You just moved to town – so who do you invite? It’s entirely appropriate to invite neighbors and co-workers – and anyone else you would like to get to know better. Most will appreciate the friendly gesture. And who wouldn’t? Pull out your creative moving announcement you made for the going away party and put it use as an invitation. This is a great way to initiate contact and establish friendships early.
So you’ve invited your guest and now what do you do? Set time aside for getting to know each other. Similar to your going away party, request that your guests bring a family recipe to swap. This time require them to choose a recipe that has a unique story attached. For example, do you make this recipe for your annual family reunion? A birthday special? Anniversary date? As you swap the recipes share your stories. This should alleviate pressures to provide all the food and create opportunity for conversations.
We know you are busy with unpacking and decorating your house. So check out some of Wheaton’s simple yet tasty treats on our Recipes Board on our Pinterest page.
This is a perfect time to ask questions about the community. What are the best ways to get involved in the area? What are the best local restaurants? How about nearest shops and boutiques? This is your opportunity to find the answers to such questions. Check out our Community Board for ideas on getting involved and impacting your community.
Utilize Your New Space
You just relocated to a new home. Use your space to the fullest. Welcoming people into your new home will also welcoming fresh decorating ideas. Allow your neighbors and friends to provide fresh perspective on how to best decorate. Get the scoop on their latest DIY projects and swap ideas.
If the weather is nice, take advantage of the outdoors. Need some ideas on how to maximize your space? Get some ideas from Wheaton.
Feeling Really Ambitious?
If you are feeling overly ambitious, create a small gift or party favor for your guests. It could be as simple as a thank you card. Or grab a jar of your favorite jelly and attach a handwritten note. Both ideas are thoughtful and simple.
Consider applying some of these tips and get acclimated to your new community!