Gather Up The Neighbors For A Block Party!

Gather Up The Neighbors For A Block Party!

You might not have time to strike up a conversation with your next-door-neighbor pretty often, even though you know you have loads to talk about! Bring the entire neighborhood together (or at least your block) for a special day. Celebrate how awesome your community is by throwing a block party filled with comfort food!

One of the most important things to remember if you’re throwing a block party is that you might have to apply for a permit. As soon as you’ve decided on when you want to throw the party, call your local police since you will probably need to get your request in ahead of time.


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Try a spicy dip or fun salsa recipe to get an early spark going!

Cranberry Chutney and Goat Cheese
Tex-Mex Layered Dip
Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa
Bacon and Cheese Salad
Garbanzo Salad

Main Courses
Serve fun burgers, but remember the vegetarians with a cozy mozzarella wrap too!

Simple Sloppy Joes
Basil Mozzarella Wrap
Ham and Mango Quesadillas
Grilled Chicken Salad Wraps
Baked Pork Chops

Side Dishes
Peppered Corn Salad
Cabbage-Pepper Slaw
Greek Marinated Roasted Peppers, Olives and Feta
Bavarian Potato Salad
Olive Stuffed Bread

If the weather is warmer stick to ice cream and other frozen treats. If it’s chillier, try macaroons or tarts!

Lemon Mini-Tarts
Butterfinger Ice Cream
Coconut Macaroons
Banana Split Brownie Cake
Frozen Banana Treats

If you get a liquor license, serve a cocktail or two, and then serve some spirited summer coolers!

Mango Banana Milkshake

Berry Blast Smoothie
Cuba Libre
Sweet Peach Tea
Almond Tea

Presentation Pointers:

  1. Don’t forget name-tags! Just because you all live near each other, doesn’t mean you’re on a first name basis with everyone. Plus, you can skip introductions and move right on to a conversation!
  2. If you want to serve alcohol, check ahead of time if it's legal to serve it. Chances are you might need a permit
  3. Make sure you invite every single neighbor. Leaving someone out could be detrimental to your popularity in the neighborhood, and it’s also very rude. If you have been having issues with a neighbor recently, invite them anyway. You might be able to squash any hard feelings then and there.

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