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Big Screen Movie Night Party

My baby girl turned 6 yesterday, whew time flies!  With all these warm summer nights we decided to host a movie night party with family and friends… however, we chose the one day in weeks it decided to down pour, literally raining on our parade.

Happy Birthday Fabric banner

There was no choice but to move the party indoors, but finding a location to host 20 rambunctious little ones, and a handful of adults last minute isn’t exactly easy, so we used the attic of the farmhouse garage. If you know anything about attics in the dead of summer it may not have been the best idea, it. was. HOT! 


It didn’t exactly look like a typical party I would throw. I had images of boho throw pillows and pretty decorations and mini lights hanging from the trees like this darling Boho Roof Top Party my gal Melissa threw this summer or her Outdoor Movie Night with cozy throw pillows and tasty snacks. But no, we were hanging barn style with stacks of lumber, old car parts and a few bird droppings here and there. None the less, the kids rocked this movie night.

barn style movie night

I am really lucky I have a teacher girlfriend that was able to borrow the movie equipment for me. It really made for an inexpensive party. Just a movie rental and some snacks and we were set to go.

Movie night party in the barn

bench from an old car for a movie night

The attic even has an old bench seat from a truck and a few make shift coffee tables, a great perch for some adults… and there is the bird aftermath!

monogram pillows for a movie night party favor

As a party favour, I put a monogram on a pillow for each child so they would have a comfy seat to watch the show. Side note, it seems like we’re crazy when it comes to inviting kids, but Ruby only invited 5 friends, the rest were cousins. Plus, Ruby shared her party with her cousin Millicent that has a birthday in the same week.

popcorn trolly at a movie theatre party

I can’t even believe I didn’t snap a pic of the snack table. You may notice these photos don’t look like my typical shots, rain really puts a rush on everything!

We had tasty popcorn, from this cute little popping trolly (borrowed from our local hardware store, random I know) served in lined berry boxes, chilli and cheese nachos, gummy candy, chips, chubby pop, and a birthday girl favourite- ring pops.

donut hole birthday cake

Even the cake wasn’t my style, but equally pleasing to the kids. I maybe felt like I was cheating on my party obsession, but it was relaxing not going all out.

My daughter loves timbits (donut holes to you south of the border) so I just stacked them up on a plate for the kiddos to grab. They held candles just as well, and Millicent had an ice cream cake which was plenty to go around.

Movie theatre party night

We showed the movie Annie (new version). I think if we did it again I would choose something a bit shorter, we lost some about 30 mins from the end, but starting earlier in the evening may have helped with that too. We had set the party time a bit later so it would be dusk if we were showing it outside.

A fun party, another year past, I’m sure Ruby will be dreaming up her next party plans in the months to come. Birthday seem to be a steady topic around our house.

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  1. Dixie Harris says:

    THANKS FOR THE FREEBIES!! Awesome Blog!!! 🙂

  2. This looks like a fun night of movie adventure with the kids. I like the layout you choose. That popcorn machine is just perfect! I think I need to set up one of these just for us.

    Thanks for sharing this party idea on #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkUp and I hope you’ll come share with us next week again.

  3. It looks like a wonderful party. You certainly did a great job of improvising due to weather. Those monogrammed pillows are great! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  4. Looks like tons of fun, even with the last minute change of venue. Sometimes we just have to roll with it right? I love the donut hole “cake” idea. We have so many birthdays in October (5-6 within our extended family) that I start looking for cake alternatives by the end of the month.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open for the current party through Monday night. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/08/28/home-matters-linky-party-52/

  5. I love this post! The picture of the donut holes with a miniature banner pulled me in from the Super Saturday link party but I came across a great story when I got here!

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