Moving into a new neighborhood or accepting neighbors into your old one is a momentous occasion and deserves a celebration. Accepting new neighbors into your neighborhood is often a catalyst for anxiety because you never know if you will like them, who they are, or what they’re about. The same goes for when you are the new neighbors, which sometimes can be even worse! Meeting new people is always problematic, made more so if you suffer from anxiety. Still, there are some sure-fire ways you can impress your new neighbors whatever the situation. Knowing how to throw a good welcome to the block party is mandatory in every homeowner’s calendar. Here are some ways to throw a good party!
1. Get That Grill Smokin’
If you are trying to impress at a welcome party, then the best way is to get that grill smoking! At a welcome party, it’s a mandatory feature to have a grill going on somebody’s’ front lawn, make it yours this time around! There are an infinite number of high-quality grills you can purchase that will cook your food to smoky perfection; one such grill is a pellet grill, pellet grills are fantastic outdoor cookers that in the design are similar to a combination of a smoker, a gas grill, and a more conventional oven. Pellet smokers burn wood pellets, and thanks to their ingenious design can bake and grill, as well as smoke! When you have a pellet grill then you are guaranteed to improve flavors and to make everybody’s mouth water! They can be largely inexpensive, and you can pick them up from your local home supply store for a bargain!
2. Get the Paddling Pool Out
Any neighborhood party is not complete without a pool for the kids to splash in. During a welcome to the neighborhood party it is not feasible to have children running in and out of gardens, so portable inflatable pools are the next best thing. You can set them up in your front yard with a water slide and everybody can get involved! All you need to do is put the hose in the inflatable pool once it’s blown up and leave it to do its thing! Paddling pools are very cheap and available everywhere and all they need is an air machine to blow them up, as doing it by mouth would be very time consuming and exasperating, to say the least!
3. Get Entertainment for The Kids
Whenever you are having a neighborhood welcome party you must employ an entertainer for the children, similar to a birthday party. Not only will you want to impress the new neighbors’ children or their own, but you will want to keep them occupied so that you can meet and get to know your new neighbors! That is the whole point of a get together of that nature!
4. Bring a Beer Cooler
At a get together of Mom’s and Dad’s the first thing you want to make sure you have, meat aside is a beer cooler! With that many Dad’s in such proximity, you’re going to want to have the brewskis on ice! It’s easiest to unwind with a drink, so when meeting new neighbors for the sake of everybody’s apprehension and anxiety bring some booze so everybody can relax and unwind and stop worrying about formalities and get to know each other. It can be hard to relax around new people, especially for the new neighbors, so be considerate and facilitate the entire neighborhood getting drunk as they possibly can so everybody can relax and ease their nerves!
5. Wear Your Nicest Clothes
When you want to impress, the best way is to dress to impress! Meeting somebody for the first time can be very awkward but wearing your best clothes can be another brilliant way to ease tension. Perhaps you will wear something the other party likes, or vice versa, and that can be a brilliant way to make new friends. Not only that, but somewhat, unfortunately, it is human nature to judge somebody on the first time you meet them, and they meet you, so the best thing you can do is to dress correctly and smartly, and appropriately.
By dressing appropriately you will give off an image that you are always prudent and that you know how to dress in particular situations, thus making you look stylish and professional, which are never bad things to be.
You should always be polite and cordial when meeting new neighbors as neighborhood feuds can often become difficult, awkward, and petty, and it is not what you want when you will be living next door or just down the road from somebody for an indeterminate period of years or months.
6. Do Not Drink Too Much
Although bringing a beer cooler is standard-policy for a get together like this, you do not want to drink too much, for if you do, you may have to look at your neighbors shamefacedly for however many years you intend on remaining in your neighborhood. Always drink in moderation and avoid embarrassing yourself and your family.
7. Be As Polite As You Can Be and Be Funny!
Meeting new people can be awkward, for sure, but try to be as polite as you can, even if you dislike them, for the sake of being respectful. You never know how long you will have to live next door to somebody, and for that, you must be as polite as you can be. Even if they hate you, and you them, you should still smile and be friendly, otherwise, you risk becoming embroiled in a feud!
You should also be your best joker! Being funny is a great way to break the ice and keep the neighborhood entertained, and by being funny you will impress your new neighbors and your old ones.
Humour is the cure to all ailments, as the idiom goes, so make sure you are as funny as can be and try to speak to your new neighbors through humor and avoid any awkward tension or silences. Make sure your humor is funny and not offensive, as it is easy to transgress boundaries with people you don’t know and become downright offensive.
Always be respectful when meeting new people, as mentioned earlier. It is not cute to be rude, nor will it be received well, you will simply be met contemptuously and thereon after you will be considered a jerk.