I would at least make an appearance even for ten minutes or so. I’m not a socialiser and normally avoid parties but we had a wonderful street party last June and there is to be another one on Sunday the 7th May. My intention was to stay half an hour but I was outside for 8hrs!!! We had sharing tables for food, quizes, colouring for young kids, croquet, sports day egg & spoon, hula hoop, cake comp, bingo, best crown etc. Looking forward to this one which is more low key and fingers crossed weatherwise. Our street is the best street I’ve ever lived in with a lovely mixture of people young and old. Wouldn’t hesitate asking any of them for help if/when needed.