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Block Bash

It's a breeze to enjoy your neighbors and kick up your street's fun factor a notch. Organize a neighborhood gathering and boost community spirit this summer with a block party. We'll show you how to pull it off:

  • Start planning at least six to eight weeks in advance. Circulate a survey around the neighborhood to gauge interest, identify available dates and solicit food and activity ideas. Recruit a couple of volunteers to help distribute, collect and sort the results.
  • Ask for volunteers to work in committees for:
    Invitations and responses
    Activities
    Logistics (locations, permits to block off streets, table-and-chair setup, etc.)
    Food (coordinate with your neighborhood Publix Deli or organize a potluck)
  • With your helpers, coordinate a patriotic parade starring neighborhood kids and pets:
    Give the parade meaning by honoring a neighbor who is a veteran of the armed forces.
    Make flyers a few weeks ahead inviting ideas and participation. Create certificates that everyone can win such as Most Patriotic Dog, Biggest Hat and Most Original Bike.
    Call the city office a couple of weeks before to have barricades delivered and ask local firefighters to join the parade aboard a truck.
    Contact all musicians in the neighborhood a week before.
    Pass out balloons and streamers a couple of days ahead so kids can decorate their bikes.
    Invite parents to tote toddlers in strollers and wagons.
  • Celebrate a community effort such as park cleanup or tree planting in addition to the holiday.
  • Circulate a sign-up sheet around the block so everyone can see what food is being planned and avoid duplications.
  • Have a backup plan in place should weather interfere: either schedule a fallback date or stage a traveling garage party where each home hosts a different dish or activity.
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Choose Your Own Courses

Planning your own menu is easy! Visit Plan a Menu and view our delicious selections by course. Then, just decide which ones you want and add them to your planning list.

Put easy shopping on your list

At our new publix.com/giftcardcenter we’ll help you choose the perfect gift card online from over 70 retailers. Then just add it to your grocery list and buy it when you get your groceries.

Prepare Food Safely 

To ensure that your food stays safe after leaving Publix and while you’re preparing it, be sure to follow these four simple food safety guidelines.