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Christmas Party Themes
'The Golden Age of Cinema' Holiday Party
Invite friends for a ‘Movies at Home’ Christmas Night
party and enjoy a relaxed evening watching all-time favorite
movies that bring in holiday cheer.
Create an invitation that looks like an old time movie ticket
(these can also sometimes be found at craft or party stores). We
have provided an image of an old movie ticket for you to print out
and use in your invitations. If you would like to center the party
on a particular movie or star, use those photos instead.
Give the information for the party on the back and do not forget
to mention the dress code if you plan to have any.
The Red Carpet
Roll out the red carpet, literally. You can create a "red carpet"
leading up to your door and into the party area by cutting red
felt or red party tablecloths to size and taping them to the
floor. Your own Christmas decorations will already give your home
the glitz and glamour look of a celebrity party.
Black and White
Create a B/W decorative accent or dress up a table in this color
scheme by using black and white balloons, table cloth and black
and white movie reel cutouts.
Add a few more movie themed decorations like movie posters, clap
boards, award trophies, movie reels etc. and a few well placed
spotlights and you are ready to go.
Games and Activities
As the guests arrive at the party have them "dress up" in a few
items from the golden years of cinema. For the women offer a boa,
funky beads and a fun hat. Offer them men a cane and top hat and
have them take a picture with a celebrity (a cut out of anyone
famous you choose).
Take instant photos so that they can be displayed at the end of
the party and given to your guests to take home.
When everyone has arrived start a classic Christmas movie like "A
Christmas Carol," or "It's a Wonderful Life." Refer to our article
on ‘Top 10
Christmas Movies’ to choose from. Offer popcorn and soft
drinks during the movie.
About half way through the movie, have an intermission. Hand out
little autograph books and pens and let everyone chat and sign the
books. Hand out some Christmas candy.
You can even make a game out of it. Let everyone know that the
first person to get everyone's autographs wins a pair of movie
tickets or some other related prize.
Another fun idea is to have a movie exchange. On the invitation
ask everyone to bring a movie they no longer watch (the key is
that it is not one that they have gone out and bought). Make them
wrap the movie. Set all of them in the center of the room. Then
let someone open one. The next person in line can either take the
movie the first person opened or open a new one. This continues
until everyone has a movie.
Christmas Movie Quiz
Prepare a Christmas movie quiz and make several copies of it for
all the guests. Provide guests with pens and give them one minute
or a pre-decided time to complete the quiz.
Playing the Part
All guests take their turn to enact a few lines of their favorite
Christmas movie character. After all the performances, decide by
vote the awards. Give away movie style trophy awards for prizes
like Best Acting, Best Costume etc. Award trophies are available
in party supply stores or you can make your own by spray-painting
little statuettes. For added fun, you could give out Santa
statuettes as trophies since this is a Christmas movie theme
Food and Drink Ideas
When the movie is over let guests talk and enjoy seeing the funny
pictures they took when they came. You can also offer fun finger
foods and cocktails to finish off the night.
This article first appeared in the 'Celebrating
Christmas PDF Magazine' which is a FREE magazine that
you can download and even print out.