DIY Backyard Movie Night

Last weekend we hosted a backyard movie night, and it was a success! And by success I mean that no one got eaten alive by mosquitos, everyone enjoyed watching The Prestige, and the temperatures dropped so that we weren't sweating to death outside. This was part of my summer bucket list, and I definitely want to host another movie night in the fall! 

What you need: 

  • 9x12 or larger drop cloth/tarp/sheet
  • rope, to hang up the drop cloth
  • projector, which is cheaper than some TVs!
  • speakers
  • extension cords/power strip
  • popcorn, which you should start popping long before people arrive in case your microwave overheats. (or is that just ours???)
  • bug spray by the gallon 😉 

Pro tip: 

Pick a start time AFTER checking when sunset is and when it usually gets dark. We scheduled our movie night for 7, but since it's August in Philly, the sun didn't set til 8 something, so we hung out for a while before it was dark enough to start the movie. 

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