Are you trying to think of the perfect activity for your child's next birthday party? Think about taking some of your child's friends to an animated movie. You can check reviews to see which animated movies are coming to your local theater, and then plan your party accordingly. It offers you the convenience of not having to plan structured activities as well as relief from weather worries. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Make Movie Ticket Invitations
Draw or print out invitations on heavy cardstock in rectangular shapes with half circle notches cut along each side. Write or print the party details, and don't forget to add that the star of the show is the birthday child.
Give Concession Stand Gift Cards
When you have your party at a local theater, you don't have to worry about snacks. Get each child a gift card for the concession stand that covers the cost of one drink and one snack. If you have several children attending, you may be able to get a discount.
Make Popcorn Box Favors
You can make a favor box for each child using a popcorn box. Include movie themed items like movie star sunglasses, popcorn, erasers, and movie sized candy bars. Or fill the box with toys and treats based on the movie you are going to see.
Walk The Red Carpet
If you are having the children gather at your house before or after your party, or if you are picking each child up, make sure you roll out a red carpet for guests to walk down on the way to your car or home. Have someone act as paparazzi to catch all the action.
Contact The Theater
Be sure to let the theater know in advance that you are celebrating your child's birthday. Many movie theaters actually have party rooms where you can sing happy birthday and serve cake. Other theaters will offer special discounts or freebies, particularly for the birthday child.
You might also have the option of putting your child's name on the movie screen before the feature begins.
A movie theater party is a great choice for parents looking for a fun alternative to a traditional party. If you're tired of having overwhelming parties with the whole class, this type of party is especially suited to a small gathering of your child's closest friends. It is sure to be an event that you and your child will remember as one of the best birthdays ever.
For more information about upcoming movies, check out sites like Rotoscopers.