For The Movies

Film night can be exciting, however, two key essential elements for a successful themed night like this are inviting good company and to make sure to have fresh popcorn, obviously (perhaps, one of the most important elements) when hosting your own movie-inspired gathering.

As many of you fine blogging darlings may already know, we entertain quite often, that is until most recently with all of the restorations and work-life happenings ... things can get a tad crazy. Fortunately, I have several posts to share with you including this one—a great little gathering of friends that I hosted in the midst of all of our busy schedules last month right before my birthday.

Remember last year, I styled quite an elaborate setting with our Halloween party but this time things were tamer, brighter, and with a few new bits of cinema décor to make a perfectly dramatic ambience. All that you would need additionally is likely an actual popcorn cart, but that just takes up unnecessary space! I can almost make out your silent whispers of, "Hear, hear!" One can only assume that you're in agreement, which brings me to the reason why I decided on using these fun popcorn bags.

Whether it's at a carnival or a festival, these classic red stripes work! I found that these particular bags are a lot deeper than traditional ones that I've seen so I loved them! View the snippets below with helpful tips!


Make It Personal:
If you are trying to think of simple ways to make your movie party playful yet still have a personal touch, then try these spotlight snack boxes. They are easy to assemble, small enough to make your guests feel special and large enough to actually hold food, small candies/snacks and popcorn, etc. *Style tip: add a person's name in gold on the box for a "VIP" aesthetic.

I love games with friends so I suggest adding at least one fun game to play together when you have four to six people over. It doesn't have to be pub trivia, but more similar to charades, or guess the film we're watching type of game. Anything with minimal rules to carry you over until it's movie time will do.

Okay, you get the gist of this movie night, food, fun, décor … and I may or may not be a little overzealous when it comes to decorating but that's why you love me, right? With that being said, stay tuned loves for even more foodie details and party planning tips, including a very special request for more children-themed stylings (shout out to Jalisa!) in addition to these posts! Lastly, can we talk about how adorable these balloons are? Honestly, I cannot wait to use these cinema décor accents again, and again!

Entertaining 101:
When throwing a big or small scale party remember this, the ultimate impression given is from the host. The one tip that I continuously tell hosting novices before anything, is to make your guests feel comfortable. Your guests, whether friends or family are like sponges—they will absorb and feel what you pour in and out—your attitude and body language is everything. As long as I am not stressed, my guests won't be either.

Have fun and above all, if you can't make lemonade out of the lemons, well, you can always grab that sake on the second shelf! All jokes aside, have you ever hosted a movie night party? If not, then perhaps you should rethink it because it really doesn't have to be extravagant to be impactful and entertaining!

What do you think of our movie night décor?

The goods: All movie-themed products in this post can be found here. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. Some items in this post were provided via Oriental Trading.
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  1. Your movie night decorations are amazing!! You went to so much effort! I love the colour scheme and the pop corn bags! I normally let the food do the talking and have lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, dips and cheese!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. Thanks so much! I love entertaining so this was just another normal event for us! xo/Madison

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  2. Awesome decor love it will be back from vacay tomorrow

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