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Americana Development hosted its second annual Epcot night on Saturday, March 25. The block party was hosted by neighbors in “The Circle,” a cul-de-sac in the back of the neighborhood, and residents of all ages were in attendance. This year, featured host countries were Brazil, England, Italy, China, India, Cuba, Spain, Ukraine and Greece.

Hosts were dressed in their country’s attire and served partygoers signature drinks and food from their featured region. The Royal Family served up Pimm’s Cups with garnishes, and a spread of cucumber sandwiches, scones and tea biscuits. Rebecca and Adam Stephenson were dressed as the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and Angelle and Michael Fontenot represented the now-ousted Duke and Dutchess of Sussex.

Across the pond in Italy, Nick Falcone was a very convincing Italian mobster in his muscle shirt, overseeing the penne alla vodka, charcuterie cups and lemonade spritzers.

And down in Athens, newly engaged couple Courtney Johnson and John Paul Guidry poured shots of Ouzo and offered plates of gyro, chicken shawarma, pita and hummus.

Ukranian borscht, Chinese stir fry, Cuban sandwiches and Indian butter chicken were among the other dishes served around the world that night. There were plenty of snacks and drinks for the kids too, who played in the bouncy castle well past bedtime.

Seasonal Sip ‘n’ Stroll parties have been a staple in Americana, but with the growth of the neighborhood in recent years, block parties like this have become easier to manage.

If you’re interested in the Americana lifestyle, check out this great deal on home for sale, or this short video highlighting the amenities homeowners enjoy. If not, enjoy the photos below of this year’s and last year’s event, and let us know if you decide to host an Epcot night in your neighborhood!




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