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Create your own movie night-in party with snacks, popcorn, and drinks with our party ideas listed below. We’re reminiscing about the drive-in movie days and created an easy movie night party idea for our friends and family!

Create your own movie night-in party with snacks, popcorn, and drinks with our party ideas listed below. We're reminiscing about the drive-in movie days and created an easy movie night party idea for our friends and family!

Movie Night Party Idea

Perhaps you are of an age where you can recall going to see a movie at the local drive-in. Do you remember? I get crazy feels just thinking about it. Warm summer nights with the family piled into our old Bonneville, the old school movie speaker hanging from the car window. And in the distance the bigger than life super-sized drive-in movie screen! The gigantic screen was a pure white wall upon which splayed before our childish eyes the feature film unfolded. I was cooler than cool! Ice cold even, you get the picture. HA! Did you see what I did right there?

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And let’s not forget the snacks! The concession stand was the heart and soul of any drive-in, am I wrong? I remember the smell of hot-buttered popcorn, the luscious aroma of wafting fried foods hanging in the air, the visual spectacle of soft pink cotton candy contrasted with pillowy pastel colored blue.

How to throw a movie night party

To recreate our own drive-in experience we have partnered with Wendy’s and Barcardi and brought our very own drive-in party scene to life! Our party is replete with delicious food galore, yummy snacks, and refreshing adult cocktails. It is a drive-in movie night par excellence if we do say so ourselves. 

The Best Rum Punch

Wendy’s exclusive Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers® is everything!

The Best Rum Punch

From Wendy’s I grabbed hot chili and fries, perfect for a drive-in movie night!

And what’s cool about our set up is the food is as close as your nearest local Wendy’s. As my wife Tatanisha was setting up the party, I made a quick Wendy’s run and grabbed several Wendy’s chili meals, and our favorite Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®.

The Best Rum Punch

Did you know Bacardi is the world’s most awarded rum?

While I was out, I also picked up a couple of bottles of Bacardi Mango and a couple of other goody good surprises. And who doesn’t love a solid rum cocktail? I mean, rum cocktails are among the world’s top ten cocktails on the entire planet. That’s saying something. And because Bacardi rum is totally mixable, it is perfection in a rocks glass combined with the Exclusive Wendy’s Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®. For this cocktail we used Bacardi Mango, added orange and pineapple slices, then placed strawberries on a cocktail stick garnish and BAM are Drive-in movie night is in full swing. Cheers!

Movie Night-In Party Idea

 

Back at home, Tat is putting the finishing touches, and I help set up the trays of food and start mixing the cocktails. Let me say this, I have been thinking about pairing some of my favorite Wendy’s signature drinks with some of my favorite mixers for some time now, and this seemed like an ideal occasion.

Movie Night Snack Ideas

Plus, what could be more convenient than picking up good food and beverages at Wendy’s for getting our grub on and mixing it up all at the same place? Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

Movie Night-In Party Idea

 

To round out our party trays, we added popcorn and some of our favorite movie time snacks. And because we live in the frozen wilds of Michigan grabbing Wendy’s chili is most def an excellent choice. And this chili pairs well with the Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®. Hot chili, cool drinks. Yes, most certainly!

Movie Night In with Wendy's + Barcardi

 

Try mixing some of the other exclusive flavors from Wendy’s:

  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • All-Natural Lemonade
  • Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®
  • Mango Peach FruiTea Chillers®

The Best Rum Punch

I also grabbed the Mango Peach FruiTea Chillers®, because two different cocktails are always better than one!

Mango Peach FruiTea Chillers ®

Want to set up your own Wendy’s drive-in movie night? Find the nearest Wendy’s by using the Wendy’s Store Locator.

Also, check out the deets and get the cocktail recipes down below.

Matinee Rum Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce Bacardi Superior (Bacardi Banana would also be a great flavor to use here)
  • 1 ounce Bacardi Rum Punch
  • 3 ounces Mango Peach FruiTea Chillers® 
  • Pineapple slice
  • Orange Slice
  • Strawberries
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Into a cocktail class, you will add Bacardi Rum Punch and Mango Peach FruiTea Chillers®, add crushed ice.
  2. Give the cocktail a couple of stirs with a long-handled bar spoon.
  3. Garnish with orange and pineapple slices and a cocktail stick with strawberries.
  4. Serve.

Cocktails Ideas with Barcardi Rum

Drive-In Rum Sipper

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Bacardi Mango (or try Bacardi Limon or Dragonberry)
  • 3 ounces Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®
  • Pineapple slice
  • Orange Slice
  • Strawberries
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Into a cocktail class, add Bacardi Mango and Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®, add crushed ice.
  2. Give the cocktail a couple of stirs with a long-handled bar spoon.
  3. Garnish with orange and pineapple slices and a cocktail stick with strawberries.
  4. Serve.

Cheers! 

The Best Rum Punch

You can stop by your local party store to pick up paper popcorn bags, snacks, and other treats you may want to serve at your drive-in movie theater. We also picked up some fun movie decor items to add some character to our movie party theme. 

Create your own movie night-in party with snacks, popcorn, and drinks with our party ideas listed below. We're reminiscing about the drive-in movie days and created an easy movie night party idea for our friends and family!

The biggest tip I can give when it comes to putting together your movie night party is to keep it simple. Also, make sure each food item is accessible to your guests. You don’t want people knocking things over trying to reach something in the back. 

  • Create a separate space to serve your food and snacks. 
  • You can add themed decor items into your spread, as long as you have room. You do not want to cram your space. 
  • We used a 3-tiered tray to house more popcorn, drinks, and snacks. 
  • Pick movie titles the whole crowd can enjoy. 
  • Be sure to stop by your local Wendy’s to pick up your signature drinks and food

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we’re just a bunch of goofballs!

 

Enjoy! 

 

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Movie Night Party Ideas for Couples-Create your own movie night-in party with snacks, popcorn, and drinks with our party ideas listed below. We're reminiscing about the drive-in movie days and created an easy movie night party idea for our friends and family!