Luckily the rain held off this past Saturday so we could have our movie night outside, just as we had envisioned. It was a casual affair that basically consisted of blankets and pillows scattered about on the grass along with some of Colleen’s patio furniture and folding chairs brought by neighbors. We did make a few snacks and had a table that included some movie theater appropriate items. Colleen and Corey showed The Fantastic Mr. Fox, one of their favorite Wes Anderson movies, which ended up being a great idea since it was both adult and kid friendly. We borrowed the sound equipment, projector, and screen from their neighbor Jamie, who was also kind enough to come over and help set everything up. The screen he built himself from pvc pipes and a painters cloth. Now those are some serious DIY skills. Of course, in typical Colleen and Megan fashion, we neglected to take any pictures of the movie setup or any people during the party. Fortunately, Colleen was able to steal a photo of the kids around the screen taken by her neighbor Katie. Thanks Katie! All in all I would say it was a perfect evening to end the summer before school started again this week.
Colleen and Corey were pug sitting this week so Leila helped us get ready for the party. Mostly by making weird snorty noises and trying to trip us while we walked. Since she was a pivotal member of the party planning team, I am glad she could make a blog appearance.