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Neighboring Tip of the Week – Host a Super Bowl or Olympics watch party.

Greetings friends! Can you believe February is already almost upon us? We hope writing “2018” on documents has become somewhat easier at this point…

This week, we’re thinking about the practices of good neighboring that are very simple. As Matt once said, “Part of neighboring is just finding fun ways to bring people together.” We think this couldn’t be more true, and during this time of year, what better way to bring people together than to do so around a sporting event? Two big ones are coming up, the Super Bowl and then the Olympics, so this week, we propose: Host a Super Bowl or Olympics watch party.

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and of course, these parties are already popular to attend, but if you need more time to plan, don’t fret...you can always host an Olympics-Opening-Ceremony-Watch-Party! We recognize that certain people enjoy watching particular events or sports over others, so if neither of these two options are up your alley, you can always throw an entirely different party, such as one for the Daytona 500 or March Madness. Remember, this tip is your own experiment. These parties can be as simple or as complex as you would like; they are simply a reason to gather together. Along with this, don’t feel obligated to host a party for the entirety of the Super Bowl or for the entirety of the Olympics Opening Ceremony. These events are relatively long, so you could host a party for the first half, halftime, or pre-game. Of course, it is important to be mindful of your guests. Be aware that some people just want to come and eat some yummy food, while others do genuinely desire to watch the particular game or event. For example, if you have a Super Bowl Party, and you know a few of your neighbors are huge Philadelphia Eagles fans, it may not be the best idea to plan other party activities during the game. 

Enjoy spending time with your neighbors.

Happy neighboring!