Do you know how to create an outdoor kid-friendly movie night in your backyard? It is pretty simple if you follow these steps:
- Set The Scene
- Fan Items
There is nothing like having a backyard party with your kid friends and enjoying a show. It is a great way to create fun memories.
Set The Scene
We had a great time setting up our backyard for this film! You just need a Portable pocket projector, Tailgater speaker, and the cords. If you don’t have a white privacy fence like we do, you may need a sheet then too. We lucked out that our fence worked amazingly!
Now, you can’t do Beauty and the Beast without a great snack. I’d like to introduce you to my Grey Matter Chocolate Mousse. They look like they are hard but these are super simple! Simply melt baking chocolate or chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave, heating in intervals of 30 seconds. Once fully melted use a pastry brush and paint the insides of a silicone baking mold. Place in the refrigerator and allow to harden for about 10 mins. Pull out and paint the cups again. When done place in the freezer for at least an hour to allow for a solid sturdy bowl. They are a tad more chocolatey than grey, but the kids loved the idea for the snack for the movie!
Grey Matter Mousse
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- ¼ cup Confectioners' Sugar
- 2½ tbsp Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding Mix dry
- Chocolate bowls
Using a stand mixer, combine heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and pudding mix and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Using your favorite dessert decorator Pipe into chocolate cups and top with sprinkles.
Serve the same day!
Next, while waiting for dark we worked on a stained glass window craft. I had kid of all ages and art abilities, and we told them they could do this as creative as they wanted. First, we had them draw the window and then trace their hand in the window.
Color in your handprint (as the rose) and create a stem.
Then allow them to decorate as they wish. As you can see, we had all sorts of ideas here!
You can even pick up some Beauty and The Beast swag.
Then it was time to watch the movie.
Everyone love it, and we are planning a few more movies under the stars this summer!