The Ultimate Guide: A Successful Porch Party

Greetings, Indy dwellers! Would you like to bring some excitement to your neighborhood, get to know your neighbors, and put your front porch to use? Well good news, you can earn a $25 gift card to a local eatery for doing just that. You might even win the grand prize of a $250 Harrison Center gift card if you’re lucky. Here’s how: IMG_5502

Step 1: Sunday, July 12th is Porch Party Day!- So all you have to do is have a porch and have a party. If you don’t have a front porch, I’m sorry, your back porch doesn’t count. But don’t give up just yet! Be creative, have a picnic in your front yard, borrow a friend’s porch, or introduce yourself to the owners of that house that gives you porch envy and collaborate!

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Step 2: Document it- Take so many pictures! This may encourage you to decorate a bit beforehand if you’d like.  It also means that the more people you invite, the better the pictures will look. So don’t be shy, invite those neighbors. Invite their dogs! Draw people in with your snacks and your great taste in music. And make sure to get it all on camera. And if you post your pictures online, be sure to use the hashtag #porchpartyindy.

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Step 3: Write a blog post- Here’s where you’ll show off those pictures. We’re big fans of the blog here, so write a little something about your experience and attach the best photos so we know exactly how fabulous your porch party was.

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Step 4: Send ‘em in- Time to hit submit! Send in your photos and story to the City Gallery here - If you’re one of the first 60 to do so, you’ll receive your gift card and be entered to win the grand prize. Best of luck! We hope you’ll win. But if not, you’ll have had an enriching experience that was beneficial to you AND your neighborhood. Because after all it’s not about the prize, it’s about the satisfaction of a porch well partied.