The first step to any movie night is obvious! Pick a movie! Do you want something classic and nostalgic or something newly released, cool and cutting edge Decide on your theme for the night!
Once you've got a movie it's time to send out the invites!! Decide on the number of attendees for your event (sounds very posh!). If you have a small back garden perhaps limit your VIP guest list to 15 people. If you have a larger garden by all means, go all out and invite as many as you can fit or feel you can cope with! The more the merrier! More people creates a great movie theatre like atmosphere.
SETTING UP YOUR EVENT:
You could haul a massive flat screen TV out in to the garden. However, movie nights are way more atmospheric if you can get hold of a projector. Ask around and see if any one you know has one you can borrow, because your movie night will be all the more amazing for it! As an accessory to the projector, a simple white cloth pinned to or hung over a fence or wall creates a great movie screen.
Once you've set up the technical logistics of the movie projection, it's all about making your garden homely and cosy! THIS is your atmosphere, so if you can, really go to town on this! You want somewhere people will feel really comfortable watching a film for a couple of hours, no matter if they have a drink in their hand, or a sleepy but wide eyed watching child in their arms.
For seating put out lots of bean bags, cushions, blankets, and some comfy padded chair for those who can't get down to sit on the floor. Blankets are also really great for an extra comfort factor. They allow people to cuddle up and couples to snuggle etc (I know gross right! But couples like that sort of thing at movies!)
If you want to add another great touch to your movie night, perhaps purchase a chalk board movie sign and put it in a place where it will be seen. Write on it the name of the film and the showing time. This way guest can see when to expect the movie and plan things like getting food e.t.c around it.
Finally, CONCESSIONS! Everyones favourite bit! These can be done really simply. Just set up a table, make some popcorn in bulk and put some HUGE buckets/ bowls of it on the table. Get some cute brown paper bag for people to scoop it into. Also set out some little shakers with different toppings in so that people can add their favourite. Drinks can be bought at the store and set out on their own table. If you want some super awesome cups a little trick is to put one plastic cup inside the other..... with a glow stick curled up in between. This means your cups now glow in the dark! A cool effect for your movie night!
I hope you enjoyed this article. Keep following guys and have fun with your summer nights!