Get the neighborhood together for a fantastic block party this summer with party supplies, activities, favors and decorations. Block parties are great for greeting new neighbors, getting to know each other, or developing community bonds. Plus, they’re fun!
Make sure everyone knows about the get-together with a custom vinyl banner printed with your party details. Vinyl banners are weather-resistant so you can hang them at the entrance of your neighborhood, by the mailboxes or on your garage door to get the information about the event out. You could also send out party invitations or flyers by placing them in your neighbors’ mailboxes.
Once you’ve got the guest list together, start on the decorations. If you have a neighborhood association, see if the organization has funds you could use to throw the party, or have each family chip in a bit to cover the costs.
Set up tables around your street or in several abutting yards. Cover your bar or food area with an airblown tiki gazebo hut, so everyone will know where to find the refreshments. Set up inflatable palm trees, inflatable palm tree coolers or pineapple coolers around the party area for a fun party look that doubles as storage space. Surf board yard signs are great accents for designating different areas of the party or welcoming your guests. You can personalize them with your own wording.
Your party will probably last into the twilight hours or later, so having some fun lighting is a good idea. Hang tiki lights or flashing hibiscus garland for a great luau look. Or tiki torches are another neat accent.
Decorate your party tables with luau table decorations and tabletop tiki lanterns. Beach ball trays make fun table accents. The Surf and Turf Tableware Ensemble includes all the plates, napkins and cups you need for the party, coordinated for a great summer look.
Party activities for your block party don’t have to be complicated. Traditional summer party games like horseshoes, cards, Frisbee or backyard sports will work great. The Hula Couple Photo Stand In is great for taking hilarious photos from the party. A limbo kit also makes for a ton of fun. Keep kids happy with a sunglasses foam magnet kit or a palm tree piñata.
Have fun favors to hand out to guests at the block party. Personalized stickers are great for name tags. Guests can make their own favors with a lei craft kit or sip out of tropical hurricane cups, then take them home with them to use again and again. Fun lid can covers are cool favors guests can use to keep track of their drinks.
Add your personal touches and own style to these party tips to create a great community feeling at your block party. You could even create annual traditions!