In the Charlotte, NC area, we can celebrate outside at least 3 seasons of the year! Outdoor movie nights are great ways to bring the neighborhood together or spend time with your family in the evenings or on the weekends. No need to be intimidated on how to design a system that works for your space and budget; we’ve got the 5 most important tips you’ll need to make the night a success!
5 Tips for the Perfect Backyard Movie Night
The Projector (or Outdoor TV)
You might already have a top-notch projector to stream your movie of choice, but if you don’t, that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to throw your party. Projectors sell at many price points and can easily sync up with your laptop to stream your movie. And if you prefer to stick to TVs, there are also outdoor TV options available at a variety of price points.
So now you can see the movie, but how are your guests going to hear it? Just because you are enjoying your time outside doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice top quality sound or any of the audio features that you have indoors. Whole home audio systems can be extended to your covered patio (and also be controlled through your smart home tech), and outdoor speakers can be indistinguishable in your landscape.
Your Movie Screen
If you prefer to watch your new release on your outdoor TV, then you’re set! But if you want to create the true “outdoor movie theater” ambiance, you can opt for purchasing an outdoor projection screen or go with a professional muslin backdrop. You’re movie ready!
What would a movie night be without popcorn?! Add some festive flair to your popcorn with a popcorn bar. Let guests choose from a selection of goodies to add to their popcorn and create their perfect mix! (Ideas for add-ins: Chocolate chips, peanuts, marshmallows and M & Ms)
Make the night magical with some simple décor. Dig out your white Christmas lights and string them around your backyard to create a gorgeous glow. Make sure your guests are comfortable and bring out all your patio cushions, pillows and throw blankets! If you have an air mattress or even an inflatable pool, blow it up for your guests viewing pleasure!
The last ingredient to the perfect backyard movie is filling your backyard with great family and friends. Once the movie starts rolling, sit back, relax and enjoy your perfect DIY movie night!