Who doesn’t love a great red carpet event? The beautiful gowns and unique suits always stand out on a red carpet. But have you ever thought about hosting a red carpet event party?
A red carpet event theme is great for any and all types of parties. You can use this theme for a birthday party or a fun gathering with your friends. Another great idea is to host a red carpet event for your friends to watch an award show.
There are plenty of ways to throw a red carpet event but keep reading for our tips on how to throw the perfect red carpet theme party.
You have so many options for an invitation for your red carpet themed event. This will start to set the tone to your guests about how your party will go. You want them to know that it is not just your ordinary party and will be a fancy event that they don’t want to miss out on.
Your invitations can be sent through the mail, email, or simply call your guests and let them know. Make sure to include the location, start time, end time, if it includes lunch or dinner, and any other important factors for your party.
You Need a Red Carpet
If you plan to have a red carpet event party, then you obviously need a red carpet. You can either buy one or rent one but either way it is a necessity. Get an authentic red carpet that is as long as possible so it feels as realistic as possible.
Doing a red carpet themed party can be a huge hit with your friends. You can have the red carpet stretch all the way to the street so your friends can walk a long red carpet and feel like a real celebrity. Have a real red carpet is key for setting the right vibe for your party.
Don’t Forget the Dress Code
When inviting your friends to your red carpet party make sure to remind them of the dress code. You can list the dress code as either ‘black tie’ or ‘custom vintage.’ Your friends will have fun picking out their fancy outfits to show off at your party.
Try to find places that your guests can either buy or rent red carpet attire. This will help them find the perfect outfit. You may even suggest that they go thrift shopping for a unique dress or vintage tuxedo.
Your guests will be in fabulous outfits so you will want to make sure that there is someone there to take their picture. You may consider hiring a photographer to act as paparazzi at the end of your red carpet. At all red carpet events, there is a backdrop for photos taken by the paparazzi.
This stand will add the perfect background for your photos. You can customize the backdrop to say anything you want and should try to theme it around your party. Your guests will love the extra customized touch and may even talk about this party for years to come.
Music Is Important
Music will be very important when your guests are walking down the red carpet and when they’re at your party dancing. You should play old Hollywood swinging tunes to get your guests in the red carpet mood. These are also great songs to dance to and lighten the mood of your party.
If you have some extra money to spend on the party, then you may consider renting a band or DJ for the night. Let them know that your party theme is a red carpet event and then they can take it from there.
To really make your party have a red carpet atmosphere make sure that you decorate with gold accents. Get lots of gold star-shaped helium balloons to make your guests feel like they’ve been transported to a real red carpet.
You can also have gold plates and silverware to make your party feel fancier when it’s time for food at your party. You can use gold confetti and film strip to sprinkle on the table for an extra pop. Another fun thing to do is place life-size cardboard cutouts of celebrities around the party and on the red carpet.
Red Carpet Event Food and Drink
Your guests will love to be greeted with a flute of champagne once they finish walking the red carpet and it will make them feel fancy. Depending on how long your party is you may want to have a buffet of food so people can snack while they’re there. Easy to handle hors d’oeuvres are fun for your guests and easy for you.
A great idea would be to hire a catering service so you don’t have to worry about the food and can enjoy the party yourself. Also, if they have waitstaff they can walk around serving hors d’oeuvres to your guests so they feel important.
Take-Home Goody Bags
One thing that celebrities get from all red carpet events is a take-home goody bag filled with tons of fun products and snacks. Your guests will be thrilled to get a goody bag from your party. Putting this final touch on your party will make it more memorable for your guests because they’re literally taking a little bit of the party home with them.
There are many different things you can put in the gift bags for your guests. If possible, you can include the printed photos that they took when they arrived at your party on the red carpet. They also may enjoy a small bottle of liquor or even some chocolate.
Make Your Red Carpet Party Perfect
There are many factors that come into play when it comes to planning your red carpet event themed party and you will want them to be perfect. The planning of this party will not happen overnight so don’t wait until the last minute even to put the finishing touches on your party.
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