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It might seem crazy but I never thought about a summer bucket list until having Piper. I know she's still so young but I'm having so much fun experiencing new things with her! Earlier this summer we became pool owners (ha!) and she absolutely loves spending time outside. The heat is pretty brutal right now but we added a couple fans in our screened porch and in the evenings it's really nice.

We have a supper club with our group of friends and alternate hosting at each other's houses. Many of our friends have young babies and toddlers, so it’s much easier to stay home and let the kids run around and play while the parents enjoy cocktails and adult conversation. It's our turn in a couple weeks and I wanted to come up with a fun idea for everyone. I've been dying to have an outdoor movie night on the porch since our renovation and this seems like the perfect time! I put up a white sheet on one side and set out some chairs, pillows and blankets for everyone to get comfortable. 

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I kept the food simple with boxes of popcorn, mini burgers, ice cream sandwiches and sheet pan nachos. I'm all about throwing together some store bought items and making them adorable. This movie night is no exception! Everything was easy to make but the presentation is fun and festive. To stay on theme of keeping it easy but cute, this make ahead frozen watermelon mojito might be my new favorite summer drink. I've included the recipe below!

Serves 8

1 Bottle of Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri Mix
2 Cups of White Rum (you can adjust to taste)
1 Cup of Sparkling Water
1/4 Cup of Diced Fresh Mint
Juice from 3 Limes

Watermelon and mint are always my favorite summer time combination! But my favorite part about this cocktail is that you don't have to use a blender. I love frozen drinks but hate the mess and hassle of using the blender constantly while entertaining. Master of Mixes combines real fruit juice and simple syrup so making tasty cocktails is a breeze!

I put all the ingredients in a deep tupperware container and froze it overnight similar to a granita. When I was ready to serve, I used an ice cream scoop to serve the mixture then garnished with a sprig of fresh mint and watermelon slice! 

I hope this inspires you to throw an epic outdoor movie night for your friends or family!

Thank you Master of Mixes for partnering with me on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Photos by Ailee Petrovic | Movie Projector

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