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Movie Night Birthday Party Ideas and Games

Updated on January 22, 2017

Movie Night Party Table

Our Party

My daughter had Movie Night Party last month to celebrate her 12th birthday. It was a sleepover party. As children get older, it becomes more difficult to find good party themes. So, if you are stuck for party ideas for your tween, this theme may be just what you are looking for.

This page will include all of my daughter's party details and photos including her party cupcakes, party favors, decorations, tableware, games and activities.

We incorporated lots of fun party supplies into her birthday celebration including:

  • Jumbo popcorn balloons and clapboard balloon
  • Personalized Star Walk of Fame cards for the party guests
  • Dancing Snacks party decorations
  • Personalized Invitations
  • Popcorn Cucpakes

We even served the party snacks in large popcorn containers and on clapboard serving trays.

Hopefully these party ideas will help you in planning your child's celebration.

Party Supplies

Tableware and Decorations

We purchased the Showtime Party supplies for my daughter's party.

However, this partyware is no longer available. Another great partyware design for this theme is the Movie Party Supplies pictured here. These party supplies feature a realistic movie reel and is accented with popcorn.

The party box comes with dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, napkins, tablecover, a personalized birthday banner, invitations, thank you cards, balloons, decorations and more. You can pick and choose the items you would like for your party.

Order the Movie Night Party Supplies

Personalized Movie Night Invites

Party Invitations

We purchased ticket style party invitations for my daughter's celebration.

Those invites were just one of the choices available for this birthday party theme. Some of the Movie Night invitation designs include:

  • Movie Reels and Popcorn
  • Admit One Movie Ticket Invitations
  • Clapboard Invitations
  • Movie Night Sleepover Party Invitations

Party Invitations

Party Table Decorations

Dancing Snacks Cutout Decorations
Dancing Snacks Cutout Decorations
Roses in a Popcorn Container
Roses in a Popcorn Container


As soon as we saw the Dancing Snacks Movie Night Cutouts, we knew we had to have them! These decorations are available in heavy cardstock and printed on both sides. Each cutout measures approximately 18". These adorable Dancing Snacks are also available in metal/tin. We hung the Dancing Snacks decorations on the light over the party table. When the kids saw them, they could not help singing the "Let's all go out to the Lobby" song. My daughter now has these cute snacks hanging up in her room. These Dancing Snacks cutout decorations are featured further down on this page.

We decorated the party table with a Movie Reel centerpiece, a large Director's clapboard, and Movie Night buttermints. I also bought red and yellow roses and placed them in a plastic Popcorn container to use as a table centerpiece.

For birthday balloons, we used a combination of red, yellow and black latex balloons as well as jumbo Popcorn and Movie Reel mylar balloons. We placed a bunch of balloons in a Clapboard Balloon weight and placed them on the cake table. We also purchased a Movie Night door banner to place behind the cake table and laid out a red carpet runner for when the guests first walked in.

Lastly, we purchased Star Walk of Fame stickers for each of the party guests. We peeled each star sticker and attached it to a white posterboard and then cut it out. We used black letters to put each guest's name on their Star. These stars were hung up in the party room and each guest took their Star home at the end of the party.

Cake Table

Our Popcorn Cupcakes

Popcorn Cupcakes

We decided to make Popcorn Cupcakes for the party. These are so easy to make yet they look awesome when served. Here is how you make popcorn cupcakes:

  • Use 3 1/4 oz Wilton Nut and Party Cups
  • Color in the red stripes using an edible red marker
  • Print out the word "Popcorn" and attach it to the cup
  • Bake your cupcakes in white baking liners
  • Decorate the cupcakes with white icing
  • Using scissors, snip the top of mini marshmallows twice in opposite directions to form an ‘X’
  • Place the mini marshmallows onto the iced cupcakes
  • Lightly spray the top of the cupcakes with Wilton yellow mist to create the look of butter (I overdid the mist a bit, so our popcorn had extra butter!)
  • Place the finished cupcakes into the Popcorn containers

Other party snacks and food we served during the party included: Pizza, hot dogs, hot pretzels, popcorn, and movie theater candy.

Cupcake Decorations

Popcorn Cupcake Wrappers:
Packages contain either 12 or 48 popcorn wrappers. These cupcake wrappers are reversible with one side having a red and white striped popcorn bag design and the other side a polka dot popcorn look. Simply bake your cupcakes in a plain baking liner and place the finished cupcakes into the popcorn wrappers.

Cupcake Picks:
The Movie Night Cupcake Picks feature three fun designs: a bag of popcorn, a movie director clapboard sign and an admit one ticket. Bake and ice your cupcakes and then insert these cupcake picks.

Movie Night Party Favors


For our favors, I purchased popcorn boxes. I filled the popcorn boxes with the following items:

  • Clapboard Keychain
  • Hershey miniatures with personalized Movie Night candy wrappers
  • Dancing Snacks magnets
  • Movie Night stickers
  • A bag of microwave popcorn

I was happy to find black and white stitched ribbon at my local craft store that resembled a movie reel. I punched two holes in the filled popcorn boxes and attached the ribbon.


Movie Night Bingo
Movie Night Bingo
Candy Bar Trivia
Candy Bar Trivia
Take One Clapboard Pinata
Take One Clapboard Pinata

You're in the Movies & Movie Reel Pinata

How To Make a Movie


We purchased a Movie Night party game that the kids played. It was a lot of fun. It came with cards, a Popcorn container and Admit One tickets to use as markers. For some reason, I can no longer find this game. It may have been discontinued. I will keep looking and add it here if I come across it again.

Candy Bar Trivia:
I made a Candy Bar Trivia game which included three games:
Name the Candy Bar, Candy Bar Slogans and Candy Bar Word Fun. I searched the Internet to find the questions for the game. We decorated the game board with candy images. I purchased large boxes of classic theater candy. We emptied the boxes (the candy was served during the party) and then hot glued the empty boxes together to resemble a movie theater candy counter.

You're in the Movies:
This is a fun XBox game which allows you to act out scenes and then at the end of the game all of the scenes are compiled to create a mini movie. My daughter and her friends love to make movies, so I knew they would like this game. The game is only for the XBox 360 so you would need that gaming system to play it. I do want to note that as much fun as this game is, it does take some effort to get it to work properly. We played the game at night and the game requires lots of light. So, we brought a few lamps into the room and had to keep adjusting them to get the picture in the game to work. It also works better with a white background, so we hung a white sheet behind the play area. If you have a white wall behind you, that would also work. That being said, when you get everything to work properly, it is a fun game that the kids love to play.

I purchased a Take One clapboard pinata for the pinata activity. That pinata is no longer available so I have featured another great option.

Watched a Movie:
Once the girls settle down for the night, we put in the movie. My daughter's favorite movie is "The Princess Bride", so that is what the girls watched.

Our Party Photos


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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      What a fun idea for a party for any age. I like the game and decorating ideas, especially the roses popcorn container. Your parties must never be dull. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas.

    • Janet21 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from New York

      Jennifer, I purchased the Walk of Fame stars pictured above and added each of the children's names using black letter stickers. Each star was matted onto poster board and then cut out. Hope this helps!

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      4 years ago

      How did you make the walk of fame stars?

    • Janet21 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New York

      I hope your son has an amazing birthday party! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Keeley Shea 

      5 years ago from Norwich, CT

      FANTASTIC HUB! I will be using many ideas from this hub for my son's next 11th birthday party! It will be his first sleepover birthday party and I was wondering how to make it cool and fun! Thanks for the awesome suggestions. How creative!

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      6 years ago

      my 13th bday coming up in a couple weeks....DEFINETLY USING SOME OF THESE IDEAS!!!!! :DD

    • Janet21 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York

      @Annie: Glad to hear that my ideas have helped. Have a great party! :)

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      7 years ago

      thanks for all the great ideas.....will work great for my daughters 13th b-day!!

    • Janet21 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from New York

      Thanks Rachel! :)

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      Rachel P. 

      8 years ago

      Nice Job on the party, great ideas and unique finds, I really enjoyed the cupcake ideas! I have a feeling it will be showing up at my child's next birthday.

    • Janet21 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from New York

      Thanks everyone for stopping by! :)

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      8 years ago

      what an awesome idea, as well as your other ones, thanks, glad I came by, Kimberly

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      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very pleasant hub. Nice details. Thanks for sharing. I joined hubpages recently and am inviting you to visit my pages.

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      Mac Mission 

      8 years ago from bangalore

      Happy new year...


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