29 DIY Cinema Themed Parties


How to host an adorable cinema birthday party for your kids! These 29 cinema party themes are super creative and include cakes, clever food ideas, free printables, party favors, and even fabulous entertaining cinema party games.  I’ve got your back with everything you need {and more} for a birthday bash, farewell party or even graduation party!  These party ideas are a Cinematic experience for the movie lover!

DIY Cinema Themed Parties

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Cinema Party 

Outdoor Cinema Party

1.  Outdoor Cinema Party ~ Now that warm weather is here an outdoor party is the perfect venue for a cinema party.  They’re fun for every age group.  This outdoor party was designed for the toddler in mind with toddler sized tables decorated with tin cans full of fresh flowers, kraft paper table cloths, feathers and painted bead necklaces that also doubled as party favors.   

Outdoor Movie Gathering {Outdoor Entertaining Ideas}

2.  Outdoor Movie Gathering {Outdoor Entertaining Ideas} ~ What a great idea to take advantage of the warmer weather while we still have it. A perfect party that can accommodate teens or adults, birthday or just a casual adult get-together! Lots of beautiful inspiration to help you create a vintage Hollywood party! 

Sparkly 13th Outdoor Movie Party

3.  Sparkly 13th Outdoor Movie Party ~ This girly 13th outdoor movie birthday party with vintage charm is phenomenal!  Add some sparkly giant balloons, shimmery tassels, ombre caramel apples, charades, cozy quilts, mounds of confetti, s’mores and a 13-layer cake and you have yourself one of the most memorable parties ever.

Summer Movie Night

4.  Summer Movie Night ~ I am so loving this vintage movie night in bright summer colors! What a fun and inexpensive way to gather friends and family and indulge in one of our favorite pastimes. Your very own drive-in in your backyard. Hang a white sheet with clothespins, lay some blankets out and don’t forget the popcorn. This would be fantastic for a family reunion, girls night out or even a date night. 

Popcorn and a Movie {party ideas}

5.  Popcorn and a Movie {party ideas} ~ Movie Night is a fun night for any age or any reason! This amazing post features a boy’s movie night complete with concession stands and a photo booth! And, it was done on a budget. Who could resist the amazing popcorn cupcakes?! They are reason enough to throw a movie night party!

Cinema Party Invitations

Cinema Party Invitations

6.  Cinema Party Invitations {free printable} ~ Spruce up Family Movie Night with these free printables.  The kids will love having invitations, plus they could invite over a friend.  And don’t kid yourself – popcorn always tastes better out of a theater-style bucket!

Home Movie Night Printables

7.  Home Movie Night Printables ~ Plan your very own family movie night with these free printables.  The movie ticket set includes admit tickets, popcorn, drink, candy and treats.


DIY Cardboard Ticket Booth

8.  DIY Cardboard Ticket Booth ~ Natalie created this adorable ticket booth from cardboard boxes, zip ties and paint.  

Drive-In Car Printables

9.  Drive-In Car Printables ~ How fun are these drive-in cars?!  Party guests can decorate their own box before the movie begins with these free printables.  

Movie Party Decorations

10.  Movie Party Decorations ~  Lights, camera, action!  Lisa Storms never disappoints with her amazing paper skills.  She teaches you how to make action packed plates, movie reels, film strips and party favor boxes.

DIY Vintage Marquee

11.  DIY Vintage Marquee ~ Real vintage letters are few and far between, but with the help of this tutorial you can make your own! Make them mini or large. And, if you don’t want to spell out an entire word you can just make the first letter of a word.


Movie Night Bingo

12.  Movie Night Bingo ~ Check out the wonderful illustrations on these movie night bingo cards! A fun way for the whole family to participate in a game!  It’s a combination of bingo and i-spy. 

Party Food

Rustic Popcorn Bar {party food ideas}

13.  Rustic Popcorn Bar {party food ideas} ~ How fun is this Rustic Popcorn Bar? Party guests can scoop popcorn into a bag, add some butter, sprinkle with seasonings, add some yummy candy, shake and you have the ultimate popcorn. This Popcorn Bar will complement picnics, family reunions or birthday parties.

Sweet Popcorn

14.  Sweet Popcorn ~ Are you ever in the mood for sweet popcorn? Circus Animal Cookie Popcorn adds just the perfect amount of sweet to your popcorn (and it’s pretty too!). My children absolutely LOVE Circus Animal Cookie Popcorn because it’s such a fun treat.

Movie Night Treat Wagon

15.  Movie Night Treat Wagon ~ How cool is this treat wagon?  It’s a concession stand on wheels!  A tablecloth and a trip to the dollar store packed this wagon full of treats. 

Hot Dog Tray {free pattern}

16.  Hot Dog Tray {free pattern} ~ These adorable trays are the perfect accessory for hot dogs. Use them for carnivals, picnics, barbecues or any holiday event. Simply print the free pattern to trace and cut on desired scrapbook paper. Easy peasy!

Dessert Table

Movie Birthday Party

17.  Movie Birthday Party Dessert Table ~ Kids may grow out of cute themed birthday parties, but they never grown out of loving junk food and movies.  So the next time you are planning a party for your teen or tween, turn your home into a movie theater complete with a concession stand.

Red Carpet Hollywood Party {teen party themes}

18.  Red Carpet Hollywood Party {teen party themes} ~ Take a walk on the red carpet at this glitzy Red Carpet Hollywood party. Everything from gold star chandeliers to fun movie snack favorites. What girl won’t love star treatment?!


Hollywood Birthday Cake

19.  Hollywood Birthday Cake ~ This Lights, Camera, Birthday! party is packed full of amazing ideas to throw a Hollywood themed party.  The red carpet was rolled out to treat guests with star treatment that included a dessert table featuring this fabulous movie reel and popcorn cake, vip lounge and a concession stand.

Tub of Popcorn Cake

20.  Tub of Popcorn Cake ~ This cake is popped with delight!  Learn how to make and decorate a tub of popcorn cake for your movie themed party.

Popcorn Cupcakes

21.  Popcorn Cupcakes ~ Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips are perfect for making popcorn to adorn cupcakes.  Learn how to with this tutorial.

Party Favor

Ticket Stub Party Favor Bags

22.  Ticket Stub Party Favor Bags ~ Transform kraft paper bags into ticket stubs with scissors and a red & black sharpie.  Fill them full of goodies guests can eat during the movie.

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn {Party Favors}

23.  Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn {Party Favors} ~ These microwave popcorn bags are perfect for a quick, easy, and inexpensive party favor!  One bag of popcorn kernels will make 25 individual bags.  There aren’t any artificial ingredients so they are much healthier.


Hollywood Party Birthday Signs

24.  Hollywood Party Birthday Signs ~ Use these free printable birthday signs in red, black, and white for fun party themes like a Hollywood Party, Broadway, popcorn or movie party, or Award Show like a Red Carpet or Oscar Party.

Concession Labels

25.  Concession Labels ~ Label party food with these 6 free food labels for skittles, lemonade, peanut m&ms, party popcorn, buttered popcorn and red vines.

Retro Red, Black and White Printables

26.  Retro Red, Black and White Printables ~ Just for you, a new and fabulous Retro Party printable party decor in red, black, and white which contains all you need to decorate for your event!  Retro birthday party pack includes red, black, white printable birthday party decorations perfect for any adult or children party theme.

Mini Popcorn Boxes

27.  Mini Popcorn Boxes ~ Movie parties are always a popular theme.  Whether it is a specific movie or just a general movie theater theme, these printable mini popcorn boxes will come in handy.  You can even print some out for treats during a family movie night.

Popcorn Cupcake Wrappers

28.  Popcorn Cupcake Wrappers ~ Adorn your cupcakes with these adorable popcorn wrappers.  Simply download, print, cut and attach to your cupcakes.

Outdoor Movie Party Printables

29.  Outdoor Movie Party Printables ~ Use these adorable printables to decorate for movie night.  The set includes popcorn labels and a “Now Showing” menu. 

 Travel Themes for the Best Birthday Parties

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