If you’re looking for a great way to get to know your neighbors and build community spirit, throwing a block party is a fantastic idea. It’s a fun and low-pressure way to socialize, and it’s a great opportunity to showcase your neighborhood. PLUS, with the right party equipment rentals, you can make your block party unforgettable. In this blog post, we’ll give you tips on how to throw a great block party and suggest some party equipment that will up your game.

Choose Date and Location

The most important decision you’ll make is picking a date that works for most of your neighbors. Think about the time of year and the weather, and don’t forget to check with your community’s homeowner association (HOA) if you have one. Choose a central location, like a cul-de-sac or a common space, that’s easy to access and has plenty of space. Make sure you also inquire with your city or local municipalities to see if any permitting is needed. For example, we know Denver and Boulder both have permit requirements.

Rent Party Equipment

Now that you’ve got your basics in place, let’s get to the fun stuff, like equipment rentals from Wright Group Event Services! Here are some essential rentals for a block party:

Tents: You’ll need tents to provide shade and shelter if the weather takes a turn. Tents can come in various sizes, depending on how many people you want to be able to cater. You may also want to add side walls and heaters for even more temperature control options.

Tables and chairs: Rent chairs and tables to provide seating for everyone. Choose linens and covers that complement your theme. This rental can come in various sizes and shapes depending on the number of attendees.

Unusual Flairs: A great time for your guests can be had when you add a few extra touches to your block party. Add a bubble machine, karaoke sing along, photo booth, popcorn machine or even a carnival game to add to the excitement, all rentals available at Wright Group.

Music Player/Audio System: Don’t forget music! Rent an Audio system with speakers you can blast your guest’s favorite tunes. At Wright Group, we have professional technicians that can come along to show you how to run the AV equipment or even run it for your event!

Food and drinks

What’s a party without great food and drinks? It’s the time to show off your neighborhood’s cooking skills with Potluck. Make sure there’s plenty of food, drinks (soft drinks), and snacks to go around, and don’t forget the ice. Arrange for food trucks or food vendors to cater to your event and make it that extra bit special. Not sure who to turn to for these types of services? We work with several. Just contact us for a few recommendations.

Friendly competition

With the right games and activities, your block party guests will have a blast. Consider setting up some friendly competition activities like obstacle courses, face painting, tug-of-war, or even adult beer pong, for the older crowd

Hosting the perfect block party has never been easier with the right party equipment rentals. When planning your block party, look for items that match your theme, add excitement to the event, and create lasting memories. With the right combination of engaging activities, delicious food, and excellent entertainment equipment, your block party will be the talk of the neighborhood for years to come. So, go ahead, rent that equipment, invite your neighbors, and make some unforgettable memories! Your first step? Call Wright Group Event Services. One Call Rents It All!