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Lights, Camera, Action: Our Dino-Sized Backyard Movie Experience

jurassic world fallen kingdomThis post is Sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, but as always, all opinions are my own! Thank You for Sponsoring CityGirlGoneMom!

As much as our family is out and about, truth be told, we really enjoy our time together at home. Friday nights seem to be our sweet spot between school, sports, gigs, weekend travel and birthday parties, and there’s typically either one of two things happening – Schaffer kids’ dance party, where my kids hijack the playlist, or family movie night, where the kids all take turns choosing the film and snacks.

With an obsession for all things filmmaking, movies, special effects and Lala Land, it’s no surprise that we’re over the moon for the Blu-ray release of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, in stores now! Bobby and I have been movie buffs for as long as we can remember, and the Jurassic franchise has been a classic, all-time top ten for us. And much to our satisfaction, every one of our kids loves Jurassic films too!

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Think about it. There are movies, and then there’s the Jurassic World series. Building on the wonder and adventure that has mesmerized audiences worldwide, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues one of the most thrilling series in movie history with an adventure 65 million years in the making, captivating audiences of all ages with a stunning new chapter filled with more dinosaurs than any other Jurassic film.

For the Blu-ray debut of this blockbuster family favorite, I decided to surprise my dinosaur loving brood with an epic movie night under the stars. A dino-sized film deserves a dino-sized movie night, wouldn’t you agree? My kids couldn’t have agreed more, and mom got major points for hosting our very own backyard premier – complete with a copy of the new film on Blu-ray, inflatable dino costumes for the fam (because, why not?), gourmet popcorn and some Jurassic World sweets. Here’s how you can win with a dino-sized movie night at home for your tribe, too:
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Backyard Movie Night Done Right

  • Go big or go home: Kick off with the Blu-ray release of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (available NOW!)
  • Get your hands on a projector (ours was under $100) and large surface or screen (also under $100)
  • Make it festive (costumes are easy to find with Halloween just around the corner)
  • Set the scene – blankets, pillows, chairs, tee-pees, tents, firepit, snacks
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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Again, there are movies, and then there’s the Jurassic series. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now available in stores on Blu-ray, featuring more than an hour of bonus content, and if you’re looking for an action-packed adventure to entertain the whole family, look no further. Check out the trailer below, learn the incredible twist, and find out what happens when the park is gone. Whether it’s a cozy night in the living room, or outside under the stars, this all-new motion-picture sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.

Get your Blu-ray copy of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM in stores on now!





  1. Loved the original and great to see Goldblum at it again 😍👏🏽🙌🏽

  2. My family LOVES this movie so much! I love everything about this. I need the boxed set, and I NEED that projector and screen in my life.

  3. This is an amazing setup! I love all the backyard movie ideas, you did a really awesome job! Now I need to save this for future reference. ha!

  4. We love all things Jurassic Park around here! Your movie night looked AMAZING! So many fun ideas!

  5. This is an amazing outdoor movie night! My kids have been begging to see this, I need to grab it at the store tomorrow.

  6. Wow, that looks like a blast! I’d love to do this with my girls. I have always loved the idea of outdoor movies. I know my girls would love it too.

  7. Love the backyard setup – so cute. And we are fans of the Jurassic movies over here. We love those dinosaurs!

  8. This is probably the cutest blog post I have ever seen and your blog is incredible. Love everything about it!!! You inspire me.

  9. I absolutely love this idea! So stinkin’ cute! My son loves all things dinosaur too 😄

  10. We appreciate our time at home too. This is such a nice way to do family movie night! My kids would love this!

  11. Love the idea of themed snacks and a watch party. I’m totally going to be doing this with my kids.

  12. This looks like it was such a fun night! I would love to do one of these for the kids.

  13. I so wanted to come to this party. Great idea! Photos were amazing.

  14. You have such an amazing backyard setup! The dinosaur costume is awesome. My son would probably love one of these. We cannot wait to see the new Jurrasic park movie.

  15. What a fun idea! I love that you went all out for movie night. Looks like everyone had a blast!

  16. So awesome! You’ve got a gorgeous view and the perfect spot for a movie night! I love me some Chris Pratt!

  17. Xk

  18. That’s quite the creative spread you put together there. Enjoy, its a great movie..

  19. This looked like so much fun! My son loves the Jurassic World movies, I’m sure he would love a fun dino themed night like this! I’ll have to try it out for him, thanks for sharing!`

  20. How lovely! Those stuff and set up are totally wow! You’re really setting the mood and obviously, everyone seems to enjoy it!

  21. Love the backyard party. We watched it in the theater and are adding it to our collection. It is a family favorite.

  22. Love all the night out movie ideas here! The Dino costume is so adorable!

  23. Outßrtandiing gang yoou are all the fab .6

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