How to Throw a Neighborhood Party

Neighborhood Parties are a great way to meet new neighbors and catch up with good friends. Block off the street and let the little ones roam free. Here are some fun ideas for get-togethers whether it’s just 5 or 6 families or the whole block.


• • • •  F O O D • • • • •
Do something no one will ever forget like a Crawfish Boil
• Order pizza
so no one has to cook!
Make burgers & dogs and have everyone bring sides.
Make paninis
Set up a row of grills so everyone can bring their own proteins to grill.
 Hire one of more food trucks to come ad serve tacos, Korean BBQ or burgers.

• • • • D R I N K S • • • • •
• Make
 infused waters to keep everyone hydrated
but keep sugar intake low.
• Fill barrels with ice and have everyone brings sodas, water and juice boxes for kids
• Have each house make one pitcher of adult drinks like Spiked Lemonade, Tequila Thyme Lemonade, Raspberry Coolers or Lynchburg Lemonade.

• • • • F U N  T R E A T S • • • • •

Have Fun Treats
• Popsicle brownies. (Somewhat Simple Blog.)
• Watermelon Rice Krispies Treat recipe from the Dine and Dish blog.
• Easy to make and easy to Cookie Bars.
• Have an ice-cream truck show up.

• • • • G A M E S • • • • •

For all ages:
Choose games that involve teams and/or groups of people such as:

• Sack races   • The orange pass  • Tug of war
• Egg on a spoon relay • Water balloon tosses   
• Watermelon eating contests.

For older kids:
Rent a Dunk Bucket

•Set up Karaoke
• Just dance
• Have a dance contest

Keep Little Ones Happy…
Recruit a few older kids to do face painting and tatoos.
Have chalk for drawing on sidewalks
Block the street so they can enjoy ride-on toys
Hand out bubbles
Turn on a sprinkler and play on slip n’ slides
Have a scavenger hunt
Rent an inflatable castle or ball pit–complete with someone to watch the kids.

• • • •  End with a outdoor movie under the stars! • • • •

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!