A few years ago, I read an article in a magazine about a couple having a movie party in their backyard. I always thought that was a great idea, and I told myself I wanted to host a movie party one day. I was thrilled when we purchased our house and knew that after we completed our major back yard landscaping project, we would have a place to host a movie party.
Our neighborhood is very close-knit group. They have an annual holiday party, Halloween party, and the wine crawl. We were sure they would welcome the chance to get together in a different setting.
I decided that I would hand deliver the invitations so that I would have more freedom to be creative with them.
I went to a few stores and looked online for invitation ideas, but I wasn’t really finding what I wanted. Plus, they were pretty expensive. I went to a local party store and found some cute, small popcorn containers. I purchased them along with some tissue paper, yellow crinkle paper, and bags.
What I was going for was a popcorn container with the movie ticket in the back. The movie ticket would have the party information on it.
I put something simple together on the computer and added it to some card stock to give it some definition. I put a rain date, just in case. We are showing “National Lampoon’s Vacation”. Since there are a few questionable scenes for younger ones, we provided a link so parents can read parents’ guide ahead of time. They can then make an informed decision about bringing their children to the show.
As filler for the invitation, I stuffed the popcorn box with tissue paper and then put some hot glue on the top. Then I added the yellow crinkle paper to give a popcorn effect. I put the movie ticket/information in the back.
When I delivered the invitations, not everyone was home. I put their invites in clear bags and tied them with ribbon. It protected them from the weather and kept the paper contained.
After we have the party, I will be sure to write a post to let you know how it goes.