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Live the Movies!

 
Theme Parties

King and I                      Godfather

"The King and I", as seen on the Rachael Ray Show                  "The Godfather Weekend" event

 TLDTBall Dive

    "The Living Daylights" Bond Concert                             "Thunderball" Scuba Party           

Rich and Leslie enjoy movies, innovative food and exotic cuisine and people. Over the years, their "entertaining hobby" has taken on a life of its own , with Rich and Leslie creating themed parties that closely resemble a Hollywood production. They call their approach "lights, camera, party", taking their media and theatrical experience and applying it to affordable and no hassle party hosting and themed tours. What was a hobby has grown to national television appearances on "The Rachael Ray Show", charity events and private functions.

Here you will find a sampling of movie and Broadway parties we have created for our movie clubs and special event groups. We will be adding more tips, photos and recipes over the next few months. For the privacy of our guests and the originality and creativity of their party ideas, please request to use content within with permission of themepartypeople.com



Gone with the Wind Party PDF Print E-mail

Set: Rich's brother, Willy, the Civil War re-enactor, flew in and designed a Union camp in the front yard to compliment the Tara decorations. The Confederate decorations and bunting on the house certainly caused the neighbors concern!


Costumes: Southern Belles, Rhett's and Ashley's were numerous as well as a full Union regiment of Civil War caps and blue t-shirts!

Read more: Gone with the Wind Party
 
The King and I Dance Party PDF Print E-mail

PRODUCTION: Dancing with the King and I

Featured on the Rachael Ray Show!

 
We will find any reason to have Thai food and the "King and I" always delivers with a  film with great party elements (exotic location, great characters, great music and great story).  A remastered DVD is available of the Yul Brynner/Deborah Kerr classic in a single and in a multi-pack of Rodgers and Hammerstein classics.

Set: It's good to be King and especially the King of Siam. You can decorate your basement or dining room as the King's Palace. Leslie scoured the fabric stores for bolt end materials that resemble silk and covered our curtains with puffy drapes (she used bubble wrap to make the drapes bulge!). Dollar stores have great inexpensive wood carvings and masks to suggest an Asian decor. And, asking our friends to bring urns, vases and other knick knacks, we had a pretty impressive Palace of the King. Use yellow gels on your lamps and dim the lights down to give a glowing appearance to the dining room setting.

Read more: The King and I Dance Party
 
Casablanca Party, A Night At Rick's PDF Print E-mail

Set:  Our guests arrived through swirling fog of the Casablanca airport. We set up some "runway" lights and added fog machines and war surplus gas cans, netting and other WWII looking items.


Costumes:  Anyone can join in the fun of dressing the part of Rick or Ilsa by donning on a trench coat, white tuxedo coat or white suit or dress.  Add a 40's hat for flair and you will most certainly be greeted with "Here's looking at you kid"! 

 


Catering:  Visit your favorite food website and you will find recipes for lamb, couscous, hummus and other wonderful Moroccan dishes.  Don't skimp on the unique spices that make these dishes so tasty.
Score: We had three sets of music and effect CDs going in various areas of the party. For the Casablanca airport arrival area, we had a SFX cd of WWII planes taxi-ing and taking off. In the lobby we found some Arabic song and dance music to set the Moroccan mood and once in "Rick's Cafe", we played French cafe music such as "Edith Piaf" and other collections.

Action: Just have Rick work the room in his white tux, Elsa helps lead the audience in French anthems and patriotic tunes and the ambience kicks in....Remember, it doesn't have to be difficult or expensive! Just Lights, Camera and Party! 

Read more: Casablanca Party, A Night At Rick's
 
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