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Host a Glamorous Hollywood Party in 5 Simple Steps

Hollywood is a wonderful theme for just about any occasion, but it's particularly fun for milestone birthday parties! It’s a great theme for at-home parties, or parties hosted in a venue. To help you plan your upcoming event, we are sharing 5 simple steps for creating a glamorous Hollywood party below.

1. Set the Stage with Oversized Props

One of the best ways to fill a space with themed décor is through the use of standees. Since we were hosting a Hollywood 50th birthday party, we wanted to set the stage. Behind our main table, we displayed this black and white paparazzi standee in between two vintage spotlight standees. It was such a great way to not only fill our event space, but to frame our birthday girl’s special table.

2. Roll out the Red Carpet

Naturally, we had to roll out the red carpet (literally) for our Hollywood party guests. This simple red carpet is available in two different lengths, and was the perfect way to greet and guide guests into our celebration. While we displayed ours indoors, you could also use it at a valet stand, at the venue’s entrance or to walk up to a photo booth backdrop.

3. Create Award Placecards

I love the idea of adding placecards to a formal get together! These award statues are the perfect placecard option for a Hollywood birthday party. They can either be displayed on an entry table for larger affairs, or at each individual place setting. To personalize, add vinyl names in gold to the base of each statue.

4. Set the Table

Since we chose to make a big impact using large standees at our Hollywood birthday party, we kept the table décor fairly streamlined. A white floor-length tablecloth was the perfect base for our design. A simple filmstrip table runner added a touch of texture, and these fun camera centerpieces were a hit. Each place setting was layered using silver plate chargers, and Hollywood Hills paper plates. And as a final touch, we added our DIY award placecards.

5. Add Personalized Details

In addition to our DIY award placecards, we added a few personalized touches to our Hollywood birthday party! Wine bottles were given a facelift with these personalized Hollywood sticker labels. And, personalized coasters were customized with "Happy 50th" in celebration of Mary’s 50th birthday. These small details add so much décor value to any event.

We hope our simple steps helped guide your Hollywood birthday party planning, and cannot wait to see what you put together!