Movie Night in Your Backyard

Watching a movie outdoors under the starlight is a magical experience while you’re in the comforts of your own yard. You can bring snacks, blankets, pillows, drinks, candy and even make your own tickets. This is a simple and fun way for kids and parents to enjoy a fun evening together. Invite family and friends over for a fun gathering.


You can start by making your own tickets to resemble real ticket stubs and send them out to all of your guests that you wish to spend some quality time with. Make it more personal and give your guests a call. Another option is to go digital and send an electronic invitation to save paper.


Project your movie onto a white surface such as a wall on your house or a garage door. If you don’t have a space for projecting your movie then you can easily make one yourself. You’ll need some two by fours, a staple gun, a large white piece of fabric, a couple of buckets filled with rocks (or something heavy), and rope to help stabilize it your screen. This is affordable and fairly easy to make.


If you don’t have a projector at home you can rent one from your local school or library, or ask to borrow one from a friend. If you think you’re going to get a lot of use out of the projector, then you might want to invest in one.


Recreate the excitement of the snack bar displayed in the movie theater with a table full of popcorn, goldfish, pretzels, fresh fruit, M&M’s, Swedish fish, and other yummy treats. Have some bags laid out for the children to go up and make their own bag of goodies. For drinks, you can make a fruit juice combo. Don’t forget to have some toppings for the popcorn such as butter, cinnamon and sugar, oregano, and cheddar cheese flavoring.


Make sure to have wet wipes for wiping sticky hands clean after the kids are done with their snacks, bug spray to keep away mosquitos, and flashlights for flashlight tag after the movie. Having your backyard fenced in will keep all of the parents’ minds at ease during the evening. The ultimate fence company in Melbourne, Florida provides specific boundaries and eliminates potential hazardous situations from happening. Some kids may not want to sit still and might play around the yard before the movie starts. At Tripod Aluminum we can install a high-quality fence around your backyard to keep your home and property safe. Don’t forget the popcorn on your movie night!

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