What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: Apartment Birthday Party Problems Solved
It's often difficult to host a birthday party at an apartment community. Here's how to make it easier for your residents.
By Jessica Fiur, Senior Editor
Birthdays are awesome. Sure, some people don’t want to draw any attention to the fact that they’re a year older. But the positives—cake, presents, cake, random people who you haven’t talked to in 10 years wishing you happy birthday on Facebook, cake—definitely outweigh the negative feelings about aging. And birthdays are even better when there’s a party involved. But, if you don’t want to have your party or your kid’s party “somewhere” and would rather just have it at home, it might be difficult if you’re living in an apartment.
After all, space might be limited in an apartment unit. And your refrigerator might not be able to fit the cake. If you have a doorman, they’ll be calling you every five minutes when guests arrive. Neighbors might complain if the music is too loud or if people are making too much noise walking around. Plus, the ponies might get scared in the hallways.
This is where property managers could step in. Is your community set up for birthday parties? You probably have a big common area—maybe even one that has a kitchen area. If you don’t already, set up a system where residents can rent out these common areas for their parties. This way they have more space to spread out.
And how about having community party packages, or a community party planner (or both)?