As the leaves turn golden and the air gets crisp, there’s a festive buzz that resonates across the globe, all the way from Munich, Bavaria. We’re talking about Oktoberfest, the world’s largest Volksfest, which is a delightful blend of a beer festival and a traveling carnival. Held annually from mid- or late-September to around the first Sunday in October, this grand event attracts over six million international and national visitors. But you don’t need to be in Munich to celebrate. For multifamily property managers, this is a golden opportunity to build community spirit, attract potential residents, and showcase the vibrant life within your property. And with the Flamingo Resident Event Marketplace, bringing Oktoberfest to your doorstep has never been easier!
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What To Include:
Catered Food: No Oktoberfest is complete without a spread of traditional German delicacies. Think pretzels, sausages, and sauerkraut. With Flamingo, you can ensure that the food is not only authentic but also of the highest quality, catering to the diverse tastes of your residents.
Beer Selection/Alcohol: Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer. Offering a range of beers, from the classic German brews to local favorites, will ensure that the mugs keep clinking. And for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, there are plenty of delightful German sodas and mocktails to choose from.
German-inspired Desserts: Sweeten the deal with desserts like Black Forest cake, apple strudel, and Berliner donuts. These treats will ensure that the event remains memorable long after the last bite.
How to Get User-Generated Content from Your Event
Encourage your residents to capture the fun! By taking photos and sharing their experiences on social media, they not only create lasting memories but also showcase the lively community spirit of your property. This user-generated content acts as authentic marketing, showing prospects the vibrant life they can expect when they choose your property.
Things to Consider Adding to your Oktoberfest Event
Live Band or DJ: Music is the soul of Oktoberfest. Whether you opt for traditional German tunes or a mix of contemporary hits, a live band or DJ can elevate the atmosphere. And guess what? You can book them directly through the Flamingo Resident Events Marketplace!
Games or Contests: Add a dash of competitive spirit with games like beer stein holding contests, pretzel toss, or even a German trivia quiz. These activities not only entertain but also foster camaraderie among residents.
Tips for a Great Event
Encourage your residents to embrace the Oktoberfest spirit fully by dressing up in traditional German attire. Lederhosen, dirndls, and Alpine hats can make for fantastic photo opportunities and add an authentic touch to the event.
How to Turn This Event into Tangible ROI
Invite Prospects: Use this event as a showcase. Invite potential residents to experience the vibrant community spirit, top-notch amenities, and the fun-filled life your property offers.
Generate Reviews: A successful event can lead to positive reviews. Encourage satisfied residents to share their experiences online. A boost in your online ratings can directly translate to more leases and a stronger community reputation.
How This Event Would Impact Resident Retention
A well-hosted Oktoberfest event is not just a one-off celebration. It’s a testament to your commitment to community-building. Such events build a sense of belonging among residents, making them more likely to renew their leases and recommend your property to friends and family. Check out our State of Resident Events for more insights
Oktoberfest is more than a party; it’s an experience. With the Flamingo Resident Event Marketplace, multifamily property managers have a seamless way to bring this experience to their residents. So, roll out the barrels, raise your mugs, and let the festivities begin. Here’s to community, camaraderie, and the joy of coming together! Prost!