Events that are planned for a omeyomeowners association can play a very large part in the impact of the community. A successful community event will bring neighbors closer and encourage more interaction between homeowners. Also, you’re more likely to generate interest in the neighborhood if it is active and “fun.”
So, how do you have a successful community event? It may seem complicated and daunting, but a few tips can get you on the right track to making your next big event a great one.
First, here are some simple but effective social ideas for taking your shindig to the next level:
- karaoke music station
- buffet-style breakfast or brunch
- a photo booth with fun props
- live music
- a raffle with prizes that anyone could enjoy
Use the time of the year as a motivator for ideas. For example, in the summertime, you could have live music, cookouts, or a swimming party that gets everyone in the summer/vacation celebration mood. Plus, these type of activities help everyone relax and enjoy each other’s company.
And don’t forget the holidays in December! This may just be the best time to really take it up a notch. You can have holiday-themed music, a cookie table that kids can come to and decorate their own holiday cookies, and even have Santa come by to take pictures and hear wishes.
The goal is to feature things that feel homey and familiar so everyone will be encouraged to come and have a good time.
Add a Good Cause
Do double the good deed by providing a fun event for community members while also giving them an opportunity to bring donations to a good cause. Examples could be a charity action, bringing cans for a local food bank, or supporting a little league sports team in the area — anything that those in the community will care about helping.
Having events that are well-planned and of interest to your community can create positive relationships within the community — both between the homeowners association and its residents as well as between residents themselves. You’ll also help attract new HOA members who want to be a part of the camaraderie you’ve created.
Need help with organizing events or bringing in more residents? Contact Cedar Management Group today about how we can assist your HOA.