Nothing says summer like a classic neighborhood lemonade stand. Make it a project for everyone: Kids can get involved by making invites, preparing the lemonade, and helping to bake and bag the sweets. Of course, if that all happens, then the adults can kick back with a drink and a cookie, and really get to know each other.
Hit the ice cream bar
If it’s been a long, hot day, you may just want to hit the bar—the ice cream bar, that is. Make it easy on yourself by calling on your neighbors. Have some folks bring cones, while others can bring different ice cream flavors or toppings. Ziploc® containers are perfect for displaying fun toppings. There will be plenty of time to mingle amongst your neighbors between mouthfuls...if you pace yourself
Fiesta pitch-in party
Drive-ins are great, but also pretty hard to find. So just make your own with an outdoor neighborhood movie event. All you need is a white sheet, a projector (try renting one from your local library) and a fun family movie. Invite your neighbors and let them spread out and get comfy with picnic blankets or chairs (way better than cars). For extra funsies, set up a snack and beverage bar so everyone can grab goodies before the movie starts.