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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!

Holiday Gift Wrapping Party 2 years ago

This is a great way to create an environment for residents to get to know one another while also helping them adhere to their Christmas budgets. Go buy wrapping paper, bows, to/from stickers, tape, scissors, and a few other miscellaneous wrapping supplies and set it all up in the clubhouse at your complex. Play Christmas music and serve Christmas cookies and hot chocolate while residents come as they please (open house style) and use free supplies to wrap their gifts.

You can also use this time to play simple get to know you games or stimulate conversation by having prepared topics like having residents share their favorite Christmas memories. It would also be fun to have Christmas trivia questions ready to ask aloud for residents to discuss.

You could even get kids around the complex (or kids from a kids club) to volunteer to help residents wrap by giving them simple projects. One kid can carry around a trash can, one can put bows on, one can put name stickers on, etc.

This event requires very little set-up and very little work throughout, so Cares Teams won't be as busy coordinating. You can use the time to get to know your residents.