movie party

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i told you i was way behind on parties – this one was from a couple years ago!

my oldest, grace, wanted to have an outdoor movie party with all of her friends from school and church.  i was able to pull together a simple theme with red items with a vintage feel.

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we set up a cute snack table with popcorn and treats – everything you need for a movie night!

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sometimes i overestimate on the time we need for a party, and this one was way too long!  i think we started at 5, and couldn’t start the movie until after 8 when it was dark enough.  so to fill that extra time, beyond eating and gift opening, we set up a handful of games for the group of preteens.

spoons is always a fun game for both boys and girls together.

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we also played twister outside on the grass – which is always hilarious!

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because all the candy just wasn’t enough (#sarcasm), we also supplied all the goods for s’mores at the outdoor fireplace.

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finally, movie time!  they watched “holes” which fit the bill for mostly clean and entertaining for kids this age (mostly 12 year olds).

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one thing i have grown to love about birthday parties for my kids as they get older is to see what a great group of friends they have and to see them be known and loved!

Comments

  1. 1
    Hannerie says:

    You have the most amazing ideas, just love this outdoor movie theme! Definitely gonna have to remember this when my daughter reaches preteen!

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    Nicole Blackstock says:

    What kind of projector did you use? Looks perfect for my daughter’s summer birthday.

  3. 3

    What a fun night! I’ve always wanted to do something like this.

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