Creating a Great Backyard Movie Night

By October 22, 2015Resources
Backyard Movie Night

As beautiful weather approaches, nothing is more fun than outdoor time with your friends and family.

And one of the best ways to get people outside is to combine the great outdoors with one of people’s favorite things to do: watch a good movie.

Cities and large organizations sometimes hold movie nights on outdoor, inflatable screens. But thanks to the proliferation of party rental companies, people can create the outdoor theater experience in their own backyards.

Some ideas are listed below, culled from rental options offered by Fun Crew USA, which specializes in providing rentals for large parties.

The Ingredients for an Outdoor Movie Night

A place such as Fun Crew USA can help you achieve the best outdoor movie night. Here are some ideas below that can make your party memorable.

A giant inflatable movie screen. The inflatable movie screen really is giant – it’s 15 feet by 20 feet by 7 feet and can be paired with a 2000-watt speaker system. The hi-definition screen can be set up inside or outside and is perfect for entertaining up to 200 people.

A popcorn machine. A must for completing the outdoor theater experience. This machine comes with all the ingredients for a good time.

A hotdog machine. This might not say “movie theater” to you, but it certainly says outdoors, especially on a beautiful fall evening. This steamer is built to handle a crowd, too, and can fit up to 100 hot dogs.

A giant inflatable couch. A giant inflatable couch is unique and will set you apart. It can be used to set up a lounge for the VIPs with a frozen drink machine or snow cone cart (good for impressing your boss or colleagues).

Other Ideas for Outdoor Movie Night

Make movie night a Halloween-themed party by showing scary movies like “Friday the 13th” or “Nightmare on Elm Street” and decorating the yard with ghosts, spider webs and pumpkins. You can serve pumpkin cupcakes, candy and caramel covered apples to add to the fun.

For the adults, some wine, candles and hors d’oeuvres can create a relaxing Halloween atmosphere.

Explore your creative side with decorations and invitations that will set the mood for the evening and plan an intermission for guests to chat, use the bathroom and get something to eat. As the temperature drops, blankets and pillows can be used to create a cozy place in front of the screen or you can use the cushions from your patio furniture to create padded seats.

After your movie night, guests will be begging to know when your next event will be!

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