Outdoor movie party with West Elm on @thouswellblog

When the weather is right, there’s not much better than enjoying a movie outdoors. All you need to get the experience of a movie theater in your own backyard is a movie screen (or taut white sheet) and a projector. Once you get the equipment set up, the fun begins! Setting up a comfortable seating area requires lots of pillows, blankets — and popcorn, of course! To set the scene, I used two small wool rugs and a picnic blanket on the ground and added another throw blanket to the sectional on our patio. I then filled in with lots of pillows—mixing patterns for a boho look so no one was without something soft to sit on. The highlight of the seating was the pouf, adorned with a colorful Moroccan pattern and a smattering of sequins, to double as seating or an extra surface to set out the popcorn. For food and drinks, I kept it simple with delicious Ginger and Cane Cola sodas and a big bowl of popcorn. For that great sweet and salty combination, I try mixing in some brown sugar and Himalayan pink salt. Finally, invite everyone out to enjoy a classic film under the night sky!

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