How to have a kids outdoor movie night
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Looking for a fun summer activity that your kids will love? There is nothing like a an outdoor movie on a beautiful summer night!
We have done these with our neighbors for the last two summers and have already had one this summer! The kids love it because they don’t have to head inside and leave their friends. Better yet, the adults love it because the kids are occupied and in one place (most of the time!) and we can relax for at least a few minutes!
So how have we done these movie nights? They have certainly evolved as we get more experienced.
The first year, we got a screen, hung it on our shed, used a projector and computer and projected the movie that way.
We also used our old couch cushions and brought those out for the kids to sit on while watching the movie. While our movie screen has changed, the couch cushions have become a staple! The kids love how comfortable they are and there is at least one for each kid, with a couple extras.
Over the winter, my neighbor bought this unbelievable new inflatable movie screen. It is about 14 feet high and was super easy to put it. You just inflate the screen, stake it down and you are ready to go! No more trying to make sure the screen is straight and flat.
It was even a little windy that night and there were no issues with the inflatable screen.
Once you have your screen, and comfy seats for the kids, the last thing you need is obvious – snacks!! is usually a staple for us. Sometimes its just a quick microwave version, but a few times we have taken out our popcorn machine.
Other snacks we’ve had are cheddar bunnies, animal crackers and pretzels. Most times its a combination of a few things, depending on what the kids are asking for.
This is easily one of the kids favorite summer activities. When we are outside playing, they are always asking if we can have a movie night! The biggest question is always…what movie should we watch!