Dream night, you guys! We got to take our husbands on a date at the gorgeous luxury resort, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, complete with a delicious dinner, unlimited Diet Coke, a movie under the stars plus yummy desserts and treats. Holla! It was truly a needed kid-free evening out and so much fun. We’re giving you all the details on how to recreate this blissful evening and give you some Outdoor Dinner and Movie Night Ideas for your own date or family night!
First we want to tell you about our own night out because it was too amazing not to share! We were greeted with a large DIET COKE marquee which is pretty much the cutest thing ever but for your own night, consider adding MOVIE NIGHT or even your last name to personalize it! The plush grass accented with outdoor string lights warmed up the space and made it SO inviting.
Isn’t the complete set up just gorgeous? The grounds at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a dream spot for a wedding, bridal or baby shower, family game area like a cornhole toss or an outdoor movie, of course!
Our evening started with dinner before the show and we enjoyed the delicious Paired Seasonal Tasting Menu which was divine. The Kai restaurant and lounge celebrates Native American culture through distinctive flavor profiles, local ingredients, and a seasonal menu. On the menu for our specific date night were Mini Sonoran Dogs, Gila River Garden Tacos, Mesquite Smoked Salmon Cuband and Tribal Buffalo Sliders. The Paired Seasonal Tasting Menu is a fresh take on signature dishes and pairs them with the finest of Sheraton Select wines and local craft beers, (or in our case, Diet Coke!) Paired couples distinctive flavors to create unexpected taste sensations and let us tell you, this menu is one we will never forget. Mmmm.
Mouth watering, am I right? Everything was so fresh and truly different than anything we’ve ever tasted before!
The details were exquisite, from the dish itself to the beautiful serving ware.
It was dreamy and so inviting on the edge of the bank of the lake behind the Sheraton where natural desert landscaping and native vegetation surround rolling greens boasting mountain views, water, and elevation changes. Simply gorgeous.
Of course we had crisp, refreshing Diet Coke complementing with this delicious palate!
Seriously you guys, personalized names on the ice cold bottles of Diet Coke were a darling attention to detail and just cool.
After dinner it was time for the movie and we chose a comedy for our husbands to enjoy instead of another chick flick and Anchorman is a classic in our opinion; we grabbed a box of gourmet popcorn and laughed and watched and laughed some more!
The dessert menu at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is killer and makes your palate want to do a happy dance! Besides the Mesquite, White Cheddar and Desert Pear popcorn flavors (amazing!) we dined on Chocolate Covered Banana Bites (everyone’s fave!) as well as Desert Pair and Chia Seed Pop Tarts. Hello! When is the last time you had a Pop Tart? It was seriously yummy!
Besides the tables displaying the food and cooler to hold the Diet Coke, the coffee table by the outdoor seating was filled to the brim with a variety of candies to munch on with the popcorn. YUM.
Striped paper straws were easily accessible to sip on our Diet Coke and wash down the treats. The cool night made for a perfect way to take a blissful break from our everyday life and have a truly enjoyable evening with our husbands. Double date for the win!
To make a copycat outdoor dinner and movie night, try these tips!
- String some lights to create easy ambiance
- Set food out with pretty trays or dishes
- Put popcorn in galvanized tin or wooden buckets
- Everyday bowls can hold candy and treats to compliment your popcorn
- Chill bottled Diet Coke or water ahead of time then keep on ice
- Chalkboard frames are great for writing your menus or evening agenda on
- Lay blankets down or cozy up with one on outdoor seating
- If you don’t have a fancy screen, point your projector onto a white sheet hung on a wall or fence
One of our favorite details was the movie inspired snacks on the table! To make your own movie night really stand out, try pairing snacks and drinks with the movie theme in mind, (for example, Swedish fish for Finding Dory or red and blue M&M’s for Spiderman coordinated with colored juices or drinks,) that really make your movie night stand out as one of a kind! Happy watching!