Host A Late Summer Movie Night
The cool air of twilight as the sun starts to set and the stars peek out – is there a lovelier way to watch a movie than outdoors on a late summer night? Share the joy by inviting the neighborhood over for a picture-perfect evening with effortlessly charming decor.
1. The Silver Screen
A good projector and screen are the crux of a summer movie night. You can buy a flexible pre-fab screen or easily create your own with two zinc cans.
2. Lights, Camera, Action
The night requires lighting fit for Hollywood stars. Hang warm white Edison bulb light garlands for a glow with vintage charm.
3. Cozy Comfort
A relaxing summer movie night demands the utmost in comfort. Large square pillows are perfect for lounging on. Lay out some throw blankets too for after the sun sets.
4. Sitting Pretty
Forget stuffy chairs. Set out a few of these seagrass poufs for an easy seating option.
Oval zinc tubs hold all the bubbly needed for an Old Hollywood starlet, while the design adds a classic touch. Just fill with ice and arrange bottles.
6. Indulgent Punch Bowl
“Instead of watering down your drink with ice cubes that are destined to melt, give the entire vessel its own ice bucket. Slip one glass container inside another, and put the ice between them. The effect is dramatic and guarantees that your punch retains its punch.”
7. Stylish Straws
Shimmering hobnail mercury glass vases hold straws and other essential items in style.
7. Clever Protectors
Knot the ends of an 18-inch length of polypropylene cord, turn upside down and pull loop through the pot’s drainage hole; now snacks are protected from strong breezes and curious insects.
9. Classy Concessions
Delicate pink and yellow glass and shiny silver bowls hold chips, popcorn and other classic movie snacks for an elevated version of a movie theater concession stand.
10. Natural Platters
Inspired by the outdoor setting, let teak plates hold summer fruits, utensils, napkins, or programs.