Monday, June 1, 2009

Backyard Movie Party


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After our family trip 2 years ago to San Antonio, I have been thinking about the dive in movie that they had at the resort! So, why host a regular old backyard barbecue this summer when you could have a backyard movie night for cheaper than the cost of the barbecue and your guests will remember long after "The End".
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There are a few thing that are a must!

1. A video/DVD Projector
2. Popcorn
3. Blankets
(you even could do b.y.o.blanket)

As far as the dvd projector, it's possible to rent state-of-the-art high definition projectors for as little as $99 for a weekend from Web sites like www.projector123.com. Place your order online and have the projector shipped directly to your home. The projectors play standard DVDs.
For a really nostalgic flare, project onto a large white bed sheet or a wall rather than a rented screen.

I think these movies would be great for the kids:
Surf's up
Finding Nemo
Free Willy
Night at the Museum

Now for the snacks of course!
I think this is a party that you could keep it simple but very cool!
For the popcorn, you could set up a popcorn bar with different seasoning jars! White Cheddar, Ranch, Carmel Pecan, and butter of course.
Check out this link I found if you wanted to make the flavored popcorn ahead of time www.budget101.com/popcorn/popcorn-recipes.htm
They have a recipe for Kahlua Carmel Popcorn!!! YUMMY!

If you have a fire pit you could have packages of Jiffy Pop ready to fire up!



How fun would that be?

Now, if you are wanting to have a little more than just popcorn check out these
Snack bar strategies:

Candy buffet:
Fill glass apothecary jars with colorful loose candies.

Casual choices:
Serve freshly grilled hot dogs with all the condiments

Or indulge your inner child :
Cotton-candy makers
Hot-dog steamers
Popcorn carts
Nacho machines

Gourmet options:
Champagne on ice
A platter of prosciutto and melon
Take-out sushi
Crostini and dips
Espresso


Simple or gourmet, child or adult, everyone will have fun at your backyard movie party!





2 comments:

  1. Donna at http://partywishesscv.blogspot.com/ does this very thing and it looks so fun! There are SO MANY themes you could go with!! :)

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  2. I will have to check it out! I would love to host this party too!

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