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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 8 years 8 months ago #11444

Just held a fabulous resident event at my apartment complex. I asked all the pizza vendors in the area to DONATED 2 pizzas for a "pizza tasting constest". Ten pizza vendors participated. Residents were able to vote on their favorite pizza and a winner was declared. I coupled this with a trivia game. We hired a Trivia Master, organized the residents into groups of 5-7, and played trivia for 2 hours. We served beer, wine, soft drinks and water. The residents LOVED it and many said it was the best event we've held. They would like to do this again!
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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 8 years 8 months ago #11445

Thanks so much for sharing this! I am going to try it at my property. I only have 80 apartments, and my parties are not well attended, but maybe pizza will bring them out! Hopefully the pizza places will decide to help out, but usually I have to buy the pizza myself so I only do this once a year.
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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 8 years 8 months ago #11450

We held a health and wellness fair. Several companies came out with samples of their products or services...companies like Local Chiropractors, Fitness, like the YMCA or Golds Gym, Trader Joe's or World Market, Insurance Company, Juice Plus, Weight Watchers, Free health screenings by a Dr. Office or Walgreen's clinic included blood pressure check, Massage Envy or something like it, Red Cross or other blood donation organizations, Dentist with free toothbrushes, etc. The Fire and Police department often have programs where they will bring a fire truck out for kids to see and they share information about fire safety. The options are endless! The best part, is it offers value to the resident, the cost is free to the property and also brings tons of exposure. Just having all of the businesses come to your property help get your name out there.

Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 8 years 8 months ago #11452

When I was a leasing agent I organized a fall festival at no cost to the property. We collected donations from local area businesses. Used the money towards the games and prizes. Each station was named after the business owners who donated. A local hot dog vendor provided a reduce rate for their food for our residents. The residents took turns running the stations. In addition we had local performing arts groups give performances. This was a very successful event for us.

Re: Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 8 years 3 months ago #12264

We did this as the Friday activity as part of Resident Appreciation Week. Not going to lie...its hard work! *BUT* I can't tell you how many "Thank You!"s we got...totally awesome retention idea.
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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 5 years 3 months ago #17007

We had a Back to School Party for the ADULTS only this year entitled, "Aren't We Glad Their Going Back!"

We converted our clubhouse into a 1970's Disco and hired a DJ. Our residents danced the night away the Friday before school was to start. We pulled all the lights from the room and installed professional DJ Lights and even lit up the pool area and outside of the office with spectacular colors. It really looked like a night club.

Everyone dressed up in their favorite 70's garb and I went as a 70's pimp.

We screened a Bee Gees concert at the pool for PARENTS only at the same time.

It was a HUGE GROOVY SUCCESS!

Lakewood Estates in Royse City Texas.
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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 5 years 3 months ago #17011

Here are some of ours:
Hot Baked Potato Bar: Cheap and nice to feed people, co-host with a vendor and topic of choice
C.O.P.E. Party: Citizens organize in preparedness for emergencies, Build 3 day survival buckets
Come Grow with Us: get together to make earth balls (seed balls) let residents plant them in an area that needs some beauty
Breakfast on the go: have a few brown bag options, some with milk or juice , a resident referral flyer for their break rooms etc.
End of Summer movies at the pool: show a scary water movie like the original Jaws
Tie Dye T-Shirts: This requires lots of supervision but it turns out amazing and you see shirts for years!
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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 5 years 3 months ago #17035

Our company does an annual Health Fair as well, with partner vendors in our Rewards program. They are hosted at one of our High-Rises and attendance is open to all our communities. It's become one of our most popular events.
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Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 5 years 3 months ago #17044

So many to choose from! We chartered buses and took residents to a hockey game. We would throw a "Beers from Around the World" party and everyone would BYOB their favorite imported beer to share. Hula Night was a huge success. These are just a few.
Our resident events were very well attended, regardless of the theme. One of the reasons is because we planned our events out in advance. We would provide a calendar of events for the entire year in January. Residents would ask for it as soon as January rolled around.

Please share your most creative and successful resident event! 5 years 3 months ago #17114

We started a monthly game night. Residents bring their favorite board or card games and the group decides what to play. It's been a great success and word of mouth really spread. We now have so many people come we'll have several different games going at the same time!
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