Movie night might be the easiest tween birthday party theme ever. Easy for you, fun for them, win for all. Here are some photos and ideas from my son’s movie-themed sleepover party.
Set the stage
All you need to make a theater is a large screen, chairs in rows, and a concession stand. Our concessions are movie candy, a rented nacho cheese dispenser, and rented popcorn maker.
This is inside our garage, and yes, I went a little crazy and stapled red and black plastic to the walls and ceiling to make it more realistic. (And by “I” I mean my husband stapled plastic all over the garage.) Totally optional of course.
The movie screen is a sheet clamped to the garage door and outlined in streamers. The wall decorations, star-printed streamers, and stars dangling from the ceiling are all from party stores or Amazon.
Get pizza delivered for dinner and give DVDs and movie candy as party favors. I found the ticket image online and added the boys’ names for a tag.
This is one of Owen’s very favorite birthday cakes and by far the easiest one I have ever made. A rectangle, frosted white, with fruit-by-the-foot strips on it, and caramel corn stuck to the top.
And as if cake and pizza weren’t enough, movie candy provides more sustenance for the triple-feature.
Big-kid entertainment is so much easier. Try these simple steps:
- Turn on movie (We went with movie classics Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Harry Potter.)
- Sit on deck and have a beer. They won’t move, except to get more popcorn.
Roll credits and get out the vacuum.