It's movie maddness at our house! I have been showing backyard movies for friends and family. It all started when I wanted to do a Sound of Music Sing-a-long like at the Hollywood Bowl. I have attended the one at the bowl for the last 6 years. I thought I would be traveling to England in Sept. at the same time of the Bowl's showing so I didn't want to miss out. Unfortunately, my friends are unable to accompany me (plus the dollar stinks over there!) so I will be able to attend at the Bowl with 9 of my friends. I bought a projector from http://www.circutcity.com/ for $400 plus a free screen and then I purchased Fender PA-150 speakers on ebay. Viola! Instant movie theatre!
Here I am with the winners of the Sound of Music costume contest. They are "Brown paper packages tied up with string!"
I LOVE planning the table decor and menu. I invite people to bring a picnic dinner. I usually have fixin's for s'mores complete with roasting forks and fire pit.
For the screening of "When Harry Met Sally", I served apple pie with strawberry ice cream on the side, of course! It was a New Year's theme. It was 95 degrees at night-definetly NOT like winter in New York!
For "Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit", I offered cheese, crackers and veggies to my guests. The kids even roasted the veggies!
This is from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark--Snakes everywhere!!!
I'm planning an Oklahoma! Sing-a-long on July 26 and invite the people to dress as a farmer or cowboy and bring a pie to share.
I even had a showing of Mary Poppins!
On August 16, I will have a Grease Sing-a-long and have everyone dress as their favorite Pink Lady or T-bird. I will also have a sundae bar!
With the cost of gas and movie prices, this is a fun alternative to entertain.