Transform Your Backyard into a Mamma Mia Party

FunFlicks backyard Mamma Mia movie party

A Mamma Mia party will transport you and your guests to the beautiful Kalokairi coastlines, wherever you may be in the world. With a glimmering disco ball, an ABBA-inspired soundtrack, and a screening of the film itself, your event is sure to be an epic experience. Paul “The Outdoor Movie Guy” Jackman, owner of FunFlicks® NorCal and Oregon, has helped people across the West Coast throw their own outdoor movie parties for over a decade. By following his professional tips and recent experience hosting his own Mamma Mia watch party, your event will provide unforgettable memories for everyone in attendance.

Location for a Mamma Mia Movie Party


An indoor movie party is a great choice for intimate gatherings. Imagine getting cozy with guests gathered in the living room, including lots of blankets and pillows to create a warm ambiance. In addition, the indoor environment provides more control over the mood, with soft lighting and comfy seating that improve the movie-watching experience. Having the option of moving your event inside as a backup ensures that the fun lives on when it’s too windy or stormy.


Throw your party in the backyard with a Mamma Mia night under the stars! Picture guests huddled together with the aroma of popcorn wafting through the air. Hosting the event in the backyard creates a genuinely immersive movie-watching environment, with the sound of chirping crickets and twinkling stars adding to the atmosphere. As the sun sets, the excitement grows, and as the screen lights up, cinematic magic is brought to life.


Hosting a Mamma Mia party at the park is ideal for large crowds while adding excitement to your event. Before setting up, obtain authorization from the city to confirm compliance with laws to avoid any penalties. Additionally, educate yourself on the local noise restrictions to avoid complaints from neighbors. Once you've gotten the appropriate permits, you can start planning with confidence. Your Mamma Mia-themed party in the park will be a huge success, loved by everyone who comes to this community outdoor celebration of music, movies, and memories.

Paul the Outdoor Movie Guy's table at a FunFlicks Mamma Mia party

Decorations for a Mamma Mia Party

With a little bit of mood lighting and Mediterranean themed decor, your guests will be fully immersed at your Mamma Mia watch party. Decorating the party location adds to the overall atmosphere. Paul created an incredible environment at his event with lanterns and a glistening disco ball hanging from trees in the backyard.

Set Up a Disco Ball

A defining characteristic of Mamma Mia is its iconic disco soundtrack. There's no better way to reflect this theme than by hanging a disco ball at your party. If you're hosting your event outdoors, look for a tree with sturdy branches that can hold it without falling. You want to get it secured as flat as possible to avoid such a risk. Also, a nearby power source should be available so that it can easily plug in and spin throughout the evening (make sure the chord is marked or taped to the ground to prevent anyone from tripping over it). Any light source, such as a projector or spotlight, shining on your disco ball will make it glisten up above. Zip-tying a flashlight to the tree is a great option for home use as well.

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Hang Paper Lanterns

Famolay Store’s paper lanterns are affordable and easy to set up. Just expand them carefully and place the wiring in, with the skinnier end going in first, allowing the holder to sit comfortably. That's it! They look super cool hanging around your Mamma Mia party location and are great decor for almost any outdoor movie event.

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Dress the Table

If you plan on serving food, don't forget to decorate the table. Inspire the dining area with the coastal atmosphere of the Greek islands for your Mamma Mia night of fun. This can be done with a simple yet classy white tablecloth and serviettes, evoking the breezy serenity of the Mediterranean oceanside. Add to the ambience with a candlelit centerpiece detailed with seashells, olive branches, or flowers for a complete look. Paul's event was uniquely decorated with disco ball cocktail picks tucked into each napkin. The choice is yours when it comes to creatively decorating the area for your Mamma Mia party.

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Add Lighting

Paul used uplights shining blue and white to give the backyard area a pop, matching the Greek theme of Mamma Mia. The market lights hanging above also looked really cool and allowed for enough lighting for guests to visit and enjoy their meals before the movie.

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Greek food appetizers

Food for a Mamma Mia Party

What’s a Greek-themed event without food? If you’re not one to cook, don’t fear. There are delicious, easy-to-make meal options for your Mamma Mia watch. A large charcuterie board with pita bread, crackers, feta cheese, carrots, pickles, and other items to dip into hummus makes a fantastic appetizer for crowds both small and large to enjoy. Greek salad is another easy-to-make choice that's perfect for serving before the main dish. Simply mix cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, and red onions together, sprinkled with feta cheese and vinaigrette, for a refreshingly healthy meal. Gyros are an amazing main course that guests are able to customize and enjoy as a handheld, perfect for a casual outdoor setting. To learn more about how to make your own gyros, check out Tiffany's "Easy Chicken Gyro" recipe.

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Music for a Mamma Mia Themed Party

Music perfectly sets the mood for a Mamma Mia themed party, providing it with the contagious energy of ABBA's classic songs. Make a playlist of classic tunes like "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," and "Waterloo" to get people grooving. Throw in more '70s disco to keep the lively tempo going all night. We can play your tunes on our professional, high-definition sound system.

Before the movie begins, your FunFlicks® event technician can help arrange a karaoke competition. Channel your inner Donna or Sam by singing their favorite ABBA songs to add to the perfect Mamma Mia night. For extra authenticity, welcome a band to play some of ABBA's greatest hits in tribute to the film. With music in the background, your party is sure to be an evening to remember.

Kids of the 1970s

Apparel for a Mamma Mia Party

Encourage attendees at a Mamma Mia party to dress in vibrant disco attire. Costumes add to the fun of the evening and fully immerse your guests to an even greater extent. For women, think of flowing skirts, wide-legged slacks, and platform shoes inspired by Donna and the Dynamos' signature look. Men can dress as Harry, Sam, or Bill by wearing patterned shirts and flared pants. If you're throwing a party by the poolside, beachwear goes well with the film's Mediterranean island setting.

Event Rentals for Your Mamma Mia Party

FunFlicks® Inflatable Movie Screen Rentals

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FunFlicks® inflatable movie screens are professional quality at an affordable price. There's a size for everyone, whether you're throwing a massive film festival with thousands in attendance or a small birthday with family at your house. To make sure everything runs smoothly, a local FunFlicks® event technician will arrive at your location on time, set up the screen, oversee the technology, and pack it all away at the end of the screening. Booming high-definition sound, crystal-clear laser projection, and a larger-than-life display are all included when you book an event with us.

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Backyard 16'
12'x7' Display
100 Guests
20 Cars

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16'x9' Display
250 Guests
50 Cars

Blockbuster 26'
20'x12' Display
500 Guests
75 Cars

Elite 32'
26'x15' Display
750 Guests
100 Cars

Epic 40'
30'x17' Display
1500 Guests
150 Cars

Xtreme 50'
40'x22' Display
3000 Guests
250 Cars

FunFlicks® LED Screen Rentals

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FunFlicks LED screens are perfect for day or night display in almost any environment. Utilizing electroluminescent technology, our LED screens generate light effectively at any time of day. Each panel is rated IP65, meaning they are both rain and dustproof. Day or night, rain or shine, you get to decide when the magic happens. All of our mobile LED trailers have onboard generators for portable power. Therefore, no power supply is needed. Similar to our inflatable screens, our fleet of LED screens comes in a variety of dimensions for a variety of crowd sizes. Local event technicians across the country are available to bring our LED trailers anywhere for you to enjoy video games, live sports, movies, advertisements, or almost everything else!

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8'x5' LED Trailer
75 Guests
15 Cars

12'x7' LED Trailer
100 Guests
20 Cars

15'x8' LED Trailer
250 Guests
50 Cars

17'x10' LED Trailer
500 Guests
75 Cars

23'x13' LED Trailer
750 Guests
100 Cars

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