19 Movie Night Party Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests

At some point in our lives, we all want to experience what it feels like to be a celebrity, to wine and dine and attend a fancy movie premiere in Hollywood. Walking down the red carpet wearing our finest dress while being fawned over by your fans may be one of your dreams. You can get that feeling by combining the luxury and glamour of a Hollywood premiere and creating the perfect movie theater in your own home! Check out our movie night party ideas – movie birthday party invitations, film decorations, and motion picture favors! You are sure to find something to work for your Hollywood night out!

Movie Night Party Invitations

Movie Night Party Invitations

1. Exciting Director’s Clapperboard

These are cute invitations that will surely get your point across. These creative invitations will be sure to get your guests into the “action” of the movie screening of your choice.

2. Fun Ticket Stub Invites

Ticket stub invites are a classic that everyone will resonate with your guests immediately! Cute and easy to make, the best part is a normal ticket would include the time, date, and location. Those features help them be authentic and work for your party.

Movie Birthday Party Decor

3. Dazzling Red Carpet

Roll out the red carpet for all the famous stars that will be attending the movie screening that night and watch as people come alive on the carpet.

4. Sidewalk “Walk of Fame”

Put stars on the sidewalk in front of your house with your guests’ names on them. It can be a fun game for your guests to find their star.

5. On the Big Screen

Use a white projector curtain to make the experience more authentic.

6. Director’s chairs (and cushions)

Make your guests feel like they are in charge of having lots of chairs and cushions. This will ensure that your guests will have their pick of seats.

7. Mylar Star Balloons

These fun myler star balloons will bring the star factor. Also, balloons are a great way to keep up the festive theme of movie nights.

8. Concession Stand

Have a table with a concession stand banner above it that holds all the typical movie foods and accessories such as 3D glasses.

9. Mini Camera Centerpiece

These cute little centerpieces will be perfect for your film night. You could also opt to have disposable cameras spread out on tables for guests to take pictures of each other.

10. Popcorn Boxes

What’s a movie without popcorn? Popcorn boxes will add to the motion picture theme’s authenticity. 

11. Celebrity Parking Sign

Put a celebrity parking sign in your front yard to specify where people should park when they arrive at your lavish event. For an added touch, have a friend or family member do valet for your guests.

Movie Birthday Party Favors

Movie Birthday Party Favors

12. Personal Autograph Books

Give each guest one of these books. Have guests write short messages in each of the books as if they were Hollywood actors and actresses signing their autographs. These giveaways will leave you with fond memories of your party and a great memento to look upon later.

13. Tinted Black Sunglasses

Look just like the movie stars at your movie night by wearing these stylish black sunglasses that will protect your eyes from the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi.

14. Favorite Movie DVD

This is a more personal gift that will allow guests to be more involved with the things you like. At your movie-theme parties, giveaway films or DVDs of the movie watched so guests can continue to enjoy the movie beyond the party.

15. VIP Passes

This will make your guests truly feel like they are Hollywood A-Listers when they arrive at your parties. Red carpet VIP badges are also great accessories for possible costumes.

16. Golden Movie Trophies

Movie Buff Gold Trophies are fun objects that can be given out at different points of the movie premiere to those best dressed, most creative, most movie trivia knowledgeable, etc. These prizes will keep up the excitement and competition throughout the night.

17. Fun Bead Necklaces

Bead necklaces can be used for many events and will be great additions to any party favors you might be handing out to your guests. 

Movie Birthday Party Virtual Tips

Even though we are all staying at home and practicing social distancing, we can still throw a safe and fun virtual movie night party! Here are some creative tips for you to have fun, such as costume contests and role play. 

18. Role Play

Select a movie and think about what roles in it are classic and full of personality. You can either assign the role to your guests or let them choose their own. Then, act like you are the actor or actress who is attending the movie’s premiere in Hollywood. Pick a fancy dress and decorate your room with banners, wine glasses, and movie DVDs! Don’t forget to do some research on the role and try your best to act because the best actor/actress is going to be mailed a golden trophy!

19. Watching Movies Simultaneously

Schedule a time with your friends and watch a great movie together. It is very convenient to share your screen and sound on Zoom or Netflix Party. Sitting in your bean bag chair, eating snacks, chatting with your friends through the chatbox, you may feel even more comfortable watching movies at home than at the cinema!


Hope you enjoyed these inspirational 19 movie night party ideas. Have fun with the Movie Night Party!

Written by Vincenza Parella/Yi Yang

Edited by Marianne Vanderbeke

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