{Budget} Movie Night - Under the Stars

Sing'n' In The Rain

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Last summer, we were living at my parents home, waiting for the paper work on our house to go through (read about it here).

Since formerly working in film, I couldn't stop thinking last summer about how much I missed moonlit movies in Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

(Read more about it here!)  

(And my parents have the ideal setting for a re-creation of this :) 

When I pitched my parents the idea to throw an outdoor movie event in their backyard and they were all in...the planning commenced!

The Film we watched: SINGIN IN THE RAIN!

...And everything you see here...done on a budget :)

(CLICK on song link below to get a feel for this lovely event)


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Sign...Free! 

Took an old cavas from the art studio and added Marquee letters I traced and cut out from online!

 

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The "MOVIE" Sign, cost me $2.50 to make! 

Used some old and no longer used Christmas lights from my pop's 1940's tree, cut out the letters in Foam Core from the Dollar Tree and surrounded each letter in red tag board from the Dollar Tree Store! So Fun!!

 

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This Gold frame that I am using for the marquee, it was $14 from The Good Will! 

The Chandelier was only $20, marked down from $60 at Kirklands! 

This white tree with twinkle lights was made from Dogwood in my mother-in-law's front yard! We spray painted it, added twinkle lights and put it in this cute container. Virtually free! 

This Chalk board is from a flea market! I found the frame in Elkhorn, painted it and spray painted some glass I had with chalk paint for a sturdy writing surface! 

Wa-lah! Super fun decor for so, so cheap! 

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All Blankets and Pillows we already had :)

 

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All framed Movie Posters are from an old calendar I had! 

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Vintage Wooden Boxes = Borrowed from my sweet friend Nicki (read her story here!) 

Flowers = The Dollar Tree

Glass Bottles = Left over from the messages in a bottle we gave away at our wedding! 

 

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Cider and Whole Cinnamon Sticks in mason jars! 

Barn table...compliments of Cyndee Morse of Waterloo Antiques! 

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And because every true movie debut needs a photo shoot for all it's guests...here is our vintage photo booth :) 

This "photo booth" is a distressed old vanity mirror from a dresser set.  

We hung it upside-down for a fun new way to use it :) 

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(My adorable Hubby and Bridal Personal Attendant) Gosh, I love them so! 

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And Because it was the 60th anniversary, it seemed only fitting (and a good excuse :) To share my favorite all time move,

"Singin' In The Rain!" 

 

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It was truly a night of perfection. Memories to last a lifetime! It blessed my heart beyond belief to watch family and friends enjoy this evening so, so much! 

If you are in...we hope to have one next summer! Let me know!!! :) 

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