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I don’t regularly share parties that show off my awesome party guests or parties that are kid related, but when I was given the opportunity to host an Avengers themed movie I was beyond thrilled. The husband and I are BIG time Avengers fans and any time we get to show off our fan side we jump on it! This past weekend we missed out on MegaCon (baby Lincoln is just a little too tiny to start attending cons, but he will one day) and I’m sure there were tons of Avenger superhero in attendance. So while MegaCon was happening we had our own ‘fan party’, an Avengers backyard movie marathon party in anticipation of the upcoming release of Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Grab the party details, fun photos with our party guests and how to create a backyard movie showing screen below.
Let’s pause to talk about The Avenger movies. I’m sure most of you have seen an Avenger superhero movie or two, but if you haven’t you’re missing out. While we enjoy all of the movies we do have our favorites. Iron Man is the favorite in this house and Thor runs a close second. This Iron Man hand makes for the coolest movie or book end, don’t you think?
To make sure you’re on track with the movie series below is a full list of the movies to catch up on before heading to theaters May 1st.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
The Incredible Hulk
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thor: The Dark World
We tried to give even focus on all of the Marvel Avenger characters at our backyard movie party.
A themed drink was a must for our party so we created Hulk Juice. Any green colored drink will suffice for Hulk Juice, but we used a sugar free lime flavored drink. The Hulk approved and so did our backyard party guests. You can spot my sister in law pouring some Hulk Juice for us below.
Party masks and toys were required for our backyard movie marathon and fun was had by all.
Our party food included specialty marked Avenger foods- Cheeze-Its, Doritos, Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks and Dr. Pepper Cherry. Popcorn is a movie themed party must and these Avenger party cups that held the popcorn were the perfect find! You can find tons of Avengers themed items at your local Walmart including food, party supplies, toys and movies. Here’s where you can spot a few items:
Creating a backyard movie screen is easier than you might think.
We created our Avengers backyard movie marathon party set up with a just a few supplies. Thick canvas drop cloth is perfect for creating a large movie screen. We also used small bean bags for weight to hold the canvas down, a basic projector and laptop to connect to the projector to play the movie. Super easy, right? After the husband set up our backyard movie screen we had one of those why haven’t we done this before moments.
Using a black poster board and gold sharpie (gold sharpies are the best thing ever invented!) I created a feature film board to let our guests know which movie we would be highlighting and at what time. When having a movie marathon I suggest watching a few of your favorites inside then taking the party outdoors for the final movie showing.
When the sun made its decent we started our feature film. It was a day filled with superhero fun, lots of snacking and plenty of laughter.
So how are you planning to celebrate the release of Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron? Will you try your hand at a backyard showing or marathon before heading to the theaters? You can also have a little more Avenger fun by downloading the Super Heroes Assemble app in the iTunes and Google Play store to assemble the ultimate team of Marvel superheroes.
Be sure to grab the pinable image at the bottom to save for future Avenger themed parties and make entertaining your guests a breeze!
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