Top 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Neighbors This Summer

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[quote]Do your members even know their neighbors?  Do you know your neighbors?  Why not take the first step this summer and begin or deepen relationships with the folks on your street?  It’s not hard, they rarely bite, it honors God, and exponential outreach depends on connections beyond the circle.

Here are our 10 best ideas.  Is there a great one we missed?  Use the comments to add it to the list!

  1. Host a block party on Labor Day.
  2. Invite your neighbors over for theme night dinner (Mexican, Italian, Low Carb…not really)
  3. Game night (Bunko, Poker, Pictionary, etc.)
  4. Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae (build your own pizza)
  5. John’s Incredible Pizza
  6. Picnic at the neighborhood park
  7. Meat and Greet (pull out your grills, B.Y.O. meat)
  8. Movie Night outside (or in)
  9. Garage Sale in the neighborhood
  10. Progressive Dinner on the block

Top 5 Family Friendly “Invite the Block” Activities

  1. Redneck Pool Party (line your pickup truck, fill with water, invite the kids)
  2. Water balloon war
  3. Tailgate Party
  4. Kickball Tournament (challenge the next street over)
  5. Slip-n-slide your cares away
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  1. Petrush Macute on July 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    wonderful ideas. glory to GOD!

  2. Bob Schultz on January 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm


    Here is another way to get to know your neighbors!

    On Jan 8, 2011 please join fellow citizens all across America in inviting your neighbor to dinner!
    For more information check out:

    In the fall of 2002, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania proclaimed the second Saturday of every January as “Invite your Neighbor to Dinner Day”. Since then, neighbors in communities all over the country have been participating as word of Dinner Day continues to spread!

    We are a grass roots group that has formed to promote this simple idea to bring neighbors, communities and thus America closer together. Ask a neighbor you have never met, or one you have waved at but never taken the time to get to know. Make a difference in your own community and in your own backyard! Invite your neighbor before they invite you!

    Please help us get the word out by forwarding this to everyone you know – everybody has neighbors.
    Our dream is that everyone from coast to coast have the opportunity to re-create an American tradition within their own community!

    Enjoy your dinner!
    Bob Schultz

  3. Mark Howell on January 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

    That’s a great suggestion Bob. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Jonathan Alexander on June 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    1) Help your neighbor with a yard project, 2) Tool swap (power tools, yard tools, etc), 3) Offer to take care of their home, yard, pets while they’re on summer vacation

  5. markchowell on June 5, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Good stuff Jonathan! Thanks for jumping in here!