September is here, which means it’s time to break out the flannel blankets, put on your warmest socks, and veg on some classic candy corn. As always, when the seasons start to change, we like to offer a few extra tips on how to engage with your tenants during the festive autumn months.
Provide seasonal snacks in your office.
Nothing satisfies your taste for fall like pumpkin flavored goodies. From muffins, cookies, and cakes, almost every recipe can be spiced up with the flavors of fall. Help your office feel warm and cozy by providing a quick and easy snack for your tenants, prospects, and staff. Any snack can be fall-ified by adding sweet caramel corn, hearty apple chips, or ingredients from this week’s top recipe by House of Hendrix.
- Bugles chips
- Honeycomb cereal
- Candy Corn
- Candy Corn Pumpkins
- Chex Muddy Buddies
- M&M’s or another round chocolate candy
- Other options (nuts, marshmallows, popcorn, Goldfish, Cheerios, chocolate chips, Craisins)
Host a community Bonfire (or shall we say “Bondfire”)
Bring your tenants outside and around the fire on a cool September night for some low-key community-wide fun. Residents often miss out on the chance to host their own backyard get-togethers, being limited to their balcony or patio. Give your tenants the space they desire and a few marshmallows to roast and you’ll have your community together in no time.
Spruce up the communal fire pit by adding some original seating like hay bales topped with blankets. If the event is a success, consider making it a regular routine. Encouraging harmony amongst tenants can have incredible pay-off in the long run, so consider your bonfire a blessing.
Have a cupcake decorating contest
Another way to get your residents engaged this fall, especially the kiddos, is by hosting a cupcake decorating contest. I know what you’re thinking… decorating baked goods is usually reserved for Christmas time but, as Better Homes and Garden proves, there are plenty of creative ways to bewitch your sweet treats this autumn.
Challenge your tenants to the ultimate bake-off to see who can make the sweetest scare.
Make your judging easier by creating categories like “most creative,” “most realistic,” and “most frightening.” Families in your community are sure to enjoy the new take on the classic treat.
Whether you’re gathering outdoors or inside, the point is you’re getting your community together during a season that is often segmented by the back-to-school frenzy. Engaging your residents with festive fall activities is just another way you can improve tenant morale and keep renters coming back for more.