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Since I'm new to the message board, please excuse if this topic has already been discussed in the past.


Instead of doing the typical Halloween party, I'm planning a Hollywood theme party, "Hooray for Hollywood Extravaganza." I've done much research on the Internet but figured this would be a great place to gather information from my peers. I am the activities director for 26 assisted living residents, and I'm encouraging the staff and residents to dress as Hollywood movie star.


If you ever planned this Hollywood event, please share with me what worked well for you, and what you would do differently.






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We just had a Hooray for Hollywood Week last week. Some of the Activities that we had were:

Martini Hour- like old Hollywood, we offered Martini's-There are Shirley Temple's and Roy Rogers which are non-alcoholic.

We held a celebrity cooking class, where we made the stars favorite foods: Elvis like pb and banana sandwiches.

We played old hollywood movies.

We Did Wheel of Fortune with all Hollywood Puzzles, Actors, and places.

We had Hollywood Glamour event, where we had a Mary Kay lady come and do makeovers and then we took the residents pics with boas. They loved it!

Our big finale was on Friday night we had an Oscar Dinner, where we encouraged the residents to dress up. We coordinated with Dietary to have a great meal-Strip steak, potatoes, veggies and "celebrity cheesecake". We lit floating candles on the tables. After dinner, during dessert my activity assistant and I dressed up in evening gowns and gloves and presented an "Oscar award" for each resident.

Examples, "Best whistler", "Best tan", "Most hugable", "best lawyer" to make it personal for the residents. They really loved it

Decorate with cut outs of hollywood stars and old movie posters.

Good luck. It was a lot of fun!


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Thanks so much for your suggestions. We are hosting the Hollywood theme party on Halloween, so I will let you know how it goes. Most of the shopping is done and the staff is talking up which actor/actress they are dressing up as. I'll let you know how it goes.



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