August 31, 2020
It feels like summer just started, but Labor Day is nearly here! We all know gatherings are just a little more complicated these days, but you can still celebrate the day with your neighbors—just safely masked and six feet (or more) apart! We’re here to help, both with the party planning and some sweet double points (more on that below). Check out our checklist for your different-but-still-fun 2020 Labor Day Block Party or download it here:
Get the neighbors on board
If you need a permit for your party, you’ll need to pick a date. Coordinate calendars using Facebook, NextDoor, or even an old-fashioned phone tree: just make sure everyone’s on board with the party plan!
Get the permissions you need
One of the best parts of a block party is blocking off the street. Reach out to your local authorities to apply for the necessary permits. If you don’t live somewhere where the street can be blocked off, get creative! Can everyone party simultaneously in their driveways or yards? Is there a big enough space nearby for everyone to gather six feet apart?
Get the food lined up
Without food, it’s just a bunch of people standing in the street. The menu makes the party! No matter how you want to get your BBQ, City Barbeque has you covered:
Place a group order and let everyone pick out their favorites: you can send one person to pick it up curbside or have the whole order delivered!
Get a bunch of box lunches: perfectly packaged so everyone can grab and go and maintain a safe distance!
Order Party Packs to feed the whole crowd: just be sure to space things out at the buffet table!
Have us come out and cater: our catering teams are taking every precaution to keep you (and our teams) safe… let us come make your party special!
And don’t forget the drinks: a case of old-fashioned sodas is the perfect pre-packaged way to quench your thirst!
Oh, and we almost forgot the best part: we’ll be offering DOUBLE POINTS on all Party Packs and The Motherload, all weekend long!* (Not a member? Join now!)
Get the game plan ready
Just because we’re standing further away from one another doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! Did you know: per the official rules of cornhole, boards should be placed 27 feet apart (12–15 feet apart for kids)?
When you’re planning with the neighbors, see who might have an old badminton set or some horseshoes or bocce balls rolling around in the garage. No lawn games handy? Make your own! Grab some buckets and a ball for a giant game of yard pong (please do not fill these buckets with beer). Pick one of the internet’s million tutorials for giant Jenga or lawn dominoes. And all you need for a streetwide game of freeze dance is a playlist and a speaker!
Get the non-games going, too
Set up a projector against someone’s garage door and have a lawn chair drive-in. Draw social distancing circles in the street and let kiddos decorate their bubble with chalk. Supply pool noodles for folks to add a six-foot radius to their hats, then vote on your favorites!
Enjoy the party!
You’ve put in a lot of work this year, and we don’t just mean planning this party. Take a seat and put your feet up—you’ve more than earned it!
*Double points offer only valid on purchases fulfilled September 4–7, 2020. Guests must be logged in to their City Rewards account at time of purchase (or present their City Rewards account information if ordering in-person). Not valid for orders placed via third-party delivery services. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. Eligible items subject to availability.