Spring has sprung, y’all! This means that it is time to get outside…if you are willing to brave the pollen smog, that is.
I have swooned over drive-in movie theaters since the first time I watched ‘Grease’ and John Travolta serenaded me with ‘Stranded at the Drive-In’. What is more fun than parking your car in front of a gigantic screen and watching cinematic magic unfold under the stars? You can create the same endearing atmosphere in your own backyard! Plus, it’s a fun excuse to kick start your spring cleaning by ridding your yard of that pollen film that leaves nothing untouched.
First thing first: you need a screen and projector. I suggest using a white sheet for the screen and borrowing a projector.
Next you are going to need seating. If your seating is limited make it BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) or BYOQ (Bring Your Own Quilt) ;).
Finally, what’s a party without food? You can, of course, cater to a theme; for example, serving oceanic treats if you plan on showing ‘Finding Dory’ (one of my personal faves). Or reinvent a favorite outdoor dessert: s’mores. I found a fabulous s’mores dip recipe on…you guessed it…Pinterest. (I recommend serving immediately and having a spreader available because the chocolate does harden.) To wash down the gooey yummy-ness and add to the retro vibe, serve soda in glass bottles.
You might also want to:
- Hand out glow-in-the-dark glasses
- Doll up your water bottles with a little duct tape and a few tickets
- Set out yard games to entertain guests before the big show
Shhh, the movie is about to start!