Increase Resident Engagement with Flamingo’s proven 5-star rated November Resident Event Ideas: Resident Hosted Potluck Dinner
For November, create a strong sense of community without breaking the bank by organizing a resident hosted pre or post Thanksgiving potluck dinner. Better yet, host it the day of Thanksgiving for residents who might not have family. Let’s dive into November Resident Event Ideas: Resident Hosted Potluck Dinner.
What makes an event like this so great is that there are so many residents who will be home without much to do and who will really appreciate having people to spend Thanksgiving with.
Best of all, this is an event that can be done without impacting your budget since all the food will be supplied by residents. All your site team has to do is provide the space like your club room, resident lounge, or demo kitchen.
What’s Needed for a Resident Hosted Potluck Dinner
Sign-up sheet: create a paper or electronic sign up sheet that residents can use to signup and put down what dishes, side dishes, or beverage they will be bringing. Review the sheet occasionally to ensure there is good balance… you don’t want to end up with a dinner with 50 mac and cheese sides and nothing else. Here is a pre-made google sheet you can use. Make sure at least one person is assigned the lead role and can help with coordinating cleanup afterwards.
Club Room, Resident Lounge, or Demo Kitchen.
Ways to Spice-up This Event
The property can purchase beverages for the dinner. If possible, have your staff get involve and make your own dishes and join residents for dinner. There is nothing better than a meal with your residents to get to know them in a more relaxed atmosphere.
How to Take This to the Next Level
Make it a real family affair by bringing board games, trivia, and other games that residents can play before or after dinner.
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