Do it Yourself: How I built my Outdoor Theatre to Survive in this Unusual Time

As you sit at your desk and look at the window it’s already dark outside and it’s not even 5pm yet! You can’t go out because of the quarantine measures the government has undertaken.

While you love the springs, the only damper is the closed cafes and restaurants not just in your neighborhood but entire country, and possibly the world. With government ordering social distancing, it is really hard for you to meet your friends . Of course it does have it’s perks as well.

Open your eyes to this idea of getting to host an outdoor movie night for yourself and being able to sleep to it without the feeling of uselessness.

Interested in treating yourself to an outdoor movie night in this unusual season of viruses?

Here is some inspiration:

When we built our deck the other day, one of the best parts of our new outdoor space was our amazing outdoor furniture. I love having an actual sectional outside that all of my family can sit on.

For the movie night I simply moved over the sectional to the grass.

I made sure to fill the sofa with cozy pillows and have extra throws for people to cuddle with or place on the grass and view the movie from there. By blankets I actually mean I went to a nearby shop before the government closed it down and picked up anit pill fleece and cut 2 yard long blankets. Voila! No sewing, no fraying!

I filled up a wooden crate with dollar treats from the Dollar Tree and mini soda cans with straws. Warmed up ready made pretzels and added those to my snack table as well.

Of course what is a movie night without popcorn! I made bags upon bags of popcorn and filled them in a basket. I then provided my other family members in our home with popcorn bags, spray butter and all sorts of goodies so that they could make their own custom popcorn treats.

All you needed to do was:

  • -Grab a bag
  • -Scoop popcorn
  • -Spray with butter
  • -Season with treats
  • -Shake
  • -Enjoy!

I made sure to include savory and sweet options:

My personal favorite:

  • I also made some of my favorite Nuetlla Pizza. YUM! So good!
  • I topped off my concession stand with a hot chocolate bar as well!

Mugs, hot cocoa and marshmallows are a great start to any hot chocolate bar, but I also added some andes mints, white chocolate chips and toffee chips.

What else could be better than some laughs, yummy food and getting to hang out with family members while being locked at home. Coronavirus can be defeated. It can be defeated with patience and innovation. Innovation, just like charity, begins at home. Tada!

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