Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s a wonderful time to get in touch with your neighbors. What better occasion than a holiday centered around being thankful, gathering together, and spreading joy? If you’re in the mood to mix and mingle, we have a few tips for how to start conversations and become more acquainted with the people across the street.
Try a Playdate
The kids will be out of school for Thanksgiving Break, so it’s a great time to invite some of the other families in the neighborhood over for a playdate. While the kids play games and hang out, the parents can get to know one another over snacks and drinks. As an added bonus, it’s a way to encourage sociable behavior in your children.
Go Old-Fashioned With a Pie
They say there’s nothing more American than apple pie, but surely every kind of pie will be appreciated by your neighbors. Thanksgiving feasts often feature the aforementioned apple varieties as well as pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan, and more. Whatever your traditional sweet, bake an extra one and take it over to your neighbors like the old days and they are sure to welcome the chance to converse and become more acquainted.
Invite New Neighbors Over
Autumnwood is a hot ticket neighborhood, and people from all over move into our neighborhood to be near to the Triangle area. Sometimes, newly moved-in neighbors may feel out of the loop on holidays, as they have not yet had time to make friends. Invite new neighbors over for a Thanksgiving celebration to make them feel truly at home in our community.
Of course, sometimes family gatherings are large and have no room for extra events like baking additional pies or having neighbors over. Instead, spend some time before Thanksgiving writing neighbors cards wishing them well. Have the kids help, and it can even become an arts-and-craft project!
Whatever you decide to do this Thanksgiving, remember to embody the generosity and thankfulness that permeates this holiday season. If you are the new neighbor in town, check out our list of local attractions! If you have any questions, contact our office here.