Hosting a viewing party and want to dress up as your favorite movie character(s). Find some movie outfit inspiration throughout this post. This won’t be a definitive guide but it sure will bring out your creative side with ideas to get you started. Every once in a while you just want to change it up a bit and do something fun and safe and what better way to do that than to host a fun movie character inspired viewing party.
If you don’t have a projector of your own you can always rent or borrow a projector and turn your movie night viewing party into a real-life cosplay extravaganza with a movie theater-themed viewing party that’s bound to be a box office hit.
Be sure to have snacks for your guests on hand including all the classic cinema treats like Popcorn, Candy bars, Sour Patch Kids candies, and/or Twizzlers. Of course, those are just some ideas of snacks but you can definitely put your own spin on what to serve your guests.
Determine if you’re hosting this party for crowds 21 and above or you’re sticking to a family oriented party that’s pegged as family-friendly. If the party is for those 21 and above don’t forget the 21-and-above beverages, lol!
Okay so now that we figured out whether this party is for adults only or if it’s a family-friendly event, we are going to look at themes. Many people look at which movies are playing in theaters around the country and base their decisions off of that.
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When the Avengers End Game movie came out, many people went out and dressed as many of the characters who starred in the movie, for example, there was Captain America, Iron Man, The Black Panther, and so many others! You could have easily found a character from that movie to draw inspiration from.
Remember, you don’t always have to stick with an Avenger character though, there are other movies and characters you can draw inspiration from.
For your guests ensure that you give them ample enough time so if they plan on buying their costume online they’re given enough time for delivery for your viewing party. As the host/hostess YOU are responsible for coming up with the movie and movie theme for the party.
If you want to add variety, just make it a movie marathon but you don’t have to dress up for all movies being played, you can stick to one character and just binge out for the weekend, it’s really up to you and the guests at this point. If it’s family you all can just agree and go from there.
Really, at the end of the day, it’s all about having a fun night or weekend with friends and family. It’s not supposed to be a stressful time at all. If it becomes stressful, you’ve done too much and taken the fun out of the idea!
Last but not least, if you plan to decorate your area where you’ll be hosting your viewing party, whether it be inside or out, just ensure that if your party is going to be hosted outside ensure to look at your local weather first before setting up any electrical equipment for movie projectors, screens, TV’s, etc.
You have a few additional steps to do for planning but nonetheless, you’ll still have a blast! As a contingency plan, you can always change plans and have the party inside.
Don’t worry about being too fancy as you can lay out an old blanket on the floor inside the house with lots of pillows and still get that fun sleepover effect, remember once again, it’s all for fun and memories! I’ll tell you what, your kids will love it and they’ll always speak about the fun they had during that time.
Now as far as decorations, this is totally up to you. For most parties, people decorate so I don’t see why this would be different but you only need to decorate if it’s within your budget. Do not go broke trying to throw an extravagant party to be left later with debt from trying to impress others.
If you are going to decorate, there are great places to go and get simple, fun, party supplies and decorations, so don ‘t stress it. If you shop at Dollar Tree, Walmart, or any other places online you can find some great items without going broke.
Well, guys, that’s pretty much it, if you have some fun ideas for hosting a great movie viewing party for less, let’s hear about them, drop your comments below! To find great freebies that can help with your planning check out Just Free Stuff as they are always running great contests and giveaways for free gift cards, free books, and electronics. You only need to sign up and browse for what they offer!
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