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How to Host the Ultimate Pool Movie Night Party

Watching a movie outside is a great way to spend a hot summers night. And if you have a pool in your yard, why not take your movie night up a notch with a dive-in movie night? Hosting the ultimate pool movie night party is a great way to spend time with your family & friends and enjoy a fun movie at the same time. If you’re wondering how to put together a dive-in movie, check out these amazing pool party ideas.


Before you start sending out the invites for your next movie night, it’s a good idea to know exactly what you’ll need to get your party set-up.

These items are a must when hosting a dive-in movie night:


You can’t have a pool party without a pool! Make sure your pool is big enough for your guests to swim or float comfortably together as they watch the movie. The Corbree, Hudson and Flinders ranges are perfect with the built in seating/swim out zone.


You can purchase an inflatable movie screen for your party or make your own by hanging a white sheet to serve as a screen. As you set up your movie screen, make sure it’s in a good location that’s visible from the pool and the deck.


Once you have your movie screen set up, you’ll need a way to project the movie for your guests to enjoy. Set up your projector in a safe location, away from the water, to ensure it works properly for your movie night.


In addition to a projector, you’ll also need speakers so your guests can hear the movie’s sound. Waterproof Bluetooth speakers are a great option for a pool party because you don’t have to worry about them getting damaged if they get wet.


Make sure your guests are comfortable while they’re watching the movie by providing them with different places to sit. Deck chairs and loungers are great for guests who don’t want to be in the water while they watch the movie. And pool floats are the perfect spot for your guests to watch the movie while they’re swimming in the pool.


You can’t watch a movie without snacks! Make sure you have plenty of snacking options for your guests to enjoy while they watch the movie at your pool party.

Pool Party Movie Ideas:

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as you’re planning your pool party is what movie to watch!As you’re picking your movie, think about who you’ll be inviting to your party. If you have little ones coming to swim, a family-friendly movie, like The Little Mermaid or Finding Nemo, are great choices!If it’s an adults-only party, you can get a little more adventurous with your film, like picking a scary movie like Jaws or Blue Crush.These Fun Pool Party Movie ideas are perfect for your backyard movie night as they all feature a pool or water scene!

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Finding Nemo or Finding Dory
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Free Willy
  • Shark Tale
  • Moana
  • Aquaman
  • Point Break
  • Open Water
  • Abyss
  • Cast Away     
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Titanic

Dive-in Movie Night Snacks:

Once you have your movie picked out, it’s time to come up with a menu for your pool party.


You can’t go wrong by serving classic movie snacks at your pool party. Set out popcorn, chips, pretzels, and nachos for your guests to snack on while they watch the movie.


Barbeque and the pool go hand in hand, making it perfect for movie night. Grill up your favourite meats and set out some sides to serve a full meal to your party guests.


Serving pizza at your pool party is perfect for a quick dinner idea. Order a few different topping options so your guests have plenty to choose from when dinner time rolls around.


Use your movie selection to inspire your snacks for a fun themed party menu. Use an ocean theme for your party treats while watching Finding Nemo or serve mermaid themed treats if you plan on watching The Little Mermaid.