in another post). 


Loved this date night idea from @samrose0308! 1 down, 19 to go. #disney #fyp #disneyadults #disneydatenight @brodiemann18

♬ Up Beat (Married Life) – Kenyi

Princess Diaries 2 has everything: 

-It stars the Queen of the Universe: Julie Andrews 

-AND she SINGS with Raven!!! 

-It was written by Shonda Rhimes. Yeah, THE Shonda Rhimes. 

-Anne Hathaway is brilliant, and her hair is just impeccable in this film 

-Chris Pine (one of the two best “Chris’s”) plays the love interest 

-Mattress Surfing 

-There is a Panera Bread in the middle of Genovia

-Joe has that amazing scene where he threatens the villain of the film: 


[pause] If you hurt my girl, you will answer directly to me, and whatever crimes I commit against you; remember, I have diplomatic immunity in 46 countries, including Puerto Rico.

Viscount Mabrey:

Sir, you will find that the word “fear” is not in my vocabulary!


Perhaps… but it’s in your eyes.

-And finally, it has discount Lin Manuel Miranda playing a palace guard and dancing in the hallway. 

For this meal, I knew we had to have something with “Genovian” pears. So I made a salad with grilled pears tossed in honey, avocado, goat cheese, and poppy seed dressing all on top of a spinach mix. We also had grilled chicken and sweet potato fries, just because I like them. For dessert, we had ice cream out of the carton, because that’s what Mia has when she’s having a bad day in the movie. 

This movie continues to live up to my expectations. I love it and I stand by it. 

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