December 2022 Apartment Resident Event Ideas For Multifamily Property Managers
Start December on a happy note with exciting and enjoyable events for all of your residents. Planning a special event for residents can make them feel more comfortable about their neighbors and show them you care. Continue reading for various apartment resident event ideas for December 2022!
Host a Cooking Class- There’s nothing more fun and chaotic than hosting a cooking class for your residents. This is one of the best apartment resident event ideas because it not only benefits the residents, but it also benefits you! You will be gaining brownie points for hosting fun apartment resident events, and the residents will meet new people and get a meal from it! While you could host this in the apartment space if there is room, you can also work through a local business that would host you and your residents for the event. Since the holidays are right around the corner, there would be nothing better than hosting a cooking class for Christmas dinner ideas or dessert ideas. You could even do a cookie bake-off!
Create a Boozy Coffee Bar- One Saturday morning in December, you could set up a boozy coffee bar for your residents to pop on down for their morning coffee while also getting to know some other residents they may not know already! Realistically, who wouldn’t want to go to an event with both coffee and alcohol!? When you host this event, make sure you have room for residents to mingle, sit down, hang out, and have fun! You should also make sure the event looks as cute as possible so you can encourage residents to post the event on social media. You could even incentivize posts by giving the person with the most engaged post a prize! By doing this, you are also promoting and marketing at the same time! For the holidays, consider:
- Peppermint hot chocolate with schnapps
- Coffee and Baileys
- Irish coffee bar
- Espresso martinis
Movie Night- You can set up a projector and pick a popular holiday movie to show! This may do better as an event on the weekdays since most people get busy on the weekends and make other plans. For the movie, you can even put together a few snacks like holiday popcorn or donuts! You can then encourage residents to bring their own beverages (BYOB), so they can enjoy a drink while watching the movie (but it’s not money out of your own pocket).
Host an Ugly Sweater Contest- If you want to make the most out of your December apartment resident ideas for this year, you will definitely want to host an ugly sweater contest. There are so many ways to do this! You could make it solely the sweater contest with a bit of mingling, you could make it a cocktail party, or you could host it as a fundraiser for a charity of your choice. Whatever way you choose to do it, you need to ensure that you have prizes in line for the winner(s) of the contest! Additionally, you could encourage residents to bring appetizers and drinks, or you could plan to provide some. You could also do a mix and match of both providing food and drinks and having residents bring some!
Toy Drive: What better way to give back to your community than hosting a toy drive? Ask each resident to purchase toys for families in need. Set up bins throughout the building, so residents have an easy drop-off point. Make sure to include the maximum amount each person should spend and the duration of the toy drive. If there is a specific nonprofit organization that you like to partner with, see if they can provide a wish list of the families in need and set up a signup sheet.
Holiday Decorating Contest – An apartment decorating contest will bring out creativity for all tenants who want to participate. Decorate doors into canvases that emphasize the holiday spirit. Then, have a judge come through and rank each door on creativity, craftsmanship, and attention to theme. The top three best doors will then receive a holiday prize.
December’s “National Day” Celebrations
Every month we highlight “National Days” that make for great apartment resident events and activities. All of these come from the National Day Calendar and are a great reason to have an event or activity for your apartment residents!
National Pie Day on December 1st: Organize a pie contest where each resident bakes their favorite pie. Set up tables in the lobby to display the pies and include ways for each person to vote on their favorite. Once a winner has been chosen, you can provide prize options such as gift cards.
National Bartender Day on December 2nd – Host a bartending or cocktail-making class for residents to celebrate National Bartending day. This is a great opportunity for interested residents to learn how they can prepare their favorite drinks and cocktails at home.
National Cookie Day on December 4th- Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Help residents celebrate national cookie day with a cookie decorating event! Let each resident decorate a holiday-themed cookie for their eating.
National Gingerbread House Day on December 12th: Perfect for residents with kids; invite families to decorate their own gingerbread houses in celebration of national gingerbread house day. Provide all the ingredients and some eggnog to keep up with the holiday spirit. You can easily turn this into a competition where residents can compete for prizes of their choosing.
National Ugly Sweater Day on December 16th- Wear your ugly sweater all day to celebrate National Ugly Sweater day. This is a great opportunity to showcase your favorite ugly sweater and mingle with other residents in the apartment.
If you want to blow your residents away this December, you’ll want to use these apartment resident event ideas for December 2022! Your residents will love these unique resident event ideas and will be telling all of their friends about it! Who knows! You may even get a few more residents out of it because your events are that great!
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