CHICAGO (CBS)– As summer approaches, it’s time to celebrate the season with a neighborhood block party.
Lifestyle expert Cheryl Leahy joined CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot to share the essentials you need to throw the perfect summer bash.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Sunny Start
First, Leahy said it’s important to ensure you are properly authorized to have a black party. She said to call your alderman in Chicago or local government official over a week before the party to learn the steps that are required.
Instead of ordinary invitations, Leahy said door tags are a great way to get neighbors involved in the party planning.
Custom cocktails are another must-have party element. The lifestyle expert said “shots box” is an easy way to try new drinks and prepare for the party.MORE NEWS: UIC Researchers Receive $6M For COVID-19 Treatment To Help Keep People Off Ventilators; Scientist Explains How It Works In Exclusive CBS 2 Interview
Finally, Leahy recommends getting rid of pesky bugs at the party with the brand Para Kito for all bug repellent needs.