Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

Ides of March Party
Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

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March 15th.

What is the Ides of March?

courtesy of Jennifer Vernon, for National Geographic News, March 12, 2004

Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since. For ancient Romans living before that event, however, an ides was merely one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon.

But the Ides of March assumed a whole new identity after the events of 44 B.C. The phrase came to represent a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions throughout Roman society and beyond. Click here for the rest of the article

Today, thanks to the William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, the soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March,” has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding.  But here at Party Idea Pros we say the ides of March is just another excuse to party, especially for those interested in ancient Roman history, Shakespeare, or anything toga.   Pick and chose from a wide range of ideas.  This theme can go as elegant or as bawdy as you desire.

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Popular Movie Character Costumes

2016 Movie Character Costumes

Movie Character Costumes

Movie Character Costumes

2016 gave us some great costume worthy movies. Think Tarzan, Ghost Busters, Suicide Squad, Captain America, and even Louise's outfits from Me Before You. We searched through various halloween costume sites and were disappointed to find several 2016 hit movie characters' costumes failed to make it into warehouses. But don't worry! We have taken the time to comb through hundreds of products and have gathered various combinations to fit the costumes of some of our favorite movie characters.  Continue Reading →

Summer Movie Night Block Party

Summer Movie Night Block Party!

By: Amanda

Rather than wasting hours watching mediocre television this summer, grab some friends and catch up on the latest new release movies! Or why not go all-out and make it a summer movie night block party?

Use's Oscar night ballots as a starting point for choosing your nightly movie. Most of the nominated films are currently available on DVD or through Amazon on Demand. Stick with Party Idea Pros simpler Movie Night celebration package ideas for your summertime viewing parties.  Then pick two nights during the summer to glam it up with our Lights, Camera, Action and Hollywood Nights celebration packages.

Organizing a block party or reunion? Hosting an all school barbeque/fundraiser, a sweet sixteen or teen party, an adult or children's birthday party, or  even anniversary party?  A backyard movie night is a wonderful theme for any warm weather event.  Just choose your movie to suit the occasion  — think John Wayne, Sponge Bob, Legally Blonde, The Parent Trap, Casa Blanca, Star Wars, Rear Window, The Shawshank Redemption Twilight and New Moon double feature and the list goes on and on.

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Movie Theme Party Decorations

Movie Party Decor

Movie Theme Party Decorations

We cannot believe we had not found this this fabulous movie theme party decor from Minted in time for your Academy Awards viewing parties but now that we have we added them to our Hollywood Nights Movie Theme Party 

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Academy Awards Viewing Party

Academy Awards Viewing Party, Oscars Viewing Party

Academy Awards Viewing Party

Academy Awards Viewing Party

91st Academy Awards
February 24th, 2019   (

2018 Nominees/Winners (Last Year's Winners)

We will update this list as soon as the 2019 nominations are announced!

Best Picture:  Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water – WINNER, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Kaluuya, Gary Oldman – WINNER, Denzel Washington
Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand – WINNER, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep

Academy Awards Viewing Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Mix and match elements from our Hollywood Nights Movie Theme Party to style your own Academy Awards viewing party!

Hollywood Nights Movie Theme Party Planning Ideas & Supplies

Hollywood Nights Movie Theme Party Planning Ideas & Supplies

Delicious, Elegant, and a bit Whimsical – Small Bites

Use your imagination … display is key.  Use martini glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes, shot glasses, square plates, rectangular plates, and round plates.  They do not need to match and high quality clear or black plastic is fine. Some of our favorites …


Academy Awards Viewing Party Food Ideas

  • prosciutto and sliced smoked salmon wrapped asparagus tied with chives
  • salmon and/or  tuna tartar
  • sushi & poke
  • deviled eggs
  • mini burgers and pigs in a blanket
  • sliced filet mignon on baguette topped with a dollop of horseradish sauce
  • gazpacho
  • tea sandwiches (be sure to cut off the crusts and use cookie cutters to create interesting shapes)
  • cheese tortellini with various sauces
  • quesadillas
  • individual pizza slices with interesting toppings
  • marinated herrings on mini pumpernickel breads

Oscar Night Essentials

Oscar Ballots

Predict the winners using these downloadable Oscar ballots. Printable Ballot

Oscar Games

Looking for games to play during commercial breaks? Download these Oscar Party Games.

Oscar Party Downloadable Games

Oscar Party Downloadable Games

Oscar Party Game Packs

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Oscars Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Oscars 2013


Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts
Best Director: Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)

Mix and match elements from Party Idea Pros movie theme packages to create your own Academy Awards viewing party!

Hollywood Nights

Lights, Camera, Action

Movie Night

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