Super Fun Backyard Movie Party Ideas for Friends

Make your outdoor movie night a party to remember with these tips covering food, drinks, decorations and more! I love to re-watch Ratatouille and other food-inspired movies at home. But they’re even more fun to watch under the starry sky with friends. Here’s how to plan an outdoor movie night that can happen right in your backyard—I found everything you need for the perfect party!

Air mattresses for movie night outside


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Backyard Movie Birthday Party

Backyard Movie Birthday Party

Backyard movie night

Concession stand

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DIY now playing sign for kids movie night party Any sign spray painted black cut holes evenly along border

latex arch kit Great for your carnival or movie theme party nights


Mini outdoor movie theater

Movie party food table

Movie themed party

Outdoor movie night with air mattresses

Outdoor Movie party candy and popcorn station

Outdoor movie projector decor ideas

[expand title=””] “Admit One” by mailing out real invitations that look exactly like tickets or including tickets in the envelope! You can ask your friends to bring the tickets to your party, and it’s a fun way to make it feel like a real theater. (Of course, you’ll let it slide when one or two people forget their “ticket.”)

Use a red carpet to make your party feel like a glamorous film premiere, a celebrity event or the Academy Awards. You might need to have a friend taking photos, too! It’s easier than you’d think to do—you can order red carpets from places like Etsy.

Figure out what you’re going to watch before the party starts! Try to pick a movie that everyone will enjoy. Personally, we’re big fans of Star Wars (because of this Star Wars food) and Harry Potter (hello, magical recipes!), which could even be the theme for your backyard get-together. [/expand]