This summer, why not host an outdoor movie night in your own backyard? Just stock up on popcorn, set up a movie screen and kick back to watch a flick. We’ve got plenty of inspiration for your backyard bash, from decor ideas to snack options. Keep reading to get the party started.
A Night at the Drive-In
Bring the drive-in theater to your backyard by crafting a cute cardboard car for each kid. Hop over to Simplistically Sassy to get the details on how they’re made.
Set the mood by draping a chain of tickets around your seating area. Get the 411 on this easy craft from Cakies.
Top of the Pops
A movie night isn’t complete without popcorn! Check out our roundup of delicious popcorn recipes to find the perfect pick for your party.
Of course, you can just order a bunch of pizzas from your favorite restaurant, but if you want to switch it up, try these pepperoni pizza bites from Culinary Hill. With refrigerated biscuit dough and a few toppings, they’ll come together in no time. Click here to get the recipe.
After all that popcorn and pizza, you’re going to need drinks. We love this Italian cream soda bar created by Thirty Handmade Days, which lets the kids make their own concoctions. For other fun mocktail recipes, click here.
Kick Back and Relax
Here’s another cute setup from Amy’s Party Ideas—a low seating area for the kids (with snacks, of course) and higher seats for parents. Click here to learn how to make the movie seats yourself, plus another way to set up the outdoor screen.
Pop a Cold One
The Comfier the Better
Our jaws dropped when we saw this outdoor space designed by Patterns and Prosecco—and while we might not have Moroccan-style poufs and piles of pretty rugs at our disposal, we’re definitely inspired. Click here to learn more about this setup.
Coolest Backyard Ever
Comfort Is Key
You don’t have to make it fancy—just make sure you have lots of pillows and blankets, like at this party by Urbanic Paper. If you can get them all in the same color scheme, even better.
Bright & Beautiful
Kick Back and Relax