My 10 year old said she wants to do a "Pajama Movie Party" for her 11th birthday. A kind of unslumber party as the kiddos will be going home at the end of the party. It's not until April but I thought I'd get a jump on the planning.
Like a first impression invitations are important. They give you an idea of what to expect. We have tossed around a couple of ideas for invitations. Jaylah really likes the movie ticket idea and the VIP with lanyard idea.
Our recently finished basement is perfect for her birthday party. It has two separate sections already divided into a kids space and a more adult movie viewing area. One side will be for food and games and the other for the movie watching.
Decorations are going to start with the foyer.
I love the idea of the red carpet to greet guests. I'll put gold stars on the carpet with the names of the guests that are coming. I'll also hang movie posters along the wall.
The red rope stanchions DIY tutorials here.
This movie Now Showing sign would be great for the entry into the basement area that the kids will watch the movie. We think the movie of choice will be Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.
Black foam core board
Strand of Christmas lights
White chalk pen
I love backdrops. I always like a space dedicated to photo opportunities. It's so important to have a place to capture the memory. The ticket backdrop seems like a quick and easy idea.
Movie reels should be apart of any movie night party. Here's a great Movie Reel DIY tutorial.
Obviously there will be popcorn. You can't have a movie party without popcorn. A popcorn bar with a variety types of popcorn and toppings would be delicious for a movie.
Somethingswanky.com has 50 + Perfect Popcorn Recipes
Other food ideas are hot dogs, nachos and an assortment of drinks.
We are generally a cupcake family. I found some cupcakes that look like popcorn that will be perfect for the party.
Cake mix of your choice ( water, eggs and oil if the recipe calls for it)
Party favors are one of my parts of planning a party. These party favors are the perfect thank you for coming to Jaylah's party.
Check back soon as I begin the DIY portion of the party planning!
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I am Tanya, a 38 year old wife and mother of two. I currently reside in St. Louis, MO. I started Creative Celebrations as way to share with others my love for party planning. I hope that each time you visit you will come away with a tip, trick or new idea to make your event a CREATIVE CELEBRATION!