Do you remember the block parties you used to go to as a kid? Whole neighborhoods would come together to celebrate the summer season. Hot dogs and hamburgers were thrown on the grill, kids would grab a ball and bat, and an impromptu game of softball would pop up on the street before everyone ended the night tired and a little sticky from all the ice cream.
If you’re looking to capture that summertime nostalgia and throw a block party of your own, we’ve got you covered. At first a party of that size can seem daunting, but with a little planning and some organization, you’ll be sure to have it all mapped out in no time.
Focus on the essentials: food, drinks, and activities, and everything else should fall into place.
When it comes to food, think grilled items, easy sides, and summery desserts (maybe even a little homemade strawberry ice cream). For drinks, lemonade and iced tea are always crowd-pleasers. Make things a little easier by using a beverage tub to keep everything cool.
To capture the attention of even the youngest guests, stock up on water balloons, sidewalk chalk, and set up a face painting station. If you have the time and the right spot, lining up a movie to watch with a projector and sheet is a great way to end a fabulous gathering with friends and family.
Don’t forget as your planning out those final details, Personal Creations has all of your fun in the sun summer needs covered. Check out our fantastic grilling and outdoor celebration line for personalized products to make your block party all the more memorable. Also, let us know in the comments section if you have any block party tips of your own! We love to hear from you.