5 Things You Will Need to Host a Cozy Backyard Movie Night

5 Things You Will Need to Host a Cozy Backyard Movie Night

When you think of your family movie night, you think: cozy on the couch with blankets and a bag of popcorn. Well, we are ditching the indoor movies for a cozy backyard movie night, fun for the whole family.

Now that summer is ending and fall is just around the corner, movie nights become a big part of family time and we want to make sure you have all the essentials. 

Here are the top 5 things you will need to host your next outdoor movie night!

Several Comfy Seating Options 

Comfort is key. You won’t be able to enjoy your movie if you are uncomfortable the whole time. Everyone has their own comfort preferences for what they would like to sit on. Some options are bean bag chairs, blankets or rugs, and even pillows and cushions. This way you have something for everyone!

Projector/Large Screen

Making sure the whole family can see the movie is essential for a movie night. If you don’t have a large enough screen to bring outside, you can easily use a white sheet stretched against a wall as your movie screen. 

Pick the Right Flick

Choosing the right movie is key to making your movie night extra special. Classic 80 movies, to Disney movies are great starts for the whole family! Also, with Halloween quickly approaching a scary movie could be called in order. Taking a vote for family movie night ensures everyone is happy with the flick. 

Delicious Snacks

Let’s not ditch our classic movie popcorn snack, but let’s spice things up! Have an array of different popcorn from caramel popcorn to sweet and salty and even some salt and vinegar. Whatever the family is feeling there will be popcorn to mend their craving. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with pop and juice varieties and for the adult’s wine and beer, of course. (Tip: Stick to movie theme – If you are watching a Halloween movie perhaps have food coloring in the drinks to make them look spooky)

Light up the Yard

Grab your Christmas lights or decorative mini lanterns strung from trees or along your house to light up the way to movie night! Create a cozy and comfortable ambiance with these extra lights, so you can see where to get your snacks and drinks. This way you can move around easily during the movie without distracting anyone. 

With these 5 essentials, you are bound to throw an unforgettable movie night. With these unprecedented times, there’s nothing like spending time with the people you love most. So grab your popcorn, your closest friends and family, and get ready for a cozy night in!