Hello and happy August apartment party planning and resident retention experts!! We have put together a great list of residents events to help you celebrate your residents. We know how busy you are, so the themes are easy to adapt to your busy schedule and resident event budgets.
In addition to the monthly and daily themes, we recommend helping your residents beat the heat with air conditioned or pool forward events. August is the perfect time for a dive-in movie. August 8 is Sleep Under the Stars Night, so that could be a fun tie in as a "splash under the stars" or "watch the stars under the stars" event. And of course, your pups will definitely enjoy the opportunity to cool off in sprinklers or in a plunge pool.
Scroll down for a list of monthly celebrations, daily events and daily food themes that make it easy for you to create engaging social media posts, resident events, giveaways and grab 'n go's.
National Wellness Month // Highlight the healthy aspects of your community, including mental health (nature-filled location, short commute, 24-hour maintenance) to physical health (fitness center, places to walk/bike, areas to play with and walk dogs).
National Brownies at Brunch Month // Serve brownies at your brunches or coffee bar, create a grab 'n go with brownie mixes.
National Back to School Month // It's also National Crayon Collection Month, so if you are hosting supply drives, be sure to include them in the mix.
Romance Awareness Month // Help residents feel the love by hosting events such as speed dating, singles mixers, and a parent date night out.
National Dog Month // Isn't every month dog and cat month?? Treat your fluffy residents extra special this month with several giveaways, a special event, puppy plunge pools (or an end-of-the-season plunge into the big pools). If you would also like to celebrate community kitties in the same event, International Cat Day is August 8.
SUMMER FUN FOR YOUR FURRY RESIDENTS!! (click for photos & ideas)
FUN THEME DAYS
Daily theme days are an easy way to infuse your social media with interesting/fun facts, to create giveaways and to host resident events. You may want to combine several celebrations, such as National Back to School Month, Crayon Month and Coloring Book Day.
August 1: Girlfriends Day
August 2: Coloring Book Day
August 3: International Friendship Day
August 4: Water Balloon Day
August 5: Sandcastle Day // Clown Day
August 6: Beach Volleyball Day // Sisters Day // Psychic Day
August 7: Picnic Day
August 8: International Cat Day // Sleep Under the Stars Day
August 9: Book Lovers Day
August 10: Duran Duran Appreciation Day // Paul Bunyan Day
August 11: Shop for Groceries Online Day // Hip Hop Day
August 12: Middle Child Day // Garage Sale Day
August 13: Left Hander's Day
August 14: Lizard Day // World Calligraphy Day
August 15: Thrift Shop Day // Best Friends Day // Relaxation Day // No Spongebob Day
August 16: Rollercoaster Day
August 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day // I Love My Feet Day
August 18: Bad Poetry Day // Men's Grooming Day
August 19: World Photo Day // Honey Bee Day
August 20: Radio Day // Mosquito Day
August 21: Senior Citizen's Day / Poet's Day // Internet Self-Care Day
August 22: Take Your Cat to the Vet Day // Tooth Fairy Day
August 23: Find Your Inner Nerd Day
August 24: International Strange Music Day // Waffle Iron Day
August 25: Second Hand Wardrobe Day
August 26: Dog Day
August 27: World Rock, Paper, Scissors Day
August 28: Read Comics in Public Day // Thoughtful Day
August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day
August 30: Beach Day // Holistic Pet Day
August 31: Daffodil Day // Matchmaker Day
DAILY FOOD CELEBRATIONS
Daily food celebrations are a fab, easy and affordable way to connect with residents. They are perfect for grab 'n go's, party themes, WOW fridges, outreach marketing, renewal gifts, resident referral gifts and social media contests. If it is a Cocktail Day (several this month), invite residents to stop by after work for a Happy Hour, hire a mixologist to teach residents how to make a cocktail or share a "how to" cocktail video with your team mixing up a yummy concoction in one of your open apartments.
August 1: Raspberry Cream Pie Day // Homemade Pie Day
August 2: Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3: IPA Day // Watermelon Day
August 4: White Wine Day // International Beer Day // Chocolate Chip Day
August 5: Oyster Day
August 6: Root Beer Float Day
August 7: Raspberries 'n Cream Day
August 8: Frozen Custard Day // Zucchini Day // Fried Chicken & Waffles Day
August 9: Rice Pudding Day
August 10: S'mores Day // Banana Split Day
August 11: Raspberry Pie Day // Popsicle Day
August 12: Julienne Fries Day
August 13: Prosecco Day // Fillet Mignon Day // Bagel Day
August 14: Creamsicle Day
August 15: Lemon Meringue Day // Julia Child's Birthday
August 16: Bratwurst Day // Rum Day (cocktail ideas :: rum punch, rum swizzle, rum runner, daiquiri, piña colada, hot buttered rum, pain killer, hurricane, mai tai, planter's punch, bushwacker, rum sour, bee's kiss, rum mojito)
August 17: Vanilla Custard Day
August 18: Pinot Noir Day // Ice Cream Pie Day // Fajita Day
August 19: Bacon Lovers Day // Kool Aid Day
August 20: Chocolate Pecan Pie Day // Lemonade Day
August 21: Sweet Tea Day // Spumoni Day
August 22: Pecan Torte Day
August 23: Eat a Peach Day (it is also Peach Month) // Cuban Sandwich Day
August 24: Peach Pie Day
August 25: Whiskey Sour Day
August 26: Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27: Pots de Creme Day
August 28: Red Wine Day // Cherry Turnovers Day
August 29: Cabernet Sauvignon Day // Chop Suey Day
August 30: Mai Tai Day (Mai Tai means "out of this world," celebrating its 79th birthday) // Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31: Trail Mix Day
Thank you for creatingHOME,
Renee *All holidays are national unless noted otherwise.