Movie themed party and event ideas – could there be anything more exciting?!!
There is nothing better than relaxing in front of one of your favourite movies, reading an exciting novel or taking a trip down memory lane and visiting a cherished travel destination. Exposure to pop culture, art and travel really influences our lives, hobbies and interests, which fundamentally shape the decisions we make. We may not notice it but everything we watch has some sort of imprint on our lives and these influences can be put to great use when planning a party.
As the decades go by, more and more film classics surface, becoming timeless in our repertoire of celebrated loves, from the likes of Back To The Future to Harry Potter and Thelma & Louise to Hook. Nowadays, the giants of the big screen push out so much content that we are overwhelmed with choice, but we each have our favourites whether it’s superheroes, magicians or the villains.
We can draw on these titles and find comfort knowing that they hold nostalgic value, but they can also be drawn upon as inspiration for our own celebrations when brought to life as live event experiences. These plots and visually stimulating narratives help us to create immersive experiences because they have a lingering presence in our minds. Furthermore, with the advances in costume design, prop making, graphics and food design, authenticity can be achieved so much more realistically and a theme can be upgraded to a full production.
So if you have a favourite movie and a love for partying then why not bring both together and create a physical interpretation of your chosen film whilst immersing your guests into the heart of the drama. Here are some unique ideas on how you can use movie classics to inspire your next private party or event.
Movie Themed Party and Event Ideas
Back To The Future Themed Party
Back To The Future will always be up there amongst one of the greatest movies ever produced and it certainly defines the 80’s! It is a timeless classic and one that has a serious cult-fan following, with many moments in the film collection inspiring a variety of events over the years. Follow Marty and Doc as they time travel through the decades in this mind-boggling, fast-paced space-hopping adventure. Recreate the famous scene in the saloon and have an American West theme, with authentic beer, a whisky station and full cowboy attire. Be careful not to get involved in a brawl! Great Scott Marty! A Back to the Future party? …
Black Swan Themed Dinner
Black Swan, inspired by the 2010 mystery drama starring Natalie Portman, is a modern-day interpretation on the classic Swan Lake story. How to bring this to life as a magnificent, beautiful event? Well how about this: create a mystical lake using theatrically dressed staging and haze which frames a track system (like one of those slow rides you can sit on a Disney World) which is adorned with both white and black swan boats that guests can ride in.
Each boat would actually be a unique dining table boat which moves along and through the mystical environment as you witness beautiful ballerinas dance on the stage as your swan boat seemingly glides along the lake. Depending on the colour of your swan, white or black, will influence the the food journey you go on and the menu you are treated to – a fully immersive dining experience like no other!
A Nightmare on Elm Street Immersive Experience
This is one of the most terrifying horror movies produced by the legendary Wes Craven. This theme would only be suitable for those brave enough to enter the world of Freddy Krueger – a world of dreams, nightmares and harrowing creatures. This theme would be incredibly effective in a venue with exposed pipes, nooks and crannies and raw décor. Again, immersive event design would easily be achieved with a story so bold and terrifying as A Nightmare on Elm Street especially using character actors to add drama and tension. Be careful not to fall asleep! One, two, Freddy’s coming for you …
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Themed Party
From Elm Street to Manhattan as we enter the world of Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the much cherished 60’s classic. Enter a world of timeless sophistication, inspired by Truman Capote’s sensational novel, with stylish costume, exquisite cocktails and sparkling diamonds – a sensational occasion for any hardcore party princess (or prince!).
Frankenstein Multi-Sensory Dining
For those interested in fine dining, our multi-sensory, gastronomic food experience inspired by Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein might be right up your street. Follow Dr. Frankenstein as he breaks all rules of science to give life to a new creation, the monster, and discover the intertwining journey of their co-existence, all expressed through food and drink. Your next dining experience just had a glow up!
Home Alone Fun-Fest Christmas Party
Home Alone is one of the most anticipated Christmas movies of the season, not only for its humour but also for its iconic characters, music and mischief. Welcome to an immersive physical representation of Home Alone complete with a range of different puzzles, tricks and turns to solve the mysteries of the house. Re-live classic moments from the film, famous quotes, food and take to the dance floor as we bring this cherished movie to life. Who will you side with? The Wet Bandits or Kevin? Remember – don’t get scared now!
Neverland (Peter Pan) Magical Adventure
Are you a pirate or a lost boy? A fairy or a mermaid? This wonderful world of adventure can only be found if you believe in the magic. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure Books, this experience tracks the heroic Peter Pan as he battles Captain James Hook, accompanied by a troupe of Lost Boys, Tinkerbell and the Darling family – be prepared for sword fights, flight and a huge sprinkle of fairy dust.
Chocolat: A Feast For All The Senses
Step into Joanne Harris’s beautiful world of Chocolat and experience the full potential of decadent flavours, textures and varieties of chocolate. Literally, everything you see is made from this food of the Gods – an olfactory delight and overload of glorious sweetness. Is there a more delicious story than this from Joanna Harris? We think not! And the film is one of those feel good movies that you need to cosy up to under a blanket with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Perhaps you could even curate your own dining experience with a menu entirely constructed only of chocolate. We hope you have a sweet tooth.
James Bond Themed Party
James Bond, British Spy and agent 007 is on a new mission and needs your help. Enter a maze of clues, challenges and twists to solve the crime, sipping martinis and indulging in a range of different food stations offering edible treats inspired by the range of James Bond films. Perhaps one of the most loved heroes of British fiction, classic James Bond decor, props and set design is available in abundance so you won’t find it difficult to create an authentic design worthy of 007. Will you create a murder mystery or a fully functioning Casino Royal type espionage thriller?
Dirty Dancing Immersive Event
Are you brave enough to star in your very own talent show surrounded by other guests from Kellerman’s? This dinner/dance is inspired by the legendary Dirty Dancing film, complete with professional and impressive dance acts, menus inspired by the original food and a soundtrack that is guaranteed to have you dancing all night long. If all else fails, you can always carry a watermelon?
We love to create brand new experiences and really excel at producing events that will amaze and remain in your memory for years to come. If you are considering something a little different for your next corporate event or private party then we would love to hear from you.