Multifamily properties nationwide have changed the way they're enhancing the living experience for residents. And while the country and businesses alike are slowly starting to reopen, social distancing will continue to be necessary for the foreseeable future. Social distancing guidelines have also created a demand for digital solutions that allow friends & colleagues to gather together safely.
One of the most popular ways that people have continued to stay connected is through online events hosted through video-conferencing apps like Zoom.
But let's say that you've already hosted an online event with residents - whether it was a virtual happy hour, trivia night, or a cooking class - and you're asking yourself, "What new and exciting virtual events can I plan for my residents next?".
If that's you, you've come to the right place!
Our team has compiled a new list of even more online event ideas that you can share with your residents.
Here are 4 new ideas for virtual resident events you can host this summer:
- Kids Talent Show - Kids across America are officially on summer vacation, and with camps, summer school, and other outdoor activities being put on hold due to the pandemic - they're going to be looking for things to do. So why not channel their energy into something they're talented at? Once your event is created, be sure to send it out to all of your residents via Messages. As an additional tip, when your event is live, don't forget to use the “mute all” feature and turn off the chat feature in Zoom so that each participant can perform without any interruptions.
- Bingo Nights - One popular idea that we've seen many property managers send to residents is virtual bingo night. First recommendation we have is that after your event is created, send your residents a link to a downloadable bingo card via Messages. Next, set up a designated time each week for your bingo rounds. Lastly, don't forget to include a prize for the bingo winners! Something simple like a gift card will be more enticing to your residents. We think virtual bingo nights are the perfect way to give your residents something to take their minds off of things, especially during these times.
- Dance Offs - Did someone say 'dance party'? Time to show off your best moves, relieve some stress and burn off a few quarantine calories! As the event host, you can choose from tons of upbeat playlists on YouTube or Spotify to play during the event. As an additional tip, when you're screen sharing, don't forget to share computer sound so your participants don't miss a beat.
- Mixology Classes - Have your residents ever wanted to learn how to mix or craft the perfect cocktail? Host a virtual mixology class with your residents through the Mobile Doorman app! Send out a list of drink recipes in advance via Messages so your residents can prep all the tools & ingredients they'll need to participate.
Following social distancing guidelines means that everyone is spending a lot more time in their homes and away from others.
With Mobile Doorman Online Events, now you can maintain face-to-face engagement with your residents - no matter where you are.
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