Summer is drawing to a close
and what better way to spend those
last lazy days of summer
than an old fashioned movie night
in your own backyard!!
Contact an audio-visual rental business in your area or look online. They have all sizes of inflatable screens now.
It can be tricky to use unless you're experienced at it. An LCD projector is less complicated and more readily available. Be sure to ask the rental company for any safety considerations regarding outdoor use.
Consider testing the lighting, power, and sound the night before. Then, take care of everything technical before your guests arrive so the show is ready to go with the touch of a button. A technical delay will make the show run longer, and kids can get antsy quickly.
In Case of Rain
Have a back-up plan. If there are unexpected drops, unplug equipment at the source immediately and move it indoors.
Some suggestions: 'Finding Nemo', 'Star Wars', 'ET', 'Gremlins', 'Titanic', 'Family Vacation'
Makes about 56
4 quartspopped popcorn
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
10 ouncesmarshmallows 6 ounceswhite chocolate
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- Vegetable-oil cooking spray
- Sprinkle popcorn with salt. Melt butter in a large pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and chocolate; cook, stirring until melted.
- Remove from heat; stir in almonds and popcorn. Shape into balls using a 2-inch ice-cream scoop coated with cooking spray. Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let stand 30 minutes. Can be stored airtight up to 1 day.
Fresh lemonade seems to be just the thing for picnics or barbecues, and making it couldn't be simpler. This perennial favorite requires just 3 ingredients: lemon juice, sugar, and water. This means it won't take much time away from a leisurely summer afternoon to mix a batch. To make
grab the neighbours,
get the family out
Hugs xOxO, Nerina