Is your child an aspiring Hollywood star? Or does she just love the big screen? These party ideas create the Hollywood feeling for your star.
Roll Out the Red Carpet
The decorations set the stage for the Hollywood party. Roll out a red carpet — or a long strip of red paper — to welcome the guests. You can also cut out stars for the walk of fame. Use the party guests’ names on the stars. Make large cutouts from cardboard of movie tickets and director’s clapboards for the walls. Another natural option is to cut out the letters of “Hollywood” just like the famous sign.
Ask the guests to all dress up in their best movie star gear. You can also do makeovers at the party where you fix everyone’s hair and offer up jewelry for the kids to borrow. Once the guests are all in their finest black tie attire, give them a chance to walk to red carpet. Introduce each person like the reporters do on the real red carpet for awards shows.
Another option is to let the kids each put on a little act for the audience. They can act or sing, depending on their personal preference.
If you need a little down time, throw in a copy of the birthday child’s favorite movie or TV show. The kids can take a break from all of the action, and you get a little break on entertaining the troops.
Plan some games to keep the kids entertained. One idea is to match the actor with the name or TV show. Print out several pictures of actors the kids would recognize. Print out separate labels with either the name of the work the actor is known for. The kids have to match up the pictures with the labels as fast as possible. Divide the kids into two teams and have them go head to head.
Another game idea is a relay race. Have a costume or Hollywood star outfit for each team. The kids take turns putting on the outfit and going down the field. When a child returns, she takes off the Hollywood outfit and passes it to a teammate. All of the teammates get a chance to do the same.
Charades is a classic game that fits into the Hollywood theme since it uses acting skills. Write down clues that relate to the movie start theme, such as sunglasses, star, award and movie. The kids take turns acting out the clues for their teams.