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19 DIY Ideas for an Outdoor Movie Night

I am beyond excited to start planning outdoor movie nights. As a kid my family and I would go to them almost weekly throughout the summer at the nearby lake. Are you a fan of enjoying a film and the great outdoors, or do you prefer to be snuggled up in your warm home? Don’t get me wrong, I love curling up under the covers on the couch, but there is just something about enjoying the warm nights and a good movie. Surprisingly enough, outdoor movie nights are not very hard to put together. If you can get your hands on the basics – a white sheet, projector and a movie – you’re all set to go. Then you can add in all the fun extras like personalized concession boxes, a snack bar, and the many other goodies found in these 25 DIY Ideas for an Outdoor Movie Night…

1. MOVIE TICKETS

Send out felt tickets in the invites and have the kids come back with them to the party.

Find out more at Make the Best of Everything.

2. PERSONALIZED CONCESSION BOXES

Give your friends their own personalized concession boxes to use.

Get the tutorial at A Little Tipsy.

3. ROLLIE POLLIE CUSHIONS

Fill the backyard with cushions for your guests to lounge on.

Get the tutorial at So You Think You’re Crafty.

4. BOX CARS

Have the kids create their own box cars for the drive-in movie.

Get the tutorial at Laugh Paint Create.

5. POPCORN BAR

Image Source: Hostess With The Mostess
Image Source: Hostess With The Mostess

Set up a popcorn bar full of freshly made popcorn and multiple toppings and seasonings.

Find out more at Hostess with the Mostess.

6. NAP MAT BED ROLL

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Image Source: Prudent Baby

Lay nap mats on the floor so the kids can get nice and cozy.

Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.

7. LIGHTNING MCQUEEN CAR

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Image Source: Dating Divas

If your guests are big Cars fans they will definitely appreciate sitting in a Lightning McQueen car.

Get the tutorial at The Dating Divas.

8. DRINK CRATE

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Image Source: Your Home Based Mom

Fill an old crate with drinks for your guests to grab from.

Find out more at Your Home Based Mom.

9. MASON JAR PARTY DRINKS

Since it’s hard to see where you’re going in the dark, avoid spills will these mason jar party drinks.

Get the tutorial at The Idea Room.

10. MOVIE NIGHT PRINTABLES

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Print out these movie night printables to give to your guests or just have a movie night with your special sweetheart.

Get the printable at b.loved.

11. MOVIE NIGHT BINGO

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Image Source: Peppermint Creative

Use this template or create a personalized bingo game of your own to play before the movie.

Get the tutorial at Peppermint Creative.

11. TREAT CONES

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Image Source: Smashed Peas and Carrots

Guests can fill their treat cones with candy and popcorn to snack on.

Get the tutorial and printable at Smashed Peas and Carrots.

12. WATERPROOF BLANKET

No need to panic about wet grass when all your guests can sit on waterproof blankets.

Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart.

13. FLOOR CUSHIONS

Get situated in a perfect spot and plop down on your floor cushion.

Get the tutorial at Living With Punks.

14. CONCESSION STAND ON WHEELS

Avoid the hassle of carrying the treats from guest to guest by putting the concession stand inside a red wagon.

Spotted at Celebrations at Home.

15. APOTHECARY JARS FOR SNACK BAR

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Image Source: Prudent Baby

Customize apothecary jars to fill with candy at the snack bar.

Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.

17. SHEET SCREEN

Keep costs low by using a twin sheet for your screen.

Get the tutorial at Design Sponge.

 

18. PILLOWS GALORE

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Image Source: Prudent Baby

Fill the floor with comfy pillows for your guests to curl up on.

Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.

19. PILLOW BED

Lay down comfortably on your pillow bed and enjoy the flick.

Get the tutorial at Oopsey Daisy.

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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