Hosting an outdoor movie night is a fabulous way to gather family and friends for a fun and relaxing evening in your own backyard. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just enjoy hosting unique events, there are a few key elements that make any outdoor screening a big success. Here are 5 tips for an unforgettable movie night under the stars with some help from a few comfortable air furniture and mattress selections by Bestway®.
1. Make a Movie Screen
The most important decision to make for your outdoor movie night is how to watch your movie of choice. With a wide variety of projection options available today, it's simple to set up your outdoor theater for the evening. If you don’t have a screen, wall or other canvas large enough to project your movie, a white bed sheet will work perfectly.
2. Time to Get Comfy
To truly enjoy any movie, comfort is essential and soft seating (and lounging) for everyone is a must. To create a comfortable space for all, air mattresses are excellent portable options along with camping chairs, blankets and pillows. Another fantastic choice is air furniture, providing an affordable and comfortable way to make a cozy space for guests of all ages. Air furniture allows you to both set up and dismantle the perfect lounge area with ease!
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3. Don’t Forget Snacks
No movie night is complete without tasty snacks! Set up a popcorn bar with different toppings or a build-your-own candy bag set up. When it comes to watching a movie from home, no snack is off limits! You can also set up a small concession stand complete with hot dogs, nachos and other movie theater classics. The possibilities are endless!
4. Set the Mood
When it comes to setting the right mood, it’s the simplest things that can make the biggest difference. To create the perfect ambiance for your outdoor movie night, string lights are a great addition. Allowing for some visibility while keeping it dark enough to see the movie, lights can bring your entire backyard movie theater together. Try glowsticks or other fun lights, especially if you’re hosting an evening with children. Add candles or lanterns for some extra warmth and ambiance. Consider a citronella candle to ward off critters!
5. Create a Theme
For extra flair, add decor that complements the theme of your movie. Try hosting a game or other activity before the movie starts to allow time for guests to arrive while keeping everyone engaged and excited for the evening. For example, if you're showing a superhero movie, you can set up a superhero-themed photo booth with costumes and props. If you're showing a classic film, try setting up a vintage movie theater theme with a red carpet, and if you’re watching an underwater-themed movie, try a “swim-up" movie night where kids or adults can enjoy the film right from your pool!
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Outdoor movie nights are the perfect way to bring family and friends together for an evening of fun for all ages. With these tips in mind, and a little help from our great products, you can create the perfect outdoor movie night and ensure that your guests have a memorable experience to cherish for years to come. Bestway USA is here to support all your fun-tastic outdoor parties, events and endeavors!