Backyard Movie Night | Traditions Guide No. 042

Backyard Movie Night | Traditions Guide No. 042

Jun 24, 2016 by Christine

Most things done outdoors are usually more fun in the summertime and watching a movie is no exception. In fact it’s probably one of the most fun things you can do with your friends and family. You’ll be the coolest house on the block after you host one.

It requires a little extra planning and preparation but trust us, you’ll be so glad you did. Whether you decide to keep it small or invite the whole neighborhood we promise it will become a summer tradition. Tutorials + tips here and here.

Get the popcorn ready, run out and buy 5 bags of ice to fill a huge galvanized tub or even a small kiddie pool and load them with old school bottles of soda (or pop… depending on where you live). Whip up everything with the menu below or go potluck-style and have everyone bring their favorite appetizer or dessert—either way you’ve got yourself the best movie night ever.

Recipes to add to your meal plan if you want to do the cooking!
(all in 30 minutes flat)

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs
Broccoli & Basil Slaw with Honey Mustard Dressing
Root Beer Floats

Stovetop Popcorn