Ideas for Group Hospitality

With the holidays coming, will you be having any groups of people over? Maybe family? Or people from church or work?

We enjoy opening our home for groups of people to come together and connect. But it does take a little more thought and work to have a group of people over!

As I plan food and prepare our home to welcome them, I imagine our guests. My goal is to create an environment where people can come together in meaningful ways that build relationships. (My CliftonStrengths themes of Connectedness, Positivity, and Discipline are coming through here!)

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Here’s a few things I think about to help me prepare for group hospitality:

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Bring Neighbors Together

What’s your style?  Are you a spur-of-the-moment kind of person or a planner?  Either way, you can gift your neighbors with the opportunity to get together and meet each other!  Promoting a neighborhood get together encourages familiarity, which creates a sense of community and trust.  And you never know what friendships might form from a simple interaction!

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Neighboring

With spring coming, it’s a terrific time of year to connect with neighbors!  As it warms up, we’re all outside more.  It’s a good time for meeting new neighbors and reconnecting  with those we haven’t seen in a while.  It’s so easy to come and go and never meet our neighbors, as we drive into our garage and close its door.  Even if no one else is doing it, we can be the ones who take the first step to build relationships in our neighborhoods!

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