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How To Do a Wine & Paint Resident Event That Your Community Will Love 3 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 4 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:


4 months ago
Charcuterie Board Workshop 4 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!

7 months ago
SHOW YOUR RESIDENTS SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY 7 months 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.

10 months ago
Outdoor Halloween Event Ideas 10 months 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! 1 year 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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1 year ago
Host The Ultimate Float Fest Pool Party2 1 year 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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1 year ago
Host The Ultimate Float Fest Pool Party 1 year 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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1 year ago
Pet Event Ideas! 1 year 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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1 year ago
Spring Cleaning = Summer Fun! 1 year 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!

1 year ago
Grab A Lunch To Go! 1 year 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!

1 year ago
LEMONADE STAND TWO WAYS 1 year ago

To spike or not to spike...that is the question! 

Everyone is familiar with the classic lemonade stand. You know, that cute little one that you would set up outside your house when you were a kiddo to make a couple bucks for that new toy you wanted?! Now it’s time to do that for your residents...but with a twist (and tailored to all ages)! 

Remember: these sort of events can be a stay and chat type event or a grab-n-go.  There’s something for everyone!

WHAT YOU NEED

BRING IT TO LIFE

#1 - Lemonade Stand At The Entrance

  • Keep it simple for the kid’s lemonade by using the simple water and mix recipe or go homemade if you want to make it extra special! 
  • Set up your station with the lemonade, cups, and straws outdoors at the entrance. For some extra fun, have a speaker for some summer tunes. 
  • Have the box of chalk on display and encourage kids to chalk the sidewalks with some fun summer drawings.  
  • Take all the pictures of the kiddos sidewalk creations. If you plan on sharing photos of your residents online, make sure to get their permission. 

#2 - Spiked Lemonade Yappy Hour 

  • Spike it up for the adult version! Check out this recipe we found on Pinterest.
  • Set up your station with the lemonade, cups, and straws outdoors at your dog park or near where you residents take their pets for a walk. For some extra fun, have a speaker for some summer tunes. 
  • Add your pet supplies to your table like pet treats and bowl of water on the floor next to the table. 
  • If you decide to have both the plain lemonade and the spiked lemonade, make sure to LABEL THE DRINK DISPENSER ACCORDINGLY! You won’t want to deal with that little mix up! ???? We recommend setting up different tables too for a little extra peace of mind! 
  • Take all the pictures of your residents and pets. If you plan on sharing photos of your residents online, make sure to get their permission. 

Prior to the event:

  • Post the invitation around the community and on social media. We recommend doing this 2 weeks before, a week before and the day before. 

The day of:

  • Post one last final reminder on social media
  • Set up your table and take a picture before your residents come. 
  • Take some pictures of your team at the table to post on social media right before the event. Don’t be afraid to show some behind the scenes shots.

 Want more event ideas like this? Click here to download our top 50 resident event list for any apartment at any budget.

1 year ago
Booze N' Tattoos 1 year ago

 

Rose Haven Nursing Home shared pictures of their “Booze N’ Tattoos” event for their residents! So many great opportunities for fun, just look at all the smiles!

This would be so much fun for any community during the summer. All you’ll need is some temporary tattoos and some adult beverages!  Use this fun activity as a way to have residents pop into the office or club house for a quick chat to help build up some relationships. Or, have your Booze N’ Tattoos display up and ready for your summer pool party or pair it with any of your other full events! This would also be so much fun with your Taco Tuesday events or any event with food!

 

Have fun with it like the residents at Rose Haven! Check out how excited they were here: Smiles all around!

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1 year ago
Ice Cream Social 1 year ago

With the nation slowly reopening and society creeping back to normal capacity, you can finally start putting together some in person events for your residents to enjoy! While there’s still some caution to be taken such as social distancing, gloves and masks, you can always throw an awesome ice cream party that your residents will LOVE while still staying cool and safe.

There’s so many ways to make an ice cream party successful. From renting an ice cream truck, to gift certificates to a local ice cream shop, there’s no end to the ways you can help your residents chill for the summer!

Start by checking out your local ice cream shops and see if they’re looking to partner with you to get their local business out there! You might find that they are more than happy to offer discounts or even free cones in exchange for the support and a few flyers on your end.

If you want something a little more personal, have the ice cream come to you! Rent an ice cream cart from your local rental company, get a variety of different flavors and toppings, and make it an event to remember with no limit to what you can offer. Sprinkles, nuts, chocolate, fruit, candy, and so much more can be included in a custom toppings bar that can be served by your staff, or self-serve by your residents with proper personal protection gear. Scoop your way to an awesome summer with your residents and show them why they chose your property as their new home!

If you have the option to rent an ice cream truck, this might be the most convenient and fun way for you to give your residents a treat, and limit the work on your staff! The budget might be a little higher, but it’s totally worth it in the end when you get to stand by and enjoy a cone with your residents instead of running around trying to coordinate an event.
No matter what you do, ice cream is always a winner with everyone. You simply can’t go wrong with a cold delicious treat in these hot months to come!