Hot Girl Summer: A Comprehensive List of Warm-Weather Activities for Your Residents

More than 20 ideas to make your residents happy, boost retention and have the best summer ever.
Jessica Fiur, Managing Editor
Jessica Fiur, Managing Editor

Summer is in full swing, which means you can plan some fun activities for your residents. And, since it’s warm out, you can host a lot of your events outside, which is more conducive to social distancing. Also, it’s just nice to be in fresh air, instead of hunched in front of our computers like we are most of the year. (If I want to be staring at a screen in the middle of the summer, I can be checking Instagram while sitting on a lounge chair, thankyouverymuch.)

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You can do a mix of different ideas. Or have some events just for kids. Or some for just adults. Any way to get your residents having fun.

Need suggestions for summer resident events? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Below is a list of activities you can try out at your apartment communities. Enjoy!

Warm-Weather Resident Activity Suggestions

  • Host a picnic
  • Have a barbeque
  • Have a potluck, where renters can bring their favorite dishes
  • Hire local food trucks (I promise not all my ideas are food related)
  • Set up a make-your-own-sundae bar (OK, yes, that’s another food one, but who can say no to rainbow sprinkles?)
  • Have a pool party with a DJ
  • Have the residents compete in a community Olympics (tie it in to the Olympics going on now!)
  • Screen movies on the lawn
  • Lead an outdoor yoga class
  • Set up tie-dye stations
  • Lead a scavenger hunt around the community 
  • Compete in a volleyball game
  • Conduct a talent show
  • Hire a petting zoo to set up in the parking lot
  • Host a wine tasting class
  • Lead a nature walk
  • Have a pet parade
  • Light a campfire and make smores
  • Launch a speaker series 
  • Set up lawn games, like a giant Jenga or cornhole 
  • Hire local musicians to come for an outdoor concert
  • Have a Halloween in July party, where residents can wear costumes
  • Have a trivia night
  • Rent a bounce house (Mic drop. That’s it. That’s the one!)

Do you have any more suggestions? Have you tried any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Post your comments on our Facebook page or send a tweet to @MHNOnline or @jfiur