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August 28, 2011

A Backyard Movie Night.

Candy and beer. That's what I had for dinner last night, which I think is totally reasonable on movie night. Nekos and a co-worker recently hatched this idea to screen Wet Hot American Summer in our backyard, and last night it all went down, along with the sun. (Have you heard of this movie? I hadn't. It's this hilarious, depraved comedy about the last day of summer camp in 1981, and it stars Janeane Garofolo, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, and a thousand other dudes and dudettes you know and love.) 

Before, during, and after, we sort of couldn't get over how fabulous it was to watch a movie under the stars with friends. This will definitely happen again soon--we're thinking Dazed and Confused next month and a horror flick (maybe The Shining?) for Halloween. Here are a few pics from our night:

Bowl and after bowl of popcorn.

Tessa taking in all of our guests. This kid loves having people over. 

Especially people like her friend Dylan Jane.

Lots and lots of candy. 

Movie got started at 8:30 p.m. after the kiddies were fast asleep. 

Everyone clapped at the end. 

And then we danced. 

Oh, and I made this S'mores popcorn, which was a big, gooey hit. (Recipe here). 

Hope you all have had great weekends!


  1. CarissaAugust 28, 2011 8:05 PM

    That is such a fun idea!! I need to make friends with you :)

  2. CindyAugust 28, 2011 9:21 PM

    YUMMO! Do I dare click that link on the "how to" for s'mores popcorn? I mean, do I really need another sweet treat to crave? Mmmmm. Looks like outdoor movie night was awesome. Bet the neighbors were jealous. :)

  3. Briana ShepleyAugust 28, 2011 10:05 PM

    FUN! We've got a pretty cool online design magazine here called Prairie Hive that did a backyard movie party in their first issue that has had me wanting to do the same some day! Yours looks spectacularly splendid!

  4. EvaAugust 29, 2011 4:07 AM

    what a good idea!! you just used a projector i'm guessing? i want one of those so bad

  5. AnnaAugust 29, 2011 12:55 PM

    My husband and I have been wanting to do looks like SO much fun! And that smores popcorn looks deeeelicious!

  6. Faith BendtAugust 29, 2011 1:28 PM

    It was a FABULOUS night! Just as fun as it sounds!

  7. The Sugar MountainAugust 29, 2011 2:09 PM

    Looks like such fun! My sil and I are planning a co-bday party for our kids in October and it's Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie night. Ticket style invitations and "popcorn" cupcakes. we are hoping to rent a projector but to make the screen. How did you make yours? Or is that a rented one? thanks! x- MB

  8. AnonymousJuly 23, 2012 10:28 PM

    where did u get the candy dishes from ??

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