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15 Unforgettable Holiday Resident Event Ideas to Liven up Your Apartment Community 2 months ago

15 Unforgettable Holiday Resident Event Ideas to Liven up Your Apartment Community

 
 
 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s time to liven up your residents’ spirits! There are so many ways to show your residents you appreciate them and create an unforgettable experience to help ring in the holidays and the New Year.

 
If you’re in charge of planning resident events, and are wondering how you could possibly come up with new event ideas that don’t feel stale and overdone, we’ve got you covered with some ideas! Keep reading to check out these 15 holiday-themed resident events that will take your event planning to a whole new level and offer an unparalleled resident experience!
 
 
 

1. Meditation & Sound Healing Experience

What better time to promote relaxation and health than during the stress of the holiday season? Sound healing classes are gaining traction and offer a more immersive and interactive way to help promote guided relaxation in conjunction with healing. The concept involves sound bowls or tuning forks which are chimed at various preset frequencies, said to provide different healing effects on layers of the body and physical ailments. Sound healing is a great format to help entertain residents interested in more alternative and emerging forms of meditation and healing modalities.

 

2. Resident Friends-giving Celebration

While holidays are centered around family and friends, for some it can be a reminder of loved ones who have passed and be a lonely time. Give your residents a chance to fill that void and connect with neighbors with a Resident Friends-giving celebration that can be locally catered. Simple table placements, candles, and autumn decor can tie together the elements of a large table setting or banquet area and elevate the atmosphere for the occasion.

 
 
 
 

3. Winter Wonderland Ball

Bring the magic to your building with this blast-from-the-past celebration you probably haven’t experienced since middle school – a Winter Wonderland Ball! Deck out your common space or amenity area in winter themed decor from lights, to snowflakes, and bring in other ice-themed elements including crystal rock candy, snowcones (and even a snow machine if you’re up for it!) Invite residents to join in formal attire with a plus-one. Be sure to include awards for best-dressed, most-festive, cutest couple, and best solo appearance! A red-carpet entrance and professional photographer can also take this event to top-tier and give residents a memorable keepsake to remind them of the special evening for time to come.

  

4. Pet Photos With Santa

Pet Photos with Santa can be a special way for residents to celebrate their furry friends and capture a sweet (or comical!) memory to cherish all season long. Pet Photos with Santa also make the perfect photo for your residents to include in their holiday greeting cards!

 

5. Holiday Cards Decorating Social

In classic old-fashioned fun, a holiday cards decorating social gives residents a purpose to tap into their crafty side and as an added-bonus, create a special decorated greeting they can use to send to all their loved ones for the season! Your local art supply or craft store is the perfect location to scout a guide who can come to your property and conduct the experience from start to finish with your residents.

 

6. Christmas Cookie Baking Class

This family-friendly occasion can be arranged virtually or onsite! Kids will love an opportunity to decorate gingerbread men and women, and adults can get ahead of all their holiday baking while having a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the season with a light hearted neighborly gathering.

 
 
 

7. Gingerbread Making Workshop

Another perfect family-friendly resident event idea for the holidays is a Gingerbread house making workshop! This event is also perfect to host virtually or on-site, and all ages will love the nostalgia of assembling their very own cookie home to display all season long or to to give as a gift.

 

8. Popup Winter Fitness Class

The holidays are the easiest time to slack off on nutrition. Give your residents a chance to recover from post-Thanksgiving and holiday party indulgences with a one-hour sweat-inducing, calorie-burning, social fitness class. Social fitness classes are a great way to merge pleasure and fitness with an interactive group fitness class such as HIIT, Bootcamp or Power Yoga, followed by a catered breakfast, a quick grab-and-go, or even a speaking engagement from a local dietician or nutritionist to help people kickstart healthy habits and get in a positive mindset ahead of the new year.

 

9. S’mores Social 

Residents can enjoy making their own s’mores on site with portable burners with the oversight and guidance of an event hostess or in your communities grilling area. To make this event sure to delight all taste preferences, be sure to consider a variety of different flavors across all components. For instance, you might opt for cinnamon, chocolate, classic, and gluten-free graham crackers, as well as white, dark, milk, and caramel chocolate options, along with varieties of fruit for extra layering.

 
 
 

10. Spiked Hot Cocoa Bar

Let your residents level up their hot cocoa game with a spiked hot cocoa bar. This setup can meet all taste buds with a variety of dark and milk cocoa varieties, different Kahlúa and Irish-cream mixers to choose from, and dairy-free milk options including oat, coconut and almond milk. Don’t forget to provide an assortment of toppings including red hots, nuts, cinnamon sticks, and of course – the whipped cream!
 
 

11. Pie Making Cooking Demonstration and Class

 This event is perfect for live or onsite hands-on demonstration. Allow your residents to prepare one or two popular holiday pies from scratch – including pie crusts and fillings using techniques and step-by-step instructions guided by a local bakery chef.
 
 

12. Cider Tasting

Forget a trip to the apple orchard! Bring the apple picking celebrations to your building. Autumn is the season for apple picking and late Fall into Winter pave way for every way to enjoy them! Cider tasting provides an interactive experience to unite residents around the common appreciation and love for apple and fall-forward tastes that celebrate the season and bring an element of nature and home into your building.

 

13. DIY Holiday Wreath Making

Wreath making workshops and DIY Wreath Making Classes are an interactive virtual an on-site event to help residents style and craft their very own Holiday wreaths! Wreaths are not only fun to make, but can also opt as the perfect handmade, unique gift perfect to knock one more thing off your residents’ to-do-lists. This fun and festive event can offer a variety of floral, festive, and natural decor components and strategies for building the foundations for wreath-making across all seasons to allow for upmost customization and a truly rewarding resident experience that will leave lasting memories.

 
 
 
 

14. Holiday Mixology Night

 Holiday Mixology Night and Martini Classes are a popular resident favorite event that can easily be hosted onsite or virtually at your building. Mixology Nights give your residents a tasting and educational experience all-in-one, centered around the history of certain cocktails, tips for crafting the best version from home, and sample cocktails provided by a professional mixologist.
 
 
 

15. Christmas Costume Party

 Looking for a twist to an Ugly Sweater Party? Halloween-lovers are going to really appreciate this second chance at dressing up as their favorite holiday characters! With tons of Christmas classics and themes to choose from… The Grinch, A Christmas Story, Elf, and many more including Disney Classics, a Christmas Costume party gives residents a chance to show-off their creative skills and celebrate in an unconventional fashion.
 
 
 
 
 
With the busy holiday season just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about planning your next resident event to conclude the year and your residents experience at your community this past year. We hope you find the ideas in this post helpful for getting ideas for your future resident holiday resident events! 
 
 
 

3 months ago
12 Fall Resident Event Ideas to Celebrate the Season 3 months ago

Fall is just around the corner, and soon it’ll be time to put away the pool toys and break out the ugly sweaters. Whether you’re a new property manager tasked with coming up with ideas to boost resident engagement and increase retention, or have been on the job for years, sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with exciting and fresh ideas.
 
The great news is, there’s no need to wait for a holiday to gather your building to engage! The festive fall season can be used by property management teams to get residents together for fun activities or informative workshops. Whether you manage an apartment, condo or townhome community, the following 12 resident-led ideas will help kick off fall in a big way and get everyone excited about the Season of Fun!
 
 
 
Tailgate parties
Football is one of the many elements of fall we love! Hosting an all-in-one tailgate party, complete with food, drinks and games is one way to celebrate. This event is best suited for your property’s clubhouse, amenity center, or lawn. If you opt to have this event outdoors, you can have a “best tailgate” contest where everyone votes on their favorite setup! For extra interaction, host a cornhole tournament that includes prizes for the winners (and losers).
 
 
S’mores by the fire
Bring your residents to an outdoor campfire under the stars! You can make s’mores, hot chocolate and even roast marshmallows on a stick. Be sure to include lots of outdoor laundry-friendly pillows and blankets. A wide variety of chocolates from salted caramel to white chocolate and dark chocolate, and graham crackers including cinnamon and chocolate will appeal to all taste buds. We love that this event is family friendly and perfect for communities with all ages.
 
 
Mixology Night: Autumn Samplers
A Mixology Night, hosted by a professional mixologist, is an exciting way to learn how to make autumn cocktails you can enjoy from home. You’ll learn about the basics of cocktail making, the history of certain drinks, and how to transform a handful of simple ingredients into a tasty concoction you can enjoy all season long.
 
 
Pet Costume Contest for a Cause
A pet costume contest with a donation option to a local animal shelter or charity is an interactive and exciting way to raise money for an organization you care about, while also giving your residents an engaging way to mingle with their furry friends and showcase their creativity. Prizes can be awarded for Best in Show and Most Unusual pairing! As an extra element, you can invite a local dog trainer to host Q&A sessions for dog owners, and include raffle prizes for things like doggy day care, groomers, or a local pet boutique shop.
Whiskey Tasting Did you now… September is national whisky month?! Beyond the fall months, whiskey makes a great foundation for warming autumn spirits. Invite a pro-mixologist to share a sampling of mid-range and top-shelf whiskey varieties and suggest cocktails to pair each with. For an interactive element, include a trivia to help attendees learn more about varieties with a small giveaway bottle for the winner.
 
 
Black Light Yoga
Namaste meets electric feels with this fun twist with Black Light Yoga. This event is a perfect way to ring in Halloween during the Fall season, or to help residents integrate with a regular virtual or onsite Group Yoga class. Black lights are brought in to illuminate the yoga space, while attendees can choose to wear neon clothes and glowstick jewelry can. be provided to rein in the magic of the experience.
Fall Social Fall socials have become increasingly popular as a way to bring the whole building together. Not only do they provide an opportunity for residents to meet and get to know one another, but they also help landlords learn more about their tenants. Include fun elements of fall into the gathering, from a hot cocoa or spiced cider bar to pumpkin decorating, a Fall-themed photo both, or even encourage costumes if you want your event to coincide with Halloween.
 
 
Murder Mystery Dinner
A murder mystery is an interactive theater game where attendees can dress up to match a specific genre or era in theme and work together to solve a fictitious murder that has occurred. Murder Mystery Dinner party games can be played at any time of year, but they are especially popular during Halloween and New Year’s Eve parties, making it a great option for fall or winter.
Autumn Wreath Making An autumn wreath making workshop is one of the most popular events for all demographics and apartment community living. It’s a great activity for all ages, from young children to the elderly, and can be done indoors or outdoors. The materials needed for this fun craft are simple and inexpensive, so your residents won’t need much for this project. Fall leaves, twigs, acorns, pine cones, straw and other natural items that can find outside the home or at a local craft store can be used. A local florist is the perfect host for this event, whether virtually or onsite.
 
 
Toasty Tea Making
Tea Making workshops are a fun and interactive way to get residents together. They are also a great way to raise awareness of the benefits of many teas from preventing cancer and heart disease, to reducing stress levels, inflammation, and improving concentration and memory. For fall, this event can include special varieties with spice, ginger, cinnamon, citrus and apple. An experienced host can provide everything from saucers to herbs, and walk your residents through the process of making their own herbal remedies and tasty concoctions from the comfort of home.
 
 
Charcuterie & Chill
Brie + what? Gorganzola + who? Wine is a fun topic for many, especially when paired with cheese. Get the down low on how to put out a proper cheese board to pair with any and all wines. Alternative variations to this event can include wine and chocolate pairings, or any themed experience that highlights a particular group of wine and it’s history.
 
 
Back to Basics: Meal Prep Workshop
As kids go back to school and things begin to shift for the remainder of the year, it can be helpful to get ahead of the holidays with healthy routines and habits. A meal prep workshop is a great way to do exactly that. Hosted by a dietician, nutritionist, or meal prep enthusiast, residents can learn tips and tricks to help plan out the work week with healthy and tasty meals ahead of time. Shopping lists can be arranged ahead of time, and this event is best suited for a Sunday evening for residents to plan alongside the event host.
 
 
 
It might still feel a little early to be thinking about events for the Fall, but planning any resident event can be time consuming, especially if you plan to have a decent turnout and book quality vendors with enough notice, so it's a great strategy to start your Fall event plans now. If you feel like it's a lot to take on, it might be wise to consider a team of experts who can help you plan events in detail.
 
Which of these fall resident events sound like a fit for your community? Are there other events that are a staple for your building in the Fall? Share in the comments below.
 

3 months ago
What has been your favorite resident event to plan? 3 months ago

Members of the Multifamily Sharespace Facebook Group shared some of their favorite Resident Events:

  • A long time ago, the property owners were Travelers insurance. We had $1000 budget per resident event. That's translates to about $2500 today. We had some amazing parties. A full Halloween carnival on the tennis courts, a full spaghetti dinner for Mother’s Day, rented a big screen TV and a double header baseball game with hot dogs and a keg of beer for Father’s Day. (Anyone old enough that remembers the days you could serve alcohol at resident parties?). A Santa Claus with photos at Christmas, Easter bunny costume for Easter. And the list goes on. I miss those days! -Kathy Winfrey Chaney
  • Courtyard rooftop musical guest event. 90 minutes of live music from a local artist live streamed on our social media pages. Folks could watch from the apartments (back in quarantine pandemic days) and it was such a hit! -Nichole Lipka
  • Casino/ poker night: table games and everyone can dress up, roaring 20’s. -Angel Decker
  • I used to make an annual Thanksgiving meal. We would provide all the food and fixings and residents could bring something if they wanted. My residents loved it, and we always had a really great turn out. Staff would bring their families too. -Katie Butler Roncadori
  • We did an inflatable movie screen at our pond pavilion. We let the residents vote on which Christmas movie we showed. The Grinch won! Our maintenance tech wore the grinch costume and headed out candy canes during the movie. We had a food truck, a hot chocolate bar, popcorn, and candy. We also roasted marshmallows over the fire and made s’mores! It was awesome! -Tiffany Naomi Smith
  • We did a farmers market. Filled baskets with vegetables, handed out medium size bags and let them pick what they wanted. We also had bouquet flowers in vases and they could grab a bouquet too. Big hit! -Mindy McDaris
  • I had a lot of fun designing this event idea. A grazing station for a fall movie night outdoors or in like with hocus pocus, practical magic, or into the woods. You could set up blankets with pillows for people to get cozy. -Rebecca Ross Gilinsky
  • A "senior prom" at a senior living community. BUT-do not crown a queen and king of the prom. Seniors got mad at whoever won when they didn't! –Patricia Ivie
  • We would do a fall ball with a theme each year. We did masquerade, roaring 20's, country chic, winter white, and my favorite was Alice in Wonderland. We called it Down the Looking Glass and where the finger foods were set up it was decorated like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and where the dancing and bar was set up, it was decorated like the queens court. The property was The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia and we called the event our annual Met Ball. -Kristy Kendrick Myers
  • When I was a Property Manager it was New Year's Eve and our Open Mic Nights to highlight local amazing artists –Virginia Georgeson
  • We had a ladies night years ago. It was a hit. Wine and purchasable items. -Sonja K Nieves
  • Thanksgiving ? At an old high rise I managed. Catered in on the Tuesday before the actual holiday. ? We would also have a table set-up for residents to bring their favorite dishes and we would provide pumpkin pies from Costco typically. A long-time resident would also dress-up as Santa for the kids. We would take photos and send to parents after the event or they’d take their own photos. After year three, we had up to almost 200-residents attend. A lot of single residents who didn’t have family for the holidays so they really enjoyed it. -Jeremy Van Winkle
  • Wine tasting and charcuterie board. We adding a table for pumpkin carving contest. Whoever won got a nice bottle of wine and a gift basket to be able to make a board at home as well with a gift card. Resident byob to share with the other resident's. Great way to get to know your neighbors and friends. -Brittany Rogers
  • We did a property Idol like American Idol. Complete with auditions, regular and guest judges and a surprise performance by leasing and our service manager the night of the finals. -Amy Smith Owens

Some other great resident event ideas:

  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Movie night
  • Fall festival
  • Chinese New Year
  • Any with Free food
  • Sip and Paint
  • Breakfast on the run
  • Formal holiday party with a 4 string quartet and fancy hors d'oeuvres.
  • Resident Appreciation Week
  • Pet Parties
  • Beetle Juice outside movie
  • Oktoberfest
  • Karaoke night
  • Drag Queen Bingo
  • Tacos & Tequila Pool Party
  • Crayfish boil
  • Murder Mystery Night
  • Trunk-or-treat
  • Neighborhood Watch Safety Fair
  • Harry Potter Halloween party & Grinchmas
  • Happy Hour
  • 12 Days of Christmas

How To Do a Wine & Paint Resident Event That Your Community Will Love 9 months ago

Resident events are a fantastic way to boost resident experience. And Wine and Paint events, or as some people call them, Paint and Sip events, are an incredible option for a fun and super engaging resident event. At Flamingo, we’ve hosted hundreds of Wines and Paints, and we want to show you how you can host one at your property.

Benefits of doing Wine and Paints as a resident event:

  • It’s educational.

Residents love attending events where they can learn something new. From learning how to hold a paintbrush correctly to different flower painting techniques, residents will leave your event happy and satisfied. Not only did they have fun, but they learned a new skill!

  • It increases self-confidence

You’ll be surprised at the amount of people who’ve never painted before signing up for this class. Your instructor should be patient and encourage all levels of abilities. Residents will be ecstatic when they see their finished work. This turns a simple event into an experience they’ll take with them for the rest of their lives.

  • It promotes resident to resident interaction

Residents will let their guard down, sip wine, and socialize with their neighbors effortlessly while working on their art. This is a perfect event for people who attend alone to make new friends and for people who attend as a group to strengthen their bonds.

  • It can be a seasonal event

What’s cool about a Wine and Paint is that it’s super easy to turn it into something seasonal. You could host one every couple of months and have residents paint something relevant to that time of the year. Better yet, at the end of the year you can host an Art Expo where attendees can showcase their work!

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Getting Started With The Basics

  • Choose your event format: A Wine & Paint resident event can be hosted in person or virtually. Choose which design makes sense for your property.

  • Define what you’ll be providing: Is it BYOB? Will you be providing the drinks? We recommend you include everything residents will need for the paint part and leave it up for residents to bring their own beverages, alcoholic or not.

  • Ask residents to RSVP: The capacity depends on your available space. If your space capacity is limited, take this to your advantage and promote it as such. For example, if you can only fit 20 people, say, “First 20 residents to RSVP get a spot to this fantastic event!” In our experience, Wine and Paint events are massive hits, so you want to make sure you can fit at least 15 people.

  • Promote the event throughout your property: If you have a resident app or a Resident Engagement App, post your event flyer and RSVP link in the social feed. If not, you can send out emails, texts, or print a nice poster for your lobby with a QR code to RSVP.

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Event Overview: What you need to host a Wine and Paint

  • A professional artist instructor (for around 2 hours)
  • Art supplies (this includes paints and different types of brushes)
  • Canvas for each resident to take home after the class
  • Someone from the site team to stay and take pictures so that you have marketing material for your social media channels.
  • Extra: wine, beer, and light snacks basically guarantee a successful event!

Want to book this event with Flamingo?

Just:

Create a FREE Flamingo account here.
Choose the Wine and Paint event on the Book Events tab.
Confirm the quote that better suits your needs.

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Outdoor Resident Event Ideas 10 months ago

The weather is getting warmer, and Spring slowly but surely calls everyone back outdoors.

A few reasons why I love outdoor events:

  • They fit more people (higher ROI per event)
  • It makes for a unique experience (more memorable than a regular event)
  • You can show off your amenities and outdoor grounds
  • Natural lighting makes everyone happy and relaxed
  • They are COVID-friendly!

These outdoor resident events are becoming increasingly popular for us; check 'em out and get inspired!

  • Have residents bring their own mat or order community branded mats (swag!)
  • After the class or video, provide brunch and mimosas

  • Invite residents to bring blankets and picnics to enjoy a live band or DJ

  • Rent a blo-up movie screen and invite residents to come enjoy a movie outside!

More Ideas:


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Charcuterie Board Workshop 10 months ago

If you're not doing workshops as part of your Resident Engagement strategy, you're missing out. BIG TIME.

Workshops are interactive, educational, and fun. They bring your residents together to learn a new skill they're interested in or discover something new, creating strong memories and impressions on all who assist.

When planning a workshop, go for a trendy, cool topic, like the Charcuterie Board. It's gotten a ton of attention lately and has quickly become very popular among residents!.


You’ll Need a Variety of these Essentials: 

  • Meats: salami, ham, summer sausage, prosciutto, etc.
  • Cheese
  • Hard: cheddar, parmesan, gouda, etc.
  • Soft: cream cheese with jelly, goat cheese, brie, etc.
Savory accompaniments
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, etc
  • Pickled or marinated: dill pickles, olives, pepperoncini
  • Dips and Spreads
  • Veggies
Sweet accompaniments
  • Fresh fruit and berries: strawberries, oranges, apples, etc.
  • Chocolate: dark or chocolate covered nuts
  • Sweet spreads: blackberry jam, orange marmalade, etc.
Crackers: choose different sizes and shapes as well as flavors

Arranging The Board:

  • Pick out your board
  • Start with the cheese and place around the board
  • Add the meats
  • Add the accompaniments
  • Fill in the spaces with crackers

During The Event:

  • Make sure to chat with your residents at least once throughout the party.
  • Select a member of your team to be the photographer at the event. Make sure they take photos on their phone, but also encourage them to offer to take photos for your residents on their phones. If you have the photo backdrop, take photos there and encourage residents to tag you on social media so their friends will see how awesome you are!

1 year ago
SHOW YOUR RESIDENTS SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY 1 year ago

A few events you can try out or book:

Valentine's Day Wine & Cheese Tasting
Valentine's Day Shortbread Cookies Cooking
Valentine's Day Wine & Paint
Valentine's Day Romantic Outdoor Movie
Valentine's Day Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Valentine's Day Casino Night
Single's Mingle

Other resident experience boosters

Valentine's Cards & Chocolates: Simply printing out a nice Valentine's card and passing it along with some Kisses (the chocolates!) goes a long way.

Pet Treats: People love their furry friends and they'll be super appreciative if you show their pets some love. Plus, the only thing cuter than a heart-shaped cookie is a bone-shaped cute. I don't make the rules.

Brownie Cake Pops: They’re fun, delicious and so cute! Brownie cake pops are the perfect Valentine’s Day snack to go. Put them out in the lobby and enjoy the smile on your residents’ faces.

Put Up a Photo Area: Get balloons (heart-shaped? YES!), flowers, and maybe even glitter! Residents can take pics and upload them to Instagram. You’ll get a ton of mentions and tags! Remember, the cornier, the better.

1 year ago
Outdoor Halloween Event Ideas 1 year ago

Looking for some exciting Halloween events to host for your residents? Here are a few ideas to help entertain your ghosts and ghouls! 

Reverse Trunk-or-Treat
Have residents dress up and meet outside of their buildings. Then decorate a golf cart and drive from building to building passing out candy.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Residents carve a pumpkin and set it at the walkway of their building with their information on the back. Staff go around and judge them.

Pumpkin Carving
Drawing and Coloring Contest
Have residents turn in drawings, then decorate the windows of the clubhouse with them. Ask residents to come by and judge the drawings in the different age groups, yes even adults! Each participant receives a bag of candy and winners receive a prize.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Hide skeletons, pumpkins, and other things around the property and have prizes and treats awarded for residents who send selfies with all the hidden objects.

Check out below for even MORE fun ideas!

  • Trunk-or-treat
  • Candy baggies
  • Scream on the Green (outdoor movie night)
  • Spooky weenie roast
  • Cornhole tournament
  • Puppy plunge
  • Carnival games
  • Costume contest
  • Haunted Open House
  • Pumpkin Chunking Competition
  • Halloween parade

 Halloween Costume

These ideas were compiled from a collaboration by Nicholas Clayton and the Multifamily ShareSpace community.

We celebrated The Arlington’s 5th birthday! 2 years ago

On Saturday we celebrated The Arlington’s 5th birthday! We hosted quite the event with an exotic petting zoo, bounce house, ice cream truck, food and drinks. We had over 300 people stop by to celebrate with us between residents, vendors and Trinity team members. It was a huge hit and we loved being able to give back to our community!

I am so proud of my team pulling this together and helping plan this the last 3 months to be one of the best events that the residents in our community will remember!

If you could give our Tik Tok some love we would appreciate it ❤️

 

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Not only will your residents love it, but it will help you generate more leads.

Have you ever wondered how you can throw an Instagram-worthy pool party without breaking your budget? Today is your day! A splashy pool party doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to make an impact. The key is to invest in the right items that will allow your residents to enjoy, and most importantly, SHARE the party online.

This event is SO easy. Fill your pool up with a variety of floats in all sizes, set up a table with refreshments that require ZERO effort to prepare, and use decor to create a photo-opp area. All that’s left is to transform yourself into your inner influencer and take photos like your life depended on it. That’s it!

You’ll need these essentials:

Bring It To Life:

  • Use your electric air pump to blow up all your floats, beach balls, and other inflatable items.
  • Scatter your floats throughout the pool to make a splash
  • Set up your table with serving items, decor, and refreshments:
    • Drinks:
      • Non-Alcohol: Lemonade
      • Alcohol: Canned Spiked Seltzer in Tropical Flavors
    • Food:
      • Variety of Summer Fruits like Bananas, Oranges, and Peaches. Display these babies in a bowl for minimal effort, but big impact.
      • Tropical Flavored Popsicles on Ice
  • Pick your preferred photo area and decorate with this Wall Decor.
  • If you need to build your lead list, encourage residents to invite a plus one to the party!

During The Event

Make sure to chat with your residents at least once throughout the party.

Select a member of your team to be the photographer at the event. Make sure they take photos on their phone, but also encourage them to offer to take photos for your residents on their phones. If you have the photo backdrop, take photos there and encourage residents to tag you on social media so their friends will see how awesome you are.

Want to get this entire event done-for-you FREE? Sign up for Sprout’s pool party event giveaway by August 1st and we’ll send you everything you need to bring this event to life at your community.

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For some reason we think food that’s made in a truck just tastes better… hence our love for food trucks <3. A food truck event is a great way to spoil your residents any day of the week. 

Plus, there are so many benefits to hosting a food truck at your community: 

  • Added-value to residents: You are making their day-to-day easier because they don’t have to cook and clean. 
  • Support for your neighborhood: You are supporting a local business and helping them get their name out there to your residents aka hundreds of potential customers. 
  • Grow both of your social media followings: Have both your community and the food truck post about the event on social media. This way you can gain exposure from each other’s followers. Win-Win! 

LET’S BRING IT TO LIFE

  • Make a list of yummy food trucks in your area and contact them to see if you can book them for a few hours at your community! With less foot traffic in their normal locations, this is a great opportunity for your community to support local businesses! 
  • Promote your food truck schedule or day at your community with this downloadable flyer, social square graphic, and Instagram Story template. Share it in high-traffic areas, on social media, and post it on your resident portal.
  • During the event, take some pictures of the food and the fun! Share it on social media both in a post and on your Instagram Stories in the moment. Pro tip: Make sure to tag both your location, tag food truck, and use a hashtag like #[insertcity]foodtruck to increase your reach outside of just your following. 

 

CONTINUE THE FUN

Don’t just stop there! An event with a local business like that get’s your foot in the door. The next step is to continue to build that value with residents and potential residents long term. See if that local business would be willing to: 

  • Provide A Perk for Your Residents: Provide your residents with an exclusive discount or coupon to use at their business. You both win from something like this because your residents will provide that business with a steady flow of traffic while you get to provide more value for your residents over your competition. 
  • Provide You With Gift Cards: Use these gift cards for leasing and/renewal perks. You can also use them for social media contests. As you promote these, the business gets online exposure consistently while you get a boost in occupancy and retention. 

 

 Get more great event ideas like this along with the caption templates, flyers, and social graphics to bring it to life. 

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2 years ago
Host The Ultimate Float Fest Pool Party2 2 years ago

Not only will your residents love it, but it will help you generate more leads.

Have you ever wondered how you can throw an Instagram-worthy pool party without breaking your budget? Today is your day! A splashy pool party doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to make an impact. The key is to invest in the right items that will allow your residents to enjoy, and most importantly, SHARE the party online.

This event is SO easy. Fill your pool up with a variety of floats in all sizes, set up a table with refreshments that require ZERO effort to prepare, and use decor to create a photo-opp area. All that’s left is to transform yourself into your inner influencer and take photos like your life depended on it. That’s it!

You’ll need these essentials:

For Your Table: Other Fun Decor (Optional): Electric Air Pump (Recommended - We don’t want you passing out from blowing up a bunch of floats!)

Bring It To Life:

  • Use your electric air pump to blow up all your floats, beach balls, and other inflatable items.
  • Scatter your floats throughout the pool to make a splash
  • Set up your table with serving items, decor, and refreshments:
  • Drinks:
  • Non-Alcohol: Lemonade
  • Alcohol: Canned Spiked Seltzer in Tropical Flavors
Food:
  • Variety of Summer Fruits like Bananas, Oranges, and Peaches. Display these babies in a bowl for minimal effort, but big impact.
  • Tropical Flavored Popsicles on Ice
Pick your preferred photo area and decorate with this Wall Decor. If you need to build your lead list, encourage residents to invite a plus one to the party!

During The Event

Make sure to chat with your residents at least once throughout the party.

Select a member of your team to be the photographer at the event. Make sure they take photos on their phone, but also encourage them to offer to take photos for your residents on their phones. If you have the photo backdrop, take photos there and encourage residents to tag you on social media so their friends will see how awesome you are.

Want to get this entire event done-for-you FREE? Sign up for Sprout’s pool party event giveaway by August 1st and we’ll send you everything you need to bring this event to life at your community.

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2 years ago
Host The Ultimate Float Fest Pool Party 2 years ago

Have you ever wondered how you can throw an Instagram-worthy pool party without breaking your budget? Today is your day! A splashy pool party doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to make an impact. The key is to invest in the right items that will allow your residents to enjoy, and most importantly, SHARE the party online.

This event is SO easy. Fill your pool up with a variety of floats in all sizes, set up a table with refreshments that require ZERO effort to prepare, and use decor to create a photo-opp area. All that’s left is to transform yourself into your inner influencer and take photos like your life depended on it. That’s it! 

 

You’ll need these essentials: 

 

Bring It To Life: 

  • Use your electric air pump to blow up all your floats, beach balls, and other inflatable items. 
  • Scatter your floats throughout the pool to make a splash
  • Set up your table with serving items, decor, and refreshments: 
      ○Drinks: 
         ■Non-Alcohol: Lemonade 
         ■Alcohol: Canned Spiked Seltzer in Tropical Flavors 
      ○Food: 
         ■Variety of Summer Fruits like Bananas, Oranges, and Peaches. Display these babies in a bowl for minimal effort, but big impact. 
         ■Tropical Flavored Popsicles on Ice
  • Pick your preferred photo area and decorate with this Wall Decor.
  • If you need to build your lead list, encourage residents to invite a plus one to the party! 

 

During The Event

  • Make sure to chat with your residents at least once throughout the party. 
  • Select a member of your team to be the photographer at the event. Make sure they take photos on their phone, but also encourage them to offer to take photos for your residents on their phones. If you have the photo backdrop, take photos there and encourage residents to tag you on social media so their friends will see how awesome you are. 

 

Want to get this entire event done-for-you FREE? Sign up for Sprout’s pool party event giveaway by August 1st and we’ll send you everything you need to bring this event to life at your community. 

 

 Get more great event ideas like this along with the caption templates, flyers, and social graphics to bring it to life. 

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2 years ago
Pet Event Ideas! 2 years ago

We recently asked the ShareSpace Community to share their best Pet Event Ideas and there were some great ones so we’d like to share some of those here:

1.       “I love doing yappy hour with pup cups of whipped cream & doggy treats! I want to hold an adoption event with the humane society in our area though!” ~ Jura Mikayla Clifford

 2.       “I always held a pet costume contest at Halloween on my properties!! We had more older folks and not many kids. The residents loved it!!! I always made about 15 lbs of bacon and served cheese (and crackers as well for the humans!) I gave away prizes of poop bags....new collars....dog treats and toys!! We had contests for best costume...and always had a first second and third place winners. When we called out the dogs name that won....they would prance up to the front for their prize...and bacon!! We posted pics for weeks after that all the residents loved. The dogs....would remember the bacon smell and come visit the office staff...and prospective residents!! Such fun!!!” ~ Tamari Riehl

 

 3.       “At the holidays this past year, we did a pet food drive for our local pet pantry” ~ Kristi Von Bender

 

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2 years ago
Spring Cleaning = Summer Fun! 2 years ago

Let’s be honest, no one likes cleaning. Especially not spring cleaning. But it’s simply one of those things that must be done, and the drastic shift in the weather is usually the best time to knock it out. So why not help your residents out by hosting a yard sale? It’s one of the main things you miss out on by living in a multifamily dwelling, but there are ways to help your residents get rid of that old junk and clean out their storage rooms! All you need are a few tables and signs, and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a fantastic yard sale.

Start off by ADVERTISING. This is the most important step. If you don’t advertise, you’ll get virtually no visitors and no visitors means no sale. You can advertise in your local paper, social media garage sale sites, and your property’s Facebook or Instagram. Any way you can get the word out, do it! The more buzz you create, the more visitors you’ll get, especially when the weather is perfect for those yard sale hunters that crave a bargain.

Get old fashioned with it! In the days before social media and Facebook pages, people used signs to guide thrifters to their sales. Grab a few signs from your local store, or make your own with some poster board and markers! Create something attention grabbing and informative and you’re sure to get a horde of Saturday morning early risers stopping by to see what your residents have to offer. Make sure to include the address, date and time in large, easy to read lettering. You can post signs at corners near your property, and guiding all the way up to your front door to make sure they know where they’re going.

Finally, make sure your residents have everything they need. Make sure to provide trash cans for clean-up. Tables can be rented inexpensively, and you can take a tally of who might need one for the big day. It’s a huge help to the residents participating at little cost to the property’s event budget. You could even set up a refreshments table for visitors with information about the property. That way, you might even get a lease or two out of the event.

No matter what, yard sales are always a hit. Giving your residents a place to clean out their old things makes room for the new, and also keeps them from overflowing their apartments and storage units!

2 years ago
Grab A Lunch To Go! 2 years ago

We all know that everyone loves free food. In the summertime, you have plenty of residents that are home and take care of kids that are out of school. Whatever the case may be, providing a lunch during the summer can not only help out parents with kids at home for the summer, but those looking to save a few bucks in the current economic climate.

The best part is, it’s super easy to do with little prep work and little effort! You can do one big lunch where your residents can grab a lunch to go, or you can make it a weekly thing!

You can start with bag lunches filled with sandwiches and snacks, or you can have lunch catered if you have the budget for it. Kids are so easy to please if you’re providing an alternative to school lunches that aren’t present in the summer, and most of your adult residents will be so appreciative for a complimentary lunch.

If you choose to, you can even host a ‘Make Your Own Lunch’ bar, and provide different entrees (pre-packaged, of course), chip choices, and other snacks to throw together. You’ll get to converse with residents, and they’ll get to pick their lunch for the day! If you have lunch catered, it could be even more customized, and you could try a yummy new option every week!

Overall, this is a super easy event idea. All you have to do is find the food, and you’re done! Either way, you’re making lots of residents super happy, and it’s a really low key event to handle!

2 years ago