Street party ideas and themes An organisers story One street party organiser in London explains his nervous start to planning a street party, and how the generosity of his neighbours made it all turn out well sheffield Street Map PDF the day. World map One street had people from so many backgrounds that they were hanging about in separate groups and so a map activity brought them together. They made a map of the world with coloured gravel and the kids chalked in the ocean blue.
At dusk residents were asked to put a candle on the country where they or their house originally came from. The whole world was covered – it is amazing to see where everyone comes from. 90th birthday A street party was held to celebrate the 90th birthday of their eldest resident. He said it was the best day of his life. 100th anniversary of the street One of the longest streets in the town with over 250 houses had a street party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building of the houses. 5 street parties a year One street has 5 street parties a year. Being a cul de sac, they just close off the road for May, twice in summer, Halloween and New Year.
Street parties to community festival One street had such a successful street party that all the surrounding streets wanted to join in. The event the following year resulted in all the streets being combined into a open community festival. This requires much more organisation than a normal small street party. A key focus was kids entertainment. Photo album In 2000 one resident took a photo of everyone outside their own house. She made copies of all the photos in an album for each house as a record for the millennium.