Alleypalooza: Turning Alleys Into Birthday Party Venues

Mayor Muriel Bowser recently kicked off Alleypalooza 9.0, an effort to restore alleys across D.C., and I was reminded of an awesome birthday party we attended earlier this summer in NE.

This party had ALL the outdoor fun–water table, beach balls and a unicorn sprinkler! I complimented the birthday girl’s mom on the space, and she said that it would not have been possible had the alley not been the recipient of an Alleypalooza makeover. The alley, she explained, was redone with permeable pavement that captures and filters runoff.

OK, back to that unicorn sprinker …

This was the talk of the party. If you’re lucky enough to have a nice alley (with cooperative neighbors) or an actual yard, this is a summer birthday must-have. Less than $40 on Amazon, check it out below.

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