Updated: Sep 29
With Halloween lurking just around the corner, it's the perfect time for your condo community to come together and start planning some frightfully fun (and inexpensive) activities!
At Stratastic, we believe in fostering strong connections within Ontario's condo community, and what better way to do it than through exciting Halloween events? Here are some spooktacular ideas that property managers, board of directors, and social committees can consider to make this Halloween a memorable one for your residents.
Activity Ideas for Halloween Fun in Your Condo + Free Templates
🍬 Creepy Candy Giveaway in the Spooky Main Lobby
Get the Halloween spirit flowing by organizing a candy giveaway in a designated area of your condo's common elements, such as the main lobby. Deck it out with ghoulish decorations and have volunteers dressed in spooky costumes distribute candies to residents of all ages (consider using peanut-free candy). This is a fantastic opportunity for neighbors to mingle and get to know one another while enjoying some sweet treats.
Estimated cost per person: $0.50-$1.00 (depending on cost and volume of candy).
🎃 Pumpkin Carving and/or Painting Extravaganza
Pumpkin carving is a classic Halloween activity that everyone enjoys, but we have a trick to make it less messy! Have volunteers pre-scoop the guts out of small pumpkins in advance, so all participants need to do is carve or paint their pumpkin to perfection. For an even easier option, consider using plastic pumpkins, which can be found at dollar stores or craft stores like Michaels.
Before the event, encourage residents to pre-register so you can estimate the number of pumpkins needed. Set a deadline for residents to show up, and any unclaimed pumpkins can be given away to those who show up without notice. Don't forget to provide carving tools, paints, and small LED tea candles for the finishing touches.
Estimated cost: $5.00 per person.
🧙♀️ Costume Contest for All Ages
Who doesn't love dressing up on Halloween? Host a costume contest that includes residents of all ages – kids and adults alike. Get creative with the categories, such as "Scariest," "Funniest," "Most Creative," and "Best Costume." We’ve even included free templates for award certificates and added convenience!
For the winners, consider fun prizes like small gift cards for the adults, redeemable at local coffee shops, or treats and age-appropriate toys for the kids. This contest is a fantastic way to showcase the creativity and spirit of your community members!
Estimated cost: $20-25 per winner (gift certificate/prize); or whatever prize value you’re comfortable with!
Let's make this Halloween an unforgettable one at your condo community. By hosting these fun and engaging activities, you'll strengthen the bonds between residents and create lasting memories. And don't forget, signing up with Stratastic is completely free! Join us and experience a seamless platform that connects key players in Ontario's condo community, making community-building easier and more enjoyable than ever.
☝️👻 Boo-t don’t forget to verify your condo corporation’s trick-or-treating protocols! While Halloween is all about door-to-door trick-or-treating for many, it's essential to keep in mind that most condos have specific rules and may prohibit this activity. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween, we encourage adults to check in with their property management to learn about the protocols in place for trick-or-treating, if any.
🧑💼💡 Property Managers: Be Proactive! Share Halloween Protocols in Advance. Property management can be proactive in building a cohesive and safe community by sharing Halloween protocols in advance with their condominiums. To help you with this, Stratastic has prepared free downloadable templates that you can use to communicate the guidelines effectively.
Together, let's create spooky fun and build a thriving condo community!
P.S. Want more information, templates, and suggestions such as these? Register now for exclusive access, and you’ll always be the first to know as soon as more insights like these are available!
Tags: Halloween, Halloween activities, holiday, condo community, building community, resident events, property manager, board of directors, social committee, giveaway, pumpkin carving, costume contest, Halloween fun, community building, Ontario condos, trick-or-treating, protocols, safe Halloween, Halloween event ideas, free template.