Have you noticed the fact that every activity in the summer becomes instantly more fun when done outdoors? I don’t think I’m alone in saying this is true. This extends to picnicing, reading, and yes, watching movies. Even just sitting there (you may call this tanning, if you’re someone other than me, and are capable of such a thing) manages to be enjoyable outside on a sunny day. Drive-in movies evoke images of the 50′s, and a are quintessential summer activity. I’ve actually gone to drive-ins with no interest in the movie that was being played (I’m looking at you, Cowboys and Aliens), and still managed to have a great time.

Even though there is no actual table involved in this week’s ‘Setting the Table’, that’s no reason to settle for mediocre popcorn and overpriced candy. You can still bring a few things that will make your experience all the more enjoyable. Candy, of course, is a must, and making a tray of all your favorites is a fun personal touch. Popcorn is so easy to make yourself, and honey butter with sea salt is one of my favorite varieties. The only thing left to do is be amazed that you’re surrounded by fireflies while watching the opening credits.

 1. bowls, 2. honey, 3. bags, 4. glass, 5. sea salt, 6. popper, 7. blanket

Image Credits: Drive-in, lights, popcorn, candy


  1. So much fun! There’s a drive-in in town that just reopened, and I’ve been wanting to go to it. Hopefully soon!

  2. I’ve never watched movies outdoors although I’ve always wanted to and seeing this post definitely gives me some ideas on what to do this weekend.. Ah! I hope i can manage :) lovely blog btw, I’m glad I stumbled upon it xxx

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