Backyard Movie Night

We hosted a “Movie Night Under the Stars” and showed one of my old favorites Charade, starring Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant. We used a projector to show the movie on our makeshift screen — a white sheet held onto the block wall with bricks.


Our lovely concession stand stocked with lots of old-fashioned, movie theater favorites.



We even had authentic paper straws thanks to Aimee!


I think Junior Mints were the crowd favorite.


Our big screen. My husband Heath had the brilliant idea to download from YouTube a pre-movie reel (the kind that used to be played at old drive-ins) and we had it going on the big screen while guests found their seats.


The party favors — stamps. If you’ve seen the movie this will make perfect sense. If not, you really should see it. By far my favorite Hepburn film.


Post by Aimee and Bettijo :

  • Lissa (Bellenza)

    What a neat party concept! Love the idea of the pre-movie reel. :-)

  • Darcy

    just curious – how did you do the sound?

  • DNese

    Great idea!!!! Can you please share where you purchased the scoops at???

  • Heath

    @Darcy – We plugged the laptop into a stereo system and had speakers distributed around the yard. It did not have the full surround sound because the plug on the laptop is only designed for headphones and does not support surround sound. However, it was sufficient for our needs.