This popcorn and movie birthday party is perfect for tweens and teens! Simple and easy decorations, food, and fun!
I’m excited to share all the details from Abby’s friend party today! At ten years old, she’s in that weird stage where she can’t decide if she wants to be a kid or a grown up, and so we had a bit of a challenge thinking up a party theme for her. I was totally on board with the idea of a Harry Potter party, but she told me that several of her friends don’t like Harry Potter (gasp! shocking!). We browsed Pinterest for ideas, and together we came up with the idea of a movie and popcorn party! It was simple to put together, low key, and super fun for all of Abby’s tween friends.
I whipped up some simple invitations in photoshop, and she was excited to hand them out to some friends at school. She chose to keep the party to just six friends, since she has anxiety at times, and can get a little overwhelmed in big groups.
As far as food goes, I just made these fun popcorn cupcakes (get the recipe here!) and then we picked up pizza for dinner. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize how much easier it is to throw a party when you don’t have to cook all the food! 🙂
We also had a station set up so the kids could make their own movie snack mix. I got the cute sprinkle cups at Target, and Abby chose all of her favorite movie snacks. I made our favorite movie theater popcorn to go along with it too.
I found some cute party decorations and balloons at Target, and made a birthday banner with some letters I printed out onto card stock. So simple and easy, and it only took a few minutes to set up!
For drinks, we made Italian sodas with flavored Torani syrup, ice, Sprite, and half and half. They’re so simple to make, but my kids love them!
Abby chose Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for the movie, and everyone had a great time, eating pizza and watching together.
It was the perfect way to celebrate our favorite ten year old!