Community is the most important aspect of your homeowners association. Part of the responsibility of the HOA board is to make sure there are plenty of activities year round that bring the community together, build strong bonds of friendship, and make homeowners feel valued.
Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to plan fun activities. As you plan events to put on your spring and summer calendars, be mindful of planning occasions that are easy on the budget. Residents will not thank you for an exorbitant waste of the funds that they pay each month, but will appreciate community building events that are a wise use of money. Here are a few HOA event ideas for spring and summer that are easy on the budget, and fun for the whole family.
Spring Planting Events
Plan an event that is both fun for the community and will beautify the properties for spring. If you have a portion of property set aside for a community garden, plan an event that centers around planting those first springtime plants. You can also gather the community together to help plant flowers in other common areas to brighten up the neighborhood.
Easter can be a fun time for the kids to come out and enjoy the first hints of warm weather. For a budget-friendly party, bring the kids out for an easter egg hunt. Easter eggs and candy are cheap, and can be even cheaper if purchased at a secondhand store or dollar store. Be sure to hind enough for all the children in your community to find a basketful!
There is no better way to kick off the summer than a pool party! Consider throwing the party on the day that you open the pool for the summer, and make it into a yearly tradition! Supplement the party with a few balloons, some pool toys, and some delicious snacks and beverages for the perfect summer hangout.
A summer cookout can be a wonderfully cheap way to bring the whole community together. For the most budget-friendly option, turn it into a potluck so that you can have a plentiful amount of food without the expense. Alternatively, your board can supply the hamburgers and hotdogs, and you can leave it up to the homeowners to bring side dishes and desserts. Bring out some speakers for some fun party music, and ask around to see if anyone has some fun lawn games that they can donate for the occasion.
Community wide garage sales are a fun way to clean out those garages, make new friends, and earn a little money for the association. These sales will not only bring homeowners together, but it is a great way to reach out to the broader community and attract more interest to your homeowners association.
Spring and summer are wonderful seasons in which to get out of doors and build a strong community. Use these ideas to have budget-friendly events that will bring families together during the warmer months.