So you’ve decided to call up your friends and get everyone together for a movie night. But you don’t want to do the same old Chex Mix and videos. You blew your tax return on a big screen TV, you’ve whipped up the most incredible appetizers on the face of the planet, and you’ve cleaned your apartment to military specifications. So now what? Here are some of the little touches you’ll need to make this party poppin’.
Theme. Naturally, you’ll need a theme for your party. Since it revolves around a popular movie, make that the theme. Voila! Instant motivation. You can also make your theme a particular part or story arc, especially if you know your movie has sequels. And if your characters undergo a huge physical change, even better! but we’ll get more into that later in the article.
Food and drink. If you can, try to get snacks that will reflect your new theme. Are you watching a film about bonding between friends? Get some classic cocktails together for the ladies, or a good beer for the guys. Have a fondue, onion dip, or other sharing based food out for snacks. How about a movie that celebrates the human spirit? Open up a bottle of champagne and have some cake to commemorate the experience. And an action classic like “The Running Man” or “Thelma and Louise” might call for some good old fashioned Americana snacks, like hot dogs and hamburgers. Break out the two litres of soda and the lemonade, because they belong right here.
Mood lighting may also be appropriate here. If, say, you’re watching “Twilight”, remember that twilight is the time of day where the sun’s last rays are in the sky-the perfect time to start using extra light to ward off the darkness. After all, evening is when the creatures of the night come out in full force. One of the best ways to reinforce this idea is by using candles. The ones provided by Andes Designs will suit your next Twilight get together perfectly.
Dress. Last but not least, feel free to have guests dress up as a character from the show. This will definitely add to the atmosphere of the party. Don’t just pick the main cast, either; a good movie will have many supporting characters that will add to the plot and really make the movie worth watching. For instance, in “Twilight”, Bella’s father Charlie is technically a supporting character, but without him, a huge plot point would be missing. Point this out to your friends and encourage them to use those characters as inspiration. There will be those who would really rather not come in costume, but that’s fine. Point out that dressing up is admired, not required. And remember, as long as everyone is comfortable and having a good time, that’s really all that matters.
The perfect movie party will be easy to throw with a little advance planning. In fact, the fact that it’s movie based means the party almost plans itself. Your guests will love it, and you’ll enjoy yourself too. So the next time you go to the movies, start planning your party ahead of schedule. By the time it comes out on video, you’ll be way ahead of the game and ready to have a blast!