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Movie Themed Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Tween and Teen Party Ideas
Sometimes it is difficult to think about what kind of birthday party your tween may want to have. As children get older it is more difficult to find a theme for a party that is not too grown and sophisticated but also is not for little kids. Tweens are sometimes a tough group to please! And if that party is co-ed, forget it! How can you possibly think of something that is going to appeal to both boys and girls? This is where having a movie themed party fits in. It is perfect for boys and girls and will accommodate a variety of age groups.
Creating a Unique Invitation
Finding the perfect invitation can sometimes be difficult. It can be a lot of fun to actually create your own invitation that will be unique to your own birthday girl or boy. Using Microsoft Publisher is a great way to get really creative. If you don't have that program, simply using a word document and adding some clip art with text will make your guests excited about their upcoming event. To the right is an example of a cute idea for a movie party.
Sample Movie Party Invitation
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Movie Party Menu
I'm not sure about you but I don't really remember seeing too many salads offered at the movies! A movie party menu is not going to be very healthy if you stick with the theme. Here are some ideas for what you can serve to your guests.
- Hot Dogs
- Mini Corn Dogs
- Nacho chips with gooey cheese
- Mini hamburgers (sliders)
- French fries
If you want to add some healthy options to the menu, there's nothing wrong with adding a fruit salad or a vegetable tray for the kids to munch on! I'm sure that many kids will enjoy these healthy choices and I'm sure that the parents would appreciate them too!
Movie Cupcake Decorations
Birthday Cake for a Movie Party
There are some great options for creating a cake for your movie themed birthday party. You can keep it simple by just making cupcakes and adding a decorative cupcake liner with a cute pick to each individual cupcake.
However if you want to get a little more elaborate, you can try your hand at creating a more personalized cake. You could make a cake that looks like a movie ticket and announces birthday wishes for the guest of honor. Or you could make a cake that is a little more complicated and resembles a box of popcorn. Whatever your choice may be, you will be sure to thrill your birthday boy or girl.
Popcorn Containers and Popcorn Makers
Movie Party Activities
There are some really obvious activities that you can do at a movie themed party, like watch movies! Although this is a great idea and the guests will have lots of fun watch a movie or two and eating some popcorn, there are some other activities that you can do. How about play a movie trivia game?
You could make it a contest that is sort of Jeopardy style where two to four guests complete against each other or you can have teams compete. Let the contestants earn 'tickets' for each correct answer. Then have the kids use their tickets for candy, popcorn and drinks from a little concession stand that you set up. Allow them to make 'purchases' with their tickets right before they watch a movie. Depending on the interests and ages of the guests, you can create your own trivia questions or use a game that is available for purchase.
If you serve the popcorn in plastic popcorn containers, your guests can take them home as part of their party favors. Any leftover candy boxes can be added to the popcorn boxes for the guests to have. If you are feeling very generous, you could add a gift card for $5 for a local movie rental place or movie theater.
If you want to make your party a little more glamorous, you can have a red carpet rolled out as your guests arrive. Take each person's picture as they walk in the door. When you have your son or daughter send out thank you notes, you can include the picture of that guest. As part of the gift bags at the end of the party, you can include a frame for each child to put the picture in.
Any activities that you decide will be great fun for your guests. Making a party personalized and special will create great memories for the birthday boy or girl and his or her friends.