How to Organize a Block Party - Block party entertainment ideas
Music is a must. Whether it’s your favorites list or a live band, find some tunes to set the mood for the party. It’s best to go for music that would please the masses. Keep in mind that young children will likely be in attendance.
Chances are good that several of your neighbors have a talent. And, while a talent show could be exciting, you could just ask one or two with a special talent to show off for a while. You may be living amongst musicians, dancers, clowns or magicians. Just ask, most will be obliged to entertain for a portion of the evening.
If you have teenagers in the neighborhood, see if someone knows a local mascot that would be willing to make a visit. The photo above is a "Safety Otter" and part of the fire department.
Another option is to request that neighbors pitch in funds for the entertainment. Then hire a band, rent an inflatable bounce house or slide, or other entertainment depending on your crowd.
Ask neighbors to bring outdoor games and toys. A volleyball net and ball, croquet or bocce ball, or even a ping pong table can provide hours of entertainment for all ages. Enlist some of the neghborhood tweens to do face painting. Simple entertainment is often times the best.
Gather your courage and get planning your neighborhood’s annual block party!