What You Need For An Outdoor Movie Night

outdoor movie Collage

Take in a movie with friends and family… OUTSIDE! The weather is still tolerable, and the bugs are going away (sort of). Why not make a night of it, stay “out” and watch a great flick! I did all the heavy lifting and found some great ideas to incorporate into your night; from the invitations to DIY fame and screen instructions! Oh, and don’t forget the snacks 😉


Under the Stars

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Movie Ticket







Blow Up Pool

swimming pool

pool bed

Wood Pallets

beds wood pallets


blankets and pillows

DIY Movie Screen


pvc frame

outdoor movie screen



Popcorn Bar

popcorn bar 1

Popcorn Flavor Shakers

popcorn flavor shakers

Candy Stand

candy stand

DIY Snack Trays

diy snack tray


Sangria Bar

sangria bar

Soda Bar

soda bar

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13 Unique Ideas to Use at Your Next Outdoor Party

Outdoor Table Setting

Outdoor Table Setting


Doesn’t matter what your next outdoor party theme will be – here are some universal ideas to make it awesome. Some of these you can make yourself and others you can purchase just in time before the guests arrive!

1 – Table Lighting via String of Light Bulbs
Table Lighting Idea

Table Lighting Idea

2 – Tree Lighting – Brighten up the entire backyard and make it the center of attention
Tree Lighting Idea

Tree Lighting Idea

3 – Stair Lighting – Quick and easy idea to light up the backyard stairs
Stair Lighting Idea

Stair Lighting Idea

4 – Comfortable Seating – Treat your guests to the best seats in the house with plush, relaxing cushions
Outdoor Theater Seating

Outdoor Theater Seating

5 – Dinner Party Seating – mix and match with chairs and couches. Make it colorful!
Dinner Party Seating

Dinner Party Seating

6 – Campfire Seating – Quick, easy, and inexpensive way to set the mood
Campfire Seating

Campfire Seating

7 – Citronella Decorations – an elegant way to showcase light as you keep the mosquitoes at a distance
DYI Citronella Candle

DYI Citronella Candle

8 – The Ultimate S’mores Bar – need I say more?
S'mores Bar

S’mores Bar

9 – Drink Coolers – This is the most action your canoe will see all summer… let’s be honest
Beverage Boat

Beverage Boat

10 – Utensil Holders – spoons, forks and knives at each table – this idea is dedicated to those to seem to always forget to grab the utensils at the beginning of the buffet line…
Utensil Holder

Utensil Holder

11 – Yard Games & Entertainment – There are a lot more ideas than just Jenga… check it out!
Giant Yard Games

Giant Yard Games

12 – Bug Spray & Sunscreen – easily accessible for everyone
Bug Spray and Sunscreen

Bug Spray and Sunscreen

13 – Blankets – keep some warm blankets around for when the sun goes down.. find someone to cuddle with
Backyard Blankets

Backyard Blankets

There’s only a few weeks left of Summer – so turn your next outdoor summer party into a memorable one.

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