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The weather is finally warming up, and it's time to start celebrating with your family and friends. What better way to enjoy those warm summer nights than an outdoor theatre party in your very own backyard?
If you have a beautiful patio area in your backyard that you've been dying to take advantage of, a movie night under the stars surrounded by your favourite people is just the thing you need. Here is your quick guide for how to host a successful outdoor theatre party this summer.
Choose A Great Location
Pick a spot in your backyard that will comfortably accommodate all of your guests and where you have a little control over the amount of light. Also think about your nearest power source for your movie equipment, and if you don't have a screen that you can project the film onto, find a suitable garage or house wall to act as your screen.
A patio area is ideal for an outdoor theatre party, as it filters out urban light sources like street lamps, while providing a little protection from the elements if the weather decides to act up. For more information on patios, contact Patioworld NSW Pty Ltd.
Set Up The Silver Screen
Don't let the idea of acquiring and setting up the movie projecting equipment intimidate you. Modern projectors and sound systems designed for home use are cost effective and pretty easy to set up. If you can't justify purchasing new equipment, keep your eye out for quality second hand equipment on online auction sites, or consider hiring a projector and sound system from a local electronics hire business.
Pick The Perfect Film
Depending on the demographics of your crowd, you may want to be careful about your film selection. If you have a family gathering, make sure you choose a crowd-pleaser with a general audience rating. Many of the recent releases for children are very enjoyable movies for adults, as they are peppered with subtle humour and stunning graphics.
Make sure you get parental approval prior to the night if you're unsure that your movie selection will suit the age and tastes of your younger guests.
Make It Comfortable
If you don't have a luxurious home theatre seating arena in your backyard, don't fret. Spread blankets, rugs and cushions on the ground, and set up a few comfortable chairs for the older guests. Ask your guests to bring their favourite pillows along and a blanket to keep warm if the weather is mild. Don't forget to light a few candles for ambiance.
Keep The Insects At Bay
Don't let your outdoor theatre night become a all-you-can-eat buffet for the mosquitoes. Buy a few containers of bug spray to share among your guests, light some citronella candles, sprinkle some lavender oil around, or throw some rosemary on the barbecue or fire pit to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Prepare Snacks And Drinks
Keep your guests happy with bowls full of popcorn and cool summer beverages. You could serve a barbecue before the main feature film, with a dessert bar that your guests can help themselves to during intermission.Share