Saturday, June 28, 2014

{SUMMER FUN IDEA} Family Movie Night

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It's official! Summer has finally shown up in all its colors and glory! 
My mind goes 100 miles per minute and party ideas are flying from my pen to paper.  Today, I am sharing, with the followers of Eye Candy Creative Studio,  the first in a series of  three ways our family celebrates in the Summer months.    

Family Movie Night:  Our family does not go out to the movies.   
It’s not in our entertainment budget to spend upwards of $ 75 - $ 100 for the 5 of us to sit (quietly, yeah right),  eat overpriced and fattening food just to see a movie that is just released.   

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Instead, we invested a few hundred dollars in an OutdoorMovie Screen (you can see it would pay for itself after about 3 trips to the cinema).  The projector is from a retail department store for $ 100 (this year we did invest in an upgrade and purchased a more state of the art projector, but the $ 100 worked great for the past 4 years). The other components were an old DVD Player and some wireless speakers (not expensive).    

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Now our family can have Family Movie Night anytime we want to.  We can accommodate plenty of friends in our yard!  The food is what we prepare and the kids don’t have to sit quietly!  

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You can easily watch the movie inside and still make some wonderful family memories!  Your local dollar store is a great place for popcorn containers and candy!  Throw down a few blankets and pillows on the floor and settle in for a fun night! 

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What are some fun celebrations that you family partakes in? 
Until next time friends, this is Melissa from My Party Passion saying PARTY ON FRIENDS!


Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for. 

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  1. we just love having these times together as a family! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fabulous (and cost-saving) idea for spending fun time with the family!

    1. isn't it though? She always has the best budget family friendly ideas! Thanks for the comment! =)

  3. This is a great idea but I wonder, in the summer it gets dark so much later, do the neighbors mind having a movie going so late at night? I've always wondered about this. I do love the idea.

    1. Tiffany - hi and thanks for commenting. For us there are two parts to this answer. The first is, we purchased (as I mentioned) a more "state of the art" projector this year and this allows us to watch even when it's not dark yet! Also, we live on a dead end road with woods around us and a pretty big piece of land, so it does not disturb anyone. Hope you have a great Summer!


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