Last night, a bunch of friends convened in our back yard for an outdoor movie night. I had been wanting to host one for a while now, and our schedules and the rain forecast finally decided to come together. 😀
We decided to have a Pixar double feature — Up and Finding Nemo. Complete with two Pixar shorts and a mock movie preview green screen made by my sister.
The gazebo in the back yard became the refreshment center. A table for snacks (don’t forget the popcorn!) and a hot chocolate station. From our patio to the gazebo, we created a lighted path with votive candles nestled in some sand in the bottom of white paper bags. These turned out so much better than I expected and provided a Tangled-esque lighted lantern pathway to follow.
Despite the mosquitoes and 95% humidity (yeah… this is November in the south :P), a good time was had by all. Hopefully this is just the first of many more outdoor movie nights.