Southeast Michigan Real Estate Owners: How to Throw a Block Party at Your Home

Posted in Southeast Michigan Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on May 27th, 2010

If you’ve ever been to a block party, you know it is a great way to gather your neighborhood friends together for some fun. If you’re an owner of Southeast Michigan real estate, you can easily throw a block party everyone who lives near your home will love. Here’s how:

1. Enlist the help of your neighbors. Throwing a block party at your home is a major undertaking, so you will need all the help you can get. Ask other Southeast Michigan real estate homeowners in your community to help you plan, decorate, prepare food, and clean.

2. Get permission. You don’t want your party broken up by the police or fined by the homeowner’s association. Find out from your municipal government if you are required to get a permit for a block party. Follow up with your homeowner’s association and make sure they will allow the block party.

3. Select a theme. Themed parties are easier to plan and more fun for the guests. For example, if you choose a beach theme, you know what colors and accessories to use in the decorations:  anything blue or tan, coconuts, beach balls, and Frisbees. You also know to serve beach foods like hamburgers and hotdogs.

4. Plan a menu and decorate. Keep the menu and decorations simple to prepare and easy to clean. Choose food that can be eaten without utensils, like finger foods and sandwiches. Don’t use elaborate decorations.

5. Have fun. The most important part of your block party is the party itself. Give yourself permission to enjoy the party and the company of your neighbors. Talk to people. Laugh with your neighbors. Participate in any games you play. This is your night to shine.

6. Clean up. If you planned properly and have enough help, clean up shouldn’t be too overwhelming. Make sure the area where you held the party is completely litter-free and looks better than it did before the party. Don’t give your homeowner’s association any reason to prohibit future block parties.

Getting to know neighbors makes life more enjoyable.  Throwing a block party is a great way to accomplish that while also having fun.

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Lee Morof sells North Woodward Homes in Oakland County Michigan

Lee Morof
RE/MAX Showcase Homes
Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640

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