Category Archives: Outdoors

barbecues & outside fun

The Greatest Showman Singalong!

I was lucky enough to see Hugh Jackman singing & dancing live in his one-man show in San Francisco several years ago, so I knew he was much more entertaining than his Les Miz performance. When I saw the trailer … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Incrediburgers and more!

On the ninth a cozy crew of nine started our summer movie season by catching up with The Incredibles before their long-awaited sequel arrived in theatres! We had a whole family of Incrediburgers on the grill including little Jack-Jack Sliders, … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Girl Ghostbusters

Our Cinema Brittahytta summer season finale for 2017 was the new girl Ghostbusters movie from 2016, even with extra girls all the way from Canada helping me with party prep! 21 of us enjoyed great weather and a fun movie … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fireworks & Fun 2017

For 2017, a fun crowd of 28 enjoyed Fireworks & Fun for the Fourth, with festive food, new patriotic patio furniture & decor, and a Rock Band and s’mores after-party as the traffic gridlock died down around our creative parking! … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoors, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fireworks & Fun 2016

We had another year of fantastic Fireworks & Fun for the Fourth of July! The parking shuttle service was used for the first time ever, and 24 of us enjoyed a warm afternoon but a chilly evening with barbecue, snow … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoors, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cinema Brittahytta Season Premiere – 50 Years of Star Trek

This weekend 18 of us celebrated 50 Years of Star Trek as the Cinema Brittahytta Season Premiere…as Jen said in her RSVP, “Yay, it’s officially summer!” Since it was so hot, I wore my Classic Trek lieutenant’s uniform I made … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cinema Brittahytta Season Finale – The Book of Life

How did the summer go by so quickly? The end of August was already the Cinema Brittahytta season finale, so I showed The Book of Life for everyone to come get a head start on Halloween by watching a gorgeously-animated … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hills are Alive with a Birthday Cinema Brittahytta!

My summer movie nights are good chances to view old favorites again, and 2015 is the 50th anniversary of a true classic…The Sound of Music! I invited my friends to sing along to help me celebrate my birthday weekend with … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fantastic Fireworks & Fun for ’15!

Another year of fantastic free fireworks from Santa Clara so I had another fabulous Fourth…hooray! I love living one block away from the park with such a great fireworks view from my backyard! This year was the smallest fireworks party … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoors, Parties, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cinema Brittahytta – Big Hero 6

Families with kids understandably often have to change plans on a dime, so instead of the 16 expected, we just had a cozy crew of 8 this weekend for Big Hero 6 at Cinema Brittahytta, thoroughly enjoying our grilled pizzas, … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Brittahytta, Edible Art, Outdoors, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment