Host a Film Party to Celebrate the 81st Academy Awards - Start Your Party Plans Now

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Oscar Night is February 22, 2009. Start now to plan your party to celebrate the award-winning films and film stars of 2008. Unique, personalized movie clapboard and film strip invitations are available from Creative ideas for film theme food and Hollywood style decorations from will turn your party into the memorable event your guests will relish.

Glamorous, glitzy, or home-theater cozy, start now to plan your party to celebrate the award-winning films and film stars of 2008. Televised coverage of the 81st Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22, provides a full evening of entertainment but a few creative ideas will turn your party into the memorable event your guests will relish.

Play up the Hollywood theme from start to finish beginning with tantalizing invitations in the shape of a movie clapboard, film strip, or Cinema Theater. Unique, quality invitations are personalized and printed for you at As soon as the nominations are announced on Thursday, January 22, select your invitations and get them in the mail by February 6, to give your guests plenty of time to squeeze in those last few nominated movies they may have missed.

Set the scene with large cinema cut-outs, standing cardboard movie stars and movie star posters, movie reel tins, yards of film strip ribbon, Hollywood Blvd. street signs, Movie set lights, a director's chair and megaphone, trophy statuettes, gold and silver foil stars, wood clapboards, and, of course, the red entry carpet (vinyl or fabric works fine). If you order items online, allow 3 weeks delivery to make sure you get everything in time.

Champagne elegance with gourmet hors d'oeuvres are perfect for your glamorous affair. Movie theater fast foods fit the bill for your cozy home theater. Or you and your guests can cook up creative dishes that represent your favorite films. Ideas for film themed foods are on An obvious choice would be savory Indian dishes in honor of the film, Slumdog Millionaire, which won best film at the Golden Globes.

Encourage your guests to come in the character of their favorite stars, legendary movie icons, or dress in over the edge glitzy glamour. Make sure the appointed paparazzi snap a photo as each guest walks the red carpet upon arrival. Hand out ballots that also let guests vote for their favorite in each category. Gifts for guests who pick the most winners can be a movie journal, Movie soundtrack CD, movie tickets, or a statuette trophy.

Most important, start now to plan all the details. Showcase your creativity to make your Film Party an award-winning event.

About Parties Outside the Box
Parties Outside the Box specializes in custom design invitations featuring the original art of Adriane Dedic. Her most popular designs include Arabian Nights, Secret Agent, Masquerade Mask, Award Trophy Statuette, Movie Clapboard, and Film Strip Invitations. Children's theme party invitations are personalized to match the hair, eye and skin color of the child. Invitations are personalized and printed for each customer. Adriane is an award winning professional artist and graphic designer who has exhibited her work in galleries from California to New York. Her original invitation designs have been featured in Life & Style Weekly, Bauer Publishing.

Adriane Dedic, 510-794-3436


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