If you’re planning a party and looking for inspiration, here are ten film-inspired ideas to help make your next event a memorable one…

1. Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – A World of Pure Imagination
Not only taking your guests back to their childhood, but on their ultimate day out – inside Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where everything is sweet, colourful and edible “with little surprises around every corner” and bound to end on a sugar high!

2. Austin Powers – Groovy Par-tay
With spy-themed parties usually involving an elegant James Bond evening at Casino Royale, why not add a twist to the conventional spy event and plan a party ‘Austin Powers’ style? A room filled with velvet suits and leggy side-kicks dancing to twist and shout sounds much more exciting than one filled with 007s!

3. Alice and Wonderland – Mad Hatter’s tea party
Bring Lewis Carroll’s story to life by organising the ultimate tea party, where the clock stays at six and only the unexpected should happen. Perfect for adults and children alike and plenty of dress-up possibilities.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean – Welcome aboard the Black Pearl
Everybody loves dressing up as a pirate – nuff said!

5. Harry Potter – Party at Hogwarts
Take ‘back to school’ that step further and immerse your guests in the world of Harry Potter.

Funny Harry Potter Party Scene from the film YES Man

6. 101 Dalmatians – Spots
This is a simple theme to organise and an easy one for guests to dress up for. All you need is spots, spots and more spots!

7. Grease – It’s Auto-matic. Its System-matic. Its Hyyyyydro-matic!
Think: T Birds, Pink Ladies, rock ‘n’ roll and fast food.

8. The Wizard of Oz
Lends itself beautifully to DIY- and you can even get your pets involved!

9. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Borrow the tube from your vacuum-cleaner, bust out your old school ruck-sack and don a jump-suit in homage to the classic 1984 cult film! Or just throw an old sheet over your head…

10. Sister Act?
A tamer version of the tarts and vicars theme- and less chance of you doing a Bridget Jones!

Alternative ideas…
• Jurassic Park • Batman • Star Wars • Toy Story
• Titanic • The Chronicles of Narnia • Robin Hood • James Bond
• Labyrinth • Lord of the Rings • Peter Pan • Men in Black
• Blues Brothers • Shrek • Mary Poppins • Avatar • The Lion King

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