If you are new to our blog, you will learn our neighborhood is pretty active. For the third year, Yankee and I hosted our annual “Movie on the Lawn” party. We decided to show the classic, Caddyshack.
To get guests to come to your party, you need to invite them, of course. I know evite is great, but the southern girl in me likes the old fashioned paper invitations. I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and thought it would be cute to have a preppy golf theme since the movie was Caddyshack. This invite was super easy to make.
Putting together the actual party is not that hard. We rent a popcorn machine from a local rental company, and then I purchase candy and make something else. Neighbors also tend to bring some food to munch on for the movie. I have thought about setting up a popcorn bar instead of renting a machine, but I don’t normally buy popcorn at the theater. So, once a year my guilty pleasure is eating the not-so-good-for-you popcorn.
This reel of movie tape was for sale for $3 at a small movie theater, and I bought it last December thinking it would be fun to use to decorate the popcorn table. People had a blast looking at the reel trying to figure out the movie.
Candy is a must at a movie party. I just head to Sam’s Club and buy a couple packs of candy bars and refill the table as needed. We always end up having some left over candy, but I hide it from myself till Halloween and give it to the little trick or treaters when they come by and ring the bell. They are happy to have candy, and I am happy to have it out of the house and not tempting me. Miss Gracie was so cute just sitting like a little angle as I was setting up the candy table.
You would never know from this sweet picture that she is a high, high, high energy dog.
Yankee, had some golf clubs I pulled out and decided to use as decor for the party this year.
I decided to make some sausage cheese balls since they are easy and a good snack. Instead of toothpicks, I used the extra tees I had from the invitations. I gave them a wash and they were perfect to use as toothpicks.
I brought down my new bar from the porch and used it for the party. It was turned into the 19th hole and worked great as a bar.
Dixie Delights had the cutest sweet tea bar set up for a party in the summer. She featured Arnold Palmer drinks, and I knew that was perfect for Caddyshack. Being from the south I knew about Firefly sweet tea vodka, but no one in the north had heard of it. I have to say they enjoyed it.
I also loved the idea that Amanda from Dixie Delights did a drink menu. This way my guest learned all about what you can make with sweet tea and vodka.
I love wrapping water bottles for a party. It is so easy because all I did was cut some scrap book paper and tape on the new label. I put a gold sticker to help with the theme.
I made these candy jars for our movie party last year. I repainted the bottom and brought them back out again. This one held hole-in-one donuts.
Everyone loves glow sticks so they are fun to have for your guests.
It did get a little chilly so I had a blankets for guest if needed, and the coffee bar/hot chocolate bar was inside if anyone need to have a warm beverage. We have a fire pit, and we started the fire before the movie. If anyone needed to warm up, they could huddle around the fire. I was having too much fun and forgot to stop and take photos.
The screen is a must and I just bought sheets to make the screen and curtains. We used to use two trees to hang our screen but due to a summer storm we lost one and had to rework the screen this year. You can get creative if you can’t hang a screen by using the side of a house. A garage can also work as a screen.
Overall it was another successful movie on the lawn party. Now what to show for next year…
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