Tips for the Ultimate Summer Block Party

With the everyday hustle and bustle it’s hard to find the time to get to know your neighbors. Hosting a block party is the perfect opportunity to slow down, have fun and get together with the people in your community! Follow our five tips for the ultimate Summer block party!

ultimate pong

Fun for the Whole Family

No block party is complete without inflatables! Bounce houses are always a great option but with the heat a water slide or a combo might be the way to go. If you want something for the older kids and adults consider an obstacle course or ultimate pong, who wouldn’t want to challenge their neighbors for bragging rights? Carnival games are also a great option, keep the kids entertained with challenging games and don’t forget to pick up little prizes!



sno cone

Fire Up the Grill

The food at a block party is your chance to show off your culinary skills to your neighbors! Check with your neighbors to see what they plan on bringing to make sure that you have a little bit of everything, no one wants 5 trays of pasta salad! And don’t forget to cover your food with a simple netted food cover to keep those pesky bugs away! Another great addition to any block party buffet is a sno cone machine, it will help to cool you down and make the kids happy!



beverage dispenser - block party


Stay Hydrated

It’s Summertime so it’s bound to be a scorcher! Be sure to keep lots of beverages on hand especially for the kids and elderly neighbors. Beverage dispensers are a great way to class up any party and they allow you to offer a variety of drinks for a lot less than if you had to buy cans or bottles. If you do plan to go the can and bottle route coolers or a chill table are a must have! And for the adults at the party a frozen drink machine is a must, relax with a delicious margarita, piña colada or strawberry daiquiri!


photo boothCapture the Moment

There will definitely be plenty of memorable moments at the party, create a custom hashtag for everyone to use while snapping pictures throughout the day! If you like something a little more tangible you can get an open air photo booth that will print out copies of your pictures. Create your own festive backdrop or just get a great wide shot of the whole party in the background of every picture.




movie screen

Keep the Party Going

Don’t let the fun stop just because the sun goes down. Keep the party going with an inflatable movie screen and a popcorn machine! Pull out the blankets and chairs and play some family favorites!