By: Mary Mernda, Fri Aug 4th, 2006
So you've decided to have a little party. Congratulations!!!
You'll have fun and it won't be as hard as you're probably
thinking right now. What's your plan? Inviting a few friends
over for an evening of conversation? A 30th birthday party
for your spouse? A victory celebration after finally paying
off that mortgage that you thought would never go away? It
doesn't matter. Any reason is a good reason to have a good
time. Whether it's a catered affair or you do it all
yourself, the object of the event is enjoyment, so why not
enjoy getting ready for it also? Remember, any event can be
broken down into 3 easy steps:
- Preparation - Presentation - Produlation What's
'produlation' you ask? That's the best part!!! It's when you
produce the results of your preparation and presentation and
receive the congratulations of your guests (and yourself, of
Preparation One of the keys to a successful gathering is
preparation. And the earlier it starts, the better. We think
it is important for a couple of reasons. First of all, it is
a way to get organized. But more importantly, if time is
spent in the preparation phase, you won't be running around
at the last minute attending to details. This will better
allow you to relax and enjoy your time with your guests.
We've divided the preparation phase into three easy
categories: - Menu - Layout - Cleaning If you've follow the
above steps, you should be able to get a good night's sleep
and relax while waiting for your event to begin!
Welcome to the most exciting section on the preparation for
your party. Sure, as you look at the different options under
preparation you see that terrible choice called 'cleaning'.
But let's not think about that right now. Instead, why don't
we just have some fun and let our imaginations run wild. The
first decision you will need to make is whether you will be
doing your own food preparation or using the services of a
caterer. There is no right answer. We will tell you that
once they were organized, many people have actually admitted
that they enjoyed preparing the food. If that is your
desire, read on. If you decide to follow the caterer route,
it might still be a good idea to read the rest of this
section to help prepare for the questions they will be
asking you in order to help make your event memorable. The
two most important words that come to mind when preparing
your menu are variety and quantity. It's a good idea to
provide your guests with a wide variety of choices. Some
hot, some cold. Some dry, some with sauces. Add a few meats,
vegetables, cheeses a couple of dips and maybe even some
fruit and voila, you have a menu. Do you have a special
finger food that is a little bit out of the ordinary? Add it
to your menu. It's always a good idea to have a few old
stand-bys such as chicken wings and chips for those with a
less exotic palate. A typical menu we've seen included:
wings with a variety of sauces (although they were just as
good plain), pepperoni bread with a little spaghetti sauce
on the side for dipping if desired, a variety of potato and
tortilla chips with a couple of dip choices a vegetable tray
and a selection of olives and pickles. Another idea to
consider is having a few items on your menu that can be
prepared in advance and reheated so that you are not rushing
to prepare the food when you would rather be relaxing and
thinking of the fun you will be having. After covering the
variety of choices, it is now time to look at quantity.
Always prepare more than you think you'll need. It may seem
like a waste of money at first, but remember, you get to eat
the leftovers. Or, as the host, you will be able to offer
your guests a little going home gift. Now settle in and let
your imagination run wild.
Layout Layout is an often overlooked part of the
preparation. At many events there is a last minute rush to
try and squeeze everything in and a considerable amount of
time is spent rearranging things to ensure that both your
guests and the food will all fit in the desired area. Of
course, there are many factors which need to be considered
when planning your layout. Such things as location (indoor
or outdoor) and the amount of space you have. We've been to
some events in 3000 square foot houses and others in 1000
square foot houses. Certainly the ones in larger areas made
things easier, but even the smaller areas were successful
because the host had taken the time to plan his layout. If
at all possible, it is best to create three separate areas
to help provide a free flow of guests and help eliminate
traffic jams. One area will feature the food. Another will
contain your drinks and drinkware. The third area will be
used for plates, napkins, utensils and items of that sort.
Without a doubt, the food area will be the most popular, so
here are a few tips to help in that area. The first thing to
consider is the option of setting the food on a table that
will allow people to walk completely around it. The idea of
setting plates, etc. in a separate area will allow people to
pick up a plate and proceed to an open area of the food
table in order to begin serving themselves. With the plates
at one end of the food table, everyone feels obliged to walk
around the whole table, even if the food the desire is at
the very end. Now in setting up the food itself, there are a
couple of things to consider. It is best to put what you
believe will be the most popular food in the center of the
table. This will allow your guests to have easy access from
anywhere. Also, it is always a good idea to place any sauces
near the edge of the table. This will prevent accidental
spills into other foods which may make them unpleasing to
your guests. Now close your eyes and start dreaming of the
wonderful layout you have designed for your guests.
As the saying goes, "cleanliness is next to godliness".
Unfortunately, cleaning is probably the least glamorous task
at hand. However, it is also one of the most important
because it leads to the next major area, presentation. It is
best to do as much of the major cleaning as possible on the
day before the special event. This will help prevent wearing
yourself out on the appointed day or cleaning too early and
finding it necessary to reclean. We've included a handy
check list and some pointers that we've learned from
experience. This is all going to sound like pretty common
sense information, but while being in the middle of
preparation, it is sometimes easy to overlook even the most
basic elements. Checklist:
_____ Clear off as much as possible from coutertops. This
will help the area to look neat and uncluttered. It is
expected to see certain things on a counter top such as a
coffee maker, canister set or a cookie jar. But the 3 cans
of soup you bought last week should be put in their proper
place. _____ Clean all dirty dishes. Nothing says unprepared
like walking into a kitchen with a sink full of dirty
dishes. _____ Once the dishes have been cleaned, store them
properly. _____ Have a trash can available in the vicinity
of the serving area if this is not a formal dinner. Always
be sure to use a clean trash bag. If necessary, take a half
full bag and store it out of the way until the event is
_____ Clean the toilet (including the top of the tank) and
the sink. _____ Again, clear off as much as possible from
coutertops. _____ Do you have a large family? Are there
various towels and washcloths hanging around? Put them all
in a clothes hamper. It looks so much neater that way. _____
Place clean towels in a area where it is convenient for your
guests to dry their hands. _____ If you have one of those
liquid soap dispensers, ensure that it is atleast half full.
Totally filled is best. _____ Place a spare roll or two of
toilet paper where they can easily be seen. A small basket
holding these can add to the overall appearance. _____ It
looks best if the shower curtain is drawn shut. This will
also hide any clutter from shampoo bottles, etc. If there
are doors on the shower, shut them.
_____ Clean all corners and baseboards. These areas tend to
be neglected during routine cleaning. _____ Dust any
horizontal surfaces. This is another area that can be
overlooked from time to time. _____ If you are using a room
that will feature a view of the outdoors, take time to
thoroughly clean any windows. And you're done! Now that
wasn't so bad after all.
Congratulations!!! You've made it through the most difficult
section, preparation and moved on to presentation. This is
the area that is featured by most people, but we believe
good preparation leads to good presentation. While it is
important to consider the layout and presentation of the
food serving area, we feel that some time should be taken to
consider the overall appearance of your event area with the
food starting out as the focal point. As you are undoubtedly
aware, the serving area will become unkempt, therefore, it
is a good idea to include the entire event area when working
on presentation. One point to consider is the style of the
serving dishes. Once again, this will be somewhat dictated
by the location of your event. There are those who prefer
the clear or colored glass type of serving dishes. Others
prefer a ceramic dish. The choice is yours. Since this is a
special event, we suggest refraining from the use of cheap
plastic serving dishes if at all possible. Many people have
told us they've picked up quite a collection over time
discount stores. Some have even told us of finds they've
made at dollar stores. The next thing you might want to
think about is the use of a center piece. While there is
nothing wrong with this, we are of the belief that the food
itself is the center piece. Now that your guests have
enjoyed the food that you have prepared, it is time for them
to relax, mingle and talk with each other. A nice idea that
we've seen to help promote conversation during the quiet
periods is to place a few photo albums in an area where your
guests can browse them. This is especially helpful if you
have a group of people that tends to spend a lot of time
together. As they flip through the pages they will recall
bygone days that you've spent together. If you have
children, maybe an album of kids photos as they were growing
up. This may spark memories of their own children or even
their childhood which can lead to some pretty interesting
conversations. Another idea we've been made aware of is
setting out a conversation starter book. An example we've
seen is a book that asks questions about Christmas. There
were questions such as 'what was your favorite Christmas
gift.' Remember, even though you may be dealing with adults,
they're still children at heart. Produation
You may be asking yourself, as many before you have, "what
is produlation?" It is the euphoric feeling you get when you
PRODuce a premier event and receive the congratULATIONS of
all who attend. You've done such a fine job you can even
congratulate yourself. You've put all of the hard work
behind you. As you were preparing, I'm sure there were times
when you were asking yourself if it was worth it. Now you
know it was, so ENJOY yourself!!! One last thing, which will
help the produlation continue. If you read the menu section,
the produlation will continue as you pull out some of the
food you've held back and restock your party feast.
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Throw a Rockin'
New Year's Eve Party
By: Dee Schrock, Fri Mar 31st, 2006
Traditionally, New Years Eve parties were focused on couples
only. Fortunately, not anymore! It is also not as
exclusively formal as in previous decades. It is much more
common to include the whole family and singles in the
celebration as well. Alcohol, no alcohol, anything and
everything goes these days.
Decorate with black, silver, and gold. Go all out with
feather boas and top hats. Don't forget the noisemakers and
party poppers to bring in the New Year.
Here are some fun activity ideas to bring in the New Yaer:
*Resolutions Roast. Give each guest a turn roast their
resolution for 2006. It is usually related to some sort of
weight loss or self-improvement idea. For example, say
"goodbye (name) and hello to a lighter, tighter me!"
*Costume or masquerade party. Don a mask and be a lady or
gent of mystery!
*New Years around the world. Have guests bring dishes that
reflect their ethnicities and countries of origin.
*Murder mystery party. Purchase murder mystery scripts or
use a local murder mystery company to host the event.
*Create a time capsule to be opened in five years. Include
some of 2005 items and a questionnaire about what they think
it will be in 2010. Make a video of the party to include in
her time capsule.
*Board games or card game championships
*Take a day cruise on a local body of water.
*Hire a bellydancer or salsa dancer to give lessons and give
the guests a little spice for in their lives. Everyone will
have a good laugh as they try out their new skills!
*Hold a couple's party and play the Newlywed Game to see
who's most in tune with each other.
*Gambling on a winner? Choose a casino night for an easy to
put together bachelorette party.
*Is a happy and prosperous year in the cards? Use a fortune
telling theme complete with palm readings and crystal balls.
*Go out dancing at the host's favorite club.
Drop balloons at midnight and toast your friends and family!
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for easy (and budget conscious!) party planning. Copyright
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and Holiday Party Fashion Tips
By: Katie Rose, Mon Dec 19th, 2005
Have you given any thought to what you are going to wear to
the holiday parties this year?
An invitation to a special Christmas or New Yaer's Eve party
can strike fear in the hearts of the most fashion-conscious
among us - to say nothing of the fashion-impaired.
Finding the perfect outfit should not cause a grown woman to
cry - even though socially the decision ranks right up there
with what to wear to an ex's wedding or the prom.
There are several big mistakes that women make most often:
1. Trying to impress with the latest style even if the style
is not meant for someone their age/body shape/personality -
they often succeed only in looking foolish or as if they are
desparately clinging to their youth.
2. Overkill - wearing all of your jewelry at once or wearing
your lowest-cut dress with your nosebleed-high heels.
3. Dressing too sexy to be appropriate for the occasion -
office holiday parties are not the place to try out that
plunging neckline or up-to-here skirt.
4. Making no effort at all - wearing picnic casual to a
black and white New Year's Eve ball.
When choosing attire for a party try to pick something your
will feel comfortable in, something that will get you
compliments for your taste in color, style or fabric. When
you try your outfit on try to imagine the color photos
making the e-mail rounds next week.
One great option is to pick a fairly plain dress in basic
black or holiday red and let your accessories do the hard
work. Add one show-stopping piece of jewelry like a gorgeous
long strand of pearls or a sparkly Christmas-themed brooch.
Carry a beautiful beaded handbag or wear a contrasting
festive scarf or cape-like coat.
Pay special attention to your lingerie - a little undercover
help can also totally change an outfit. Try a minimizer bra
if you are too well endowed or a push-up or padded bra if
you need a LITTLE cleavage to accent your dress. Almost any
body shape can benefit from a smoothing undergarment just to
straighten out lines and bulges and give a polished look to
Don't forget your make-up. This is a great time to pamper
yourself at a department store beauty counter on the
afternoon of the party for a make-over or splurge at a local
spa. Professionally applied make-up can light up your face
and people will remember your feeling and glow of
self-confidence and beauty.
A party is a perfect place to try a little bit of a new
style but do not go overboard - after all, you hope you were
invited for your sparkling conversation and contribution to
the group, not as window dressing.
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romantic Christmas and holiday gifts, fantasy clothing,
leather and lace and intimate apparel in sexy, erotic,
romantic Valentines clothes and unique styles
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"Theme" Your Kid Party
By: Chris Yates, Sun Mar 12th, 2006
Planning a children's party can be a little overwhelming...
even scary. After all, throwing a great party is something
your child will remember for a long lime. On the other hand,
if the party bombs they will NEVER forget it.
The easiest way to ensure a successful party is to build it
around one central theme.
A theme will allow you to integrate all the different
elements of the party, it will point you in the right
decorating direction, and it will help you plan your
activities. Having a theme is essential.
How to Choose a Theme
Choosing a theme for your child's party depends on three key
- The age of the child
- The child's interests
- The time of year or reason for the party
The Age of the Child - The age of the children who will
attend the party will have a lot to do with the party theme
you choose. Blue's Clues might be great for a pack of three
year olds, but a seven year old birthday boy would be
mortified! By the same token, Harry Potter might serve you
well for a group of pre-teens, but a group of
kindergarteners just wouldn't get it.
The point... be sure your theme is appropriate for you
The Child's Interests - What is your child interested in?
Some kids love particular sports like gymnastics or soccer,
while others have a keen interest in super heros or science.
Just about anything that a child is really interested in can
be transformed into a great theme for a party.
The Time of Year or Reason For The Party - A halloween party
has a built in theme, so a birthday around that time of year
might have a Halloween or costume theme. Summer parties are
often "pool parties" or outdoor themed parties. Obviously,
you wouldn't have an outdoor pool party for Christmas if you
live in Canada... it just wouldn't make sense.
The "Best" Way to Choose A Theme...
Talk to your child and get them involved in the planning!
Most kids have a pretty good idea of what kind of party they
want. If you fail to talk it over with your child, you might
both be disappointed.
Children often have unrealistic expectations. A lot of kids
have a whole scenario layed out in their head -- they've
imagined every little part of the party and they expect you
to deliver. Talking it out can help you both find a
realistic common ground.
Sometimes it also helps to provide a younger child with two
or three theme choices and let the child choose his/her own
Once you've decided on a theme, it becomes fairly easy to
plan the party. The invitations, decorations, food, favors,
and activities will all be based on your theme. Choose a
theme that truly fits your child's personality and you'll be
sure to create an awesome party experience for both of you.
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Planner - 9 Steps To A Successful Party
By: Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike", Mon Nov 7th, 2005
Why Run Around At The Last Minute?
By following these 9 steps your kid party planning
experience will be lots more fun.
You'll take the stress out of planning, make things easier
on your pocket book and you'll have a fun and successful
Give Yourself Plenty of Time
If at all possible, start putting together your child's
party several months in advance. This will give you plenty
of time to put everything together without having to run all
over the place at the last minute until you're worn out,
stressed out and find yourself saying "I'll be glad when
this is over with."
Your Party Date And Time
Since it may not be practical to hold your child's birthday
party celebration on their actual birth date, you need to
consider a few things before deciding on the date of their
Make sure your party date won't conflict with any holidays
or other events.
Also consider the best time of the day for your party.
After lunch will mean you won't have to serve food other
than snacks, cake and ice cream.
Your Birthday Party Theme
One of the most popular ways to celebrate a child's birthday
is with a theme related to something your child enjoys. A
movie, a TV show, a sport, hobby, general interest, or a
favorite character like a Disney character...
If your child likes Barbie, choose a Barbie theme, if your
child liked the movie Shrek, you can base an entire birthday
on the Shrek theme.
This is the perfect time to let your child become involved
in planning their party.
We encourage you to spend some quality time with your child
discussing which theme they are most interested in. But be
sure you agree with their choice before proceeding. Your
child will only be thinking about which theme will be the
most fun, while you need to also consider what may or may
not be practical.
And once you and your child have decided on a kid birthday
party theme, everything else will fall into place.
Your Guest List
When considering your kid party planning, experts advise you
should invite one guest for every year of your child's age.
This keeps your party manageable. Other considerations
include your budget and the location of your party.
But the question of how many guests you should invite to
your birthday party can only be answered by you and your
child... I suggest you mainly consider your budget and your
party location... If you're comfortable with a house full of
20 kids for your child's 8th birthday, then go for it!
Your Birthday Party Location
You may want to control your child's birthday party by
holding the celebration in your home and/or backyard. Or you
may want to consider having your birthday party at another
location like a local restaurant (where they do most of the
clean-up) or a local park, amusement part, zoo or some other
fun location. To keep your child party planning manageable,
call any other locations your considering in advance... You
don't want to hear "we're all booked up on that date."
Kid Birthday Party Invitations
Once you and your child have decided on a theme, your party
date, time, location and guest list, you can create or
purchase kid birthday party invitations involving your
theme. Putting together creative invitations is a great way
to spend quality time with your child. Let them help you
pick out the invitations or let them help make the
invitations. And remember, your invitations should be
creative, fun and let your invited guests know your party is
going to be special.
Kid Birthday Party Food and Drinks
The first thing that comes to mind when you say "birthday
Party" is a birthday cake. You can purchase a ready made
cake, have one made especially for your party, or you can
have a wonderful time creating a special cake from an easy
recipe that fits your theme.
For other snacks and treats, keep your party theme in mind.
Kid Birthday Party Games and Activities
Put together a list of games and activities to keep your
party guests busy and having lots of fun.
You may also want to include quiet games, puzzles and other
activities designed to wind your party down so your guests
will go home a little less excited.
Birthday Party Thank You Notes
A day or so after your birthday party, sit down with your
child and send out thank you notes to each of your guests.
This will help to teach your child responsibility and how to
thank their friends for being kind enough to bring them a
gift or birthday card.
By following these 9 steps to a successful kid birthday
party your party planning will be so much easier and lots of
For more information on planning your kid birthday party
take a look at
About the author: Mike Dougherty has years worth of
experience putting together parties for his two children and
now two grandchildren. Mike is now webmaster for
Fun-Kid-Birthday-Parties.com and a movie web site
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Tips On Hosting
a Christmas tree trimming party
By: Adam Lenk, Wed Jul 26th, 2006
Do you remember when the Christmas season was less of a
hassle and more of a joyous time spent with family and
friends? Back in the day, families just seemed to have
enough time to sit back and enjoy the holiday season. Today,
on the other hand, many people get harried, rushed and
basically stressed out during the Christmas holiday. There
just seems to be no time to enjoy any of life's simple
pleasures when there is so much shopping and entertaining to
squeeze in during a short period of time.
Take trimming the tree for instance. As a kid, I can
remember the whole family gathered around the tree,
Christmas music blaring in the background, warm home-baked
cookies and cool milk in our tummies, as each of us took a
turn to place our most precious and beloved ornaments on the
tree. And when we got done trimming our Christmas tree, we
loaded up and went to Grandma's and started the whole thing
over. It was a time of being together, a time of love,
laughter and celebration that the whole family slowed down
to enjoy and appreciate.
Now, fast forward... I'm not going to say how many years;
that would be too revealing. Let's just say to today. In
many households the act of trimming the tree has evolved
into more of a hectic holiday task than a chance to enjoy
and celebrate the season. I've even heard many moan and
groan about having to put up the Christmas tree when they
got home from work. If this is the way things are at your
house around the holidays, maybe you should think about
hosting a tree trimming party to recapture that holiday
A Christmas tree trimming party can turn what was once
viewed as a tedious chore into a joyous holiday gathering
with your closest friends and loved ones. All you need is a
tree, decorations, a few appetizers and your favorite
Here's how you can host a tree trimming party at your home
during this Christmas season.
Invitations. With so many competing functions to attend,
even your closest relatives can forget an event if you only
invite them informally. By sending out invitations, you can
formally invite your closest family and friends and give
them the sense that this is something worth attending.
Invitations do not have to be expensive. You can pick up
simple cookie-cutter invitations at the dollar store or
party supply store. You can also print invitations up on
Ornaments. Ask each of your guests to bring an inexpensive
or homemade ornament to hang on your tree. In years to come,
when you unpack these ornaments, you will be reminded of the
special people who attended your tree trimming party and the
memories that you created.
Appetizers. While you do not need to plan a lavish banquet
to serve your guests, you should serve a wide variety of
appetizers which include hot and cold entrees and a little
bit of the sweet stuff. If you have family members or
friends who are health conscious or follow specific diets,
keep them in mind also while you're preparing the menu.
Setup. Place beverages and appetizers on several tables or
counters, in a room separate from the tree, in a way that
guests can flow freely around the buffet to choose their
favorite munchies. Nobody likes to have to fight or squeeze
their way through a tight crowd to refill their drink or get
a little something to nibble on. The same thing goes for the
"tree trimming room." Place ornaments openly on tables so
that guests can move about freely and their special touch to
the tree at will. Also make sure that there is plenty of
space for guests to mingle and move throughout the house.
As you can see, a tree trimming party can be a great way to
get a holiday chore done while enjoying precious time with
your family and friends in a casual atmosphere. If you do
not want to host a Christmas tree trimming party in your
home every year, you can pass the torch on to other family
members so that you can trim a tree at a different home each
year but still get to spend quality time together.
About the author: By Adam Lenk
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By: Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike", Sun Jul 30th, 2006
Kid s Movie Party Theme
Lights! Camera! Action!
Now with our exclusive movie party theme, your birthday
child can star in their own movie!
That's right, with fun kid birthday parties one-of-a-kind
movie making adventure, you can turn your child's birthday
party into a movie making party they'll never forget.
Imagine how excited your birthday child will be when they
get to tell all their party guests that everyone is going to
be in a movie... Wow! This is going to be super fun.
"The Great Birthday Treasure Hunt" is an original 3 minute
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And when you order your free movie script we'll even send
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love... And you'll have a great time too!
Movie Party Theme
Everyone has dreamed of starring in a movie... And now your
birthday child can star in "The Great Birthday Treasure
Hunt" a fun 3 minute movie production.
Movie Party Invitations
Make your invitations into a "Movie Star Contract." You
might write something like this:
Movie Star Contract
"You're so talented and glamorous that (your family name)
Productions would like for you to sign this fun contract to
appear in our latest blockbuster movie production titled
"The Great Birthday Treasure Hunt."
We're celebrating (first and last name of birthday child)'s
birthday on (day and date of the party) at our (your family
name) Productions movie studios from (start time and end
time of your party).
(First and last name of birthday child) will be starring in
our movie adventure and wants you to be one of the movie's
"The Great Birthday Treasure Hunt" will be filmed on
location in and around our movie studio.
Our movie party theme will include time for autographs,
movie games and activities, movie screenings and our studio
commissary will be providing delicious movie production
treats for our entire cast.
Please sign this Movie Star Contract and call your agent
(name of agent to ask for) at (telephone number) to RSVP for
your movie star roll in our original movie production."
The (family name) Productions movie studio is located at
Come dressed as your favorite movie character. (or you can
have everyone show up in whatever costume you'd like,
western, The Incredibles, Princess, fashion, or whatever
theme you want).
Movie Party Theme Decorations
Your decorations can include a director's chair, a
megaphone, scene slate, light cut outs, camera cut outs,
studio signs like "Hot Set". "Birthday Movie Set",
"Hollywood Studio". .
Movie Party Theme Games And Activities
You can make your movie production your entire party or you
can set up some movie related activities and games.
Movie Party Theme, Screen Your Dailies
After you shoot the scenes for your movie, "The Great
Birthday Treasure Hunt", you can screen the raw unedited
footage. Your guests will love seeing everything, including
all the fun out-takes and bloopers.
Movie Party Theme, Snacks And Refreshments
Movie sets always have lots of snack food nearby for all the
actors and crew... Favorites include M & M candies, Gummy
Bears, nuts, fruit slices, veggie slices, chips and dips and
any other finger snacks your birthday child might like. Have
fun and put a sign on your table that reads "Studio
Kid Movie Party World Premiere
One of the fun things about shooting a movie as a special
birthday party is that you can have a second party as well.
We've done this and everyone loved it!
Once your movie is edited, you'll want to have your movies
"World Premiere." Print out some movie ticket invitations,
roll out a red carpet, invite the "paparazzi"
(photographers) to snap pictures and video as your stars
Have some popcorn, screen your movie!
Follow your movie's world premiere with an Academy Awards
style party. Hand out awards (special best actor
certificates) to all your actors! And let everyone make an
acceptance speech. This is a lot of fun. This will be a
movie premiere that everyone will remember!
To get you started on this unique, one-of-a-kind movie
making adventure, Fun Kid Birthday Parties will send you a
copy of our 3 minute movie script, "The Great Birthday
Treasure Hunt" absolutely free. And we'll include our easy
to follow tips on how to put together this fun movie
production for your birthday child.
To get your free kids movie party script visit us at
and fill out the easy form at the bottom of the page.
About the author: Mike Dougherty is a movie and television
writer, producer, director, video editor and regional Emmy
award winning videographer. Mike is web master for
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