designlovefest.com · Aug 18, 2015


as a kid, there was nothing better than building a fort, bringing snacks under it and watching a movie. so i made the adult version for me and my friends! we hooked up my apple tv to the projector and watched the graduate. such a good movie. see how we decked out our studio with pillows and the homemade snacks we made with blue diamond almonds below. also get 9 of my recommended films to play on your next movie night!

for the food, we created snacks that were a slightly more sophisticated take on the classics. caramel corn with roasted chocolate almonds, parmesan rosemary popcorn, homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, three varieties of aqua fresca and mini scoops of ice cream served with crushed almonds, coconut and white chocolate chips. found rentals let us use some of their amazing pillows and rugs, they have the best stuff and they really helped to achieve the sophisticated laid back vibe i wanted to create. and jenn sanchez provided the gorgeous florals for the occasion, i love the green vines on the wall and that hanging plant is on point, thanks jenn!

for the popcorn, we used this amazing recipe and subbed in the dark chocolate almonds, it was so delicious. the pretzels were a recipe from here, we followed the instruction exactly except for the part where you’re suppose to dip them in butter after they’ve been cooked, we felt like that was probably a little excess and they tasted amazing without those added calories. we also placed little bowls of the blue diamond blueberry almonds around for people to munch on and to balance out the heavier snacks.

i bought these tiny glass cups and we served really small scoops of ice cream in them which was perfect because people want a little sweet treat but a little goes a long way.

my friends arrived just as the light was leaving the studio and the string lights and candles lit up the place. i like to burn the candles an hour early at least so the place smells wonderful when people walk in. (i always love when i walk in anthropologie for the same reason) pretty funny that a few of my friends and i decided to wear the same look for the evening…

we had red wine and snacks after the movie was over and just hung out. what a fun night. i want to have movie night every month!

styling by: designlovefest
photos by: ivan solis
furniture by: found rentals
florals by: jenn sanchez

we linked the trailers below if you want to check them out!


the skeleton twins – two of my favorite actors. heartwarming, real, and funny.
kumare – can’t believe what this guy got away with for so long.
annie hall – a classic i love
the graduate – another classic good for boys & girls! such great fashion in there too.
beginners – i just liked the vibe
chef’s table – always awesome to see people with passion for their work
lost angels – fascinating doc about skid row downtown
katy perry part of me – made me like her a lot more than i thought
frank – joanie said it was really funny

this post is in partnership with blue diamond almonds. all opinions are my own.

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