Neighborhood Night Out 2019 - Suggested Party Ideas

Simple Refreshments 

  • Bring your favorite snack
  • Coffee, tea and dessert
  • Cookie exchange
  • Fruit and cheese plates
  • Hot dogs and brats
  • Build your own ice cream sundaes
  • Lemonade and cookies
  • Mini-donut stand
  • Popcorn
  • Potluck
  • Pretzels and pop
  • Root beer floats
  • Watermelon

Contribute to Your Community

  • Beautify a common area
  • Collect for a food shelter
  • Nominate a block club or individual for a crime prevention award
  • Plan a fall clean-up or bulb planting
  • Community impact statements or petitions
  • Presentation by an arborist
  • Sign all ages up for library cards
  • Use email to communicate more with your block club
  • Voter registration drive
  • Cover graffiti

 Group Conversations and Mixers

  • Neighborhood of the Year Award
  • Block email list
  • Block history stories
  • Find block volunteers
  • Have an ice breaker
  • Interview politicians running for office
  • Neighborhood trivia game with prizes
  • Photos from past block parties
  • Share ideas and accomplishments
  • Skills swap
  • Talk about crime concerns
  • Update block list for people and pets
  • Update block contact list
  • Welcome new residents

All-Ages Activities

  • Book exchange
  • Book swap
  • Build a milk carton boat
  • Cake walk
  • Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc.
  • Dance
  • Lawn mower beauty contest with parade
  • Ring toss contest
  • Live music
  • Movies
  • Organize a book club
  • Paint an OLD
  • Parade
  • Plant exchange
  • Prizes
  • Races: minnow, cotton ball on a spoon
  • Recognize kids' accomplishments
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Sing-along/Karaoke
  • Sports
  • Storytelling
  • Talent Show
  • Tour of the gardens on the block
  • Water balloon fights

Activities for Youth

  • Bicycle parade or rodeo
  • Chalk art
  • Coloring or maze sheet
  • Dime/Penny guess
  • Duck pond
  • Face painting
  • Games
  • Kiddie jump (moon walk)
  • Create a banner or mural
  • Piñata
  • Riding bikes
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Skits
  • Talent show