Wednesday, July 15, 2009
What a GREAT idea! Someone should get in Block Party Mode...Well, why not you? It's not hard, and you'll have so much fun, it will become an annual event. Here's how to get started.
Enlist help. Another mom or two and you're on your way.
Call the city. You need permission to block off the street, and the fire department needs to know about any barricades. Where we live, city workers delivered the barricades early the morning of the party.
Make flyers. Give people enough notice so they can plan ahead. Games on a Saturday afternoon and grilling at 5-6 p.m. works great. Ask people to bring a dish to share. The planners can provide hot dogs & burgers. Ask everyone to call to rsvp, and ask them what they are able to bring.
Have a list kind of ready-paper plates, condiments, buns, chips, salads, desserts, drinks, etc. And you could even make Summer Block Party Chicken Salad, since you know my recipe and all!
Have the neighborhood kids help with games. If they are part of the planning, you won't believe how much help they will be!
Put enough garbage cans out! And ask your neighbors to bring chairs, too.
Have name tags, and make it a point to speak to as many people as possible. Pull up a chair next to some of the older folks and really get to know them. You'll make someone's day.
Tune in tomorrow for some game ideas. Some you will no doubt have thought of, but I'll bet there is a new idea there for you, too!
And don't forget to comment about why you want to win the 10 pack of POPrs.
These great summer block party ideas are brought to you by Angie, and her Wordful Wednesday.