If you moved into a brand new town, or even just a brand new neighborhood, or maybe a brand new street, you may be wondering what the best way to introduce yourself to the neighbors is. Long gone are the days of popping next door with a freshly baked pie or a plate of cookies.
Here are some fun and creative ways you can introduce yourself to the neighbors living next to you, for just a few dollars and a little bit of crafty effort.
Bring over a yummy snack with a funny pun card
Take some s’mores or maybe a bit of popcorn. These are some super easy snacks to put together. Download a cute printable card to introduce yourself with a funny pun that goes with that snack. For example, you could use the pun, “just popping by to say hello” with some tasty popcorn. You can include the line, “we are your new neighbors” on the card and leave your name, email, and address in case they are not home when you come over to introduce yourself.
For a fun s’more themed snack introduction, you can use a pun somewhere along the lines of “we are your new neighbors and we are excited to get to know you s’more.” Even the shyest and keep-to-themselves of neighbors will appreciate a small gesture such as these.
Share a hilarious card with them
Find out your neighbor’s address and maybe send them a card the old-fashioned traditional mail way. Make sure to keep it light and funny. You could say something like “I hope you guys aren’t creepy” to help show off your sense of humor and expectations for honesty and a relaxed laid-back relationship.
Start a new giving game
Maybe you’ve heard of games started by neighbors where they bring some good cheer and encourage them to spread and share it with others. One of the most popular is holiday-themed giving games such as You Have Been Booed, or You Have Been Egged. These are games on Halloween or Easter that give a little holiday-themed treat and encourage the recipient to pass on the fun to another neighbor.
One way to start this out amongst neighbors while introducing yourself as a new neighbor could be with the Giving Plate Game. You can find instructions for this game by simply typing Giving Plate Game into your search engine. Basically, you grab a fun or pretty plate and the rules for the game. Print the rules out and include them with the plate. Give something fun on the plate-like cookies as a nice gesture to introduce yourself to the neighborhood.
Have a Housewarming Party
What better way to quench your neighbor’s thirst for curiosity than inviting them into your home? Not only do you get a chance to know them, but they also get a chance to see what you’ve done with the place and get a little bit of insight into who you are.
It is easy and simple to send out some customized housewarming party invites, and with a housewarming party it doesn’t have to be something formal, it could be an open house style where people come and go at their leisure.
There are many great ways that you can introduce yourself to your neighbors and get to know the people in your new neighborhood. Or you could just simply knock on the door and say hi. No matter the neighborhood is more fun when you get to know who is living around you.
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