Ever since I saw the backyard movie nights that Donna over at Party Wishes, puts on for her neighborhood it has been top on my list of things I would love to do at the house. I am all about community and neighborhood "funness". My husband often laughs at me about all me grand ideas. Like the time I thought I could make cinnamon rolls for our entire condo complex, and I am often told I was born in the wrong era. So maybe it is not the world were door to door sales man need a place to rest their weary legs for the night, or carolers are invited in for hot cocoa anymore, but dang it can't I try!?!
I honestly thought with the prices of everything I would need to do backyard movie nights that it would be awhile (year or so) until I could do them, but once again the stars have aligned for me to bring to fruition another one of my ideas sooner than I thought possible. Which usually means that the husband has helped make another one of my dreams possible. Thanks Honey! He brought home an older projector that they no longer use at work and we tested it out down stairs in the basement and it worked great. Then we hooked up some computer speakers to his laptop to see how well they would work outside and they did pretty good. So on this last Saturday I went out and bought some PVC pipe and some blackout fabric and went to work making a screen for the backyard. I finished it right before my brother-in-laws birthday bash, and we had movie night testing that evening.
Everything worked great!
We all had fun watching the Season premiere of Wipe Out in the backyard to end the evening.
I have been so excited about being able to do Neighborhood Movie Nights that I have already made the flyers. So I am sure I will have more movie night fun to share in the future.
*If there is a big interest in how I made the screen I will be more than happy to post a tutorial. Just leave a comment letting me know if you would be interested in that.