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Tips on how to plan an out of doors film night time

See the stars in your own garden … on your DIY canvas.

In midsummer, your garden or veranda is the headquarters for family time and date night. Combine the two and call up a movie on your DIY movie screen to get a highlight for your stay.

A sheet or tablecloth attached to a fence or wall will play a projection screen, and your home projector will do movie magic.

The establishment of a snack station with spiced popcorn and traditional sweets for concession stands will convince guests of all ages.

Creating a homemade note is a great way to personalize the experience. Collect a few common household materials – linen cloth, painter's tape, fabric-safe paint, and a roller – and make a custom blanket that feels expensive but only costs a few dollars. The stripes give a nautical look that makes this throw double as a beach blanket or picnic spread.

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Whether you choose action, comedy or thriller, your movie night in the back yard is sure to be a hit.

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Originally published in September 2016.

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