Movie Night On Deck
We are spending more and more time outside on our decks. The warm evenings are inviting us to take all of our indoor activities outdoors. The weather is gorgeous, and as summer gets in full swing, why not host an outdoor movie night on your deck this weekend? Invite the neighbors. Have a cook out. Take a dip in the pool. Snuggle up on pillows and watch one of your favorite movies by twilight. Here are some ideas for making your outdoor movie night magical.
Pick the Right Spot
The most important element in setting your stage is being able to control the amount of light being filtered near your screen. Large street lamps or bright motion lights could ruin your viewing experience, so be sure to choose the right spot. Twinkle lights and elegant deck lighting create an enchanted ambiance for your outdoor movie night.
Some people choose to bring their flat screen television outside. Others buy or rent an inflatable screen. But hanging a large, white sheet is a great option too. Be sure to have the right equipment for your chosen screen which may include a projector, computer or DVD player, and appropriate audio equipment.
Choose the Right Movie
Depending on your guest list, choose a movie that is appealing to everyone. Total Film features 50 of the best summer movies, and then there are always wonderful fallbacks like Pixar or Disney films.
Set Up Seating Areas
If you are having your movie night near your pool, seating can be arranged with lounge chairs, deck furniture, or floating chairs. Blankets, pillows, and bean bag chairs on the deck are an excellent choice as well.
If possible, consider spraying the morning of your movie event. Citronella candles and torches are a great option, not only for debugging, but for ambient light as well.
Standard movie fare is always in fashion: soft drinks, popcorn, and an array of sweet treats are a must. For fun variations, make flavored popcorn or your own rock candy.
Make the most of your movie night. There are no rules. Make them up as you go and share with us your ideas and photos of your movie night on your beautiful Fiberon deck.
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