I can’t believe we’re already in mid-March. We’ve had some gorgeous (and pretty hot) weather here lately, so I’ve started planning some fun things to do outdoors as a family. One of my favorite summer activities is watching a movie outdoors, under the stars. ASU is hosting a FREE ‘Movie on the Lawn’ on their West campus location every Friday in March. They’re showing Rogue One (one of the new Star Wars films) at the end of the month so we have been busy planning our weekends around those activities. I use the ASU Sun Devil rewards app to keep track of all of the fun events going on in the community. Read more about the app, and what I like to pack for an outdoor movie night below.
What to Pack for an Outdoor Movie Night
Outdoor movie nights are such a blast, but sometimes if you aren’t prepared, it can be a bit stressful. I like to make a quick little checklist every time I plan to be away from home for a long period of time, especially with kids. Also, be sure to arrive early. There’s nothing more stressful than when you get somewhere and there is no seating or space to set up.
Here’s what I bring with me for our outdoor movie nights:
- Big blankets for everyone to lay on
- Folding chairs for adults
- Snacks (I brought granola, dried berries, bananas, chips, and a few drinks)
- Bug spray
- Hand sanitizer
- First aid supplies – band aids, salve, etc.
- Water bottles
- Jackets or extra blankets in case it cools off
- Kids toys (in case the movie doesn’t keep their attention long enough)
- Diaper bag necessities (for babies and kids – change of clothing/diapers, etc.)
ASU Sun Devil Rewards App
What’s the Sun Devil Rewards App? The Sun Devil Rewards app is a program that rewards students, alumni, and ASU fans for staying connected. You can earn points, or pitchforks, to earn tickets to concerts, events at ASU Gammage, the Art Museum, and tons of sporting events. Users must be 18 or older and live in the U.S., but you don’t have to be an ASU alumni or student. My husband never attended ASU, but he uses the app frequently to stay connected and earn us pitchforks so we can get tickets for different events for date night. #ParentLife.
How do I earn pitchforks? All you have to do is open the app, interact, or answer questions/surveys/polls to earn pitchforks. It’s so easy! I just earned 400 this morning with my special secret word: LOVESPARK, and another 25 by taking 1-4 question surveys. You can use my secret word to get a head start on points too. Just enter LOVESPARK after you download the app and log-in for the first time. You’ll see at the bottom right it asks for one, and all you do is type it in, and bam, 400 pitchforks! You also get 50 automatic pitchforks just for registering, so you’re already at 450! Then, if you connect your social accounts, you get another 50 pitchforks The best part? The first prizes starts at just 500 pitchforks. I’m a 585 right now, and just downloaded the app this morning.
What else does the app do? Another aspect, that I find invaluable, is it acts as a calendar for local events in the community. I am not a native to Arizona, so it’s been so nice having tools like this to help me learn about the area, and stay connected.
Earn Prizes and Find Out About Local Events
Here are some additional events you could win tickets to within the app:
· Phoenix Art Museum tour for 2 (we love the art museum!)
· Karate / Self-Defense lesson for you + 4 guests (this would be a great double date night!)
· 2 VIP tickets to “Abraham.In.Motion” at ASU Gammage (April 1st)
· You + 6 : ASU flight simulator building tour (okay, how fun is this?!)
Here are some other local events that you won’t want to miss:
· Movies on the Lawn (every Friday in March) on West Campus
· Astronomy Open House (March 30) on West Campus
· Ignite@ASU (March 23) on Tempe Campus
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I hope you have the chance to plan some summer fun with your family and friends. Be sure to download the app, and use my secret word “LOVESPARK” so you can get a head start on earning rewards and prizes.
Thank you so much for reading!