This fabulous VINTAGE MOVIE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katie of Petite Social. A movie party has always sounded like so much fun to me! This party definitely makes me want to throw one of my own! Love it.
Here are a few of Katie’s favorite details & ideas from the party:
Vintage Movie Party Décor/Props – Pretzel wagon/bags, vintage locker baskets, ticket reels
This is what Katie said about planning the party- “A movie party theme was inspired out of necessity! We have a large group of friends and family and I had to come up with a theme that would entertain and accommodate a February indoor party for 50 guests, 25 of them children between the ages of 4-6. With a goal to wow my guests (b/c I do style parties for a living), make it fun for both big and little guests, and keep it fuss-free, I split our party onto two levels to keep the crowd flowing.
I found traditional red, white, and black movie party printables on Etsy, but since this party was for a girl, I wanted to add in a tad bit of girly and decided to throw in pops of yellow. And, as a party stylist with a room full of props, I incorporated many of the party décor pieces I already had on hand, which turned this theme into a Vintage Movie Party.
Now, who doesn’t love movie snacks? This was such a hit for the birthday girl and all her friends. I created a movie concession stand stocked with fresh popped popcorn, jumbo salted pretzels, a selection of candy (mini sized of course), popcorn pops, cupcakes, and beverages. Just like the movies, our little guests got in line and each received a snack caddy, which they then filled with whatever movie treats they wanted. On the way down to the “movie theatre”, each guest grabbed a sheet and took a seat in front of the big screen. While the children were entertained downstairs, our adult guests were able to relax, mingle and enjoy the bar and restocked concession stand upstairs.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Balloons Burlap Jute Twine Popcorn Bags Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Wrappers Ribbon Ticket Rolls Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Popcorn Boxes Clear Cellophane Bags
And the next party feature goes to this darling OUTDOOR MOVIE BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Caryl Lyons of ROAR events group. Such a perfect theme for a tween party! Look at the vintage movie reel cake & fun cookies! I love the Coca Cola crates, as well!
Here is what Caryl said about the party- ”We just celebrated my son Tucker’s 11th birthday and we wanted to do something a little different. He was past the age of legos and super heros so we needed to think of a theme that would be COOL to a tween.
We decided on an outdoor movie theme mixed in with afternoon pool time. The kids arrived around 4pm and immediately jumped in the pool. They worked up an appetite with pizza. As the sun was setting, we started the movie and they all huddled together.
The dessert table was a concession stand that had all the movie time favorites from licorice to starbursts to skittles to popcorn. And of course a party wouldn’t be complete without a film reel cake.
The party printables were done by Adria of Anders Ruff and my mom. I gave my mom the vision of what I was going for and she drew the main graphic. Adria digitized it and incorporated it into the rest of the look and feel. The cake was created by Michelle of Cakewalk Baking. She did an amazing job. We had popcorn, film reel and star cookies that were baked up by Allyson Jane Cookies. We purchased a 1968 vintage film reel off craigs list. That was a great find. We found the popcorn buckets and french fry containers (that we used for some of the concession stand goodies) from Cost Plus. We went to our favorite paper store, The Paper Source for the envelopes and stickers for the invitations. The red fabric for the concession stand back drop was from Joann’s.”