Block Party 2017

We celebrated out 2017 Block Party yesterday with my sister and mother who are in town visiting.DSC_0587

The block party followed the same format it does every year. The older kids are starting to remember the sequence and anticipate with joy.

First the bouncy houses are inflated. Two of them, one for older kids and one for younger kids.DSC_0556 DSC_0561

Next the cotton candy comes out.DSC_0575

DSC_0568While this is going on, the other food is getting set up. Summer Houses Santa Monica and the Oyster Bar had stalls this year.

Summer House had a huge taco bar spread, during the day. Later they brought out pizzas. Still later, cookies larger than your head.DSC_0582 DSC_0686

Oyster Bar fed us fantastic lobster rolls, fried chicken and more!DSC_0599

Our neighbors volunteered to cook up hot dogs and hamburgers on grills people had rolled out on the street. Behind them tubs of non alcoholic drinks for adults and kids.

The kegs were tapped right next to the band. Along with an assortment of other alcoholic drinks.DSC_0620

Our neighbor Jane’s ‘decorate a birdhouse or box’ table was out again this year for the kids.DSC_0581

A firetruck came to visit the kids.IMG_2791 IMG_2795

Walgreens volunteered their time to paint kids faces. DSC_0614 DSC_0618

Soon the magician arrived. DSC_0638

Ben volunteered and got picked.DSC_0627

Sam the ice cream man showed up with the ice cream truck. The ice creams are free, also part of the block party’s budget.DSC_0677

Finally it got dark and the glow stuff was opened. DSC_0700 DSC_0703 DSC_0706

Great party! Thanks to the organizers and volunteers who make it all happen!DSC_0601

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