We celebrated out 2017 Block Party yesterday with my sister and mother who are in town visiting.
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.
Next the cotton candy comes out.
While 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.
Oyster Bar fed us fantastic lobster rolls, fried chicken and more!
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.
Our neighbor Jane’s ‘decorate a birdhouse or box’ table was out again this year for the kids.
A firetruck came to visit the kids.
Walgreens volunteered their time to paint kids faces.
Soon the magician arrived.
Ben volunteered and got picked.
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.
Finally it got dark and the glow stuff was opened.
Great party! Thanks to the organizers and volunteers who make it all happen!Pin It