Because I don't really know my neighbors.
Because it's time to find neighborhood kids for my little ones to play with.
Because I want to wring as much fun out of summer as I can ...
About 15 adults and 10 kids came for a one-hour party in our front yard. I kept it spontaneous by just handing out flyers up and down my street the day before. The whole event, even the prep, was a hoot!
Alex had 3 cones while Ella enjoyed the sprinkles more than her scoop of chocolate.
Things to remember when throwing an ice cream social:
*keep ice cream on ice! It was soup by the end of the party.
*Also, have plenty of wipes for the kids available.
*And water. Don’t forget to offer water—I didn’t have any plastic cups to serve any. Oops!
It was a great way to meet the neighbors and their kids. And the ones who did not attend now know who we are. Maybe someone else on our street will plan a neighborhood activity and invite us!
I'm all about community, you know!