DIY Halloween Outdoor Movie Night


We decided to stay home on Halloween, so we could pass out candy to all the kids in the neighborhood. 


I still wanted to do something fun/scary, so we threw a mini outdoor movie screening on our front porch. 


For the movie screen, I used an old white full-size bedsheet (IKEA also has twin-size sheets for less than $5) and nailed it to the porch. I wanted to screen a silent movie so that we wouldn’t have to blast sound and disturb the neighbors. We used our projector and Apple TV to screen “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, which I highly recommend if you haven’t already seen it. (I believe it’s also available on Netflix.)


We served popcorn, apple cider hot toddies, homemade roasted pumpkin seeds (from the pumpkin I had carved the day before) and pizza. 

For the apple cider hot toddies:

  1. I heated up some unfiltered apple juice in a large pot.
  2. Threw in some mulling spice packets and steeped them for 5 minutes.
  3. Put a shot of bourbon into each mug and added the apple cider.

For the pumpkin seeds:

  • Pumpkin or Acorn Squash Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cayenne
  1. Clean the seeds, spread onto a cookie sheet and let them dry overnight or until they are completely dry.
  2. The next day, put seeds into a bowl and mix in olive oil, salt and cayenne (you don’t have to be exact). 
  3. Roast at 275 degrees for 10-20 minutes until lightly toasted. Keep an eye on them, as roasting times can vary. 
  4. Let cool and enjoy. 
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