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A Pre-Teen Movie-Themed Birthday Party

Awhile back when I asked my oldest son, Aiden, what kind of party he wanted for his 12th birthday and he said he wanted to have a movie birthday party. He’s getting older (pre-teen, eek!) and I feel like his input counts more now when it comes to the actual party planning process. Together we picked out a lot of these the decoration and food.

Aiden's 12th Birthday Movie Party

I offered to let him have a party the night before with just his friends to watch movies and hang out. We ordered pizza and I made the kids favor boxes and theater style goodie boxes with popcorn too, a drink and candies. We put on a movie for them, but ultimately they just ran around playing and having fun.

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For the family party, we served different kinds of popcorn, crudites and some of Aiden’s favorite types of sandwiches. I made a giant “12” out of thin plywood, and kept everything else very simple. We had a photo booth made from gold foil and I took photos of them for the clapboard keychain party favors, too.

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Party Decor:
Gold Stars / Movie Clapboard / Tablecloth / Table Runners / Wood Crates / Drink Dispenser / Star Cups / Gold Straws / Plates / Popcorn BoxesGold Foil Backdrop (I used 6) / Photo Props / Polaroid Camera / Sticky Film / Clapboard Photo Keychains / Sparkler Letters /

Party Favors:
Clapboard Keychains / Star Sparklers / Glowsticks / Popcorn Invite / Popcorn Cookies /Lego Mixels / Light Up Yoyo / Punch Balloon

Jessica Doll is a professional photographer, blogger, avid traveler, & stylish mama living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at Hej Doll (hi doll), a travel, life, & style blog about her life in California and beyond.

This post was originally published on Hej Doll, here.

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