Best Welcome Neighbors Party Ideas [Activities For Neighborhood Block Party]

Welcome neighbors in style with these welcome new neighbors gift ideas, block parties, and meet your neighbors party. If you’re wondering how to welcome neighbors or get to know your neighbors better, you’ll love these unique neighborhood get together ideas! Great ways to say welcome to the neighborhood or just make new friends and create a closer community.

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Fun Welcome Neighbors Ideas: How Do I Host A Neighborhood Party?

Best Ideas To Welcome New Neighbors to the Neighborhood

How do you welcome new neighbors?

  • Have a block party pitch-in dinner so the new neighbors can meet the neighborhood.
  • Make a welcome neighbors sign for their front yard.
  • Have everyone sign a welcome neighbors card with their phone numbers.
  • Create a map and write the names and numbers of the people on the map.
  • Ditch the formal neighborhood party invite and make a non-intrusive hello from your new neighbors printable and include names and phone numbers. Include it with a welcome basket for neighbors.
  • Play welcome neighbors party games to get to know neighbors better.
  • Have a neighborhood ice cream social.
  • Plan a neighborhood backyard barbecue.
  • Offer to plan a housewarming party for them.
  • Want a unique welcome dinner or neighborhood block party idea? Organize a progressive dinner party where each house hosts a different part of the dinner (drinks at one house, appetizers at another, salads at another, etc.).
  • Have everyone pitch in to get an awesome welcome gift for neighbors!
  • Host an easy s’mores and hot chocolate bonfire.

Read on for more fun ways to welcome new neighbors and have a neighborhood party!

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How do I host a neighborhood meet and greet?

Meet and greet event ideas for your neighborhood:

One of the best things about living in a neighborhood is getting to know your neighbors. When new neighbors move in, it’s always nice to welcome them with a party. Here are some ideas for how to throw a great welcome party for your new neighbors or to just host a meet and great to get to know your old neighbors better!

1. Start by sending a invitations. This is a great way to let your new neighbors know about the party and to give them a heads up on what you will be serving. You can even print a welcome neighbor flyer and put them on doors or in mailboxes.

2. Serve food and drinks. This is a party, so you’ll want to serve some food and drinks! You can either prepare something easy, order pizzas, or have a neighbor pitch-in dinner.

3. Get creative with the decorations. Decorating for a party is a great way to show your new neighbors how welcome they are. You can use anything from balloons to banners to ribbons to flowers.

4. Play games. A party is the perfect opportunity to play some games with your neighbors. You can choose games that everyone can participate in, especially games where you can ask questions and get neighbors interacting and learning more about each other. It may seem silly, but games really help break the ice!

5. Have a good time! The most important thing is to have a good time and get to know your new neighbors. Welcome them into the neighborhood with a party they won’t forget!


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Should you welcome new neighbors?

Welcoming new neighbors is a great way to get to know the people who live near you. It can also help build a sense of community and create a network of support. However, you don’t want to parade a welcome party as your new neighbors are trying to move a truck of moving boxes into their house.

Here’s are a few things to keep in mind before you go knocking on doors of new neighbors…

When To Welcome New Neighbors:

  • Wait a few days after the moving trucks have gone and the new neighbors are getting settled.
  • Wave to your new neighbors and say, “Hi!” to get a feeling for them and if they’re receptive to starting a conversation.
  • Respect their space and schedule. Don’t head over to introduce yourself first thing in the morning, right when they get home from work, or right at dinner time.
  • When you do introduce yourself, try to do it in person and make it quick.
  • Don’t be offended if you aren’t met with the same enthusiasm. Remember, your new neighbors might be completely overwhelmed.
  • If it’s hard to find a time to introduce yourself in person, give a handwritten note introducing yourself with some baked goods.
  • Once you’ve broken the ice, invite your new neighbors to a cookout at your house, community events, or neighborhood get-togethers. This is a great way to help them feel welcome and get to know people in the neighborhood.

Gifts To Welcome New Neighbors

How to say welcome to new neighbors with a neighbors welcome gift:

  • Gift basket with items from local businesses
  • Fruit basket
  • Gourmet snack box
  • Gift cards to local businesses (like a local coffee shop or restaurant)
  • Potted plant (be aware of any house plants that may be toxic to young kids or pets)
  • Baked goods, like cookies or muffins
  • Bottle of wine, craft beer, or sparkling cider (*make sure you know if they drink first!)
  • Tourist book about your city, state, or town
  • Custom housewarming neighborhood map
  • Welcome To The Neighborhood candle
  • Housewarming mugs with a variety of coffees, teas, and hot chocolates
  • Welcome mat
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Welcome Neighbors Party Game Ideas

1. Jenga: This classic game is perfect for any party and works for all ages! It’s easy to set up and can be played with any number of people. You can even set up a few different tables. If you’re having an outdoor party, try an oversized version like this.

2. Cards Against Humanity: A hilarious card game that’s sure to get everyone laughing. It’s best played with 4 or more people and the original version can get a little racy. If you want to keep it PG, go for this version.

3. Charades: A classic party game that’s always a hit! It can be played with any number of people and is perfect for getting everyone involved.

4. Pictionary: Another classic party game that’s perfect for any group size. It’s a great way to create bonds (dividing people into teams), get everyone drawing and guessing, and sure to get the party laughing.

5. Oversized Yard Games: Stations of oversized yard games are a lot of fun to get neighbors talking, competing, and having fun together. We love Giant Connect Four, Flarts, Giant Yahtzee, and Giant Sorry.

6. Board Game Stations: Set up different tables with different kinds of board games and cards and let people migrate to what interests them (or just watch). (Chameleon is a super fun group game!)

7. Ice Breaker Games: Play games (like this or this) where people answer ice breaker questions.


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Making an effort to welcome new neighbors is a great way to create a friendly and supportive community. Keep these tips in mind, and you’re sure to get off on the right foot!

What are you best welcome neighbors ideas?

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