How to Plan An Outdoor Movie Party
Less than two weeks after my daughter's tween birthday extravaganza, it's my son's turn. While we trekked into Manhattan with 13 kids for a dinner at Planet Hollywood, my son's birthday will be much closer to home. In fact, he's decided that he wants us to host an outdoor movie party in our own backyard. And so, after selecting the theme, I hopped on my computer and started to do what I do best - googling.
Within minutes, I became pretty frustrated as I scanned dozens of AV rental ads and came up empty. I tried to get more specific with my choice - Outdoor Movie Screen rentals in New York and Bam! I hit pay dirt. In case you didn't know, there's a brand new franchise called Fun Flicks where a technician comes to your backyard, sets up a screen, projector and sound system and while you're busy giving the kids pizza, popcorn and cake, your technician takes care of your all your outdoor movie viewing needs!
If you'd like to try a cost cutting measure and potentially start a community outdoor movie initiative in your hometown, then check out this deal from Costco where you can purchase a projector and movie screen for $600 and then, rent it out whenever someone in your neighborhood wants to show an outdoor film. Or, pool your resources and chip in with your friends and then host a movie night once a week throughout the summer in someone else's backyard! It's just like a drive in movie without the cars! Now on to the goody bags...
Have any great birthday party ideas? We'd love to hear them!