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Whitefish Bay Block Parties

Whitefish Bay Block Parties

August was a busy month. We took a quick trip to San Diego and Washington DC. Both cities were wonderful and I would love to return to both. California has a gorgeous landscape and DC obviously has the history. It was SO hot in DC that I think a fall trip would be perfect.

We finished August with our annual Shoreland Avenue/Santa Monica Block party. We moved to the block 11 years ago on block party weekend and have not missed one since. Our kids have grown from 3 and 2 years old to 14, 13 and 8 years old. Kids love block parties; fire trucks, bouncy houses, water games, capture the flag and lots of great food.

     QUESTION: How to make a block party as fun for the adults?

 What are some ideas to make new neighbors feel comfortable? How to create a cohesive party? Games? Party theme? One year we had a band and that was a lot of fun. I know a block on Hollywood and they have an adult block party (in addition to the family block party) and they all bring wine and appetizers. Wine provides a conversation topic. Would love to hear everyones ideas!

My daughter's birthday is around the corner and so she invited friends over for a camping sleepover. It was during the block party so they could run around but they chose to spend most of the time in the tent in the backyard. A fun and easy party! Pitch a tent and instant fun for 5 girls. Kate drew the smore on the invite - nice addition.

Happy Labor Day!

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