Ever year at the same time I was having a Halloween party for my friends. Kids were not invited for many years, basically because they were too young to stay up that late. They would go to Grandma's and Grandpa's.
Then the year came when the kids wanted a Halloween party of their own. So, I combined the parties and invited all my adult friends to bring their kids. I asked my brother that year if he'd do an outdoor movie at my house. We showed "The Nightmare Before Christmas." It was a big hit.
We had many outdoor Halloween parties, but one year my daughter asked if we could do an outdoor movie for her birthday. Having a summer birthday it sounded like a great idea. That's how the summer outdoor movies started.
This years snacks included chocolate dipped strawberries and I made some peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kisses.