By Gaylord Pierce - April 3, 2022
Things To Consider When Planning a Street Party
If you and your friends want to throw a street party for the neighbourhood although this is a nice gesture and a good way to help neighbour’s bond, there are certain things that you should look into in order to make sure you are able to go ahead with your plans.
The first thing you need to do is ask for permission. Some neighbourhoods have members who form a committee that look into the needs and safety of its fellow neighbour’s. Therefore, approaching them would be a good place to start as then they will be able to guide you through the process on whom you should speak to. It is also important that the roads are closed off during the party. Getting information on whom you should speak to regarding this is also a good idea.
Time of day
Once you have gotten permission to throw the party you then need to decide on what kind of party it is going to be. Are you planning to throw a party in the afternoon or at night? It is important that you do not leave this decision until the last minute as the planning and prepping for the party will be different based on the time of day.
For example, if you decide to throw the party in the afternoon then you would not need to worry about lights as the natural light from the sun would be a good source. However, once the sun goes down you will need to look around for artificial options.
If your street has solar street lighting, this would be an advantage as it will provide you with a good source of light. Especially if the party is being held in the night on the street, then a good source of light is needed.
When you are ordering the food for the party, it is essential that you ensure that you have something for everyone. This is important because you should remember to take into account that not everyone eats meat and some people could be allergic to seafood.
However, having a variety of meat, vegetarian and vegan would mean that there is something for everyone. It is also good to keep this in mind when you are serving beverages as not everyone drinks alcohol therefore; it is important to have options for non-alcoholic drinks as well.
As a neighbourhood consists of many different people of all ages, it is a good idea to have entertainment to suit all ages especially the children. As adults can be easily entertained with food, drinks and some good music, children are not that easy. You will likely need to think a bit harder when it comes to entertaining children.
It is a good idea to think about organizing games and hiring entertainment such as a clown or having a face painting corner as these are some ideas that could help keep the children entertained. Having a headcount of the number of people attending the part, number of children and the age groups of the children could aid in making the planning process easier.