How to Organize a Block Party – Block Party Theme and Décor Ideas
Summer block parties are casual, relaxed affairs, but a theme to pull it all together and some simple décor will make it so much more special. We love the idea of a cherry theme for summer. Using inspiration from our Cherries Jubilee Dessert Skirtz cupcake wrappers, a “Cherry Lane” block party or “Celebrating Summer Fruits” is a great place to start. The crisp white and summery cherry design is cheerful with a hint of nostalgia.
Find a nice shady cul de sac in your neighborhood if you can. Tents for shade can be rented if that is within your budget and deemed necessary for comfort. Often, attending neighbors are happy to share their yards and property for the event.
Table coverings as simple as an inexpensive bolt of fabric make a great start to decorating. Many people will lend their folding tables, which can simply be covered with a red checkered fabric or a crisp white. Ask for everyone to bring their own seating if it’s not within your budget to rent.
Centerpieces for your block party can be as easy as some empty tin cans, label removed, and embellished with a simple tie of ric-rac or ribbon. Blooms and greenery from your neighborhood yards will make them lovely.
Be sure to allow for a food preparation area, buffet space, drink station and dessert table. Table signs are a pretty and helpful option if you have the time and resources to make them.
A gorgeous dessert buffet is simple. Just ask for donations of individually sized baked goodies from your neighbors. We love cupcakes, mini pies, cupcake brownies and cake pops! Create heights and levels on your dessert table. Choosing eclectic platters all in white is an easy way to make a classy display. Use your Dessert Skirtz cupcake wrappers to dress up the potluck desserts and place them on your table. Store the extra desserts in a safe place so you can replenish the table as needed and keep it looking fresh. Sweet as pie!
A drink station for your block party is so simple to create by just using some wagons loaded with ice and bottled drinks. You can use coolers and drink tubs in the wagons if you choose. The wagons lend to the nostalgic mood and make it easy to transport the beverages.
Bring in pretty lighting for an evening block party. Stringing white lights through the tree limbs is a simply elegant way to bring some light and a touch of sparkle to the party.
Simply chic and rustic is an affordable look - easy and perfect for a casual summer gathering.