When planning a red-carpet party theme, families can create a glamorous setting with glitzy decorations, such as gold-star-shaped balloons, VIP signs, art deco centerpieces, movie still posters and faux award statues. Guests can come dressed up as celebrity personas, and hosts can provide disposable cameras for snapping "paparazzi" photos throughout the event. Music- or movie-themed trivia, screen test challenges and faux award ceremonies can keep guests entertained.
Hosts can buy or create flashy invitations with images of shining award silhouettes or metallic stars. Invitations should use formal wording and present the party as a VIP red-carpet event. At the party, the host dresses up a simple red carpet by lining it with velvet ropes, metallic balloons, flashing lights, movie signs and life-size celebrity stand-ups. Hosts can also set up a photo-op space to snap pictures or perform amusing interviews as guests arrive.
For a luxury feel, hosts can set up a drink station and come up with signature mocktails or cocktails, depending on the ages of guests. Young guests may enjoy finger foods, such as chocolate-drizzled popcorn, confetti cupcakes and star-shaped sandwiches, whereas teens and adults may prefer chocolate-dipped strawberries, petit fours and crostini on silver trays.
Guests can dress up as their favorite entertainers or make up personas and stay in character throughout the party. They can put their celebrity personas to the test by acting out funny scenes in screen test challenges while hosts capture the scenes on tape.