We recently celebrated a milestone birthday for my husband. And, even though life has thrown us a few curveballs recently, we still wanted to have a party for him. But, it needed to be a no fuss, no real work kind of party. And, this retro movie night party fit the bill perfectly!
Movie Night Party
We have had loads of movie night parties. Last year we had an Outdoor Movie Night Party for my nephew’s birthday.
Retro Movie Night Party
We love movies. And, we have really missed going to see them at the theater. So, when AMC reopened and allowed guests to rent an entire theater for their small party, I was THRILLED.
We’ve rented the theater a few times since March. It’s really affordable to rent, and you can choose from a variety of new or classic movies. We really like seeing movies from our youth at the theater. Even our son chose an older movie for his birthday celebration. Check out the cookies I shared from his party on Instagram!
My husband wanted to see a movie from his childhood for his birthday, and I was thrilled when he chose Indiana Jones, The Last Crusade. Our family loves the Indiana Jones movies, so it wasn’t a surprise that he picked that movie.
Movie Night Party Favors
Since it was a party, we had to have party favors. Our local theater has been really awesome, and has always allowed me to bring in decorations for our parties. And, I may have gone a little overboard with these.
I made some wooden crates and filled them with glass goblets, snake candies, cigars, and Summer Shandy beers for the adults. The kids were given smaller crates with candy cigarettes, candy snakes, toy snakes, and fun flavored soda.
I covered the table with burlap, large wooden crates, some greenery, and toy snakes and spiders.
I made all of the crates with inexpensive wood, and filled them before the party. Then, I used larger wooden crates in IKEA bags to carry everything into the theater. Once we were in the theater, I styled the table with all of the treats. It took less than 15 minutes to set up, so we still had plenty of time to get popcorn and snacks before the show started! (But it was dark in the theater, so it was hard to get decent pictures)
We have rented the theater a few more times since my husband’s party, and we can’t wait to do it again.