Neighbours are like second family. You grow close together over daily events. The kids bring you nearer and so do your life’s ups and downs. When it comes to the moment to say fare well to a neighbour who is migrating it cannot be easy. Having to get used to them not being around for you to run in for a cup of sugar, or to tell your latest stressful event is going to take time. But that does not mean good bye for good. Technology is great to keep in touch and remain great friends. But now when its time to end tem off let’s do it in style.
Get the whole crowd
Book a spot that is big enough to accommodate you whole neighbourhood. There are some great Docklands waterfront restaurants that will be able to house a large gathering. Getting such a place would be recommendable as they will also be able to provide the catering for you. Having a pot luck would be great, but with the need of having to pay attention to your friends, a pot like might take some attention away. So let the restaurant handle to food. This way you will also be able to bring in some sentimental decorations or props. Even though you won’t have much to do, make every effort to make your friends feel loved and that would be more than sufficient.
Whether your friends have a great liking towards sentiments or not, it doesn’t matter, this is the time for everyone to show extra love and shed some caring tears. Plan to get everyone to write sentiments and cards and little gifts that they can carry with them to their new home. Gifting heavy items will not be practical especially if they are travelling overseas or need to fly to their destination.
Fare well memory
If you have access to any birthday function rooms hire to hold the farewell party, it would be nice to set off fire lanterns or hydrogen balloons, to finish the night off. On the other hand take a group photo at a locally famous location that they can take with them as a keeper. You could also make a collapsible collage filled with different memories and little notes.
Keep in touch
Friendships should not be allowed to rot over time. Promise to keep in touch and make plans to visit each other, at least once a year. Share regular life events and pictures over email and instant messenger to be updated. Old friends cannot replace new ones. So make every effort and make your comradeship late a lifetime.