Bringing Hollywood to the city – we watch so many movies that everyone, at one point or another, wanted to be a famous actor or actress. Now you can prep them young, with our Hollywood-Inspired Parties in New York, because glamor can be found anywhere. From venues to food, to goodie bags fit for a celebrity, your little guests will be primed for superstardom from the moment they arrive. Who knows, one day it may come in handy!
Find a Glamorous Venue
All great parties begin with a great venue. Check out the Love Shack in Brooklyn, with it’s quirky French meets Alice in Wonderland decor. They host anything from photo shoots for celebrities to weddings, big or small. They can pull off a kids’ party without any hassle and have all the amenities necessary for a great event. Studio 17 is another Brooklyn original that can be dressed up to accommodate graduations, Holy Communions or birthdays. To make it even more special, choose a specific movie theme, like The Great Gatsby or Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Celebs get some pretty out of this world goodie bags when they attend the Oscars. While you might not be gifting your guests with a cruise to the Bahamas, you can make your party favors a bit more glamorous. Gift cards to the movie theatre near you is a great idea, and anything shiny, plus some yummy sweets are some options that kids always love. For more inspiration, you can check out our post on the best party favor trends.
Transform your red carpet party into an engaging experience for kids with a variety of movie-themed activities. We usually begin by organizing a lively game of charades, where teams can compete to guess movie titles. I found awesome award gold trophies resembling Academy awards from Amazon to give to the teams with the most correct guesses. The kids also love to showcase their singing talents. Designate a small stage area using a red satin fabric curtain to create a glamorous ambiance. Additionally, prepare a designated space where the kids can strike poses for glamour shots, and select a couple of their favorite movies and ‘screen’ them, complete with dimmed lights and buttered popcorn.
Even the glamorous must eat. This can be as fancy or as simple as you want. The kids must still like it, after all. You can keep the usual kid favorites such as hotdogs, burgers and pizza, and instead serve them all in miniature, dotted with small cupcakes and bite-sized sweet treats. New York Bakery and Desserts does scrumptious macarons, cake pops, cupcakes, desserts and even chocolate popcorn – request a Hollywood themed cake from them!
Create the Look
From the decor, to the food, to the way guests dress for your party, you can tailor it all to suit your style of theme. Check out Kara’s Party Ideas for inspiration on how to carry your theme throughout your party. A red carpet is a must. You can purchase these from Amazon, and even get ones that glitter! Put ‘stage door entrance’ or ‘VIP entrance’ on your front door and let guests use their invitations as their VIP pass.
We hope you enjoy getting fan-cay with our ideas for Hollywood Inspired Parties in New York. Remember to take lots of photos – they’ll need to be autographed one day!
How do you dress for a Hollywood themed party?
The more glamorous, the better. Think eveningwear and pearls, or tuxedos. If it’s in the budget for most parents, then suggest a nice outfit – or maybe they have one already from going to something similar before, or to a wedding. If that’s too over the top, then some pretty summer dresses and sunglasses will also give a cool, glam garden party vibe.
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