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How to Create a Perfect Outdoor Movie Night

Posted: May, 16, 2021 | Categories: Events


Lights, camera, action! Outdoor movie nights allow you to experience warm Colorado summers in a new and creative way, and your Solstice patio offers an ideal spot to set up and enjoy the night with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting your kids’ friends for a sleepover or trying to recreate a retro drive-in date with your spouse, read on for ways to make it a perfect evening of cinema.

Pick Your Equipment

When designing your ideal viewing experience, you might want to invest in a screen to match your projector. While a white bedsheet can do the trick, you’d be surprised by how easily you can find an affordable screen online. Maybe your neighbor already has one you could borrow! Remember to keep in mind the other vital components of your backyard theater, including sound equipment and the projector itself.


Make a Menu

You don’t want the movie to be interrupted by grumbling stomachs, so make the evening extra-special with curated food and beverages. Classics like popcorn and a soda selection will set the tone and provide a real theater experience, and you might also want to offer finger foods and snacks like mixed nuts and candy to elevate the experience even further. Consider blending up refreshing homemade drinks in your kitchen to serve with straws in plastic cups! Our mouths are already watering.


Plan the Patio Setup

How do you want to arrange your furniture to create an especially cozy movie night ambiance? To ensure everyone is comfortable and can focus on the action, add extra cushions to your outdoor chairs and provide blankets in case the night gets chilly. Laying out a picnic blanket on your patio with more pillows creates a spacious and comfortable ambiance so your guests can lounge around and spread out. Set up weather-proof lanterns around the space for mood lighting and effortless mobility.


Planning the perfect outdoor movie night can be a daunting task, but it’s worth the effort to create an experience your audience will never forget. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be able to sit back and relax in the glow of your gorgeous Solstice home

By Solstice Team Member

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