For as long as I can remember, movie nights have been one of my favorite pastimes when it comes to spending quality time with my loved ones. As we slowly approach the end of daylight savings and inch our way back towards those warm summer nights, I cannot wait to enjoy it to the fullest by hosting movie nights in my backyard with friends and family. Today I’ve decided to break down the must-haves for all your backyard movie night ventures!
For today’s breakdown, I’ve decided that the four main pieces to your perfect outdoor movie nights are – snacks, seating arrangements – blankets and/or chairs to get comfy, a streaming device, and last but not least a way to watch or broadcast your movie!
What better snack for movies than popcorn? But why don’t we spice it up a bit. My most recent go-to movie snack is Hawaiin Popcorn! This is a simple Hawaiin-style popcorn that mixes in furikake (seaweed bits), crunchy arare (Japanese rice crackers), and a little extra butter to top it off! Luckily you can find this mix premade by the Hawaiin Hurricane Company and most wholesale Costcos carry their delicious product!
You can round up your favorite outdoor blankets and camping chairs to get your backyard movie night ready or if you want to take it to the next level, check out Intex’s inflatable furniture arrangement! My personal favorite has to be the inflatable couch which you can find on their company site along with way more options for chairs, sofas, beds, and even pillows!
My all time favorite streaming device has to be Amazon’s Fire-TV Stick. It’s affordable, extremely portable, and includes all of your favorite streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Disney+, and many more! (your own subscription is needed of course) You can find this product at almost any Target, Best Buy, or even on Amazon’s very own digital store.
Ways To Watch
Considering we’ll be enjoying our flick outdoors for this particular movie night my top pick will have to be a battery powered projector! You can find a variety of battery powered projectors on sites like Amazon, Best Buy, and Target! If you want to take it one step further, buying a projector screen would also do you wonders but even just a plain white bed sheet can get the job done filling in as your makeshift screen.