Hollywood Party Ideas

hollywood party ideas

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.

Also, y

ou can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite.

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:

Hollywood Lights Invitations
Hollywood Lights Invitations
Lights Camera Action Invitations
Lights, Camera, Action


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. Purchase this  VIP room roll vinyl backdrop for a complete red carpet scene for photos.

Hollywood Red Carpet Photo

Capture the sparkle of your red carpet event by taking pictures with a VIP backdrop!


Hang foil stars from the ceiling for a sparkly effect. Make this look even better by mixing the stars with gold and black balloons and golden Hollywood mylar balloons

Hang strands of white lights to create an elegant atmosphere.

Use a Hollywood clapper board, a Hollywood style trophy, celebrity sunglasses, and metallic gold star confetti as a table centerpiece.

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
Hollywood Sidewalk Stars

Director’s Cut Party Supplies
Red Carpet Runner
Red Carpet Runner
Hollywood Hills Ultimate Party Pack
Hollywood Hills Party Supplies
Hollywood Decorating Kit
Hollywood Decorating Kit
Hollywood Lights Ultimate Party Pack
Hollywood Lights Party Supplies


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

Awards Night Male Statuette
Hollywood Style Awards

Menu Ideas

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

Hope you’ve found some helpful Hollywood theme party ideas on this page. Enjoy the party!

If you enjoyed these Hollywood party ideas, you might also enjoy these parties:

Academy Awards party
Awards Party
outdoor movie party
Movie Party
black and white party
Black and
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