A Night at the Movies fundraiser theme for you non-profit will be loads of fun for your donors, especially movie fans. This blog will provide ideas and information about where you can find items to purchase or use as inspiration to create your own décor, centerpieces, props, photo backdrops, and more for your Night at the Movies fundraiser. These ideas also work well for an Oscars themed fundraiser. Just focus on more glitz and glamour.
Venue Décor Ideas
Fill the venue with all types of movie décor to add fun elements to your fundraiser. One of our clients used life size cardboard cutouts of movie stars and movie characters throughout the venue.
They also displayed movie posters at food stations at the event. The posters were consistent with the types of food available at the station. For example, they displayed a Three Amigos poster at a Mexican food station and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory poster at a chocolate fountain station
Here are some other ideas for venue décor:
- Hollywood Red Carpet Runner
- 6 ft Paparazzi Stand Up
- Life Size Cardboard Standup Popcorn Box
- Life Size Cardboard Standup Award
- Hollywood Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Party Theme Supplies and Decorating Pack
- George Clooney Life Size Cardboard Cutout
- Movie Posters 1
- Movie Posters 2
- Movie Posters 3
From Shag Carpet Props And Rentals
- Theater Entrance
- Movie Marquee Sign
- Award Centerpiece
- Director’s Chair
- Gold Movie Reel
- Silver Movie Reel
- Movie Theater Seats
- 25’ Feet Red Carpet
- Custom Red Carpet
Ideas for Centerpieces
There are a lot of eye-catching, creative things to purchase or make for your Night at the Movies centerpieces. For example, a client used popcorn boxes filled with beautiful flowers as centerpieces. The popcorn boxes can be a variety of sizes. They also filled clear flower vases with popped popcorn and used them as centerpieces. Unpopped popcorn would work as well. To top it off, they added white flowers to the vases. To add a special touch, they wrapped movie film images around the top, middle and bottom of the vases. The vases would look great in a variety of sizes. Battery-operated tea lights looked great placed around the centerpiece.
Movie candy added to clear vases is another great idea for a centerpiece. Fill the vases to the top or fill them partially and place battery-operated tea lights on the top of the candy.
These centerpieces or variations of these centerpieces can also be used as décor on the check in and check out tables.
Here are additional ideas for centerpieces:
- Open Top Popcorn Box (to make centerpieces)
- 30 Popcorn Boxes, 7.75″ Inches Tall and Holds 46 Oz. (to make centerpieces)
- Movie Set Clapboard
- Gold Movie Reel
- Silver Movie Reel
What’s a movie night without a concession stand? Include a concession stand at your Night at the Movies fundraiser. This is also an opportunity to raise more money during your fundraiser. Have popcorn and a variety of movie candies for sale. Your guests won’t be able to resist these movie treats.
Here is an example of a concession stand that a client used at a fundraiser:
Ideas for Photo Booths
Photo booths are a great part of a fundraiser. You can make or purchase photo backdrops related to Night at the Movies and place them throughout the venue. Here are some examples of Night at the Movies photo backdrops to check out:
- 10x7ft The Oscar Statuette Photography Background Red Curtain Stage Golden Staircase Carpet Backdrop
- Photo Background 5X7ft Red Carpet Photography Backdrop
- Stage with Stairs Photography Backdrop
- Hollywood Movie Night Photography Backdrop
- Hollywood Star Themed Step and Repeat Backdrop for Red Carpet Events,
- 7x5ft photography backdrop Hollywood night Movie Premiere
- Hollywood Movie Backdrop
- Hollywood Party Photo Booth Backdrop
Guests will love to take selfies or group photos with their phones. Of course, many of them will post the photos on social media. Take advantage of this promotion opportunity. Create hashtag signs related to your event or non-profit that guests can hold in the photos. To see examples, check out our blog: Use Social Media To Promote Your Fundraiser
Ideas for Photo Booth Props
Including small props adds even more fun to your photo booth. Here are some ideas:
- Hollywood Party Photo Booth Props Kit
- Hollywood Party Selfie Photo Booth Picture Frame & Props
- Movie Night Photo-Booth Props – 60-Pack
- Clapboard Movie Awards Party Frame Photo Prop
Ideas For Favors
Your guests would love to receive favors at your fundraiser. Here are some ideas:
- Movie – Hollywood Party Favor Boxes – Set of 12
- Hollywood Candy Bar Wrappers Party Favors
- 12 Director’s Clapboard Keychain Party Favors – Photo Frames
- Personalized Hollywood Star
Use your imagination and have fun organizing your Night At The Movies fundraiser. Contact us if you have questions or need assistance planning your fundraiser.
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