Backyard Movie Party Decorations
The concession stand that was built for our evening under the stars was a crazy concoction of things I had hanging around the house. The black backing is a hollow core door painted black with a shelf I painted red attached to it. An old desk got a new life with a coat of red paint.
The movie marquee sign — it’s paper! After mounting it to foam core, I popped a few lights through the back to make the sign shine.
What concession stand is complete without a little bit of movie candy?
I think even more popular than the popcorn bar were these chocolate caramel popcorn cupcakes.
A large galvanized wash tub holds all the beverages with style. Those are root beers and ginger ales for the kiddos, and for the adults, single-serve cocktails in mason jars. This really saves the mess of mixing drinks at the party, and is a completely fun way to offer up some variety.
Once everyone settles in with their snacks, it’s time to watch the movie! A sheet hung in the backyard for the screen does just fine, and cardboard boxes wrapped in paper with black paper plate wheels are just about the perfect way to go to the “drive in” for the movie.
Once the sun sets make a few of these “footlights” with a turned over solo cup (like the Halloween lights tutorial here) and battery operated tea lights–they make great, inexpensive ambiance.
If you’re having the kind of event where you might want to send home a party favor, look no further than those movie candy boxes from the concession stand. Add a tag and they’re the perfect take-home for guests.
We’ll see you at the movies!
Originally published on Celebrations.com.