Throw a Great Party
This is the one day in the year when we have
complete control over our streets! The day when
we can cover the car-park in colour. The moment
we’ll cover the cul-de-sac with chairs and tables.
Lose that perfection and capture creativity. Flags,
bunting, props. Everything and anything
goes; the more colour the better!
Recipe for bunting
Get lost in your nearest cupboard. Old tents,
umbrellas, 70’s tablecloths, kid’s cartoon
bedsheets, dad’s hawaiian shirts, dodgy curtains –
all are welcome! Find some garden twine or extralong
string. Cut the fabric into long thin diamond
shapes. Fold in half between the shortest points.
Wrap around the string and glue sides together.
Find a responsible daredevil who’ll tie the string
between neighbours windows or a willing tree.
Celebrate the instant colour that transforms the
Film your Feast
A simple video of your Street Feast will help to
encourage neighbours to get involved for next
year. Make sure to get a good range of shots,
ie. long, medium, close-up range. Why not share
out the finished piece; you could upload it to the
Street Feast YouTube channel (make sure you’ve
Make sure to get as many willing
people as possible to clean up,
preferably before they all slink off!
Try making the area cleaner and
better than when you started!
Capturing the Memories
Capture those photos, they’ll be great for the
memories. Uploading online is the way to go these
days, much easier to make your friends jealous!
Use your blog, facebook, flickr, to share them and
link your shots to the Street Feast groups on flickr
Music and Games
Everyone’s musical! There are probably more
musicians per square km of turf in Ireland than
any other country worldwide. Think about all the
closet ones out there – go find them! Get that
group together! Play it live, set up acoustic park
sessions, everyone wants to be part of the tin-cankitchenpot-dustbin-lid
collective. What better way
to break down barriers than getting those tunes
out onto the street? Instruments From the handy
spoons to the pickupable guitar, from the all-cando
triangle to the everso-welcome trumpet. If
you’re playing the bendy saw be careful!
Games are only limited by your imagination! Keep
them simple – hopscotch, noughts & crosses,
snakes and ladders, draughts and hangman, all you
need is some chalk and some willing competitors.
With any luck, the games will be improvised into
spectacles that will be remembered for years –
twister-street-style, breakdance-off, crab-football,