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Breezy summer nights call for bringing family time outside!
Now that summer is here, it's time to start making your list of things you want to over the next couple months. Since we're all about helping you live your best life, we want to help you have the most memorable summer yet. We've already rounded up all the essentials for a hassle-free beach day, everything you need to throw a stylish al fresco dinner party, and pool floats to make your dip in the pool even more fun. Today, we want to help you create the ultimate outdoor movie theater experience.
Watching a movie on a big screen under the stars is such a fun and memorable way to spend an evening with family and friends. Best part is, it's not that difficult to set up. From portable projectors and durable screens to speakers and must-have sweets and seating, we rounded up all the essentials that you need to watch your favorite films under the stars. Check those out below.
GPX Mini Projector with Bluetooth
Of course, if you have a projector screen ... you need to the projector itself. Here are a couple options. First, this projector has a built-in speaker, but you can also connect other Bluetooth speakers to replicate the movie theater experience.
Brightown Outdoor String Lights - 25-Feet
With 25 hanging sockets, a 6-inch lead with male plug, 12-inch spacing between bulbs, these string lights will help you light up your outdoor movie theater in style without having to pay a ton. Plus, these lights are made with weatherproof technology and they can withstand extreme temperatures, rain, wind and damp climate.
Ecolution Patented Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper
To make the popcorn prep as easy as possible, check out this microwave popcorn popper. Instead of spending so much time trying to make it the stovetop wya, this popper makes it as simple as those microwave packets, but 100 times better. Put your kernels in the jar, and it will be good to go in 3 minutes or less, no butter or oil needed.
Movie Night Snack Trays
Speaking of snacks, you'll need some snack trays to keep everything clean and easy to eat. These movie theater boxes are perfect because they have 3 different compartments for your popcorn, drink, and more. Plus, these themed trays will definitely add to the vibe of the night!
ZAZE Extra Large Picnic Outdoor Blanket
If you're planning on laying out on the grass for your outdoor movie, then you need a good outdoor blanket to make sure your guests are as comfy as possible. This blanket is an extra large size at 80"x80" so that you can fit as many as 8 people with you. It's designed with 3 layers for extra comfort and durability.
Kodak Funsaver One Time Use Film Camera (2-pack)
Disposable film cameras are always just a nice thing to have on hand for any summer activity. It's a fun way to document all the cool things you do over the summer, and you could even put them all in a scrapbook at the end of the season when you develop the pictures. These cameras good for both indoors and outdoors.
Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle
For double protection, you can also get citronella candles to set up around your outdoor movie theater. These candles burn for up to 30 hours and use "nearly double" the amount of repellent oils as "other repellent candles on the market. Murphy's Candles also use natural, environmentally friendly ingredients.
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—Originally published Jul 19, 2021 at 3:00 AM PT.