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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In An Apartment Community

February 2, 2022 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts
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Valentine’s is here, and it’s time to learn how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your apartment! If you’re a property manager or owner, you can also help your community get festive and celebrate the season of love. There are many reasons to get into the festive spirit when living in an apartment complex. Often, multifamily residents may feel they have less control over the customization of their homes and celebrations.

Creating a community and home that fosters a festive spirit will help everyone stay happy and fulfilled. Making an apartment feel like home, goes beyond just the property amenities and lists of features. It also includes the possibilities that someone feels when they enter their new space and the resources and creativity that they’re able to tap into. Help yourself or your community have the best Valentine’s Day yet!

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Many couples stress over Valentine’s Day due to how expensive it is and how crowded restaurants can get. The truth is, you don’t need to go out to make your Valentine’s unique and memorable. You can create a celebration that you won’t forget all within the comfort of your very own home!

With the simple tips and tricks below, you can turn your apartment into an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration. If you’re a property manager looking for easy ideas for Valentines for your community, share these tips with your community. You can also review the inspiration for your property and ensure you take the chance to let your property know how special it is.

How To Decorate Your Apartment For Valentines 

Design A Decorative Table 

Do you want the table in your apartment to feel a little more special this Valentine’s? Find your favorite candles, a tablecloth, and a centerpiece. Regardless of your design style, you can create the perfect table for yourself.

Depending on who you’re celebrating with, you could go with a romantic design or choose a fun theme for Galentine’s or all of your friends. It’s always important to remember that you get to choose what Valentine’s Day means to you and how you want to celebrate it. Create a tablescape to celebrate the holiday of love!

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Decorate With Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers are one of the quickest and best ways to add a new look to your apartment! Take a trip to your local Trader Joe’s and pick out a bouquet that you love. If you can’t afford to do extensive decorations, this is the perfect option for you. Not to mention, they smell good and will give your apartment a fresh scent. One of the easiest ways to make a room feel special and attractive is to decorate it with flowers. If you choose fragrant blooms, they will make themselves known as soon as you walk into the space.

Make DIY Valentine’s

One fun way to get into the spirit of Valentine’s is to make your own Valentines! Even if you don’t have a crush or significant other, you can make adorable Valentines for your family and friends. Valentine’s Day has evolved into a day to honor all forms of love. Consider hosting a craft night where you can spend time with people you enjoy and get creative. You can also think about who in your life might be struggling at this time and reach out to them with a special gift or treat.

Create Mood Lighting 

If you want to take Valentine’s Day to the next level, think about your apartment lighting! Valentine’s Day is a moody holiday, so consider how your lighting makes you feel. Regardless of how you celebrate, lighting can change the way that you feel about your space. Think about getting a sunset lamp, LED lights, or twinkly lights to add dimension to your apartment.

Affordable Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a special day. Incorporate the ideas below into your celebration so that you can have an awesome time!

– Find Your Perfect Meal: On the day of love, you also deserve to eat the food you love. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to try new food and enjoy your favorites. 

 – Have a Picnic: Pack a picnic basket with sandwiches, fruit, cheese, and your favorite snacks. Head to a local park or scenic spot and enjoy a cozy picnic together.

 – DIY Gifts: Get creative and make DIY gifts for each other. Ideas include handmade cards, photo albums, or personalized playlists.

 – Explore Nature: Go for a hike, bike ride, or nature walk together. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and each other’s company without spending a lot of money.

– Watch a Movie at Home: Have a movie night at home with your favorite romantic films. Pop some popcorn, snuggle up on the couch, and enjoy a cozy evening together.

 – Exchange Love Letters: Take the time to write heartfelt love letters and deliver them personally. Share your thoughts, memories, and feelings in a meaningful way! 

– Visit a Local Museum or Art Gallery: Many museums and art galleries offer free or discounted admission on certain days. Take advantage of this and spend the day exploring art and culture together.

– Host a Game Night: Invite friends or other couples over for a game night. Play board games, card games, or trivia games! Game nights are a fun and affordable way to celebrate any occasion.

– Have a Dessert Date: Skip the expensive dinner and indulge in a dessert date instead. Visit a local bakery or ice cream shop and enjoy sweet treats together. You can also bake something together! 

– Plan a Scavenger Hunt: Create a fun and interactive scavenger hunt with clues leading to special places or memories around your community. It’s a fun and interactive way to spend time together without breaking the bank. 

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How To Make Valentines Special For Your Apartment Community

1 -Help Them Discover Their Meaning

Many people despise the Valentine’s Day holiday as it’s known for being a day only couples celebrate. However, Valentine’s has taken on an entirely new meaning to many people over the past several years. Whether you’re celebrating with your partner, your friends, or even having a night in yourself, you can decide what Valentine’s means to you.

It can be a day where you create fun memories, or you could also have an “anti-Valentine’s party”.  It doesn’t have to be a holiday that is only centered on companionship. You can discover your meaning and make it the perfect combination of everything you love!

2 – Be Sensitive To Your Community 

It’s always important regardless of what holiday it is, to be sensitive that not everyone you know is having the same holiday experience. For some, this day is a hard reminder of lost relationships or it’s just an average work day. Extend extra kindness to your residents and ensure that the activities you plan can extend beyond just those in relationships. You could also consider sending them a special resident newsletter dedicated to the holiday!

3 – Foster A Sense of Connection 

Does your property currently contribute to connection in your community? Consider the ways that you’re building your residents’ daily lives, and helping them to expand their horizons. Organizing activities and also going the extra mile can ensure that your tenants feel at home in your community. It will also better your chances for them to tell their family and friends about how amazing life is where they live.

4 – Personalized Gestures 

It’s important to remember how even the smallest actions and community gestures can make a big difference in your resident satisfaction! Your residents made a big choice moving into your community, and they want to see that appreciation extended. As you celebrate any holiday in your community, consider how you can personalize the gestures. Take as many chances as you can to use their names or customize your festive celebrations and holiday moments. 

5 – Don’t Be Afraid To Be Festive 

Help your community romanticize each holiday! Go the extra mile with fun decorations, and activities, and get fully into the spirit. This can be achieved through various thoughtful gestures and organized activities. You can start by decorating common areas with festive Valentine’s Day decor and consider hosting a series of events. Offering special amenities or services, such as complimentary refreshments is the perfect touch.

Virtual Valentine’s Events

In the spirit of keeping community connections strong, especially around Valentine’s Day, virtual events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring everyone together, even when we can’t be physically close. For property managers looking to sprinkle some love and foster a sense of belonging, here’s how you can turn this day into an unforgettable online gathering.

Start with a virtual culinary class. Work with a local chef who is excited to share a romantic recipe. This not only benefits local companies, but also allows your residents to learn something new while enjoying a delicious dinner in the comfort of their own homes. Platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet are ideal for this, allowing participants to engage, ask questions, and showcase their culinary creations in real time. It’s an excellent way to combine a passion for cuisine with a love of community.

Next, consider holding a virtual talent show. Encourage locals to share their talents, whether through singing, playing an instrument, or reading poetry. This is possible using a site like Facebook Live, which broadcasts performances and allows spectators to write comments and cheer on their neighbors. It’s a heartwarming approach to uncovering hidden talents and appreciating the varied skills in your community. It also provides a personal touch to the occasion, making everyone feel special and cherished.

Resident Valentine Ideas

Be your resident Valentine this year! Take the time to give them a simple Valentine’s gift that will help them feel appreciated. If a resident feels appreciated, they will continue to renew their lease. So the bottom line is that resident satisfaction can lead to lease renewals, and it can also lead to resident referrals.

Your management team can make a living in your community completely one of a kind. Encourage your staff members to get involved, and understand that these small tasks have long-term benefits. Use the ideas below as inspiration!

  • Handwritten Notes: Leave handwritten love notes or compliments on your neighbor’s doorsteps. Spread positivity and warmth throughout the community.
  • Pet Valentines: If you’re a pet-friendly property, what better way to acknowledge residents and their pets than on the day of love itself? You can even attach little doggie-doo bags to the valentines, as a reminder to pick up after that adorable, furry friend. 
  • Decorate Common Areas: Coordinate with your neighbors to decorate common areas like the lobby or community room with Valentine’s Day-themed decorations. It could be heart-shaped garlands, red and pink balloons, or festive banners.
  • Valentine Referral Bonuses: Any day is great for a referral bonus to residents, but why not drop off valentines that remind them of your policy? It is easy for current residents to forget that giving a referral benefits them too.
  • Community Potluck: Organize a Valentine’s Day potluck where everyone brings a dish to share. It’s a great way to bond with neighbors and enjoy a variety of delicious foods together.
  • Movie Night: Set up a cozy movie night in a common area or outdoor space (if weather permits) and screen romantic comedies or classic love stories. Don’t forget the popcorn and blankets!
  • DIY Craft Party: Host a DIY craft party where residents can create their own Valentine’s Day cards or decorations. Provide supplies like cardstock, markers, glitter, and stickers for everyone to get creative.
  • Love Your Neighbor Campaign: Encourage residents to participate in acts of kindness for their neighbors, such as bringing them baked goods, offering to help with chores, or simply spending time together.
  • Themed Fitness Classes: If your community has a gym or fitness center, organize special Valentine’s Day-themed workout classes like partner yoga or dance aerobics. Use your amenities to help your residents fall more in love with your community!
  • Community Service Project: Spread love beyond the community by organizing a volunteer project together, such as visiting a nursing home or organizing a donation drive for a local charity.

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