14 Sep

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

Lori from Little Beane Boutique sent over these photos from a Godzilla themed birthday party she recently thew for her son… how FUN is this?!

She created a “home movie theater” setting for the party and an AMAZING buffet of themed movie watching treats – from Godzilla Oreos and Popcorn Boxes to Atomic Fireballs and Pop Rocks!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

And because Lori couldn’t find any ready-made Godzilla party supplies, she made everything herself! (Want to order something similar? Visit her Etsy shop here.)

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

Read on forLOTS more pics & fun party details, as told by Lori… 

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

My son was very adamant that he wanted a Godzilla theme for his birthday. And although I love planning parties, hearing the theme “Godzilla” nearly made my knees buckle as I thought… what in the world can I do with this theme?!

I searched the stores and internet for ideas, and quickly realized there was nothing to be found… no Godzilla decorations, no balloons, no plates, no napkins, no wrapping paper… NOTHING!!

SO… after some brainstorming, I came up with the idea of having a Godzilla Movie Night Birthday Party. We invited about 12 of his friends over to watch a Godzilla movie and I created a candy buffet full of fun treats for the movie…. the kids had such a blast!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

Since I design invitations and paper goods, I pretty much made everything for this party myself, but I have to give a BIG THANKS to Lori at Lori’s Place Gourmet Delights for the absolutely amazing Godzilla cookies she made for me, and also to Amy at Sweet Celebrations for the yummy chocolate and sprinkle-coated Oreos and pretzels!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

For the paper elements, I stared by creating the “birthday logo”, which all the paper goods and cookies were designed to match.

I also created silhouettes of all the Godzilla Characters that my son loves and placed them over a Japanese flag background….then I had a 4 ft poster of this design printed by Zazzle. All of Jack’s friends that came to the party got to signed their name on the poster – and he now has it hanging in his room!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

I also made a “Happy Birthday” banner, candy jar labels, favor bags, cupcake toppers, and large cupcake topper. (There are several other designs available in my shop.)

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

I also made the 4-ft film strip poster of my son, which hung next to the birthday banner and featured different photos of him from the past year. I thought the film strip concept fit in nicely with the idea of it being “movie night”, and this made for a nice keepsake from the party!

For the cupcake stand, I lined 2 stands I already owned with a beautiful textured paper that resembled “Godzilla skin” and trimmed the edges with a satin red ribbon.

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

The colors for the party were olive green, lime green, red, black and white. I tried to find candy in those colors and that was also somehow representative of GodzillaAtomic fire balls and red hots for the fire and rock candy sticks and Pop Rocks for the explosions!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

I also found an amazing vintage wooden box that was painted olive green to hold some of the candy…

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

Last but not least, a customized Home Theater Marquee Sign displayed the night’s main attraction!

REAL PARTIES: Godzilla Movie Night!

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Thanks again to Lori for sharing this fun party!

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25Comments

1
Lafleche Masse SAYS:

Super creative project. I love, love, love this and agree that Godzilla was a tough theme, but you definitely made it work. Great job!!! I love the Oreos but especially love the marquee sign. Fantabulous!!!

Reply September 14, 2010 at 11:10 am

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Melissa Paul SAYS:

Adorable theme! dig the Godzilla juice!

Reply September 14, 2010 at 11:17 am

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Nicole SAYS:

FANTASTIC! Thanks for the inspiration!

Reply September 14, 2010 at 11:19 am

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Becks SAYS:

This is a great idea for a “manly” boy’s theme. I love how graphic everything is! I might be a grown woman, but this makes ME want a Godzilla movie party!

Reply September 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

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Genevieve Le Bel SAYS:

AWESOME boy theme!!! Love the palette! =)

Reply September 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

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EvalieRN SAYS:

Love all the labels! Great ideas!

Reply September 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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PartyMom SAYS:

Love the way the logo was used on everything. I especially like the font and the color combo. Perfect for the theme. Great job!

Reply September 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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Tammy@Events By Tammy SAYS:

Such a good idea! Good job.

Reply September 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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cc morgan SAYS:

WOW, I just love all the details that make this theme sooooo successful! Fantastic.

Reply September 15, 2010 at 5:50 am

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orietta SAYS:

Waoo!! that creative! I’m surprised… continue like this. I loved it!

Reply September 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

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The Fairy SAYS:

Very creative and fun. I love the signed poster idea.

Reply September 15, 2010 at 10:41 am

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Donna SAYS:

Amazing!!! I am totally in awe…and wish I had the creativity to do this!

Reply September 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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Jake SAYS:

Who would have ever thought to use godzilla as a party theme. Nice job.

Reply September 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

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susan@tickledpaisley SAYS:

What amazing creativity here! If I had boys, this would be on my list of parties for sure! Awesome!

Reply September 16, 2010 at 5:04 am

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BeautyAndTheBeastFashion SAYS:

This is an absolutely fabulous idea for a birthday party. My son turns 8 in march and I have been trying to think of something unique and fun to do. I think I may have to try this.

Reply September 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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