Whether you love to sit down and watch a movie with your family, throw a big party and air the current (or past) great flick, or entertain the kids while you enjoy some adult conversation with your friends, outdoor movie nights are a great way to put a new twist on a classic evening activity. Since loanables.com
is currently giving away an “Outdoor Movie Night” package, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to pull together some ideas for a fantastic evening.
Here are some of my favorite ideas for your next outdoor movie night:
If you are throwing an outdoor movie night because it’s a special occasion or if you just love to make everything into a “party”, why not send out some cute invites ahead of the event. While Pinterest has a million ideas, here are some of my favorites:
If you’re feeling crafty, I think this Popcorn Invite
is adorable. Or, for something a little easier, try this Movie Night Printable
and print your own tickets. Or, you can always outsource and order some really cute Movie Ticket Invitations here
You can’t have movies without food right? In my house you can’t do anything without food. Here are some easy cute food ideas:
FOOD BARS! Try any one of these 20 Fun Food Bars To Recreate at Home! Grilled Cheese Bars, Burger Bars, and S’mores Bars all lend themselves to an Outdoor Movie Night as do several of the others listed. And, if you find that you are in need of a Crock Pot, S’mores Maker, Panini Maker, or Serving Pieces, check out loanables.com and rent some for the evening!
Soda is a movie classic and check out these cute personalized coke bottles
. My kids also love lemonade so I always have a drink dispenser full of fresh lemonade and one of ice tea (for me). If you don’t have a drink dispenser, you can always rent one from loanables here
For adult beverages, a tin bin (also rentable) full of beer, a couple bottles of wine, and mixed drinks. Check out the pre-made mixed drinks in Mason Jars on celebrations.com here
. If all of the drinks are out and ready, you don’t have to spend your evening being a bar tender!
If you are looking for an easy option, blankets on the ground are always great but sometimes this may not be the most comfortable. You can always set out camp chairs or other folding chairs (rentable on loanables.com here
. Another cute, cheap and practical option is hay bales covered with blankets.
If you are looking for something different and want to get crafty, what about a pillow bed? Tutorial is here
. Or, how about these floor cushions
? I made these for my kids a couple of years ago and they make great seating for any occasion (as well as a great pillow fight prop). Or, check out these great seats
– I may have to make some!
When you combine a movie with some activities you end up with a perfect party.
As you can see, the potential for great outdoor movie night is HUGE. Enter to win the loanables giveaway
and start planning. Just get creative and remember to check out loanables for all your rental needs.