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Style Your Staycation: Backyard Movie Night

May 23 2014 - 4:13am

A night at the movies is a classic Summer experience we all covet, but these days, a ticket to the theater can burn a major hole in your wallet. So, instead of queuing up for the latest flick, we say divert your funds to hosting a relaxing movie night that will bring the blockbusters straight to your backyard. Before you round up your closest friends and family, check out the simple way to DIY a movie screen [1] and see the list of outdoor must-haves that will turn an evening on your patio into an unforgettable cinematic experience.

— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden

Source: Pottery Barn [2]

Get your guests excited for the big event with chic event invitations [3] ($26 for 10).

Add extra flair and color with this large floor pillow [4] ($179). Whether you're sitting back, or laying out, this plush pillow is the ultimate comfort piece.

A glass of wine served in these unbreakable glasses [5] ($24) are the perfect party-wear.

Leave wet spots high and dry while relaxing on the grass using this water-repellent fleece blanket [6] ($18).

Keep clean up easy with these whimsical paper napkins [7] ($8-$10).

A lemony scented citronella candle [8] ($6) will set the mood while keeping mosquitos at bay.

A bright blanket [9] ($15-$25, originally $49) will keep you warm once the sun goes down.

Keep your decor low-key with an outdoor pillow [10] ($49) that is not only stylish, but also made to withstand the weather (and any accidental spills).

This charming drink dispenser [11] ($28) is sure to be a hit with friends who love to sip on something sweet.

Decorate your yard with these festive hanging lanterns [12] ($15 each) that happen to be environmentally friendly.

Instead of a traditional outdoor table, opt for a bright accessory like this colorful stool [13] ($60) as a place for guests to put their glasses.

Add a romantic touch to your outdoor event by covering your trees with glowing lights [14] ($12-$89, originally $15-$99).

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