As lover's day is around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to share a DIY moonlight cinema that I created in December, for my two year anniversary with the boyf. It was so lovely to just sit in the privacy of our own backyard, with a grazing board, wine and blissful tunes, before watching Love Actually under the stars with some home-made lettuce tacos and of course, more wine.
I told Aythan that he had to come home to help Mum and myself move some furniture (we were just about to move in, you see), and to bring a change of nice clothes so we could go from there to where I had 'booked' for dinner. When he arrived, everything was set up and it definitely caught him by surprise... It all came together so perfectly, that I'm now offering this as one of my intimate event options!
If you're planning to create your own moonlight cinema at home, here's a list of the essentials you'll need:
♥ Projector and portable speakers
♥ White Sheet
♥ Foam mattress
♥ Side Table for all your goodies
♥ Fairy Lights
Begin by setting up the bed - I used an old foam mattress that I was happy to have on the ground, before layering the sheets, quilt and cushions to create the ultimate cosy zone.
Next, hang up your white sheet in a spot that's easy to fasten and in prime viewing from your bed. In our yard we have a shade cloth that covers some of our ferns, so this made for the perfect cinema screen. I popped some of our pot plants in the corners to stop the sheet from blowing up in the wind - knowing my luck this would have happened at prime viewing time!
So you don't have to keep getting up to go inside and grab your goodies, you'll need a little side table to house your wine, plates, candles and anything else you want to have with you. I filled our champagne cooler with ice so our drinks would be kept cool, too!
Set up your projector just to the side of your bed, with portable speakers on either side. If you don't have speakers, you can just use your laptop speakers if need be.
Last but not least, deck out your space with all of your favourite touches. I hung my macrame wall-hanging from a big pine tree, some crochet bunting from the verandah, whipped up a little grazing board and strung some fairy-lights around the space for that final bit of ambiance.
If you create your own moonlight cinema, hashtag #inspiremusingscreative so I can see your creations! Better yet, if you want me to create one of these special little set-ups for your next intimate event, get in touch here.