Winter may not officially kick off for a few weeks, but it certainly feels like it’s already in full gear in many parts of the country. This winter, why not give your residents the opportunity to connect with their neighbors by planning a resident event? Read on for four unique events the residents in your apartment community will love.
Wintertime can get pretty frigid in many parts of the country. Set up a hot cocoa bar one day outside of your leasing office so folks can warm up with a tasty treat. Make sure to include fun, yummy add-ins to your spread, like marshmallows, whipped cream and miniature candy canes.
A craft party is ideal for apartment communities with families and children. Set up stations with different simple holiday crafts, such as greeting card creating, cookie decorating, and ornament making, and let the creativity flow! The children in your community can give their works of art to parents and grandparents as holiday gifts.
Watch a Flick
Movie nights are a great, low-cost, low-maintenance way to get your residents together. If you don’t have a big screen TV at your community, rent one and play a favorite holiday movie that will appeal to the folks who live in your community. Some popular picks include the Polar Express, It’s a Wonderful Life or Elf.
Give Back to Your Community
The holiday season is a great time to lend a hand to your local community. Partner with a local charity, food pantry or homeless shelters and organize a canned food, toy or warm clothing drive in your apartment community. A collection bin can be located in the leasing office, and signage placed throughout the apartment complex in common areas can spread the word about the drive. Finally, arrange to drop off the collected items to your chosen charity. The benefiting organization will appreciate the support, and your residents will enjoy the good feeling that comes from helping those in need.
Planning winter events for the apartment community will allow residents to build a sense of community, while having fun and helping those in need.