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School’s out! Or, almost out, depending on where you are in the country. However, there’s no time like the present to plan some fun, family summer activities. In my house we love movie night and with later summer bedtimes we could have a movie night 7 days a week, if we wanted! On summer break we like to take movie night outdoors and enjoy one of our top 5 family films under the stars, picnic style.
There is nothing more fun than watching a movie under the stars or as you enjoy the sunset from your backyard. To make your backyard movie night a complete success you can follow some of the tips below.
Tips For Having An Outdoor Movie Night
- Get comfortable. Throw some beach towels, blankets or sleeping bags over the grass and add some pillows so everyone can get cozy.
- Decide where you will be watching the movie. Whether you are watching it on an outdoor screen or putting your TV outside plan ahead so that you have what you need.
- Create a festive ambiance. Use what you have and keep it simple, there is no need to spend money. I used some papel picado garlands I had from a previous party and set up some bright colored lanterns I got at the dollar store. To make it even more festive and fun you can download and print the fun family night movie printable I created HERE.
- Get some snacks. It’s not movie night without popcorn! You can create a fun and easy popcorn recipe or even a popcorn bar along with other easy foods like hot dogs and pizza. Have drinks for everyone close by in a cooler so no one has to pause the movie to go inside to grab something to drink.
- Keep the bugs away. Summer means warm weather but it can also mean mosquito season so be sure to be prepared. I put out some lanterns with citronella candles which not only kept the pesky mosquitoes away but also gave a nice warm lighting that added to the festive ambiance.
- Pick a movie everyone will like. Go for the family classics or the latest family hits and make sure it’s a movie that everyone will like no matter what their age it. Here are our top 5 summer movie recommendations that everyone is sure to love and that you can find on Vudu:
1) Star Wars the Force Awakens – instant classic!
2) The Lego Movie– my son’s favorite film and pastime
3) The Avengers– For the cool special effects and action sequences.
4) Goonies – Rocky Rooooaaaddd goes great with this flick!
5) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – A classic, enough said!
- Be respectful of your neighbors and keep the volume to a decent level.
Having family movie nights often can add up so I am glad I headed to Walmart and picked up my new Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan featuring Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU (new release rental $7 value) every month per line for $49.88.
You can NOT beat the price for this plan and the free movie is icing on the cake. I’m loving my new Samsung Galaxy Core Prime phone and that the kids can play games on or enjoy watching YouTube in the car on a road trip. We don’t have to worry about quickly using up our data, and buffering (the kids have NO clue what that is because the LTE is super fast! ) The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is currently on Rollback and you can pick yours up for just $79.92 and you will also need to purchase the starter kit. You can get started on any plan for just $19.88 (which is on Rollback for the first time) , if you are not already using Walmart Family Mobile as your service provider.
Summer is a great time to enjoy a family movie night under the stars . So pull out your blankets, pop some corn, download your free movie from Vudu and make awesome backyard memories with your family. Grab your #DataandaMovie at Walmart while they are still on Rollback!
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/3edbv or your local Walmart for current pricing.