Let’s bring the cinema home!

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A fabulous idea, that with a little preparation can save you some £££. Why not incorporate a red carpet, pretend its the opening night and snap their photographs as they arrive!? What we need for this is a projector, a blank wall and lots of comfy bean bags or blankets. Hiring a projector in the East Sussex, Heathfield area will cost you roughly £60 including drop off, set up and collection….. You can find out more about that here – Enterama AV hire.

When it comes to popcorn…

No movie night is complete without it. What I love is to take one essential element from the party, be it a food, a colour or a pattern and give it a twist! Be really impressive and set out a popcorn bar with a variety of interesting flavours and toppings. I also like to add a bit of DIY to my party planning – perhaps print off popcorn boxes and personalise them in funky ways with the names of your child’s friends.

The Indoor Cinema

100% get the tech side of thing fixed up first (unless the hire company will do this for you!). This includes the projector, the screen, the speakers and the device you’re playing off – be it PlayStation, Xbox, DVD player or laptop! For optimum effect have the title screen of your child’s favourite movie playing when the kids arrive. The gorgeous photo above shows a stunning fort tent that we know kids love to make and hang out in! Get creative, use your imagine and see what furniture will help you in building the perfect venue for this birthday party.



Cinema Snacks

An interval halfway through is a good opportunity to serve the main food. 

Food for the evening can be true cinema style with hot dogs and nachos. I’ve included details of a great nacho dip cup recipe which I am sure will suit the mood. 


1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 cup guacamole or make homemade guacamole
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo; or make homemade pico de gallo 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1⁄2 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
8 (9 ounce) plastic tumblers
tortilla chips

To get the full recipe please head over to : www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com


Hosting a successful cinema party at home can be done with a bit of preparation. I hope this article has given you some ideas for how to do so! If your child’s birthday is in the summer, this party can also be done outside. If you’d like any help with organising your child an awesome cinema party please get in touch. Thank you for reading. Carla x