Backyard Movie Night

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on my summer bucket list! backyard movie night! grab an air mattress + laptop and have a fun movie night in your backyard!

One of my favorite things about summer is going to movies in the park with my family. It’s just so fun to hang out under the stars when the weather is nice, but the absolute best part? No paying an arm and a leg for snacks! You can bring your own and even pack a picnic! The only problem I’ve found is that a lot of the movies the parks choose to show I don’t really care to see again. So, I thought it would be fun to do an easy backyard movie night where we get to choose the movie!  

on my summer bucket list! backyard movie night! grab an air mattress + laptop and have a fun movie night in your backyard!

Here’s what you need to create this fun activity:

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Laptop
(or portable DVD player)
Extension cords
Air mattress
Blankets + pillows
TV tray or small table
Mosquito repellent
Treats!

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on my summer bucket list! backyard movie night! grab an air mattress + laptop and have a fun movie night in your backyard!

When I was a kid & my parents took me to the movies they’d let me get this little treat box, like a bento box that had popcorn, candy and a drink. I wanted to create that again for this movie night, but of course you can really do whatever you want treat-wise! Just make sure you have viva paper towels on hand so you don’t get popcorn butter on your blankets! Movie treats can be messy. I like cups with lids for this kind of thing too to prevent spills, but you know, accidents happen.

on my summer bucket list! backyard movie night! grab an air mattress + laptop and have a fun movie night in your backyard!

This really is one of the funnest things we’ve done and it costs next to nothing. This is going to be on my summer bucket list… probably forever! So, what movie are you going to choose for your backyard movie night?

on my summer bucket list! backyard movie night! grab an air mattress + laptop and have a fun movie night in your backyard!

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    Emily

    We have borrowed a projector and shown a movie on the side of our garage several summers in a row now. We invite all the neighbors to bring a snack and a chair. It is great fun!!

    Kimberly Robinson Swindle

    This is genius and just downright fun! We’ll definitely have to make plans for an outdoor movie night, probably with The Lego Movie!

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    Yeah – I was thinking of borrowing a projector and stuff and then thought *wait* this could be so much easier!

    Amberly

    I may have to do this for my anniversary this weekend! So fun and easy!! :)

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      Yes! It would be a perfect date night!

    Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

    What an awesome idea! We have been thinking about buying a big outdoor screen but this way is much easier to set up and less expensive too! Thanks for the great idea!!

    Whitney H

    So fun! I’d have to add some bug spray into my list of stuff to grab. We are having a Disney night at work, so I’m gearing up for that. I’d probably watch Tangled!

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      Ha SERIOUSLY. To be honest this will not work for too much longer here in Houston! More like spring or fall movie night for us!