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  • Writer's pictureAllenia Marcelle

A Night in Classic Hollywood: Planning the Perfect Themed Event

Updated: Feb 10

Step into the glitz and glamour of the golden era of Hollywood with a "Classic Hollywood" themed event. This theme exudes elegance, sophistication, and a touch of vintage charm.

Whether you're hosting a movie night, a formal dinner, or an upscale cocktail party, here's a comprehensive guide to help you plan the perfect Classic Hollywood-inspired event:


Color Scheme:

  1. Black and White Elegance: This classic duo never fails to evoke the timeless glamour of old Hollywood. Incorporate crisp white tablecloths, napkins, and accents with bold black centerpieces, candles, and vintage-style signage.

  2. Golden Hues: Add a touch of luxury with warm gold tones. Consider using gold-rimmed glassware, gold-flecked table runners, and accents of champagne and ivory.


Dress Code:

  1. Formal Attire: Encourage guests to dress in the style of Old Hollywood stars. For women, think floor-length gowns, fur stoles, and elegant evening wear. Men can opt for tailored suits, tuxedos, and polished dress shoes.

  2. Vintage Accessories: Add a touch of authenticity with vintage accessories like pearl necklaces, feathered headbands, pocket squares, and bow ties.


Food and Beverage:

  1. Appetizers: Serve a selection of sophisticated hors d'oeuvres that reflect the era, such as mini crab cakes, smoked salmon canapés, and caviar bites.

  2. Main Course: Offer a luxurious main course, such as tenderloin steak with a rich mushroom sauce, roasted rack of lamb, or a gourmet pasta dish.

  3. Desserts: Indulge your guests with decadent desserts like chocolate truffles, crème brûlée, or a classic cheesecake.

  4. Signature Cocktails: Create a specialty cocktail menu inspired by classic Hollywood films or stars, such as a "Casablanca" martini or a "Gilda" ginger-based cocktail.


Decoration:

  1. Vintage Elegance: Adorn the event space with vintage-style furniture, such as plush sofas, armchairs, and antique accent pieces.

  2. Movie Posters and Props: Display vintage movie posters, black-and-white photographs of iconic stars, and props that evoke the era, such as old cameras, typewriters, and record players.

  3. Lighting: Create a warm and inviting ambiance with soft lighting. Use dimmable chandeliers, string lights, and candles to achieve a cozy, romantic atmosphere.


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Activities:

  1. Classic Film Screening: Host a screening of a classic Hollywood movie, complete with popcorn and themed concessions.

  2. Photo Booth: Set up a photo booth with vintage props, such as feathered boas, top hats, and old-fashioned signs, for guests to capture memorable moments.

  3. Live Music: Hire a jazz band or a pianist to perform classic Hollywood tunes, setting the perfect mood for the event.


Theme Trends:

  1. The Great Gatsby: Embrace the opulence and decadence of the Roaring Twenties with Art Deco-inspired décor, feather headdresses, and champagne towers.

  2. Film Noir Mystery: Create a sense of intrigue and mystery with dimly lit corners, shadowy lighting, and a murder mystery game for guests to solve.

  3. Golden Age of Hollywood: Transport guests to the pinnacle of Hollywood glamour with luxurious décor, red carpet entrances, and awards-themed activities.



By meticulously planning each aspect of your Classic Hollywood-themed event, from the color scheme and dress code to the food, decorations, and activities, you'll create an unforgettable experience that will leave your guests feeling like they've stepped into a bygone era of elegance and sophistication.



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