Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Backyard Movie Part I

It's THAT time of year again! 2 years ago, I had the idea to have movies screened in my backyard. I borrowed a projector, screen and speakers from a neighbor. I did this about 3 times and the both of us got pretty tired of schlepping everything back and forth. So last year, I bit the bullet and bought my own set-up.
This year I made up a whole new movie schedule (after sending out an email poll!)
Our first movie is this Saturday night and we are screening "Night at the Museum" to coincide with the second movie opening next Friday. Of course, I have to have a table to match the theme of the movie so I looked around my house to find "museum" pieces.
I decided the giant diamond I used for my friend's Breakfast at Tiffany's party would make a great Hope Diamond! I did a little research and found out that it is a blue diamond. I just happen to have a submersible light from Matt's grad party 2 years ago and placed it under a tissue filled square vase turned upside-down.
I also made "museum" labels for the items. Here is a replica of a dinosaur tooth from Chasen's 4th birthday---7 YEARS AGO!
I save everything!

We serve fixin's for S'Mores and toast the marshmallows in our fire pit prior to the movie.
Guests bring their own blankets and pillows and lay them on the grass to watch the flick.
I have 12 movies scheduled throughout the summer.

I will have more pictures this weekend!
P.S.- If you are in the Los Angeles area, please stop by!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

you are simply too cool for school!

I totally want to be invited! LOL How fun.

Cristina said...

What a fabulous idea! And I love the Alice in Wonderland sneak....can't wait to see more!

Allidink said...

Wow that is so cool! What a cute idea using the museum pieces lol. I can't believe you're gong to do 11 movies! Wow. How fun :)

All the best,

lisalyn said...

You are one busy girl!!
What a neat idea. :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

You are beyond super cool! Do you wear a cape to get all this done? I'm amazed!!!


(my dad is a paleontologist by hobby and has actually found TREX teeth, and toe bones! He donated to the Denver Natural History Museum)

Natalie said...


Donna, I am starting to think you DONT sleep:)

Polka Dot Moon said...

My dear friend - you won Giveaway Day 8!!! YAY!!!

Email me with your addy :)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Donna, you missed the French Flea because you just TOO DARN BUSY! One of these days you will have to take a nice relaxing drive to visit me. OMGosh, a scone would be fantastic, too!

Blushing hostess said...

What a great site you have here! I will read along with you, glad to find you!

dana said...

I know you guys must have a ball doing this!! Love the first movie you selected and the theme pieces you gathered for it. I thought I saved everything--you have me beat!!

Have fun, Dana

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love, p.s. any way to see photos of the dino. party (7 years that long ago, right)? If I could drive down from Petaluma I would ! Dina

Lori said...

WOW - Totally LOVE your table decorations. I so wished I lived in LA if only for one movie night! = )