Holidays are the perfect opportunity to gather friends and neighbors at the Turquoise Table. One of our favorite neighborhood holiday traditions is the annual Front Yard People Eggstravaganza. What’s an Eggstravaganza, you ask? A neighborhood egg decorating party.
Hosting a neighborhood egg decorating party is simple. It’s a great way to meet new neighbors, too.
Huge bonus, mamas. All the spilled dye, fancy glitter, and pastel Easter basket grass remain outside in your front yard–off the kitchen floor and out of the sofa cushions! My control-freak tendencies rejoice.
So, what are you waiting for? Text a few friends or send out a quick email. Gather your peeps for an afternoon of color-filled fun.
Follow a few simple tips and you’ll be on your way to bringing your neighbors together for a neighborhood Eggstravaganza.
1. Pick a date.
In our neighborhood, schools have Good Friday off, so we plan our Eggstravaganza for the Friday before Easter at 3:00 pm.
2. Invite your neighbors.
Send a text, email, or post an invite on your neighborhood Facebook Page or Nextdoor app. Tip: if your neighborhood doesn’t use a Facebook Page or Nextdoor app, make a plan at your gathering to set one up. It’s a great way to connect with neighbors.
3. Ask everyone to BYOE&B.
Bring your own eggs & baskets. Tip: Here’s a fool-proof method to hard-boil the “perfect” eggs.
4. Set up egg coloring stations at your Turquoise Table.
We set up 3-4 stations of the old-fashioned vinegar and food-coloring cups. Tip: Save the pastel containers for future Eggstravaganzas.
5. Let neighbors help.
When friends and neighbors ask if they can bring something say YES! Our neighbors love to bring cookies, drinks, cascarones. The last two years we’ve had a pinata. Many hands make light work.
6. Start a contact list.
If you don’t already have a neighborhood email list, pass around a clipboard with a sign-up sheet for everyone to add their contact information.
7. Have fun and take photos!
Just like with your family, you’ll be amazed at how time flies and how quickly the neighborhood kiddos grow up.
What creative ways are you gathering as Front Yard People? Let us know!