Choose a theme like “Cool Classics,” “Fright Night” or “Oscar Winners” for your movie night party.
This is a casual party, so email invites are an easy way to contact people.
Customize our printable Movie Night Party invitations, which can also be attached to an email.
Gather names, emails, addresses and phone numbers, and mail or email invitations. Sites like Evite (evite.com) are very helpful in planning and tracking RSVP’s to casual parties like this one.
2 weeks out
Plan a drink and light snack menu that relates to the movies you’ll be watching. Keep it simple to set a casual mood - think wine, beer, soda, lemonade, iced–tea and popcorn for ease. Or coordinate your party around a theme as we’ve done – martinis for 007, James Bond night!
Simple, flavored popcorn is an easy and affordable way to feed lots of guests. We’ve got several recipes that we’ve tested and the crowd favorite is our Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn.
Begin planning a music playlist for the event, including key songs from the soundtracks of films you’re showing – or, use our playlist!
1 week out
Order or rent DVDs so you have them in time for your party.
Make a list of all ingredients needed for drinks and snacks.
Follow up with anyone who hasn’t RSVP’d.
3 days out
Shop for drinks and snacks.
Check your stock of plates and glassware.
Make sure your DVD player is working. A little online research on the movies you will be showing goes a long way – guests will get talking, and get excited about the feature when you explain details or tell a story about the film.
Set up for the party, creating simple items for display like a movie–style pinboard as we’ve done helps to set the cinema atmosphere.
Prepare paper cones for serving popcorn, then: get popping!
Prep drinks and garnishes.
Relax and get ready for good friends and a feature film.