Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ice Cream in the 'Hood

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 ...

I threw an ice cream social this past Sunday. Was so busy serving guests that I took hardly any photos. Drat!

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!


bostonerin said...

Yay! I'm glad it was a success. Perfect day for it, too.

gautami tripathy said...

Great way to know neighbours. Those pictures look perfect.

I live in an apartment. We have community meets and celebrate festivals together at least 6 times a year. THat way we keep abreast with each other.

aka Leonardo Likes Gulls said...

what a great idea!!

laundrygirl said...

Sounds REALLY cool!

pepektheassassin said...

This sounds like just too much fun! I wish I lived in your neighborhood, and I hope those who do know how lucky they are.

Bug said...

Such a great idea!


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