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Creative ways to meet new neighbors

Categories: Homeowner Tips, New Braunfels Custom Home Builders | Posted: October 18, 2019

 

If you have recently moved into a New Braunfels custom home, you may be wondering who your new neighbors are and what is the best way to get to know them. Weston Dean Custom Homes, shares simple ways to get to know your new neighbors and have fun while doing so!

A great and fun way to get to know your new neighbors is to throw a housewarming party at your new home. Not only does this give you a reason to ring their doorbell to introduce yourself and invite them, but it will give them a good first impression and give you the opportunity to talk to them for a longer period than just an initial introduction.

If you have a spacious backyard, you can even take advantage of the cooler Fall weather and throw a backyard get together so you don’t have to be rushed or feel pressure to setup your new home after you have moved in.

Another way to get to know your neighbors if you have kids, is to introduce your kids to the new neighbors and see if you can set up playdates together. If you have a neighborhood park, just taking your kids there for fun afternoon can put them (and you) in touch with other kids and parents in the neighborhood quickly. Kids often have no trouble making friends at the playground and it can be a good ice breaker for you to get to know fellow parents who may have kids the same age as you.

Another thing to check when you move in or if your neighborhood has an HOA, is to see if there are any community events you can attend or ways you can get involved in your neighborhood. Many neighborhoods have community Facebook pages or are a part of an online neighborhood group that posts events going on in the community that you can join or volunteer to join. Consider starting a book club with your new neighbors, or even a game night.

Even if you are the new neighbor moving in, consider bringing your neighbors a treat such as your famous homemade chocolate chip cookies. Not only will this be an ice breaker for you to stop by their home and introduce yourself, but you are sure to gain more friends than enemies with a friendly gift!

And remember, if you have new neighbors move in after you do treat them with the same respect and bring them a friendly welcome to the neighborhood treat or gift and introduce yourself. It is always a good idea to get off on the right foot with new neighbors and if you are lucky, even have them turn into good friends!

 

 

Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

The Perfect Housewarming Party for Your New Weston Dean Home

Categories: Homeowner Tips | Posted: July 26, 2019

Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier Boerne custom home builder,   builds some of the most desired homes in the San Antonio and surrounding metro areas. If you are one of our many happy customers moving into their new Weston Dean home this summer,  a housewarming party is the perfect opportunity to show your new home to family, friends and also a great way to meet your new neighbors.  If you have never planned a housewarming party before, here are some tips that may help you through your first this summer!

The first task in tackling your first housewarming party? Make a list of who you want to invite and set a date!  Then send out invitations to everyone on that list, to give them enough notice so they can plan to be there.  If you don’t want to send formal invitations, Facebook is a nice way to invite people and save money and stamps on mailing out invitations. If you don’t know all of your new Weston Dean neighbors yet, a face-to-face invite is the perfect way to meet them.

Next, it’s time to plan your menu.  Don’t wait until the last minute to decide what you will have.  You can make it as simple as finger foods or set up a smorgasbord.  Make it simple so that you don’t spend your entire time in the kitchen and not out socializing. You can even get one of the popular local favorite eating spots to cater your party and do the work for you!

If you invited your friends through social media, it may not be a bad idea to send another call or text reminder about a week before the event and ask if they plan to attend.  This also will give you a better idea of how much food to buy. Don’t forget besides the food, you need to get plates, napkins, cups and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to fine something that says, “the party is here” for the outside of your new Weston Dean home.

Having some type of drink station or mini-bar, is also a great way to allow guests to serve themselves to whatever variety of drinks you plan to have on hand. It may be a fun idea to search unique summer drinks to have prepared so guests can just pour and enjoy! Sangria is a very popular summer drink specialty for the adults at the party.

Lastly, be sure to prepare for your guests in your new home.  You will want to decide how you will set up to serve the food and any snacks that you plan on having.  Also, make sure you have enough places for people to sit and eat.  If it’s nice outside, have that area ready so that people know they can go outdoors.  If you plan on having people on multiple levels of your home, make sure that all the rooms are in order or shut doors to any rooms that are off limits.  You may want to decide if you want to have just one house tour or let people know they can look around as they please.

 

Just remember to have fun with the process and keep it simple so you can enjoy your family and friends and also meeting all your new Weston Dean neighbors.

 

Weston Dean Homes is a custom home builder.  For additional information about Weston Dean building your San Antonio new home, please call (210) 408-9107.