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Hosting a Summer Block Party BBQ

Hosting a summer block party BBQ

Hosting a summer block party BBQ can be a great way to bring your community together and enjoy some delicious food and fun activities. Here are some steps you can take to create a successful summer block party BBQ:

  • Choose a date and time: Decide on a date and time that works well for most people in your community. Check local event calendars and be mindful of holidays and other community events that might conflict with your party.
  • Pick a location: Identify a location that can accommodate your guests, BBQ, and any other activities you have planned. Consider a park, a community center, or a large backyard.
  • Invite your guests: Spread the word about your block party BBQ. Consider creating flyers or posters to put up in your neighborhood, sending out invitations via email or social media, or even going door-to-door to invite your neighbors.
  • Plan your menu: Plan your BBQ menu based on the number of guests you expect to attend. Consider grilling burgers, hot dogs, chicken, and vegetables. Be sure to have vegetarian and vegan options available as well. Don’t forget to include side dishes like potato salad, coleslaw, and fruit salad, and desserts like ice cream and fruit skewers.
  • Set up activities: Set up some fun activities to keep your guests entertained. You can have a bounce house for kids, a cornhole tournament, or a water balloon toss. You could also set up a music station or even hire a local band to perform.
  • Prepare the BBQ area: Clean your BBQ grill and make sure it’s in good working order. Have plenty of charcoal or propane on hand, along with grilling utensils, plates, napkins, and silverware.
  • Enjoy the party: On the day of the party, make sure everything is set up and ready to go. Greet your guests and make sure they have everything they need. Don’t forget to enjoy the party yourself!

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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