Garden Party

So my birthday is coming up soon and I’ve been thinking that I probably need to start planning something!
Usually I do this at least 2 months in advance but I haven’t had the chance until now. I will be in Croatia on my actual birthday so won’t be able to do anything until I get back but I’m thinking about having a small gathering at home.

On my 30th birthday a few years ago (I sound old, I know), I had the most amazing Summer Garden Party and I’ve decided to do something similar this year by having an outdoor cinema party.

We will have a BBQ with things like: beer, icecream, prosecco, pims, eton mess, cupcakes, hot dogs, pop corn, nacho’s, pizza and wine, and set up a projector screen so that we can watch movies outside. It was suggested by a couple of forums that we just use a sheet to spare us the expense of having to buy a projector screen but I’ve seen some pretty reasonable ones on Amazon and I don’t particularly like the idea of using a crumpled up bed sheet and trying to tape it to the window to use as a screen and also I think it’s a good investment to have a projector screen, you never know when you might need to use it in the future. I will try the bedsheet idea out to see how it looks but if it’s not good then I will just buy myself a screen. Chairs, cushions and blankets will be provided and I will also tell my guests that they can also bring along something comfortable to sit on.

For the film choice I will probably pick around 3 to 4 films then have a vote as to which one most people would like to watch and choose the most popular, then if all goes well on the night and people want to watch more then I will also show the second choice.

I will use lanterns and candles for some subtle lighting and put on a fire or use an outdoor heater if it gets a little chilly.

What do you think about my outdoor garden party idea? Can you think of anything else I could do to make it even more special?

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I’m off to the South of France tomorrow – Provence to be exact, and I can’t wait!
We have booked a little villa in a small village in the beautiful French countryside and are planning on travelling all around the South of France, stopping off at: Nice, St Tropez, Orange, Sainte Croix, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue. Cassis, Eze, Avignon, Grasse.

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Le village d'Eze dans les Alpes maritimes

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