How to Throw a Neighbourhood Block Party
Wanna live on an awesome street where neighbours are friends and kids ride their bikes together (in other words, a playborhood to be proud of)? Get together with your neighbours and organize a block party! Pick a time, set up some tables and chairs and join together for an afternoon of eating, drinking and playing. Block parties are also a great way to raise money for a cause of your ‘hood’s choice, thought they can simply be a way to hang with your nabes outdoors.
The families who make up Toronto’s Brockton Triangle community are no strangers to hanging out and partying together, whether it’s through community gardening, massive yard sales or car sharing. So it should come as no surprise that they know how to throw down at a neighbourhood block party. We got mom Gretel (and designer of awesome kids’ dress-up gear) on the phone so she could share her top three block party planning tips with you.
Bunchland Block Party Playlist:
Martha and the Vandellas – “Dancing in the Street”
Miley Cyrus – “Party in the USA”
Lovin’ Spoonful – “Summer in the City”
Jennifer Lopez – “Jenny from the Block”
The Beatles – “Come Together”
Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
The O’Jays – “Love Train”
Katrina and the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine”
Block party information kit with useful PDF forms
Photo by ex_animo via Flickr.