The Small Sparks Fund (SSF) provides awards up to $1,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a neighborhood project — including Block Parties. That is FREE money for your summer celebration!
Block Party Ideas: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/play-it-up/30-block-party-ideas/
For more information about the SSF award please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm
City of Seattle Block Party Guidance: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/stuse_blockparty.htm