Outdoor Movie Party Ideas

I’ve been wanting to host an outdoor movie night. 

Magical Movie Night | Lay Baby Lay

Not necessarily a birthday party, but just a family and friends outdoor night before the fireflies stop blinking and the sun starts going down at 7… I’m a lover of all the seasons, but I truly miss summer when it’s gone. 

This party and photography is from Lay Baby Lay. She hosted it for her little Vivi’s second birthday party. You simply must hop over to her blog for tons of fun and creative ideas.

My favorite element is the tent. She set up an individual tent per family, complete with paper fans, lights, blankets and pillows. So perfect.

Want more outdoor movie night party ideas? Join me on Pinterest and check out my Party {Movie Night Party Ideas} board.

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Monsters University {playdate party}

Monsters University

So who’s excited for tomorrow’s premier of the new Disney Monsters University movie?!

Dina of Deliciously Darling Events created this adorable playdate to celebrate.

Here are the details in her words:

My kiddos love animated movies. I’m actually not sure who loves these movies more, the kids or mama. We wanted to celebrate the upcoming Monsters University movie with a little MU Play Date. Inspired by The Celebrations ShoppeLynlee’s Petite Cakes & Laura’s Little Party instagram post, I decided to put together a sweet little dessert table for my kiddos play date.

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So why do a dessert table on a couch? Answer: Why not? I’ve always wanted to set up a dessert display on a couch. This couch is perfection – white & leather so it’s easy to clean post play date. I wanted a simple, inexpensive & easy dessert set up. I opted for dressing up store bought cupcakes with monster eyes & using store bought sugar cookies. How perfect are the sully & mike cookies from Target? Chocolate covered oreo pops & brownie push up pops, sparkling fruit water were also featured. Wrap a few books in scrapbook paper and washi tape a Mike Wazowski to the couch and you have an instant party.

“Scream Like Monster.” I did a little research and loved the “Scream like Monster” tag line on the marketing posters for Monsters University. I fought the urge to insert an “A” into the banner while making it. Just before the play date, my son Malik walks up to me and says “Love the banner mom but you forgot an A. It should be ‘scream like A monster’ not ‘scream like monster.’” LOL. You never argue with a soon-to-be 1st grader when they are correcting you on your English.

I just couldn’t say no to the adorable Monsters U letter Jackets my kiddos are sporting. I know it’s like 100 degrees outside but they are going to be perfect for the fall when they return back to school.

I hope you enjoy & are inspired to put together your own “Scream Like Monster” party.

Vendors: || Style & Paperie: Deliciously Darling (items coming to the shop soon)|| Push-up Pop Containers, Straws & Juice Bottles: Shop Sweet Lulu || Jackets, Mugs: Disney Store ||Monsters University Cupcakes & Sugar: Target ||

 

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a movie is the ticket

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Tweens and teens are the hardest to plan birthday parties for. They’re too old for themes and they’re too cool for anything organized. That said, everyone loves a good movie night.

If you have a in-home theater, create a buffet of movie treats including popcorn, sodas and assorted chocolate bars and let them be. And if you don’t, no worries. You can host pre-movie treats at your house and then shuttle the kids off to the theater, most even have private event facilities you can rent.

Or, simply invite the girls over for a night in. All you’ll need to do is add a cocktail bar to the movie treats buffett and you can call it a success.

And don’t you just love this cake?! It’s from a 2005 Better Homes and Gardens “kid’s parties” issue and I fell in love with it. My oldest was only one at the time, but I’ve saved it all these years knowing that someday I’ll get to make it.

Oh, and of course the movie night invitation and party supplies are available in the shoppe. {wink} Enjoy!

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