Summer Movie Night Block Party!
Rather than wasting hours watching mediocre television this summer, grab some friends and catch up on the latest new release movies! Or why not go all-out and make it a summer movie night block party?
Use PartyIdeaPros.com's Oscar night ballots as a starting point for choosing your nightly movie. Most of the nominated films are currently available on DVD or through Amazon on Demand. Stick with Party Idea Pros simpler Movie Night celebration package ideas for your summertime viewing parties. Then pick two nights during the summer to glam it up with our Lights, Camera, Action and Hollywood Nights celebration packages.
Organizing a block party or reunion? Hosting an all school barbeque/fundraiser, a sweet sixteen or teen party, an adult or children's birthday party, or even anniversary party? A backyard movie night is a wonderful theme for any warm weather event. Just choose your movie to suit the occasion — think John Wayne, Sponge Bob, Legally Blonde, The Parent Trap, Casa Blanca, Star Wars, Rear Window, The Shawshank Redemption, Twilight and New Moon double feature and the list goes on and on.
Get The Word Out
Summer Movie Night Invitations
Set Up Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater
Consider teaming up with your neighbors to purchase a neighborhood outdoor movie set-up that you can all enjoy together on those balmy summer nights, or even rotate between houses for more private viewing. How about offering a double feature — a sunset showing for the kids and a more grown-up movie for the adults, after you put the kids to bed. Set up tents (indoors or out) at a single neighborhood house and rotate parents through “kid duty.”
Backyard Movie Equipment
How to Set Up Outdoor Stadium Seating
Rows 1 & 2: Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags on the ground
Rows 3 & 4: Low to the ground lawn and beach chairs or bean bag chairs
Rows 5 & 6: Regular height lawn chairs, chaise lounges, and even your family room couches
Rows 7 & 8: Drag out those bar and kitchen stools
Outdoor Movie Accessories
Tableware & Movie Snack
Stick with paper plates for an easier-to-clean-up dinner! Consider creating a popcorn bar where your guests can choose from a variety of popcorns: classic salt and butter, classic plain, kettle, cheese , and caramel corn
Patio Lights & Candles
Don't forget to provide lighting for your guests to easily eat and move around once the sun has gone down!
Celebrity Life Size Cut-Outs
If you want to go all out, add a few life size celebrity cut outs. Be sure to take lots of pictures!
Why not hold a classic raffle? Buy enough prizes for everyone to win! Choose one of your guests to act as the MC to encourage and facilitate trading.
Raffle Gift Ideas
Choose your Movie
Now Choose Your favorite Movie! You can buy or rent the movie on amazon's instant video, or you can buy a hard copy.
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