Block Party Breakdown

The Pre-Game

A block party is the ultimate culmination of food, music and community camaraderie that makes for a fun, memorable event. Cities even block off streets to allow for neighborhoods to safely celebrate as a community and have an excellent time. The Euromonitor International Blog has found that there is a fundamental shift in consumer values towards valuing experiences that bring happiness and well-being. Travel, leisure and food service spending is predicted to reach $8.0 trillion dollars by 2030. To have the best experience, your customers should account for these 4 elements of a block party. Check out Petra’s breakdown of a block party and backyard barbecue necessities.


Any large community event needs good food. A recent study by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association found that 7 in 10 adults in the U.S. own a grill or smoker and the majority of consumers (83%) have three or more accessories. Consequently, this shows that consumers have invested in customizing their grilling experience. Masterbuilt® makes a 30” Electric Smoker with Window that is sure to take any block party to the next level and provide rich, smoky flavor to food. A  4-rack setup allows for multiple dishes to be smoked at once, and a digital remote monitors temperature and time. Thus, allowing the host to mingle while the food is cooking to perfection. Additionally, sauces and utensils can all be within arm’s reach in the Holster Brands® BBQ Holster® ANY. The Holster has a smooth, yet grippy silicone material that clings to nearly any clean surface for the holster to hang off a ledge and hold your go-to utensils and sauces for a clean, organized cook space. The Crazy Organized Blog suggests that it can be beneficial to set up a block party as a pot-luck event and assign a different dish to every attending household.


While afternoon wears off and the nightlife takes over, lighting is necessary to create a fun, safe party atmosphere. The Jasco® Classic LED Café Lights™ are just that: a classic. Each string is linkable up to 350ft and can transform a backyard into a majestic paradise with minimal work. The problem with lights on warm summer nights is that they attract bugs. The PIC® Insect Killer & LED Light is the ideal solution for party-crashing bugs that will take care of their unwanted guests


It seems like audio entertainment is a staple element for block parties and can make or break the party atmosphere. Having both stationary and mobile audio means the party can go from a backyard barbecue to a party in the streets anytime. The TIC® 8″ 200-Watt Omnidirectional Outdoor Rock Speaker is excellent for backyard grilling or commiserating around a fire. Guests will be asking where the music is coming from with this speaker’s subtle, natural aesthetic and true 360° sound. The Monster® Rockin’ Roller PRO Bluetooth® Speaker lives up to its name with how well it rocks and rolls with 100 watts of power and 100 hours of battery life between charges. Therefore, this speaker has the mobility and volume needed to bring the party wherever necessary. Not to mention the wireless microphone even allows for announcements to be made or for an impromptu karaoke contest!


Lastly, all great parties must come to an end, and with that comes cleanup. According to, delegating cleanup duties before the party can avoid the stress of having to find willing volunteers after the party or the host having to do all of the cleanup. Cheap and space-efficient trash cans can save a great deal of time and effort with cleanup. Stansport® has a Foldable Trash Can that is collapsible with a zippered top and handles for easy carrying and ultimately, easy cleanup.

The After Party

In conclusion, great parties deserve great products, simple as that. Petra® has all the key accessories to host anything from a raging block party to a leisurely backyard barbecue. Give customers the best in entertainment and party accessories this summer by visiting