When imagining the perfect summer we think of sunny days, balmy evenings and of course juicy British berries synonymous with Wimbledon, picnics and summer puddings!
Now we can enjoy summer evenings in the garden with family and friends, what better way to soak up the warm weather than snuggling down to tuck into some delicious berry snacks with your favourite film. Back-yard cinemas are fun and easy to create on a budget.
Here are my 10 top tips for creating the perfect home cinema along with some different ideas on how we can enjoy summer berries:
- A white king-size sheet (or duvet cover as it’s double the thickness) hung from your washing line or some tied up string fixed with pegs is the perfect cinema screen solution.
- Plant pots and troughs can be used to fix the bottom of the sheet to the wall to stop it blowing and keep it taut, along with some pegs or bulldog clips for good measure.
- A projector and probably an extension lead will be required. Simply place the projector on a coffee table and prop up with books if required.
- Put safety first by hiding any wires underneath outdoor rugs to prevent a trip hazard.
- Streaming the films from your phone via Chromecast is a really easy way to show the films.
- Add to the cinema vibe by serving snacks perhaps on a vintage cart, stacked up wooden pallets, or upside-down empty plant pots. The kids could even make tickets to add to the fun!
- Think beyond the classic cinema treats and create a summery vibe by serving up chocolate dipped summer berries, fruit smoothies and popcorn drizzled in homemade berry coulis.
- Overhead festoon lighting brings a beautiful light and sense of occasion without it being too bright against the screen.
- Bring the indoors outdoors with cosy blankets, cushions and perhaps bean bags or floor cushions for extra warmth and comfort.
- 9pm onwards tends to be the perfect time light-wise to begin your film in the summer months
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I hope my 10 TOP TIPS FOR CREATING THE PERFECT HOME CINEMA have been useful.
This sponsored post was created thanks to British Summer Fruits for their Love Fresh Berries Campaign to mark National Berry Month.
July is also peak British Berry Season and British Summer Fruits is the industry body representing a whopping 95% of all British grown berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) purchased by the UK’s supermarkets and retailers. You can follow them @lovefreshberries
Until next time,