Summer might be winding down, but there is still plenty of time for outdoor fun before the cold weather sets in. One activity that your little ones (and big ones) will love is an outdoor movie! This requires a little bit of planning, but I’m pretty sure that your family will love this so much that it will become a yearly tradition. What I love about these Genius Outdoor Movie Ideas is that they work just as well with teenagers as they do with the younger ones.
You can pull off this idea well into fall and even throw in a bonfire. It has all the elements of cozy, some-what lazy indoor activity that you can do right in the great outdoors. There are so many creative options, and we’ve pulled together 10 ideas to give you some inspiration. Lots of the included posts have so many more fantastic elements for your outdoor movie night – be sure to click over for more genius ideas!
1| Cozy Outdoor Seating Area from Fresh American Style
This has all the elements of a pajama party right in the backyard! (And would you look at that view? Amazing!). I love the blankets and pillows and ottomans – perfect for lazy lounging in front of a good flick.
2| Moonlight and Movies Birthday Party from Catch My Party
What’s a movie without the snacks? (Lacking, for sure!) This is a great idea for setting up a concession stand, especially if you are going to create a bigger event like a neighborhood get-together or a party. It really brings the movie-theater feel right to the backyard.
3| Acrylic Snack Trays from Studio DIY
These acrylic holders work perfectly for a family get-together or for a party. Not only is it a way to keep the snacks organized and neat, but the little ones will love having their own personal snack tray.
4| Drive-In Movie Cars from Kara’s Party Idea
Oh my goodness, how fun are these cars??? There is not a kid in the universe who would not love to watch their favorite movie in a car made just for them! Love!
5| No Fuss, All-Fun Popcorn Bar from Southern Discourse
Here’s another gorgeous take on the snack area. This popcorn bar has lots of other yummy options available. The old-fashioned root beer is a genius touch!
6| S’mores Station from Style Me Pretty
No backyard event is complete without S’mores! If you didn’t want to go the whole bonfire-route, these S’mores stations with sternos are the perfect alternative.
7| Outdoor Movie Theater Seats from Not Just a Housewife
How fun are these chairs! Not only are they beautiful, but what a cozy and comfortable way to enjoy the movie!
8| Summer Backyard Movie Night from Camille Styles
Outdoor movies don’t just have to be for kids! This set-up creates the perfect mood for adults kicking back and having some down-time.
9| Outdoor Movie Free Printables from Kitchn
If you are looking for some free printables for your outdoor movie event, check these out! Printables always add that extra touch that everyone notices and appreciates.
10| Blanket Station from The Junk Drunk
There’s no reason not to enjoy an outdoor movie when the weather gets a little chilly. This blanket is perfect for when the colder weather starts to move in, and your guests will definitely appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Big kids and little kids alike will love the novelty of watching a movie in the outdoors. It’s a fantastic way to take an ordinary, lazy Friday night event and make it something special. Let me know if you try any of these ideas. I’d love to hear how it turned out!
Want to add some more delicious treats for your outdoor movie event? Try some of these 25 No Bake Desserts!