So you're trying to think of how to utilise your patio and garden throughout the Autumn period, well how about an Outdoor Movie Night?
To create our outdoor movie night setup have a look at the list below for a few tips;
Figure on a minimum of one 3’ x 5’ rug or 4’ x ’6 rug per couple, or one 6’ x 9’ rug for a group of four. Not only will rugs provide protection from the cool ground and any creepy-crawlies, but they create a great foundation or colour palette for your outdoor decorations.
Figure out how many you'll need for the projector, DVD player or laptop, speakers, and any lights you’ll be using.
Everyone has their own preferences for what they like to sit on—flat on a blanket or rug with padding for back support? Or on a floor pillow or cushion?
Just in case the temperature drops quickly! The fluffier the better.
White Christmas bulbs or decorative mini lanterns strung from trees or glass solar stake lights around the perimeter, all are good ways to provide just enough light for guests to make their way around, without distracting from the movie.
You can also use a white sheet stretched against a wall as your movie screen, but in our experience, it always ends up sagging, wrinkling, or falling off its anchors—not exactly the most relaxing way to watch a film.
Tie the movie into your decorating palette, or ask guests to wear an item of clothing or an accessory that reflects the theme.
Put a twist on movie-theatre favourites by arranging treats on a pretty tray, and popcorn in a big bowl or basket that can be scooped into lunch-size paper bags.
Some ideas to turn your garden into a cinematic extravaganza!
Manor Stone flags in Glenarm (with Country Cobble edging in Cashel + Slate, Mile Stone walling in Slate and Regal Stone walling in Canelletto)
Aspen Stone walling in Canelletto (with Canterra flags in Slate and Country Cobble edging in Cashel)