The best way to create a community in your condo association is to make the residents feel like a community. There are myriad ways to do this, but one of the best is to plan a fun and inclusive social event that everyone can enjoy.
Most of the typical social events revolve around something specific on the calendar – community trick-or-treating around Halloween, a holiday party, or a Super Bowl get-together. But there are plenty of events that can happen anytime, and that can fill in the gaps when there’s nothing else happening that time of year.
For example, there are lots of folks who enjoy cooking. How about hosting a chili cook-off? Those who are experts will surely jump at the chance, and novices can discover culinary skills that they never knew they possessed.
Another fun event is a carnival. It might sound like something that could break the community bank, but there are many carnival attractions that can be had for little or no money. Renting a bouncy house doesn’t cost that much, and you might already have someone in the community who is a talented face painter.
There are also pool parties. If your community already has a pool, this one’s a breeze. Just set up some music and get a grill to cook out, maybe a few decorations and you should be ready to go.
Once you start thinking outside the box, there are plenty of events you can plan to build up your community. And when people are getting together, meeting one another and having a good time, life is better for everyone!
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