Friday, July 20, 2007

Neighborhood BBQ

We have been thinking of hosting a block party. We have had a few new couples move in the neighborhood in the last year and it would be good to get to know everyone. Plus its another excuse for John to use his super masterful grilling skills.

I am a very closed off person and could live my whole life with out knowing my neighbors- but kids change that! I want to know that if my kids ride their bikes around the block that they will be safe and if something happens they can run to a neighbors house for help. I grew up in the same house on the same block my entire childhood. We knew everyone- its something every kid should have...

So hopefully we can fit it into our busy summer schedule and get it done before school starts. School starts a whole lot earlier than I thought it did - my father in law called and asked me something about school and dates and stuff- when I got out the calendar and saw that it resumes Aug. 20th- I was shocked! Happy, that my kids would soon be at school for 7 hours a day, but sad because the summer has really flown by and we haven't really done anything big and exciting. owell...we still have four weeks to pack in something big and fun! Maybe the block party can fit into that category...haha! Right- I don't think that would fly with the kids...for them... I feel a vacation coming on. We will probably go to South Dakota in the fall over fall break.

Anyway- any ideas for the block party would be greatly appreciated! Food, activities, decorations, must haves - any ideas would be helpful!


Kris said...

Wow! That is ambitious of you guys! Good luck!

Kris said...

oh I forgot to include my idea- how about hamburgers and hotdogs and then have the guests bring the salads and desserts. For activiities- outdoor yard games might work. But I think the conversation and mingling might be enough. The kids always find something to do.

I am not a Martha Stewart so I have no decorating ideas- except make it easy for you. Paper plates, napkins and disposable flatware.

LIndsey said... about the hawaiian luau? That might be fun with tiki torches and stuff. Sorry- I am not very good with this type of thing. But it sounds great!