Awhile back when I asked my oldest son, Aiden, what kind of party he wanted for his 12th birthday, he said he wanted to have a movie birthday party. He’s getting older (pre-teen, eek!) and I feel like his input counts more now when it comes to the actual party planning process. Together we picked out a lot of these the decoration and food.
I offered to let him have a party the night before with just his friends to watch movies and hang out. We ordered pizza and I made the kids favor boxes and theater style goodie boxes too with popcorn, a drink, and candies. We put on a movie for them, but ultimately they just ran around playing and had fun.
For the family party we served different kinds of popcorn, crudites, and some of Aiden’s favorite types of sandwiches. I made the giant “12” out of thin plywood, and kept everything else very simple. We had a photo booth made from gold foil, and I took photos of them for the clapboard keychain party favors too.
Gold Stars / Movie Clapboard / Tablecloth / Table Runners / Wood Crates / Drink Dispenser / Star Cups / Gold Straws / Plates / Popcorn Boxes / Gold Foil Backdrop (I used 6) / Photo Props / Polaroid Camera / Sticky Film / Clapboard Photo Keychains / Sparkler Letters / Sugarfina Candy