We all reside on some type of street and whether we live in an apartment, a detached house or town home we all have amazing people we call our neighbours. But when was the last time we got together with them simply to party?
The process of trying to plan a block party can be an onerous one. There are lots of things to take care of, and when time & energy aren’t in abundance there often isn’t an opportunity to plan a party when one might be needed most.
I wanted to be able to help every street plan their own party.
I knew there had to be a better & easier way.
Block Party in a Box is a toolkit which takes care of the mundane and time-consuming work required to plan a block party, leaving you with more time to enjoy the company of your neighbours.
Built upon ten easy steps, the included manual and step-specific resources make planning a block party of any size a simple task.
A block party can take on many different forms. The first step in planning a successful block party is deciding on the scale of the party you wish to throw.
It’s essential that you seek input from your neighbours during the early planning stages. Ongoing, concise communication is a vital component of every successful block party.
You don't need to drain your bank account to make your block party a success. Great block parties can be surprisingly inexpensive.
Lots of 'fun' food and desserts will make your hungry neighbours glad they came.
You'll need to have some pre-planned activities for the children (and young-at-heart adults) in attendance, to help keep everyone engaged and entertained.
If you need equipment, ask your local community/resource centre, churches, or even funeral homes if they can help. Often times these sources are more than happy to offer what they can.
It should go without saying but we'll say it anyway: when planning your block party, safety should be your first priority (with fun being a close second).
After spending lots of time and energy preparing your block party, be sure to take some time to enjoy it. You deserve it!
Allot some time for efficient and effective wrapping up at the end of the day; you'll find that down the road you'll spend less time asking questions and more time partying.
Look to what others are doing around the globe to get ideas for ways in which you can make your next block party even more fun.
Everything you need to plan and execute a successful block party without breaking a sweat. With pre-made posters, checklists, games, and other resources, it makes planning a block party easy.Learn More
This kit includes thousands of hours of time, multiple kilojoules of energy, a deep amount of thought and sweat-filled effort put into the development of each of the components.
1 manual, 13 printable resources and over 40 pages of 'how-to' step-by-step information.
Each section of the toolkit has been uniquely illustrated by London, Canada artist, Eve Nicholson-Smith.
Designed to fit on standard letter sized paper, all resources are supplied in black-and-white so you can easily print them at home.
Resources are supplied in 'modular' format so that you can pick-and-choose to print only the items you need.
We've provided a framework; you supply the content. Fill in the blank spaces and each resource immediately comes to life.
With designs that are easily coloured in, all neighbourhood children can be involved in planning your next block party.
Designed to be used at the street, community, or neighbourhood level, Block Party in a Box can be used in any location around the globe.
Download the toolkit, complete with: manual, step-by-step “how-to” information and a collection of printable resources.Download
Everything you need to plan and execute a successful block party without breaking a sweat.
(Box not included.)
Download the toolkit, complete with: manual (eBook), step-by-step “how-to” information and a collection of printable resources.
Manual & resources are in PDF format.
Suggested price $9.99. Actual value, priceless.