DIT&O's First Halloween Movie Night!

First and foremost we want to thank everyone who joined us at our first Halloween Movie Night! Without all of our guests, our events would be just Karissa & I drinking bloody marys by ourselves. Which is a good time, don't get me wrong, but this is more fun. More importantly, we need to thank Mike for providing his equipment for us to view our Halloween movie on the big screen. This event wouldn't exist without your equipment. Secondly, thanks goes to John who set up the equipment. It was a lot of laborious work & we really appreciate all of the help! 

I was inspired to have this event a few months after I joined Karissa and John to watch The Avengers in John's parent's backyard on the 4th of July. We decided to have the Halloween movie night & make my backyard into our own outdoor movie theatre!

We had a fully decked out s'mores bar with some yummy Halloween candy. & you can't go to the movies without some popcorn! So we had the popcorn maker poppin' away (thanks Kim for letting us borrow it!). Tea, hot chocolate, Abuelita, & sangria was also provided. Some of our guests carved some pumpkins and did a great job! 

Our Halloween Movie Night Playlist playing on the projector

In order to vote for the film we were going to watch that evening, Karissa provided movie tickets that were perforated. The guests were able to write their vote on the stub of the ticket. (She made it perforated by sewing on the paper, without thread, using a close stitch.)

I wanted to clearly display the films to vote on so I created this poster. The fonts were readily available as free downloads and I printed the document at Staples as an Engineering Print.

Hocus Pocus, a crowd favorite, won the honor of being the movie of the night. Everyone grabbed their popcorn and candy and curled up in their chairs or the grass with their blankets. We decided that for whoever wanted to stay later got a double feature! We also watched Ghostbuters

The night ended with time spent at the photobooth, sitting around the fire & just enjoying the fall evening. We. Had. So. Much. Fun. & really appreciate the huge turnout. Be sure to stay tuned for our next event!


- Christina

photos by afton tarin, karissa pulido and me

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