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Fall is the perfect time to watch a movie outdoors. If you recall, I’d never seen a movie in the park until this year, courtesy of Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn. It was so much fun. The weather this time of year is best for a comfortable night outdoors. What better way to enjoy an outdoor movie night than in your very own backyard? It may seem like a lot of work at first, but honestly it’s pretty simple with these four steps to consider.

1.  Projector or Television – First you need to decide what equipment to use. The traditional way to watch a movie outdoors is with a projector and a white screen. If you do not own one, you can borrow, rent, or purchase one. If you’re not interested in doing either, that’s no problem. Take your TV outdoors! That’s exactly what I did. With the aid of an extension cord, I propped my flat screen on top of a table and easily connected a DVD player to it.

2. Seats – Once you’ve figured out your outdoor entertainment center, the next step is to plan your seating arrangements. For a grassy space, simply throw a few blankets and pillows down. Also, place a few chairs out for guests who wouldn’t feel comfortable on a blanket. Always have extra throws and blankets to cover up or in order to provide extra cushioning. There can never be enough.

3. Movie – Selecting a movie can be difficult because you want your guests to approve. I think the best thing to do is offer options and make a decision together.

4. Snacks – This is the easiest part of hosting a movie night. We all know that the snack that pairs well with any movie is popcorn. Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn is delicious and pops within minutes, making it a quick, easy, and tasty snack for guests. You can spruce up your outdoor movie night and create a popcorn bar. Who doesn’t enjoy flavored popcorn? Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn offers endless recipes that are a breeze to prepare. I made their Buffalo-Style Hot Popcorn Snack and Quick and Easy Caramel Corn in no time. They were both crowd-pleasers. 

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