Last Monday evening we had our neighbors over for snacks and harp music. We haven’t done a neighborhood Christmas party for years, but we’ve been realizing that getting to know our neighbors better takes … well… effort. [smile]
Monday was one of those days where many things seemed to go wrong. I spilled grain all over the basement floor and cleaned it up just in time to find that my mom had splattered her green drink all over the kitchen. She had left her metal spoon in her blender and turned it on which caused it to break (while it was blending) and spray everywhere. I will just say it wasn’t the ideal start to the day.
If you would like to do something in your neighborhood, here are some suggestions:
-Make a little invite and personally deliver each one.
-Don’t worry about not having enough space. Being a little crowded just makes it cozy!
-Consider showing a short video, doing a puppet show, skit, or special music.
-Set up a table with some Christmas booklets or resources that people can take if they want to.
-Don’t be stressed about having a bunch of people over who don’t all know each other. Just be friendly and tell them, “We all live so close, we thought it would be nice to get to know each other better!” You may be surprised at how much they appreciate the evening.