Under The Stars


One of our favorite things to do at the end of summer is to have an outdoor movie night.


Last year our rainy and cold September didn't allow us to have one.


This year Benjamin wanted an outdoor movie night for his birthday party.

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(Benjamin getting his glow stick bracelet and then rocking out to the pre-movie music.  There may have been a little Bad To The Bone playing)

(as people were arriving getting all set up)

Instead of inviting over 100 people it was much smaller at around 40.

It is pretty incredible to watch a movie while seeing shooting stars flash across the night sky.


We were all bundled up in blankets eating our popcorn and candy.

The dads were all secretly meeting behind the swing set for the smuggled in keg of beer..nice one Jim!! 


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  1. mcm538

    Wish it wasn’t so far to your backyard; we would have loved to have been there with Ben and you all for the movie night birthday party!! It is such a great idea. So glad the weather cooperated:)

  2. Leah C

    We had an outdoor movie night in my cousin’s backyard {in NY} this summer…such a good time:) And, of course, we had the staples, too: popcorn, candy, & blankets! Sorry, no beer;) That “Bad-to-the-Bone” boy of yours is such a cutie…hope Ben had a wonderful birthday bash!

  3. tara

    heh, ok I am going to be totally honest, I would be smuggling the beer with the boys! ๐Ÿ™‚ great party, great night! have a wonderful weekend! xo

  4. Traci

    what a great idea jeanne. how fun. i’m coming next year. {nothing like some “freak” just inviting herself} hehehe. have a great weekend.

  5. Joyce

    I have been wanting to do this for the last couple of years. This is the second post I read today having an outdoor movie night. Enjoy! xo

  6. Mary

    Ok, seriously??…that is the COOLEST thing I have seen for a little outdoor get together. What a great idea!!
    You are just too much fun. Love.it.

  7. Liz Roberts

    You guys are soooo cool!! I am so glad you blog about all your great ideas so I can copy them! We are in Phoenix, so I will have to wait another month or so(it was 105 today, can you believe it, it’s October for crying out loud). Can’t wait to do this too!

  8. Theresa

    That looks like the best birthday ever! Ben will remember it forever because of how special you all made it. I have been sitting here for a little while now listening to your wonderful playlist and going through your older posts completely enjoying my visit. Thanks for a nice relaxing time! Theresa xoxo

  9. Lisa

    That looks so fun, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time….if you have time, can you tell me how you actually do it, like what type of projector or digital device you used, etc.

  10. Lara

    We do a movie night every summer too..funny enough, we didn’t do ours this year because we had too much going on. I missed it…definitey putting it back on the schedule next summer.
    Yours looked fantastic! What a great night.

  11. Wirda

    these pictures makes me feel all warm, fuzzy and makes me think of family…its been a long time since we had spend time together… let alone watch a movie… think i will be doing just that!

  12. Susan

    Girl, thatis hands down the most awesome idea ever. I’m gonna have to borrow it, thank you very much. This is gonna be great. I can’t wait to tell my kiddos about it.
    Now how did you do it?

  13. Martha

    what a fun party night…an outdoor movie night…looks like it was a blast…that would definitely be my husband sneaking in a keg:)

  14. Heather

    We love outdoor movies here!! We usually watch one a weekend, I love your screen..we use our house which works out perfectly for us but I do like the screen! Sounds like you had a great time!

  15. Korie B.

    My hubby and I have been trying to have an outdoor movie night for years. It seems that as soon as it cools off and the mosquitos leave, life just gets too busy with Fall activities.
    You’ve totally inspired me to pull out the calendar, pick a date and stick to it!
    Love this!

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