Host Your Own Event

Hosting your own block party is a fulfilling way to improve the safety of your neighborhood, while having fun and building relationships with your neighbors. Interested? Here are the steps necessary to host your own event

1. Let us Know You're Interested

Register online or call the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4015 and let us know that you would like to host your own party. We'll send you a registration form and let you know if you need to additional paperwork. Which brings us to..

2. Pull Permits (If Necessary)

Some parties are low-key, others may close off entire neighborhood blocks. We will help you determine if you will need to pull any permits in order to host your event. Applicable permits include Certificate of Liability Insurance for block closures, Amplified Sound Permits, and Special Events Permits. You may also call the City Clerk's Office at 818-548-4000 for more information regarding permits.

3. Pick a Theme

Although it's not necessary to pick a theme, who doesn't like a good theme party? Here are a few of our favorites

4. Provide Fun Activities

Get creative with this one. You know your neighbors best, what activities might draw them to your event? Here are a few ideas to get you started

5. Start Planning!

In our experience, there are a few key factors that will ensure you have a great gathering. Use the following tips and your evening will go off without a hitch.
  1. Invite everyone
  2. Start planning early
  3. Provide activities for children

6. Get Organized

Recruit volunteers and begin planning your event. Make sure to promote the following as soon as possible: Within your group of volunteers, figure out the following well in advance of the party

7. Game Time! Now What?

The planning is done, it's time to have fun and host your party! Let's break down every phase of the party.


As guests arrive, have each person fill out a nametag to wear. Once you feel your guests have settled in, begin by explaining the purpose of National Night Out. Inform your guests that

Party in Full Swing

Once all of your guests have arrived and introductions are out of the way, you can begin to discuss issues and playing games.

Winding Down

Thank all of your guests for coming, and remind them just how important it is to have a unfiied neighborhood front to fight against crime. Begin clean-up process once guests have left.