Hailey Roberts it's hard to get them to participate. People are busy now days, and tired. Especially if you have kids, sport events, laundry, errands. Not enough time in the day. I have had very successful parties in the past, and then there are those residents that grab food and go home to eat. Try different times for the parties. You could try a football party on a Sunday, or something just for the women, like a jewelry party or a make up instruction, and then something just for the men.