A community event is one way to bring the homeowners closer and promote a positive vibe in the neighborhood. Since the Super Bowl is practically a holiday in the United States, the occasion is a great way to get your residents together and work on building community. It’s hard enough getting people to make time in their busy schedules to attend a homeowners association gathering, so here are some tips your board can use for holding a great HOA Super Bowl party or another community event.
Send Fun Invitations
Obviously, you want to make sure all members are aware you’re holding the party, so send out invites as appropriate for your community. If you’re sending notice last-minute, you could send a digital invite by email to everyone. If you have the time, it’s best to have a board or committee member hand-deliver the invites, which is much more personal and may increase your chances of more people showing up. There are several places online that will even help you create an invitation that is visually appealing.
Make it a Potluck
People love to share food, so creating a potluck list so everyone can bring items is a fun way to encourage contribution. Break the list up into categories and let people check off what they plan to bring so you can stay organized.
Additional Activities For A Successful Community Event
Some members might not be huge football fans but are interested in attending for the socialization, or some members might be bringing their young kids.. You could offer pre-gram activities before or during the game. Another option is to hold a giveaway.
Have Party Favors
Really make the party festive by decorating and handing out noisemakers or other favors. A party isn’t complete without them!
Don’t Forget the Rules
No one likes a party pooper, but it is important to briefly remind members that the HOA’s rules and regulations must be followed during the party. Let them know that you want everyone to have a good time but rules for parking violations, excessive noises, and other community regulations must still be followed for each member’s enjoyment. Aside from community rules, it’s important to know event permits if you’re planning an outdoor event.
If you’re trying to strengthen the member relationships in your homeowners association, inviting people to an event like the Super Bowl is a great place to start. For more help improving your community, give Cedar Management Group a call at (877) 252-3327 or contact us online for a free quote.