Family Movie Night

We are currently trying to squeeze in every bit of summer fun we can before school starts in September.  Last night, we took advantage of the great summer weather and had a family movie night -- outside.  It was fantastic! 

Here are 5 tips for a great outdoor movie experience:

1)  Get the kids in their PJs.  That way, when the movie is over, they can head straight to bed.

2)  We had our movie inside our Gazebo so that we could use the mosquito netting.  If you can't do this, make sure you have lots of bug spray and/or citronella candles.

3)  Make sure everyone is comfy.  We set up lawn chairs, and lots of sleeping bags and blankets.

4)  Add some extra fun by having glow sticks and sparklers.

5)  Don't forget the treats!  No movie night is complete without a big bowl of popcorn.  :-)

I hope you are enjoying these last lazy days of summer as much as we are.  :-)

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. oh wow how awesome... This is awesome.... The kids look like they are having a blast... such a wonderful idea...

  2. Fantastic! We don't have a TV any more but would love to someday have a projector for movie nights like this!

  3. My husband and I love outdoor movie nights! We take our laptop outside and use our patio furniture so your version is a little cooler than mine! I'm a new follower, can't wait to read more!

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  4. So much fun! I wish we could go outside for this but right now it's 106 outside so I think we'll stick with inside - maybe in Dec we could try this

  5. How fun! Next time you have one, I'll bring my crew and join you ;) Thanks for linking up and sharing with us!

  6. How fun! It looks like they had a great time. I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!

  7. This looks like so much fun! Love the photos! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  8. Thanks for linking up to my Delight Me party and sharing your fun idea. I hope you will link up again sometime.

  9. Great idea! What is that, though? Is that a projector and a plain old bed sheet? Is it a kit maybe, everything sold together? How about the movies, will DVDs work?

  10. Joe - Projector and plain old white bed sheet. We used a DVD and a laptop. :-)

  11. What a great idea! I wish we had a gazebo! We enjoy family movie night just in our living room- we pop popcorn and cuddle on the couch- It's the best!

    1. We have it on the couch most nights, and it is one of our favorite family rituals. The boys love it! :-)

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