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It’s football szn which means it’s also tailgate szn! Both are super fun, classic American pastimes (Remember: National Tailgating Day is on September 7th). We want to help you put on the best resident events for this season because events are a fantastic retention strategy. Your residents want to feel a sense of community, belonging, and hey, you’ve got to pamper them every once in a while to show them you love having them - otherwise, how will they know? This is a great event for student housing, especially if you match it up with the school football games!

Here’s how to throw a great football tailgate or watch party:




  • Football decor

  • Plenty of food

    • Hot dogs, burgers, chips, dips, soda, beer, etc. (you know, all the classic game day foods)

  • This would be a great time to give away promotional branded swag with your community’s info - drink cozies, t-shirts etc.

  • Disposable plates

  • Disposable cups 

  • Disposable cutlery

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Prep for the event:

  • Post the digital invitation on your social media platforms and print it and post it around your community/hand it out to residents.

  • Make sure you’ve got all the food and drinks for the event. Easy finger foods work best! 

  • If it’s a watch party - make sure you can watch the game on whatever TV(s) you have available and make sure you know which channel the game is on.

The day of the event:

  • Post your social media squares and IG story online so your residents know that it’s the big day!

  • Post pictures throughout the event for those that couldn’t make it to keep up with the fun online. 

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