Neighborhood Bike Party

Nothing builds a community like an old-fashioned block party. Add a food truck, a bar and pub crawl, and you’ll have friends for life! I threw a neighborhood bike party with two of my friends recently, and invited 25 other couples to join in on our Bars On Bikes fun. We met in a cul-de-sac where we set up a food truck, a bar, and visited before we jumped on our bikes and headed to a couple of watering holes nearby. It was a blast and didn’t require a ton of work.

Read on for the neighborhood bike party details!

decorative vintage bike wheel
We decorated my friend’s fireplace with a vintage bike wheel
neighborhood bike party
My two fabulous co-hosts Shelley & Katie
personalized bike parking sign
Everyone got their own bike parking sign, thanks to Natalie of Pretty Paper Club
neighborhood bike party
Gathering around our Circle Tree Bar that we created
friends arriving on bikes
Welcome to the Bike Party!!

The food

We enlisted the help of Aioli Gourmet Burgers to feed our crowd. And boy, did they deliver. Their sliders were spectacular and their fries were amazing. Everyone ordered sliders of their choice, and the menu even offed a vegetarian option, so no one was left out!

ordering from a food truck
Sliders from a food truck took the stress out of making food for 50. And who doesn’t love a gourmet burger?
sliders and french fries
Sweet potato fries and the Italiano slider. Yum!!

We decided to use disposable party ware (because who wants to wash 50 dishes), so instead of plain paper plates and napkins, I contacted Geese & Ganders to give this party some color. She helped me coordinate her fresh selection of products to create a whimsical set for our affair.

I highly recommend checking out her site for out-of-the-ordinary party goods for any theme!

blue and green partyware from Geese and Ganders
Geese & Ganders were my source for the darling partyware

The decor

long table for outdoor party
A long table gave everyone a place to sit and eat

I turned to the experts at Event Rents for tables and chairs. We kept it simple with two long banquet tables with folding white picnic chairs, along with several high top tables. Navy blue was an easy choice for linens because it goes with everything.

 

dafodils and lemons
We kept decor limited to three colors: navy, green and yellow. Don’t the lemons and limes add a nice natural, organic feel?

I’m pretty sure our decor bill was less than a $100. Daffodils from Trader Joe’s, and citrus from nearby trees made up the majority of our accoutrements.

natural tablescape with clover and citrus
And of course, those moss pots with clover were repurposed after the party!

Event Rents arranged four semi-circle tables around the elm tree to create our Circle Tree Bar.

neighborhood party
White paper lanterns hung over our Circle Tree Bar, giving it a welcoming, funky vibe

The drinks

Simple white tubs held our beverages for the party: Champagne, beer, and water, and a specialty cocktail. I love these cute tags!

beer in white tub

water bottles in tub

bikers' cocktail
We made a batch of Bikers’ Cocktail for an extra personalized touch

Here’s a fun recipe for a batch cocktail that doesn’t have too much sugar in it:

  • Mix one packet of Crystal Light Lemonade (or flavor of choice) according to package directions
  • Add vodka of choice (1 part alcohol to 3 parts liquid)
  • Add fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • Add splash of flavored sparkling water
goldfish cracker snacks
Goldfish in these cute cups from Geese & Ganders provided a simple snack to curb the munchies
personalized neighborhood bike party cups
Plastic personalized cups were a fun touch for our neighborhood bike party

I hope this has inspired you to have a neighborhood gathering of your own. Happy Biking!

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Comments

  1. Holliday Johnson

    Super fun and cute! What a great idea!! Certainly going to check out Geese and Gander!

    1. Hi Holliday! Thanks for following! This was such a fun party and a great way to get to know new neighbors. Definitely take a peek at Geese & Ganders – such cute partyware! xoxo

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