How to Throw a Movie Night Birthday Party or Baby Shower
Movie Night Party: Walsh Theater presents Madelyn’s Baby Shower. Today I’m sharing my favorite baby shower EVER. It’s MOVIE NIGHT!!! Be sure to check out all of our Movie Night ideas and inspiration.
Looking for ideas for an amazing adult or tween party? How about planning a Movie Night?
This fun theme is perfect for a baby shower, birthday, holiday or even just a random Saturday!
Movie Night Party Ideas
I’m super excited to share this party. I recently hosted/styled a co-ed baby shower for my sweet friends Koby and Carly and their soon-to-be-joining-the-world baby girl Madelyn.
This party was wicked fun to plan and one of the most un-baby shower baby showers I have ever seen. Check it out…
This was such a fun party theme. It was full of ideas that were specifically centered around the movie experience. From markee letters to a concession stand, there is a little bit for everyone.
Here is the fun popcorn bar.
Photo booth props also make great decor…just saying.
Movie Night Party Theme
The theme for the shower was Movie Night. I planned the evening to be fun and un-girly for the dad to be and all the menfolk to feel at ease and also be a unique way of celebrating sweet little Madelyn.
Koby and Carly met in high school when they were both working at a movie theater too, so it was the perfect theme for their shower.
Here is the Juno themed adorable parents to be! Aren’t they cute?
Movie Night Party Decorations
The decorations for a movie night party pretty much center around the food…since when you go to a movie, you grab some sweet treats to enjoy while you watch it, right?
I set up a concession stand, a popcorn car, a dessert table, and the photo booth was paparazzi themed!
Simple favor bags with cute tags can be filled with any treat to send home with your guests. Simple and budget friendly.
A fun ceramic popcorn bowl is great for a popcorn bar as well.
For the welcome sign, simple fabric was wrapped around a foam wreath. Cute and simple to DIY.
The printables on the dessert table were cute and definitely took the party to the next level. You can grab these at the bottom of this post.
Of course…don’t forget to insta tag your pictures!
Markee letters and a fabric curtain instantly create a vintage theater feel. Cute, right?
Markee Name Sign
The markee letters were homemade…and a lot of work. Seriously…just buy them!
My wonderful husband created this custom marque sign for the backdrop and it was hands down my favorite element of the party.
We also had a backyard movie screen on which we watched Back to the Future. It was awesome!
Movie Night Food + Desserts
Now let’s talk about the food…
We served popcorn and candy, cake pops, mini cookies, cupcakes, and traditional movie theater food: nachos, hot dogs, and soda pop.
The concessions stand was full of candy and treats to enjoy. The printable wraps really made these pop!
Even little candy can be displayed in jars. So many possibilities.
Here are the fun candy wraps too. Don’t they make the candy boxes look awesome sauce??
Popcorn is a must for a movie night party. I mean it IS the most iconic movie treat, right?!
To dress up the popcorn boxes, I used tags and clothes pinned stars. It was perfection.
Here are those clothes pinned stars again….
Water bottles, soda and lemonade were also served.
Fun custom mini cookies were displayed in glass jars. These were delicious and adorable.
Adding a tag to the jar is a great way to give it a “pop”!
Of course, movie themed cupcakes rounded out the dessert table. So much fun!
You can never have too many stars.
The movie reel fondant was one of my favorites as well.
Gorgeous cake pops rounded out the party dessert table. Delicious and adorable!
These were also displayed with the star cookies for a fun color change.
Movie Night Party Supplies
There are tons of supplies that can help you create a movie night party. Here are some of the best:
Movie Night Snack Trays from Oriental Trading
Popcorn Cupcake Wrapper from Amazon
Movie Night Balloons/Decor from Amazon
Movie Night Party Tableware
Themed tableware also is a great idea for staying on theme and on budget. Here are some I love:
Movie Night Tableware from Oriental Trading
Movie Night Tableware from Oriental Trading
Party Styling and Printables: Mimi’s Dollhouse
Cake Pops: Nikki’s Cake Pops
Star Cookies: Crafted Cookies
Monogram Cookies: Sunshine Bakes
Movie Night Photo Booth Tutorial
Movie Night Party: Photo Booth Tutorial. Today I’m sharing the details of the fun movie night photo booth from our Movie Night Baby Shower!
Part of the fun of the shower was the costumes…everyone dressed as a movie character or celebrity. We had everything from Ariel, the Mermaid to Squints from the Sandlot! You’re killing me smalls!!!
So since this baby shower was Movie Night themed, I thought it was only fitting to have a “Paparazzi” themed photo booth stocked with disguises and famous movie quotes to get all those ridiculously fun party photos taken.
Photo boothes are super fun ways to express a little personality and get pictures of your guests without having to walk around with your camera glued to your face all throughout the party. Plus, they are pretty fun!!
How to make a Photo Booth
Photo booths are pretty simple. The basics for a photo booth are some sort of fun background, and of course some fun props to take pictures with.
For this photo booth backdrop, I hung a piece of pvc pipe from the ceiling with fishing line and scotch taped long pieces of streamers to the pipe for a wavy, colorful design.
I alternated plain streamers with streamers I had sewn (like I did here in my Mermaid Party).
Sewing streamers is really easy. Using a sewing machine, simply sew in a straight line down the middle of the streamer.
You can push the streamer in chunks for a more gathered look, or just straight sew for a ruffled appearance. It’s great to to let your kids help, since its almost impossible to mess up!!
My 4 year old got a huge kick out of working the pedal of my sewing machine.
To help make sure we got to see all those fun pics, I also made a sign encouraging people to use the party approved hashtag on their photos. Awesome sauce!!
You can purchase the movie quote printable photo booth props in my shop!
Here are some helpful links for photo booth props:
Wanna throw a Movie Night Party?
You can purchase the Printable Movie Night Party Collection in my shop:
Here are some helpful links for movie night:
Conclusion for a Movie Night Baby Shower:
If you are looking for a fun party idea for a tween or adult party? Plan a movie night party. This party is full of amazing ideas and easy to DIY ideas!
If you love these ideas, please pin this image to your party Pinterest Board:
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The baby shower sure looks fun! Creative and personalized. Love it!
Wow you went all out on this party! What lucky friends you have!! You have a talent for details!
This is adorable! I’ve never heard of this theme for anything but I love how fun it is and can be super simple. I’m thinking I can even use a movie night theme for my husbands birthday! Love this idea!
The popcorn is such a great idea!
What an amazing idea! You are one of these gals I strive to be like! I’ll have to bookmark your site for how to throw rad parties!! Are you a professional party planner?? This is such a unique shower idea, seriously, I’m obsessed. Thank you so much for sharing!!
That is a very impressive baby shower. Love all the details, my favorite is the cake pops!
This is such a cool and unique idea. It’s definitely not what you’d expect in a baby shower! Very fun and unique!
This is so awesome, I am thinking about doing a smaller version for just a sleepover idea! You are so creative! I am so not the artsy type so I am so appreciative of those Mommas who help me out! https://www.blyssyourheart.com
What a seriously cute idea for a baby shower! This is so unique! I love everything about it, all the decor and the food. So awesome!
Whatan original theme for a shower and the colors are gorgeous!! AMAZING!!!
TOoooooooo cute!! I love this baby shower theme. It’s so unique and creative. What a great friend you are.
This is one of the most unique baby shower themes I’ve seen. I love the guest who came dressed as the Sandlot kid. Haha!
Oh my gosh, this is such a fun idea!! It’s so unique for a baby shower!
Oh wow, this is the cutest! I never thought of a movie night theme. Love it!
Wow, this looks fun! I love how you’ve paid so much attention to detail and matched everything to the theme of the night!
This is the cutest baby shower I have seen in a long time. I love all the decorations and setup, the color theme looks great. Best wishes to the parents-to-be.
What a great idea for a birthday theme. My girls both had movie birthday parties, but certainly nothing like this! I love these cute ideas.
You are just so creative! Very unique baby shower theme.
What a fun theme! My baby shower for my oldest was Harry Poter themed since his nursery was the Gryffindor common room!!
a great idea for any fun party (my DD needs a bday party soon!) and especially love the cupcake topper..
Wow! what a great eperxience you got here, I love your shower them Movie Night! the decorations are pretty awesome. I adore those popcorns and cupcakes! Congratulations on your coming baby can’t wait to see. Thank you for those printable collections as well I might use them soon. cheers!
SOOOOOO CUTE! I seriously love everything!!!! Pinning for later.
I love this idea for a party theme!! The whole time I was reading it I was thinking about how fun this would be for a kids bday party. I think I’ll save this idea until my kiddos get a bit older. But thanks for the great idea!!! I love all your small details and that marquee sign!! I look forward to the tutorial! Oh and I love that all the guest dressed up. So fun!!
What an absolutely awesome party idea. Thanks for sharing x
Oh my goodness! That is such a super fun idea. Incredibly creative ?
You did a fantastic job pulling together this cohesive theme! I bet they felt loved and “showered” with your energy and creativity! It’s so festive!! <3
I LOVE this theme!! I am always stumped for ideas so I’m definitely bookmarking this one.
I love all your special touches.
This is adorable!!! With all the rain here in Dallas, this looks like a great idea!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!
This is so absolutly adorable!!! I always love your ideas! This is so fun because it could be adapted to an Oscar Party, This is your life party, etc!
Omg all of this is so freaking cute! I would definitely do this!
I love this theme. You could use it for all ages. Maybe I’ll use it for my niece and nephews next birthday.
Oh wow this is a super cool idea! Can I have an invite next time, please lol. You have been so creative and looks like a fab fun movie night in x
Definitely a fun theme baby shower. I love the lighted name sign but the cupcake toppers were cute too. I’m a fan of popcorn some thing thats not at a lot of parties but should be!
Such an adorable idea. Much more entertaining than just a plain party. Definitely a fun idea to incorporate the coming soon arrival
I love the idea of an un-baby baby shower! So much more interesting than the usual ones! Good job.
This is such a cute and creative shower idea! The decorations are spot on!
Oh my gosh this party looks like so much fun. The decor and ideas are just too cute!
What an adorable idea! I would have never thought of that as a baby shower theme, but it works so well!
Oh wow this looks AMAZING! The details are incredible. I’d love an excuse to have this kind of party.
These are great decorations for a party! I love them!
I loved the color scheme and the decor is so beautiful. The cake pops look awesome…they make me feel hungry :D
This is such a fun party. I am loving all the little details. It would definitely make things very special.
Wow! These decorations are amazing! So colourful and fun!
Oh my goodness, all the decor is so cute!!! Movie nights can be a great way to pass the time in-doors and you really out did yourself!