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Welcoming New Neighbors

Sep 20, 2021 9:15:09 AM

Raise your hand if you've ever moved into a new apartment, townhome, or house.🙋

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Topics: Resource

Event Trend: Blind Dates

Aug 18, 2021 3:22:52 PM

Now trending...blind date events! The thrill, the suspense, the intrigue, it's sure to be a resident favorite! We've got three variations that will bring all the curious cats in. Grab the brown paper, pick out your catchy descriptors, and send your guests home with a fun surprise. 

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Ways to Engage Your Lease-Up

Jul 26, 2021 4:05:19 PM

Searching for ideas to kickstart community in your lease-up apartment? Look no further! We’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you with event inspiration, welcome goodies, and overall resident engagement. Let’s get started!

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How to Engage with Your Introverted Neighbors

Jul 22, 2021 2:37:53 PM

Some neighbors are easy to connect with. You know the kind - the really outgoing, extroverted, highly social ones who aren't afraid to simply show up to an event. 

But we don't want to just build community with them... we want to make all of our neighbors feel connected and welcomed. For those shy, harder-to-reach neighbors, you may have to be more intentional, but it's well worth it.

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Caring for Community Managers

Jul 1, 2021 1:38:37 PM

Community managers are vital to the apartment industry. Unfortunately, research says that more than ever, managers are at high risk of burnout. Swift Bunny estimated in 2020 that "at least 19 percent of community managers were uncertain they would stick around. In some organizations, that number was as high as 25 percent." Post pandemic, we can only assume that number is even higher.

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Topics: Resource

"Toast to the Weekend" Event

Jun 21, 2021 10:51:13 AM

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it only makes sense to turn it into a community event! The best part? It couldn't be nicer to your budget and is "toast"ally on trend (ok that might've been a stretch but we had to 😆).


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Topics: Event

Stretch Your Event Budget: Partnering With Vendors

Jun 1, 2021 6:00:00 PM

We've all been there: you have an extravagant vision for an event with a near opposite budget. Lucky for you, we've got a few tips to stretch your budget and make all your party dreams comes true!

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Topics: Event, Resource

🐾 Pet Portraits Event 🐾

May 27, 2021 10:14:40 AM

There are a couple things us humans have in common: loving our fur-babies and a great photo-shoot. So, we've got a PAWsome event idea for you this month, complete with a robust Pinterest board full of ideas and resources to make planning a breeze. We PAWmise!

Enter one of the most popular events we've seen over the past two decades: the pet portraits event. It's adorable, easy, and an absolute hit because people get to come together and love on fur-babies. What more could you woof? Er... want?

(Click here for all of our ideas!)

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Topics: Event

✨ Event Must-Haves ✨

May 21, 2021 2:15:00 PM

At Apartment Life, we've thrown thousands of community events over the past two decades, which means we have amassed quite a list of must-have supplies, and we wanted to share them with YOU! So, here's your excuse to buy all the things. After all, it's in the spirit of neighboring! Enjoy!

(Click here to see our list)

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Topics: Event

Sno Cones in the Shade / Popsicles by the Pool

May 17, 2021 12:46:46 PM

It's summer 2021, and we're ready to make up for lost socializing time. One of our favorite (and typically budget-friendly) summer activities is a great way to also feature your apartment community's pool or other pretty outdoor amenity. Not to mention it's a great way to help your residents beat the heat.

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Topics: Summer, Event

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