After looking at Pinterest *WARNING WARNING* I decided we needed a sign (doesn’t everyone?) to announce what we are showing. So I borrowed the base to one of the cabinets that we took out during the Kitchen Remodel that Mr. Cottage was going to trash *Seriously sometimes he has no imagination!*
After cleaning it up a bit (it was in the trash pile for a couple weeks) I hit it with a couple coats of chalkboard spray paint *That stuff is so much fun!*. I sprayed down the sides with regular black spray paint that we had left over from another project let it dry and it was ready for chalk.
We set up a table with these fun movie camera lights, giant lanterns we picked up at Ross a few years ago to give people a bit of light to grab a snack.
If you haven’t guessed it by now, we have quite a collection of baskets (kind of a must with the orchard), we lined one with wax paper and filled it with popcorn and a scoop for people to grab some and discourage the use of fingers. We filled a mix match collection of salt shakers with seasonings for the popcorn and taped tags beneath each. We used another basket to stair step them and add a splash of color.
We covered the table with a black table cloth we picked up at dollar tree. Which really popped the black on the salt shakers. PS. Download our labels for free!
We made these delicious Molasses Cookies (recipe coming soon) for a hint of fall, which is very appropriate for the end of summer. We mimicked the popcorn on the other side of the table and filled a basket lined with waxed paper with these delicious cookies.
We used the clothes line *shhh! Don’t tell Mrs. Cottage!* and clothes pinned a white sheet on to it to make a screen.
We strung out door lights over the screen to give it an old movie theater feel, and ensure everyone gets to their seat safely before the movie starts.
We decided to do mismatched seating and skip the hay bales, and simply spread blankets on the ground with these fun reclining pillows garden benches.
The butterfly benches are from Kirkland’s *Love that store so much!* and Home Goods. They are such a cute addition and I love the splash of color the blue one adds.