Let’s all try something new and exciting this holiday season. I recently helped a couple in Florida that wanted to do something out of the box this year for the holidays. I suggested a Holiday Block Party.
This would of course only work if you live in an area where you have nice weather in December. If you are lucky enough to have this nice weather and are not dreaming of a white Christmas then let me give you some tips and ideas.
First I would make up some real nice holiday invitations to send out to your neighbors and friends. You should remember that lots of people are busy during this time of year so I would suggest doing it early in the month of December. Give a few dates and let the masses decided when it will be.
Second you will want to let all the participating houses know that they should plan on decorating the house, in festive ways depending on the religion. You have to try to accommodate everyone.
Next I hire a DJ to play holiday music as well as party music. I would have a pony ride, and organise a few games for the even. You can find many idea’s at theblockpartyhome.com .
Someone needs to dress up like Santa and give out gifts. I would have all the parents for the participating houses get a little something for their kids and give to whoever is going to be Santa. You don’t want to leave anyone out, so when you set a household budget make sure you leave some money to buy some cheap toys to give out just in case the parents do give a gift.
Some other Idea’s. Bring the Christmas Tree out to the driveway. Hold a
50/50 raffle (you can get tickets at theblockpartyhome.com). Have a pie eating contest, just be creative.
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