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Mother’s Day DIY Outdoor Cinema Picnic

April 30th, 2012 |
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Copy: Serena Faber Nelson
Photography: Serena Faber Nelson
Styling: Serena Faber Nelson

Happy Monday Pretty Fluffies! As promised I’ve got a stellar week lined up all in time for Mother’s Day 2012. Whether you’re a mum, a daughter, a fur parent or someone who just plain likes holidays, this project has something for everyone.

Throughout the week I’ll be sharing with you how to set up your very own backyard cinema just in time for Mother’s Day – including yummy homemade snacks, free printables and sweet treats to enjoy. So wherever you are I hope you can join me in snuggling up under the stars.

First up, how to set up your very own backyard cinema…

DIY Mothers Day Outdoor Cinema Picnic


– Strong Twine – I got mine from the hardware store and it was 1.6mm thick. You’ll need 5-10 meters depending on the size of your backyard.
– 1 x White Sheet (Queen size preferable)
– Picnic Rugs & Blankets
– Sandwiches, sweet treats & popcorn (more tips to come on the menu later in the week!)
– Beverages – Soda (the drink not the dog), sparkling water and champagne.
– Data Projector & Speakers – these are easy to rent or borrow from a friend.
– Small stool to place data projector on. I got mine from Ikea.

DIY Mothers Day Outdoor Cinema Picnic


– Secure the length of twine by tying between two fences or trees in the backyard. If you don’t have anything to secure it to, try inserting wooden stakes deep into the ground and affix your twine.
– Iron your sheet and place over the twine – just like hanging out on the washing line!
– Set up your data projector on a stool approx. 3 metres away.
– Set up your blankets, cushions & movie snacks.
– Snuggle up and enjoy the show!
N.B. Fluffy dog to cuddle optional, but recommended.

DIY Mothers Day Outdoor Cinema Picnic


For Snuggles… Pixars’ Up
For Tearjerkers… Steel Magnolias
For Belly Laughs… Bridesmaids
For Fashionistas… Confessions of a Shopaholic
For Classics… Breakfast at Tiffany’s
For Travelers… Midnight in Paris
For Families… Toy Story 3
For the Girls… Dirty Dancing
For the Boys… Top Gun
For the Young at Heart… Wizard of Oz


Visit the rest of our Mother’s Day Outdoor Cinema Posts!



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