Here are some Oscar-worthy Hollywood party ideas to help you dodge the paparazzi or roll out the red carpet and be a star. Celebrate in high style by hosting a V.I.P. event with a Hollywood party theme!
Sending great invitations can make your guests feel special before the party even starts. You can either make your own party invitations or send pre-made cards. Here are some ideas for both options:
VIP Pass Invitations — Make your guests feel like VIPS by sending them VIP pass invitations. You can make these on your own using computer clipart, or download these free printable VIP pass invitations online.
Formal and Fun — Think black and gold for your Hollywood theme party invitations. A black envelope sealed with a large gold star would perfectly set the stage for a hollywood party theme. Address your invitations with a gold metallic pen. Some star confetti in the envelope would be an extra surprise!
Sunglasses with Style — Want your movie star guests to arrive incognito? Send your party information written out on decorative tags and attached to a pair of celebrity sunglasses. You could send the same dark glasses to everyone, or give each guest their own unique style. These should either be sent in padded envelopes or hand delivered.
**General Invitation Tips** — If you choose to make your own invitations, don’t forget to include the date, location, and time of your event. It is also helpful to put the host’s name, RSVP by date, and either your phone number or email.
Here are two examples of the fun Hollywood style invitations available at Shindigz.com:
Movie Night Invitations
Lights, Camera, Action Invitations
Hollywood Theme Party Decorations
Black, gold, and red make a great Hollywood party color scheme. You can incorporate these colors into your decor by mixing them up in your tableware, and also by using them in things such as balloons and streamers. Here are some more ideas to help you decorate for your party:
Let your guests make a grand entrance on a red carpet runner leading into your party.
Hang strands of white lights to create an elegant atmosphere.
Put up the classic Hollywood sign on your wall.
Set up a concessions stand with plastic popcorn boxes and candy.
Hang or frame magazine pictures of your favorite movie stars.
Purchase Hollywood “sidewalk” stars and write your guests’ names on your own walk of fame.
Hollywood Sidewalk Stars
Reel Hollywood Party Supplies
Red Carpet Runner
Movie Party Deluxe Supplies
Hollywood Decorating Kit
Hollywood Swag Bags
Hollywood Party Ideas for Activities
Videotape the red carpet arrival of guests and watch it later. You might have a host interview each attendee as they come in for extra fun.
Play Movie Trivia Games
Do a fashion photo shoot with everyone decked out in their movie star finery.
Play ” Who Am I?” — Put names of famous stars on name tags and put one on the back of each guest. Have everyone circulate, asking yes or no questions until they can figure out who they are.
Have a viewing of your favorite Hollywood classic movie (with popcorn and snacks provided, of course!)
Hollywood Party Ideas for Favors
- Feather Boas
- Glitzy Sunglasses
- Personalized Hollywood “sidewalk” stars
- Plastic Popcorn Boxes filled with a bag of microwave popcorn or candy
- Movie tickets, or movie rental gift card
Always include the guest of honor’s favorite food items. Other menu ideas include:
- Star shaped cookies and sandwiches
- Sparkling juice served in champagne glasses
- Strawberries dipped in chocolate
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