For one of the Hollywood themes I have hosted, we used an vintage Academy Awards theme. It was great. From the kids we used as paparazzi when guests arrived, to the cocktail area depicting the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign and vintage movie stars, to the guest table names and themed centerpieces representing past winners of "Best Picture". I had an absolute blast planning this fundraising event and ended up with more than one bride adapting the ideas for their reception.
Themed centerpieces are fun to design and actually become conversation starters. The list of "Best Picture" winners beginning in 1928, is where I started. I picked out titles that I thought could translate well into centerpieces. Some translations were more literal, while others evoked the feelings or ambiance of the film.
I used the movie "Titanic" (best pic
ture winner of 1997) as a must-include table. I made an iceberg out of paper mache, got
a model replica of the ship itself and found a replica of the necklace "The Heart of the Ocean" from eBay. I placed a 4" x 6" copy of the movie poster in a clear acrylic frame and placed all this on top of a piece of satin, deep blue fabric that represented the ocean. It was a hit!
Another themed centerpiece was from the movie "Amadeus" (best picture 1985).
I found a white grand piano figurine, used a beautiful silver candelabra, a small bust of Motzart as well as a small full bodies figurine and, of course, the 4" x 6" movie poster in the clear frame. I scattered votives and a couple more taper candles to addIt was a gorgeous table!
In addition to each table having a replica 4" x 6" of its' movie poster, they each had a director's clapboard.
The clapboard pertinent information was filled out in chalk and rested on a black acrylic plate holder.
As you can see in the phot to the left, the Forrest Gump table's clapboard read:
Hollywood Production - Forrest Gump (Movie & Table name)
Director - Non-Profit's name blacked out on purpose (could be bride & groom names)
Camera - I used the type of fundraiser we held (auction) but could read "wedding" or your event type
Date: Pretty obvious
Scene & Take boxes: Whatever you want to write. Could even be a table number to go along with the name.
Image Credits: Mandee Sears