Wednesday, July 06, 2016

. Outdoor movie night at our house July 3, 2016

I'm here! I didn't forget you my sweet blog buddies :)     I wish you could have all been here over the weekend for our first big movie night.  It was such fun to have these amazing friends and family here with us.  The weather was not cooperating as it was cloudy and rainy so much of the weekend.  Our movie night was originally set for Saturday night but we had to cancel and reschedule for Sunday evening because the rain just would not stop. Sunday was overcast but defiantly a much better day for it.   With Nebraska weather you just have to be flexible. It can change dramatically in a heartbeat.  Some people that could have come on Saturday, couldn't on Sunday , but some that couldn't have done Saturday could when it was changed to Sunday.  ( The forth is a busy weekend). Anyway, it all worked out.  Sometime you just have to go with it.

I was so excited for everyone to come.  Love putting up decorations!

 I wanted to have a fun get together where I didn't have to spend the entire time cooking and cleaning up in the kitchen... and neither did the other girls.  SO  when we talked about having a movie night we decided it would be all Concession stand food.  And our guests would not bring anything but the kind of beer they like to drink.   My family is full of good cooks but I don't think we need to make so much work for ourselves every time we get together.  I'd rather spend that time enjoying just being together.

Dan had found this rotisserie online, as well as the nacho thing and the little continent holder. ( and you think "I" get into it. lol)  We did hotdogs, brats, egg rolls and chimichangas in the rotisserie.   No time in the kitchen there, because I bought it all.  I also bought the big gallon can of cheese dip and of Hormel Chili.   ( for your dogs or your nachos).  Also a gallon jar of dill pickles.

I found a lot of fun themed things at Nobbies and at Hobby Lobby.
Believe it or not it was actually a bit chilly late that night so we had our patio heater out ( as well as Jarad and Kates) and I also put out that orange bin of throws.

 I loved these cute vintage looking sodas I found at The Home Store.

Trust me ... it wasn't just me that got into planning this. Dan was also!  I think he was excited to show off the deck he worked so hard on.

I found that metal "Feature Presentation" sign at Hobby Lobby. I NEEDED IT! lol   Thankful for my 40% off coupons :)     When we decided on a movie , we just printed off a photo of the cover and put it in a frame.  ( now we can change that out in the frame for each movie night).

I also found these next two lighted signs at Hobby Lobby.  The first time I saw them they were $40 and I passed................but................. I went a week ago and they were in the 90% off isle!!!   $4 each!!!
Okay... they are mine!   I love a deal like that!

 I have to admit, I love getting out all the decorations. I'd MUCH rather decorate than COOK! lol

 I needed a  simple Red White and Blue decor for the  front door. I found this unfinished "C" at Micheal's and just painted and dressed it up a little.

We were SO happy that both Wes and Amy,. and Jarad and Kate were able to be here.

Wes broke out my selfie stick. lol

We sure missed Julie, but so glad  these girls were there.
As I'm writing this and posting photos that I'm in , I certainly wish I could find the article I read yesterday. It was so good.  If I end up finding it, I'll post the link.  It was all about  why we should take photos of ourselves. And not always be "IN" the picture.  I never want to post photos of myself.  I love  taking photos of others, but hate having my picture taken.   I try tell myself, this is just who I am, like it or not, it's what I look like now.  If I wait until I loose weight or wait  until  I looked just the way I want before  I let anyone take my photo, I'm sure I may never have another photo taken. lol   So .......  for all of us who feel that way, .... lets try to just be us.  Let yourself be documented in your life time also.  And help me to remember this in the future. lol

My brother Ray and my sis Jan.

Even tho Dan had fogged the yard to hopefully take care of the mosquitoes, there were still a few.   I had seen a cute  sign made up like this on Pinterest ,so I made one myself.

No night is complete with out a fire and roasted marshmallows right?

I had ordered homemade cinnamon  rolls from "The Corner Cafe" here in North Bend, for those who spent the night to have for breakfast.  They were delirious  as always!

We sat out on the deck in the morning and had coffee and chatted. It was so nice to get to spend time just visiting.

I seriously CAN NOT wait to do this again!  We've decided we need to do movie nights OFTEN to get use out of all the things we have for it now. ( we may have gotten just a smidgen  out of control with it. lol
But lining things up was half the fun.

Thanks for letting me share.  I hope you all had a fun and safe July 4th weekend also!

Hugs, Vic


Debby said...

Your party looks like so much fun. Love all the ideas. Where did you get the movie food back of your food.
So true about pictures. I never like my pictures either. I knew I wanted my grandkids to be able to look back in years to come and remember me. You are a cutie so take those pictures.
Enjoy your summer.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This might be the most fun thing is ever seen you do, and girl, you ah e done a lot of fun things! I love the ide of a gathering that doesn't mean days in the kitchen! And your decor was so cute. I'm also in love with the pretty white top you are wearing! You look adorable! Happy summer!

Anonymous said...

Love you girl. This is who we are so let's love ourselves. I so agree! Your party is a great idea, less cooking and more fun and all the "gadgets" and Dan getting into the fun? Well that is just frosting on the cake honey! I love the picture of you all and I want to come visit some day! Who knows what the future holds.

Gail S. said...

I just absolutely LOVE this!! Had to show this to my coworkers and they loved it!! Such a FUN night!

Debbie K. said...

Oh my gosh this looks like it was so much fun, Miss Vicki! Wish I lived closer I would have crashed the Not really, but it looks like you had a great time. I would have been right in there with you....decorating and thinking up ideas to make the party special:) Life is short, enjoy it.