Plan your next outdoor movie night with our fun ideas! - LAURA'S little PARTY

Plan your next outdoor movie night with our fun ideas!

May 27, 2020

Just in time to kick off summer, I'm sharing one of our favorite things to do in the backyard - an outdoor movie night! Our Mickey outdoor movie night a couple years back may be just what your family needs to change up things at home. It can be as detailed or as simple as you like. The main thing is to enjoy it soak up all the fun memories!

We have watched countless movies outside this summer, and it has been great! We love to light our tiki torches to create a soft glow of light. My children enjoy them for the fun ambiance, and I love that the torches keep the flying pests away!

For our Mickey outdoor movie night, I kept my color palette in true Mickey colors: Red, Black, and Yellow. I added some fun stripes, polka dots, and incorporated a Mickey movie reel, and some Mickey popcorn printables!

Movie snacks are a must! I kept it simple and served popcorn & punch. We were all still full from dinner, so our snacking was kept to a minimum. I jumped at the chance to use our Mickey shaped bowls! I found these a few years ago, while shopping at Target

Mini cupcakes were topped with Mickey-themed circle toppers, and finished off with polka dotted cupcake wrappers.

I set out popcorn & drinks inside of fun movie snack trays, from Oriental Trading.

Polka dots are one of my favorites! Just Add Glitter By Marla created a fun painted mason jar that held our black & white paper straws, perfectly.

Themed movie nights are always fun, and I try to keep my outdoor movie set up simple. Sometimes my children bring out a huge blanket to lay on, or even some throw pillows. Towels, chairs, it all works!

On this particular night, we set out pillows, with coordinating pillow cases. Our Mickey Pillow Pet wanted to enjoy our outdoor movie night as well.

Display small boxes of popcorn on a cake stand. Having snacks already prepared & set out, make for easy grabbing.

I added some circle toppers that I created, to the front of the popcorn boxes. I'm also sharing these printables as a free download!

We purchased this inflatable Mickey Mouse outdoor movie screen. Isn't it darling?! I found it online at Walmart. I can't tell you enough, how much we love it! It's so easy to set up, which is probably why we've had an outdoor movie night, at least once every week, for the past month. My boys get so excited when they hear the fans start to inflate the screen.

And don't forget your Mickey ears! My boys love wearing their Mickey ears! We really love getting into the Disney spirit whenever possible!

Our 'movie night' banner added a bit more color, and a little more fun to our Mickey snack bar. The movie snacks were a hit, and super easy to throw together.

Are you ready to enjoy an outdoor movie?!

Are you inspired to create your own Mickey themed movie night?! To help get you started, I'm sharing all the printables as a free download!

You can find everything you need, by clicking Mickey movie night printables 

Updated from original post, shared August 2016.

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