It doesn’t take much imagination to find ways for small group members to connect with their neighbors. Sometimes all it takes is a crisp fall morning or a spooky October evening.
Here are my top 10 ideas:
- Movie night outside for kids and families. Easy to do with a video projector. Pick the right movie, circle up the lawn chairs, and bring on the popcorn.
- Drop in for waffles and bacon on a Saturday morning. Again, everyone’s kids will love this idea. 3 or 4 waffle irons make it easy. Add-ins like blueberries, chocolate chips, and pecans make it fun (and tasty!).
- Invite neighbors over for a potluck theme dinner night (Italian, Mexican, etc.). Go all out with music and decorations. Make it fun and it will be easy to connect.
- Garage sale for a local cause. Gather up your merchandise. Pick out a great local cause or charity. Be ready to talk about why you’re doing it.
- Pull a fire pit or chiminea onto your front porch or driveway. Bring out the patio furniture. Be ready to offer a warm cup of cider and a s’more to neighbors passing by.
- Join in the fun to offer some safe Halloween fun. No tracts. Just the best candy and the friendliest people on the block.
- Chili cook off. No better time to host a chili cook off complete with judges, prizes and Tums.
- Block party cookout. Roll the grills into the cul de sac and bring out the lawn chairs. Do it right it might turn into an annual event!
- The Big Game on the big screen. Plan a party for the day of the biggest college game in your area. Think Super Bowl party with local flair. Make it fun for the whole family.
- Game night with pizazz. Whether your game of choice is bunco or pictionary, there’s a way to do that’s even more fun. Think tournament. Have goofy prizes for the winners. Mr. Microphone adds another level of enthusiasm.