"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet,
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
-Shel Silverstein

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I planned a family movie night and invited about 50 friends, relatives and neighbors and it turned out GREAT! We actually had about 40 people come and I think everyone really enjoyed it.

Here is the invitation I sent out:

We set up in the very back yard by hanging a piece of drywall on the back fence.

We used my parents projector (thanks, Aunt Bon for a great Christmas present!)
Here is a picture of the movie projected on it:

Aunt Tracy and Deb brought TONS of popcorn and cute little bags for it to go in:
Seriously- I mean a TON of popcorn. There were 2 bags this size! And it was delicious!
Love the popcorn bags!
Crystal showed up with glow bracelets for all the kids. They LOVED them! That was really a great touch! I should have thought about that! Maybe she needs a blog! :)

I made a movie poster and hung it on the front door just for fun:

Here is a "during" shot, but it is just the kids in one section. Most of the adults were behind the camera and there were more people to the right. So it was a good turn out! Hard to get good pictures in the dark though!

I wish I could post all the pictures of the kids playing and watching the movie. It was a great time- I'm so glad we did it. I think we'll start planning our next one! :)
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  1. What a great idea for a party! It looks so fun. I love all the little touches and your invitation was really cute.
    Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello. :)

  2. That looks like so much fun!! I love the experience about sitting outside and watching a movie. The invitation was so cute!


  3. omg, what an awesome idea!! perfect for summer!!

  4. What a FUN idea for summer! I love outdoor movies!!

  5. This is so awesome! What fun you are! I think this is an idea worth repeating each year! It could be your annual movie night. Ha!

  6. This is awesome! I wish you were my neighbour! I'll be featuring you on Tot Tuesdays tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by and grab some bling for your blog. Have a great week!

  7. FUN! My FIL has a projector! With lots of family in the area! I am TOTALLY stealing this idea! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!