The gorgeous fall weather that we experience in Florida this time of year provides the ideal opportunity to get neighbors together to celebrate the season. Since many HOA communities in Florida host fall parties, here are several ideas to help you plan your own:
- Pre Trick-or-Treating Party
If a clubhouse is party of your community amenities package, considering hosting a pre trick-or-treating party. This will provide families with a central location to meet up before trick-or-treating festivities begin, and it’s a great way to foster the feeling of community. Serve pizza to fuel up the little ghosts and goblins before they head out for the evening, and consider offering glow sticks as party favors to help increase their visibility as they run from door to door. Depending on how long your party is, try some of these creative DIY kid-friendly Halloween party games to keep the guests entertained.
- Chili Cook-Off
Welcome the fall season by using your community amenities to host a neighborhood gathering. Since nothing goes better with fall than a cup of chili, consider hosting a chili cook-off. Encourage neighbors to enter your contest by cooking up their favorite chili recipes and sharing it with the crowd. You can get everyone involved by having them cast ballots for their favorite chili recipe. Give your neighbors incentive to participate in the contest by offering the winner a gift card to a favorite local restaurant.
- Football Watching Party
There’s something about football that brings everyone together, and we have some incredibly talented teams in our home state of Florida to watch. The mild fall temperatures make for a fun outdoor football watching party. Use a projector and screen to air the game outdoors. For an evening game, you can work a bonfire into the setup to create an inviting ambiance. Ask neighbors to bring their favorite tailgate food to share.
- Adults Only Halloween Party
Your HOA community should offer a mix of family-friendly and adults only social events to appeal to all residents. Hosting an adults only costume party can serve as a good icebreaker for neighbors that don’t know each other well. Depending on your HOA budget, consider hiring a band or DJ to bring people together on the dance floor. Take advantage of your community amenities to host the event rather than having a neighbor host the party at his or her house.
- Fall Carnival
If you have a lot of families in your HOA community, consider hosting a fall carnival as an alternative to a pre trick-or-treating party. Depending on your budget, the carnival can include bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin carving, face painting, and more.
Our team at Vesta Property Services has more than 25 years of experience in curating events that make HOA communities in Florida more desirable places to live. Contact us to learn more about the value that our property services management company can provide to your HOA community.