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Back Yard Movie Night

Summer is winding down, but it does not mean that you have to forego the fun as the start of school approaches for many in just over a month here in the US.  Our little ones love to be in the back yard and they really enjoy being close to friends and family.  So, we thought what better way to combine the two elements than having a movie night in our very own back yard.

We haven’t actually done this yet, but we have scoured the Internet for ides and thought that we could combine the tips that we learned here in one post for you. Let start with the items you need to have to make this work:

back yard movie night screen



Something to project the movie on (a sheet, screen, a wall… can be creative here)

Seating (This is another area for creativity….pillows, blankets, and blow up mattresses would work)

Snacks and Drinks

Your favorite movie

Extension Chords

Decorations (optional)


There are so many ways that you can set up your back yard for creating this fun experience. What we have learned over the years is that with a little effort, you can create memories that will last a life time.  These are the moments that you will reflect on as some of the happiest times in your life. Here are some tips that we found across several sites that we researched:

Be sure to have bug spray handy

Test out the projector before everyone arrives

String outdoor lights around for added decoration

Use portable speakers to help with the sound

Play family photos with some music before the movie starts for preshow

back yard movie night

back yard movie night pillows

Share your back yard movie night memories and tips in the comments below.  We would love to hear about all of the happy moments that you created.

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