What is it about a house party that people tend to remember? Almost everything, but most importantly, how memorable it was. If you thought that dreaming about stealing the spotlight would stay fixed there only, then you stand mistake. Think of a Hollywood theme party and start making arrangements. This is one rare theme that promises to be a ‘lavish affair.’
But the question is - how do you even recreate this ambiance? Pick out some of the most iconic films, like The Great Gatsby or Jurassic World, and then you can revive all such classic aspects of the era. Alternately, you can think of an awards night too, like Oscar watch party or Grammy or plenty of other ways can be thought about and implemented therein. But don’t forget- Hollywood-themed parties imply you get the glitz and glam right. Here are some ideas to fall back upon.
Host A Glam Game
Being dressed (in the real sense of the term) is the first pull factor for a Hollywood-themed affair. You can choose a vintage vibe, which calls for pearls, flapper dresses, beaded headbands, winged eyeliners, rich, dark-shaded lipsticks, and ostrich feathers, to name a few. Men can slip into tuxedo jackets or the Old Hollywood specials like fedoras and bowties if these are for women.
Ensure your team up the look with beads, sequins, and some bold fashion statements for something more modern. If you’re trying to set an innovative look if that means you need to devote some time to get the look right, be it. Throw in a few semi-precious stones on chunky rings like emerald, rubies, sapphires, and more.
Choose A Décor That Oozes Glitz
It would be impossible to think of Hollywood sans the glitter in décor. The focal points in this type of theme are a few star attractions. This means you have to pull a red carpet to allow guests to enter, nothing like it! To take things to another level, you can rope in some yesteryear's Hollywood star who would walk up to the carpet.
This look mimics that of the Walk of Fame. Now make them pose photos or some part favor that you would offer after the night is over.
Get the backdrop exactly like Hollywood. You can stick some star cutouts or attach pictures of reels, film strips, popcorn boxes, Hollywood clapboards, and add all such items that would impart a fresh, festive spirit to the red carpet grandeur. To rev up, get some photo booths for quick poses and props like megaphones, stickers, and decals. Even a projector can create a spotlight that would help members ascend to Cloud 9! If snaps are important, consider getting a professional photographer who would snap at the right moment and with the right angles.
The Food Zone
Whether you keep light snacks or a good dinner spread, remember to dress up the tables well. For centerpieces, you can try keeping some statuettes or a few napkins and dinner plates too. But the specialty should be Hollywood stars or dialogues from famous movies. To synchronize with the perfect royalty, keep all such tableware sets and the décor that would fit in perfectly.
A typical Hollywood food menu implies you get the best quality mocktails and cocktails, seafood, oysters, and a great dessert spread. Choose easy-to-munch continental foods, popcorn cupcakes, muffins, and the like for something more upscale.
Make Way For Fun Activities
Some of the greatest films made in Hollywood deserve to be recreated, along with actors and actresses who became celebs overnight. So even when you deck the house and yourself, exactly suited to the party's theme, include some quick games and activities. For example, you can try having a short movie-making act.
Offering quick trivia about movies or famous scenes that sound similar to dumb charades is great too. Go for mystery games like scavenger hunts, digging for hidden gems, or priceless items like pens, balls, or any item in the house. One thing that you would never go wrong with is a fashion show. You can designate a couple of judges, too, for the event.
Making an A-list event is no mean feat. Hosting Hollywood-themed parties can be quite challenging. However, with the right planning and a few budgeting skills, you can host a memorable Hollywood-themed party at your place.