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Bring Your Favorite Movie Character to Life with a Hollywood Themed Dress Up Party!

Movies leave an indelible mark on everyone’s life.  Young or old, male or female, everyone has been touched by a movie and everyone has a favorite movie character.  So when you’re planning your next party, why not have movie character costume party?  Just because it’s not Halloween doesn’t mean your friends won’t jump at the chance to dress up!  And when you combine a costume party with one of everyone’s favorite pastimes – movies – your party is sure to be a hit!

When you’re inviting your friends for your movie character costume party, channel your crafty side and forgo the traditional invitations by using cardstock to create invitations that look like movie theater tickets.  Use your address as the theater, the theme as the movie title, and include the fact that it’s a costume party and that they should come dressed as their favorite movie character under the “Starring” heading.  Not only will your friends love your craftiness, they’ll be excited to see what you have in store for the evening!

Once you have the date for your movie character costume party set, you’ll be able to focus on choosing your own movie character costume.  Are you a Harry Potter fan?  You can dress up as Harry or channel your dark side with a female Death Eater costume. Or, if you prefer your witches to be a little more green, try the Wicked Witch costume from “The Wizard of Oz.”  For the superhero fans, try the  Iron Man costume on for size, or for those of you who want to bring back memories of your favorite Halloween costumes of the 1980s, how about dressing up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Whatever movie character you decide to dress up as, you’re sure to have fun choosing a costume and bringing your favorite movie character to life as you get ready to greet your guests!

Set the stage for your movie character costume party by decorating your party space to look like a movie theater.  Stage your entryway to look the red carpet at a movie premiere.  Roll out a red carpet floor runner for your guests to walk as they arrive.  They’ll feel like they real are the stars of their favorite movies when they see they get to walk the red carpet!  You can find movie posters for a reasonable price online and use them to decorate the walls.  Cover flashlights with black construction paper, leaving the light part uncovered.  Attach them to the wall with the beams pointed towards the posters and it will look like spotlights directed at your posters, just like you might see in a real movie theater!  Hang some gold star foil cutouts from the ceiling and your decorations are good to go!

Planning the menu for your movie character costume party will be a piece of cake!  Stick with the same type of foods you would find at the movie theater concessions.  This means lots and lots of popcorn!  Rent a popcorn maker from your local rental shop and you’ll be able to serve the same authentic movie theater popcorn everyone loves at the movies!  For an extra tasty twist, try adding flavored Jell-o powder to popcorn, like strawberry, lemon, or lime.  Or, mix in M&Ms, malted milk balls, or other chocolate candies for the perfect salty-sweet mix.  In addition to popcorn, you can also serve nachos, hot pretzels, hot dogs, and candy in movie theater-size boxes, which can be bought individually for reasonable prices at most dollar stores.  Set your goodies up concession style on a buffet table and let your guests help themselves throughout the night as they get the munchies! 
To make your costume party more interesting, have a costume contest, complete with awards.  Hand out gold award statues n various categories, such as Most Creative, Scariest, Most Authentic, Most Historic, Funniest, and Strangest.

You and your guests will love having the chance to dress up as your favorite movie characters for the evening at your movie character costume party!  And, if you all manage to stay in character all night, it will certainly make for an interesting evening depending on the characters that show up!  So be prepared to have your guests request your party become an annual event if your party is a hit and let Windy City Novelties help you make your evening a success every time. 

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