November 2022 Apartment Resident Event Ideas For Multifamily Property Managers
Start November 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 November 2022!
Friendsgiving- Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to spend time with family and friends. However, many people cannot travel because of work, finances, etc. and they end up staying in their apartments and spending Thanksgiving alone. A great way to cater to these residents is to hold a “Friendsgiving” event. You can cater a traditional Thanksgiving meal or request everyone to bring a dish. You should have activities set up for children and entertainment for adults. Doing so will ensure everyone has a fun evening together.
Game Nights- Game nights are another popular event that can easily be hosted. You can host game nights weekly or monthly, depending on the turnout. Your residents will enjoy getting out of their apartments for some fun. These events can be diverse, with different games to choose from. Doing so will allow your residents to pick a game and group to play with. Various games will also ensure no one gets bored. However, you can also set a theme for your game night events. Themed game nights may bring a smaller and more intimate crowd, which may be more appealing to some. For example, common games include poker, charades, board games, etc.
Monthly Meeting- Some residents that live in your apartment complex may have encountered a problem at one time or another. Unfortunately, these problems often fail to be presented to the property managers and go unresolved. The best way to fix these issues is to have monthly meetings for residents and managers. Monthly meetings will allow the residents to bring up any issues. These issues can be addressed, and a plan can be implemented to resolve their problems. These meetings can also allow the residents to voice any ideas for improvement. As a property manager, you should consider each suggestion carefully.
Watch Party- November is filled with sports, tv series, movies, etc. Each television event gives managers the perfect opportunity to host watch parties. Watch parties can be done for any popular showing that your residents are interested in. Some of the most popular TV events in November include:
- NFL Football
- NHL Hockey
- NBA Basketball
- American Music Awards
- Grammy Award nominations
- Country Music Awards
However, a watch party doesn’t have to be a major television event. You can screen movies throughout the week for residents to enjoy. On these movie nights, be sure to have various snacks and drinks for those attending.
Pet Play Date- Approximately 90.5 million families own a pet in the United States. Therefore, it is highly likely that your residents own a pet. These pets can vary in species depending on your regulations. Hosting a pet play date will allow residents’ pets to interact and socialize. This play date also allows residents to meet fellow pet owners and discuss their similarities or differences. Once you decide to host a pet play date, you must enforce vaccination regulations. You should also provide water bowls, waste bags, and treats.
Bonfire Cookout Party – A Bonfire is another excellent way to gather residents for a get-together. This can be a casual vibe where people hang out and roast marshmallows by the fire. Your residents will socialize and enjoy the food throughout the cookout. To save money, you can request your residents contribute a dish. A potluck-styled cookout will also allow residents to show off their cooking skills. You can include additional entertainment to your cookout event as well. For example, you can have lawn games, music, contests, etc. Doing so will ensure the party doesn’t get too dull and your residents are thoroughly entertained.
Sports Tournament- Many people love being active and enjoy participating in recreational sports. You most likely have many residents that fit this bill and would love to join a sports tournament. Therefore, hosting a sporting event could bring your residents together for friendly competition. Figure out which sport your residents are most interested in before setting up an event. Popular tournament sports include:
- Flag football
Once a sport is decided on, you can begin sign-ups for the designated event day. These sign-ups will ensure you have enough players committed to the tournament.
Craft Class- Craft classes are perfect for the more artistic residents in the apartment complex. People of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a craft night. There are many popular crafts that people love, like painting. Crafting is one of the best apartment resident event ideas for November 2022. You can host this event as often as you’d like since most materials are affordable. However, if none of the property managers are artistically talented, you can always hire a professional instructor. These instructors have specific projects and explain each step to their students.
November’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 Candy Day on November 4th- Who doesn’t love candy? Help residents celebrate national candy say with a candy bar! Another fun idea would be having each resident choose a piece of candy for their taking.
National Word Kindness Day on November 13th- Encourage residents to spread kindness all day by doing acts of kindness around the apartment and for each other. A small act of kindness goes a long way!
National America Recycles Day on November 15th- Recycling is essential for our environment! On this day, encourage residents to recycle all of the trash they can and raise awareness about the importance of recycling. An idea to get more people to recycle would be holding a competition to see which resident recycles the most. Have each resident keep track of their recyclables and then hold a count at the end of the day. The resident with the most recyclables would get a prize.
National Child’s Day on November 2oth- Gather the children in the apartment complex and hold activities for them throughout the day. A craft table, read-along, movie night, and game night could all be good activities to do on National Child’s Day.
National Day of Giving on November 29th- Encourage residents to give back on November 29th! Set up a collection of non-perishable food, clothing, and toys to donate to charities and give back to those who need these items. Another fun idea would be attaching a raffle with one of the drives mentioned above; for each can of food or garment donated, the resident will receive one raffle ticket. At the end of the day, the raffle winners will be picked and receive a prize.
These apartment resident event ideas will create a sense of community for your residents. A quiet movie night or exciting sports tournament will attract people from all backgrounds. Don’t forget to contact us today for any of your property management needs. We will take the best care of you here at Property Manager Insider!
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