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Here's How You Nail a La La Land-Themed Party Like Nina Dobrev and Friends

Here's to the ones who dream...of the perfect birthday bash!
IMAGE Nina Dobrev | instagram.com/ninadobrev

Fresh from its successful run in movie theaters, with seven nominations and seven wins (in the Golden Globe Awards alone), good music, and beautiful dresses, we totally get why Nina Dobrev and her friends chose La La Land to be the theme of her birthday bash. And you can, too—read how she and her friends successfully pulled it off below. 

  1. Pick the perfect outfit.

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Whether it's similar to the royal blue halter or the "La La Land yellow" dress.

  1. Get an awesome set of friends who will...

a. Plan the party.

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From theme to props to surprises.

b. Dress according to the theme.

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Polka dots, gloves, and all.

c. Get you the best cake.

Like it literally came straight out of a scene from the movie.

d. Recreate some scenes from the movie with you.

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And nail it like it's nobody's business!

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