The Recreation Series: The Greatest Icebreaker

Meeting the neighbors can be tough. Throwing a party or offering to host your local summer block party can be a great way to meet your neighbors and get to know one another.

With our Recreation System you can easily set up an amazing evening movie for the whole neighborhood! Using the convenient rear screen projection, you can rest assured your equipment will be safe and sound while the kiddos have fun playing out in front. Speaking of having room out front, stream some fun YouTube Karaoke music and have a neighborhood sing-along!

Since you know you’ll have the entertainment covered here are some of our other favorite block party activities you might want to consider!


  • Face Painting. Hire a professional or have someone in the community paint faces at your block party. This is often a cheap and fun incentive for the children at your block party.
  • Fireworks. If you have the permission to do so, fireworks can be an exciting way to end the night.
  • Karaoke. If no one in your community owns a karaoke machine, consider renting or making your own alternative. Karaoke is an activity that will be fun and hilarious for everyone at your block party.
  • Bike Parade. Consider designating a time for kids to decorate their bikes, according to the theme of your block party, and then participate in your neighborhood block party bike parade.
  • Invite the Fire and Police Departments. Invite your local officials to your neighborhood block party to help kids become better acquainted with them. They can even provide a safety demonstration for the families in your community.
  • Water Balloon Toss/Fight. If having a pool for your neighborhood block party is out of the question, consider having water games instead.
  • Arts & Crafts Table. If someone in your community is particularly crafty or if you choose to hire someone for your party, an arts & crafts table is a great way to keep kids entertained throughout your block party.
  • Bean Bag Toss. A classic block party game is the bean bag toss, which can be fun for all ages.
  • Three-Legged Race. Three-legged races are one way to involve adults and kids in a little friendly competition.
  • Bubble Machine. A bubble machine is a cost-effective option that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces, kids especially.
  • Piñata. Even if you’re not celebrating anything in particular, a piñata is a low-cost way to get your block party started.
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