We talk a lot about entertaining at our house, or rather, about the potential in entertaining at our house. Our old place didn’t have much living or outdoor space, and that always felt a little limiting, even though we made the most of it. In turn, it’s amazing what a larger backyard and more open interior floor plan can do for inspiring large parties, summer play dates, and even lend to discussions about how we could invite all of our family over and let them camp out in tents for like, a week. It would probably be awesome for the first 48 hours at least.
For now, movies projected on the back of the house will do.
Some other time I’ll have to take more photos of how we actually made this happen, because it was fairly easy (assuming you have a projector, which I highly recommend). If you’re wondering now, that’s a 6’x9′ canvas drop cloth that we owned, clipped to the gutter with four IRWIN clamps, weighted taut with a thin metal rod that we attached to the bottom. We projected using an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000. For some reason I thought a screen measuring 9′ wide would be way bigger, and so even though I might have been the only one dissatisfied with this presentation, I went out the next morning and upgraded us to a 12×15. BIGGER.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 was never more awesome.