Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Things needed for a fun movie night:

  1. A great movie
  2. Comfy seating
  3. Delicious snacks
  4. Twinkling stars

Yup. That about covers everything you’ll need for this backyard movie party under the stars! It’s hard to believe that the summer is already winding down, the kids are going back to school, and in parts of the country- the leaves are already starting to change ever so slightly.

This week’s party idea board is one of the simplest, but probably one of the most fun boards I’ve put together. Host this party for your friends and family, or have the kids have a sleepover and enjoy a good Transformers marathon. Any way you host this party, everyone is bound to have a great time. Be sure to have plenty of cozy blankets and pillows nearby, and it will be a hit!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Here’s where I found each of these inspirational images:

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

 

Looking for more star and galaxy party or wedding inspiration? I’ve got a whole board dedicated to them on Pinterest. CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT BOARD.

If you were going to enjoy a movie under the stars this weekend, what would it be?

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Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Sometimes you just need a little pumpkin in your life. And sometimes you just want pumpkin EVERYTHING. Today’s idea board is for a pumpkin themed dinner party. I know my mouth is just watering looking at all these delicious recipes – wait to you hear the lineup:

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Get all of these fantastic recipes for you collection here:

The Table:

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

The Appetizers:

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

The Dinner:

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

The Dessert:

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Now- after I put this idea board together, I realized that THIS cocktail would be a yummy after dinner drink. What do you think?

What is your favorite pumpkin dish?

 

 

 

 

Up Themed Rainbow Wedding Ideas

99.9% of the time, I am not a fan of rainbow anything. No rainbow ice cream, no rainbow ribbons, shirts…. Anything except of course a nice rainbow after a storm.

What’s the .01% rainbow-ness I like? Anything “Up” related. If you missed it, (and seriously, if you have, stop reading this and go watch this movie. Right now.) Up is a Pixar movie that was released a few years ago. Yes it’s animated, and yea I know, cartoons are for kids, but this movie is worth the exception. It is by far one of my most favorite movies of all time.

I’ve had the inkling lately to go watch it again, and I’m waiting for that perfect lazy summer afternoon on the weekend to take advantage of it and watch it again. But it’s been on my mind a lot lately, and it got me thinking: how fun would this be as a summer wedding theme? It’s bright, colorful, and absolutely PERFECT for the couple that wants an outdoor wedding.

Bonus points: there are lots of DIY or cost effective options out there for this theme.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Up Rainbow Wedding Inspiraton Ideas Pixar Movie Unique Pastiche Events

Up Rainbow Wedding Inspiraton Ideas Pixar Movie Unique Pastiche Events

Bright. Colorful. Perfect for a summer wedding, don’t you think?

See where I found all of these colorful images:

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

What is your all-time favorite movie?