This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias Life has been hectic lately (but really, when isn't it?)  My husband is always working, so the kids and I spend a lot of time with my parents.  But it seems like most of the time we spend together, we are all focused on doing our own thing.  Even though we're in the same room, we're not really "together"- know what I'm saying? Changes are coming our way soon, and we might not be able to spend as much time with each other as we do now.  So, we better start making more of an effort to make that time count.   What could be better for quality family time than a movie night under the stars?  And if you're going all out for a movie night under the stars, you might as well include a DIY concession stand to go with it.
 
Of course we could have had a very pleasant family movie night snuggled up on the couch.   But, I've been dying to use my backyard to do something special like this for months!  This was so much fun.  You can bet this DIY concession stand  will be present at our indoor events this summer as well. Do you want to know what sparked this family movie night?  The free VUDU movie rental that is included per line every month  in the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan.
The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan is great because it features Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data.  10GB?  That's a whole lotta data.   I go through data like crazy between Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and online shopping.  Plus the plan includes a free movie on VUDU (new release rental $7 value) every month per line for $49.88.
There are several phones available for the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan.  I picked up the Coolpad Rogue.  This phone was only $19.88 (Rollback from $39.83) which is a steal!  We have a very long road trip planned for later this summer.  Since I enjoy having non screaming kids, I'm looking forward to being able to hand this phone back to them during the car ride.  They'll be able to stream their favorite movies and T.V. shows and I'll be able to save my eardrums and sanity. Even though we can stream the free VUDU movie rental right on the Coolpad Rogue, we can watch the rental on our T.V. through Roku as well.  So for our movie night under the stars, that's exactly what we did.  
After the T.V. was all set up and ready to go, it was time to set up the concessions.  We placed a table near the T.V., covered it with a plastic red table cloth, and attached a red and white stripped table skirt.  We topped the table with a tri-fold display board that I had glued red poster board strips to earlier.
I then added mounting squares to the display board so that I could attach some clothes pins.  I also used the mounting squares to add some festive gold foiled stars.
Did you notice how the clothes pins are spaced?  That was so I could attach individual bags of chips to the board on the right and cotton candy on the left.
 
You'll also notice that on the table is a bunch of different candies, bottled soda, pickles, and we even set up our popcorn machine.   The movie theater doesn't have anything on us!
Shhhhhh!  The movie is about to start!
It was amazing snuggling up with the little guys and enjoying my parents' company while watching a movie and not focusing on anything else.   And how awesome is it that we got to watch this movie for free thanks to the free VUDU movie rental included in the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan? By the way, you can start service on ANY plan for only $19.88. Want to see more of our family movie night under the starts set up?  Check out my YouTube video!
Unfortunately my hubby was working and unable to join us for this movie night.  But he got to see the photos as I was editing and was pretty impressed.   We will definitely be hosting more movie nights under the stars at our house this summer and inviting over friends and family for some quality time.
How will you be spending quality family time this summer?
  • Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/3edbv or your local Walmart for current pricing.

13 comments on “Family Movie Night Under the Stars with DIY Concession Stand”

  1. What a fantastic set-up! You thought of everything for the perfect movie night at home! [client]

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