There’s more to Halloween than just Trick-or-Treating.
The holidays are a great time to create a sense of community for residents, celebrate the festivities and drive interest for prospects. Your typical family-friendly Halloween event usually involves trick-or-treating. While these types of events are fun for both the kids and their parents, we’ve come up with a few creative activities that will have your whole community buzzing!
Organize a Costume Swap
Halloween costumes can be expensive! Putting an event together for people to exchange costumes (for their kids, themselves, their pets, etc.) will not only save your residents some cash, but they will also have a chance to meet other people in their community. Set out a few pizzas and a couple bottles of soda and you’ll have a great party on your hands!
Host a Pumpkin Carving Event
Round up pumpkins and decorations (carving tools, paint, glitter… get creative!), lay out some newspaper and invite your residents to construct beautiful creations together! Use the pumpkins as decorations all around the community, conduct a”most boo-tiful pumpkin” contest on social media or send everyone home with their creations; whatever you choose, your residents will have fun celebrating the season together while getting their hands dirty.
Don’t Forget the Pets
There’s nothing cuter than a pet in a costume! Have your residents compete by running a Best Pet Costume Contest on social media. Make the rules simple: they post a picture of their furry friend all decked out in their best costume on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag your community for a chance to win a prize! Their friends and followers will see your residents posts and that means you’re reaching more potential future residents.
Screen a Scary (Family Friendly) Movie
Who doesn’t love a good scare? Pick an PG-rated Halloween movie (Casper, Hocus Pocus & Ghostbusters are great options), set up a spooky screening area for your residents and provide some scary-good snacks for a fun-filled night. You could use a lounge area to set up your event, or up the scare factor with an outdoor screening! Make sure there’s plenty of chairs and blankets to get coz
What events are you planning at your community this Halloween season? Let us know in the comments!