Winter Cruise Party Hot
Host during gray winter months. Make your clubhouse into a cruise ship deck. Remove and replace furniture with pool furniture placed around the outside of room. Hang an inexpensive wall mural of the ocean at end of clubhouse. Use a kiddie pool in center, covering the sides or use a scene setter pool image in the center. I found a website with very affordable murals, Christainarea.com Add beach balls, tropical plants etc. Offer the "midnight" buffet spread with plenty of fruits, seafood, ham, salads. Offer pina colada punch, plain and spiked. Play the theme from Love Boat TV show as guest arrive. Contact a local travel agency or go on-line to get posters and DVD\'s of cruises to play on background TV w/o volume. Make a play list of music combining some calypso style music with current popular songs. Staff can dress in staff "whites" with captains hats. Encourage residents to dress in "cruise" attire, offer prizes for the best. Give away bright colored t-shirts to the first 20 guest with "I Live the Life at XXX Apts" Cruise Party 2010. Great way to lift spirits in the middle of February in the midwest!