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Resident Events is a resource for property management professionals to find, share, and rate community events and apartment party ideas with each other!  Need some community event ideas?  Just take a look around!

1 week ago
Community Badminton Tournament 1 week ago

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2 weeks ago
Teddy Bear Picnic - Teddy’s Day Out! 2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago
Let Your Spirit Soar – Come Fly a Kite! 3 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago
Spin Up an Art Masterpiece 4 weeks ago

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1 month ago
Growing Micro-greens 1 month ago

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1 month ago
DIY Father’s Day Handprint T-Shirts 1 month ago

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2 months ago
Team-building Airlock Fun with Staff Members 2 months ago

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2 months ago
Hula Hoops in the Deep End 2 months ago

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2 months ago
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Big Ball Bash! 2 months ago

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3 months ago
Get Messy Party 3 months ago

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3 months ago
Mother’s Day Craft: Plaster of Paris Hand Impressions 3 months ago

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, a kid’s craft event will be the perfect highlight of your month!
I think these plaster of Paris hand impressions will make perfectly sweet gifts. They’re also a keepsake the mothers in your community will cherish for years to come.

Because this is a super simple craft, kids as young as one or two can easily participate. Just remember that parents will need to accompany small children and help them with the craft.

Image source: http://babaknowsbest.blogspot.com/2013/05/weekend-fun-how-to-make-plaster-of-paris.html

Crafting hand impressions

Plaster of Paris can be purchased at most craft stores, or if you are adventurous, try making it yourself! The plaster of Paris should be mixed in disposable bowls (following the box instructions) in individual portions for every child. Heart-shaped or flower-shaped molds can be made from card board or cookie tins (cereal boxes also work great). Once the molds are ready, the prepared plaster of Paris can be poured into the molds.

**BONUS** To add to the fun and enhance the overall look of the finished product, a few drops of poster colors may also be poured and stirred into the plaster of Paris mixture.

When the plaster has hardened just a bit, it is time to add the hand prints! The children might need some adult assistance to make sure they press their hands really well, to get an excellent hand-impression.
Here is a video demonstrating a plaster hand print in a candy box:

Adding decorations

Adding decorations to the hand-print will help personalize each child’s gift. Decorations such as beads, shells, glitter etc. may be added to the drying prints. Frames can also be crafted from card paper and painted or decorated.

Image source: Pinterest

I love this easy sponge brush and poster paint idea. It’s easy for every age and gives the hand prints some additional color.

**TIP** Another painting technique variation can be done using a tooth brush to create a wonderful spray paint effect:

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Bead it up

Image source: Pinterest

Adding beads can help personalize the gifts as well as spark creativity. While the plaster of Paris is still wet, the beads can get pressed down into the plaster. If working with small children, however, it’s important to have parent’s supervise the beads which may present a choking hazard.

Hand print wall hanging

This glittery craft is a quick and easy way to make a hanging keepsake. Encourage residents to date and note the name of the child on the back.

To get this look, just hot-glue a ribbon to the back so you can put it up on the wall, spread on some glue, and then dip the front of the handprint in a tub of colorful glitter!

Image Source: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/keepsake_craft_idea_baking_soda_clay_handprint_ornaments

3 months ago
Super High Energy Tic-Tac-Toe and Hula Hoop Relay Race 3 months ago

Looking for something unique to plan a community resident event this week? Try this frenzied activity involving an interesting mixture of hula hoops, a relay race, and tic-tac-toe.

You heard me right! It’s quite a combination.

While everyone has played tic-tac-toe at some point of their life, not many have played a real life tic-tac-toe using hula hoops! For this activity, hula hoops will be used in a non-traditional way to make up a tic-tac-toe board on the ground!

For this event you’ll need:

  • Two teams of energetic individuals, with 3 people in each team.

9 hula hoops, to make tic-tac-toe like spaces.

Looking for something unique to plan a community resident event this week? Try this frenzied activity involving an interesting mixture of hula hoops, a relay race, and tic-tac-toe.

You heard me right! It’s quite a combination.

While everyone has played tic-tac-toe at some point of their life, not many have played a real life tic-tac-toe using hula hoops! For this activity, hula hoops will be used in a non-traditional way to make up a tic-tac-toe board on the ground!

For this event you’ll need:

  • Two teams of energetic individuals, with 3 people in each team.
  • 9 hula hoops, to make tic-tac-toe like spaces. 
  • 6 items for marking spaces (like napkins, bean bags, or paper plates) marked with X and O. Find three each of two colors (one color for each team).
  • A large space to run and play (About 25 to 30 feet minimum).

Image source: Pinterest

How to Play

Arrange the hula hoops like a tic-tac-toe board.

  1. One of each team members will run with their item in hand, and drop it within the hula hoops spaces.
  2. When the runners reach their teams, they’ll tag the second runner who will also drop their item in the hula hoop tic-tac-toe board.
  3. The remaining runner will then run and drop their item onto the board.
  4. If neither of the teams won yet, the runners will continue to tag each other to run and rearrange the items on the board to make a winning move.
  5. The game ends when one of the teams has their items in a row.

***TIP*** To make the fun last longer, consider making a team win two out of three games to be declared the official winner.

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***BONUS*** Small gifts, such as hand crafted tic-tac-toe souvenirs, can be given out to the winning team so that they feel a sense of achievement and pride.

This is a really thrilling game which will stimulate everyone’s physical and mental reflexes. We love that this game helps residents stay active and feel more energetic.

 

3 months ago
Crazy, Clanking, Soda Can Games 3 months ago

Gather up all the used soda cans because we found a ton of soda can games for your next resident event!

Shoot the can game

One fun-tastic, carnival-inspired game played with soda cans (which never gets old) is stacking the cans up in a pyramid and then knocking them back down.

Residents use rubber bands to shoot away the stacked cans…slingshot style!

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***TIP*** To create an adrenaline rush factor, set up time limits. For example, every player has 60 seconds to topple over the pyramid.

***BONUS*** The cans can topple over easily in wind, so it is important to keep fans or breeze in check.

Kick the can game

I'll admit, I'm not 80 years old, so I don't know what real kick the can is, but this next game is literally kicking a can, so we're going to run with it!

This game is best done in pairs – with each set of people competing against time and each other.

Every time a player puts the can in the bucket, a point is earned. So it’s all about who put the most cans into the bucket first!

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Float it up

Now this will make an exciting game…a floating can tower!  Yes, it comes from the same group that did the first two, but these just look like so much fun, we decided to share more than one!

Residents build the tower of cans floating on water! The one who stacks all their cans first, without the tower tumbling, is the winner!

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Can relay

This can relay game will make everyone hold their breath!

This game needs a team of at least two members. The first player adds can on top of a can and carries it to the other team member’s table. The second team member adds another can on top of the previous stack and carries it to another team member’s table.

The relay ends when all the team’s cans are lined up as a tower and placed back the first team member’s table!

***BONUS*** To increase or decrease the difficulty level of the game, the distance between the tables of the team members can be adjusted accordingly.

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4 months ago
Exciting and Explosive Balloon Race Celebration 4 months ago

Balloons are no longer limited to tying to your community sign for curb appeal!   Now it's time to organize a Balloon Party! Balloon parties are cost effective, simple, exciting and lots of fun for your residents. We love that this event can bring together community residents from all age groups.

Picture Credit: Pinterest

A variety of balloon races

Balloon relay race - The balloon relay is simple and lots of fun! This game is played between two or more teams, each of which has three to five members.

The first member will complete a lap and return to the team. The second member will join the first with a balloon between them and complete the lap together.

Running back to the team, they will add up a new member every time!

A really comical game is a Balloon Pop Relay. In this version, each member of the team has to run to a chair, sit on it with the balloon, pop it and run back to the team to send up the next team member. The team who pops all their balloons first is the winner!

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Back to back balloon race - This game is similar to the balloon relay race, except that it’s played between two players and the balloons are placed at the back of each member.

It is also known as a “Balloon Sandwich Race.”

The goal is to run to the finish line holding sandwiching the balloon intact in its place.

Picture Credit: http://www.custompartytime.com/blog/89/

Bow legged balloon race – In this game, players position the balloon between their knees and rush to the finish line. Whoever reaches the finish line first, with the balloon still in place, wins! It’s bound to be full of giggles, screaming, and balloon pops… so, gear up!

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***TIP*** Have participants kangaroo hop or long jump to add up to the fun!

***BONUS*** A few games can be arranged for older residents or small children, which don’t involve physical racing, such as a minute-to-win balloon shooting game, building a balloon tower and even balloon tennis.

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Picture Credit: Times Free Press

The best part about managing a balloon party (aside from a bit of popped balloon cleanup) is that this event is easy to manage, inexpensive, and causes very little hassle.

4 months ago