Lately, backyard movie night parties have been all over the blogosphere. I was inspired to put together my own fête, with the help of Pat and my friend Julie. It was much simpler than I had anticipated, because Julie has this awesome almost windowless wall that faces her even awesomer backyard. I rented a projector from the school’s library and got a DVD from Redbox, which made the total cost for this activity $1.27. I still cannot get over how great the projection looked.
We watched Moneyball, with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. It’s the story of how a baseball team used statistics and algorithms to create a successful team. It was a great choice, as it had sports for the guys and for the ladies….Brad Pitt!
I used this template from One Charming Party to make popcorn boxes for the snack table. Someone at school had thrown away a stack of bright yellow file folders, which I rescued, trimmed and ran through the printer.
I created my own template in photoshop for the film snack labels. Here is what they looked like:
I have them in both PDF and JPEG. The PDF has them repeated so you have a four filmstrips that you can cut up as you’d like. The JPEG is a single label.
Film Strip Label or Place Card Printables
Here was the menu:
- Sweet and Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn
- Oreo Cookie Bark
- White Truffle and Cracked Pepper Popcorn
- Caprese Couscous Salad
All of the recipes were very simple to make. I made all four the day of the movie and it only took me an afternoon!
The night went off so well we have plans to do it again soon – we might even make it a weekly thing.
Here are the links to the film strip labels again: