Make this summer fun by hosting a block party for you and your neighbors. A block party is a great way to easily network with those around you and can help create a sense of community in the area you call home. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips to get you going:
1. Find a nanny
You want your kids to have fun too, but as the block party's host, you have lots of work to do. A nanny can watch over your kids while you're running around greeting neighbors, finding chairs for people and serving food.
2. Have a potluck
Are you hesitant about organizing a block party because you fear cooking? Solve this problem by asking your neighbors to bring their own home-cooked food. A potluck is a great way to get to know those who live close to you and it's a great conversation starter. Create a list and when neighbors RSVP ask them to write down what they plan to bring.
3. Recruit your neighbors
You can't do everything alone. From playing music, to serving food, to talking with your guests, there's just too much on your plate. Instead, recruit some hardworking neighbors to pitch in. Ask them if they wouldn't mind helping you prepare food and drinks. Ask another if he or she could be the designated DJ and ask one more person to help you create and send out invites. Not only does a block party bring the community together, but the process of forming one does too.