It’s always sad to say goodbye to the summer season, but there are still so many things to look forward to when the fall season arrives. With the changing colors and falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and pumpkin spice everything, it’s the perfect time of the year to host some fun fall-focused activities for your apartment community. And it doesn’t need to break the bank! Autumn activities can have a huge impact on fun while still staying within a small budget to increase resident engagement.
Here at Rent Ready, we’ve come up with some ideas for easy and exciting activities you can host for your apartment community in the coming months.
Host a Spooky Movie Night – Scary Edition
October is one of the spookiest months of the year, and getting into the holiday spirit will bring the festivities right to your residents. Decorate a common space where you want to show the movie screening and have some Halloween-themed snacks available. For a bit of extra fun, encourage residents to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume for the screening. If your community has children, you can show two different screenings to please everyone, this way the whole family can enjoy something not-so-gory or scary.
Judge a Costume Contest on Trick-or-Treat Night
Speaking of families, why not celebrate fall in a fun way the week before Halloween? Children can go from residence to residence with their families all dressed up, and the community can fill their candy buckets or bags. Not only can the kids get their hands on some candy before Halloween, but the residents can also have a costume contest by voting on who had the best costume for a prize from the property management team. This is a safe, family-oriented activity that allows all members of the community to participate in some festive fun!
Throw a Fun Family Fall Festival
Who doesn’t love participating in some fun outdoor festivities now that the weather is perfectly cool? It’s the perfect time of the year to host a fun, family fall festival! There can be something for everyone, no matter the age. Whether it is outside or indoors, you can have stations set up with each festivity. Think about face painting and mini pumpkin decorating for the little ones. For the older children and possibly parents or any other residents, set up a fall craft station or games that allows everyone to join in and enjoy.
Small gestures, even events like these, can go a long way to make residents happy that they’ve decided to be a part of your community. Plus, you can easily host any of these events within budget and still have your residents or families engage in the activities and with one another. The opportunities to connect with your residents are endless during the fall season!