Movie Inspo: Hollywood Themed Parties
Movie quotes to inspire your choices of table centre…
The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘100 Best Movie Quotes’ has inspired us! We are looking to match the well known movie quote to a table centre. Picking out some of the most famous film quotes of the past seventy years, we have had great fun collating this list. From Braveheart to Casablanca, it’s a list that shows the best of film.
Hollywood is a party theme staple. Whether it is a sweet sixteen to a corporate event, it’s suitable across the spectrum. The beauty of the theme is the myriad of ways you can approach the theme. You can go for a more classic Hollywood style and be inspired by Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Alternatively there is the more modern day approach and opt for a paparazzi entrance against a Hollywood Hills backdrop.
A Movie inspired event is great fun for attendees, especially when they themselves are self proclaimed ‘movie nerds’. You could include quizzes, guess the quotes during the dinner setting. Go for movie soundtracks for your disco. Themed cocktails inspired by Hollywood Stars. Invite guests to dress as their favourite characters. There are so many brilliant things to offer on a Hollywood themed party! So, get the coffee on and settle down for a well earned break. Let us know what you think and maybe you have your own suggestions? We would love to hear them!
“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”
Inspired by our Scottish partners ‘Blue Parrot Events Company’, we thought we’d start with something from their range. A classic Scottish movie with a classic Scottish table centre. Our straight sided vases are the perfect choice to display the iconic Thistle. The Thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the thirteenth century. It is little wonder then that this is often chosen by our more patriotic clients, especially when hosting a Hogmanay Event.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”
We have a great many Mirror themed centrepieces but we went for the most popular, our Mirror Ball Design. Available on both a tall and low stand, you can see we offer something suitable for both Snow White and her seven dwarves. We also have Disney themed light panels that make for a great staging backdrop or room divider. Particularly popular on children’s parties, a Snow White theme is always welcomed.
“Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.'”
In all the gin joints, in all the world…. there are so many classic lines from this movie! We settled on this one because this bitter sweet moment was such a snapshot in time. Set against the backdrop of World War Two, the Jazz Bar was a haven. The Keyboard table centre exudes Jazz with its abstract and fluid shape. Opting for this table centre and setting a Jazz soundtrack to the event will certainly have everyone feeling as glamorous as Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
“Shaken, not stirred'”
Needing no introduction, the 007 Martini glass is THE table centre of choice when hosting a bond themed event. You can switch it up and opt for a Casino Chip rather than the 007 logo but it all works, bringing the thrill of Bond to an event. We have a huge collection of Bond themed props to compliment the table centre. From light panels to a James Bond style entrance. Get ready to blow your guests away!
It’s a Wonderful Life
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”
It is never too early to be thinking of Christmas, especially when you work in events. We enjoy the sound of sleigh bells year round and our team are often heard quoting their favourite Christmas Movies. This would be high on the list, Jimmy Stewart breaking our hearts in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. The Christmas Tree table centre seems like the most natural choice as the quote comes from a scene showing the family gathered around their own Christmas Tree. This centrepiece is a universal favourite is the go-to choice for a festive celebration.
“Houston, we have a problem.”
If you want to host a space themed event but want to take a different approach then why not base the event around a specific film? Apollo 13 is a classic of the genre and you could bring in vintage styling alongside your Space motifs to reflect the film set in the sixties. The Rocket table centre would be a great choice as the design of the rocket gives serious sixties vibes with its retro shaping. Plus, the obvious link to the Apollo Rocket…
Star Wars: EP V
“I am your father.”
Another approach to a space theme could be the sci-fi route. The genre has been part of the cultural zeitgeist for the best part of sixty years. When you think Sci-fi, there are a few key films that come to mind but one comes in at the top and that’s Star Wars. We have Stormtrooper inspired centrepieces that when paired with our Pixel Tube centres can make for a great addition to a Star Wars theme. Below you can see the combination that was for a rather brilliant Bar Mitzvah. They also opted for an inflatable tunnel entrance and space themed Panelling which completed the look.
Wizard of Oz
“There’s no place like home.”
Go on adventure with Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion. Take guests on a surrealist adventure that has all the vibrancy of the classic film. With our Lion Ice Sculpture centrepieces, we deliver on the vibrant surrealist vibes so needed for a Wizard of Oz theme. Add to the centrepiece with a branded wrap, perhaps in a glittery red to reflect Dorothy’s shoes. Set a yellow brick road entrance and have Wicked Witch Cocktails. Punctuate the theme with a performance featuring the characters and get guests up on their feet!
Gone with the Wind
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
Now for a bit of romanticism, Scarlet and Red locked in an embrace. Surrounded by their opulent Southern home, our Cabaret Lamps wouldn’t look out of place. These lamps offer an intimate low level light to every table and transport guests into another world. Provided with DMX as standard, they can be run direct from a lighting desk which would allow you to dim, brighten and blackout on command. This could be particularly effective on a ‘Gone with the Wind’ theme, dimming for a dinner setting and then brightening up for a performance or announcement.
The Italian Job
“Hang on, lads; I’ve got a great idea.”
Well we hope that this list has inspired you. A Movie themed event can be a real opportunity to have fun and let loose. There are so many different styles and themes within the concept of ‘Movies’ so you can get really creative. The centrepieces featured on this blog are just a small selection from our 150 strong range. Contact the team today for a free no obligation quotation. Let us turn your Movie dreams into reality!