Throw the Perfect Apartment Party this Summer

Bean bag yard games

Summer is heating up, and so is the fun at our Greystar apartment communities. Whether celebrating a special holiday like July 4th with a large BBQ or gathering friends to simply make a splash in one of our many refreshing pools, you’ll find everything you need within your community to make some memories.

July, August and September may be the hottest months of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. A pool party just might be exactly what your friends and family members need to get in the summer spirit. Spice up your apartment’s watering hole with exciting pool decorations to give your guests some fun they’ll never forget. Whether it’s simple floating water balloons or extravagant decorations, the wow factor will definitely be there! Contact your community’s manager for details on what can and can’t be done. Always remember safety first, though, when around water. Be sure to follow the pool and spa safety rules posted at your community.

Not into the pool idea or desiring to extend the festivities beyond the water? No problem. Soak up the sun playing DIY backyard games in outdoor spaces around the pool or in a well-manicured courtyard. Turn the grounds around your community into your personal backyard — while being respective of your neighbors, of course — with a fun game of yard Twister or bean bag toss.

It wouldn’t be a successful gathering without something to sip and savor. Refresh your guests with a stars & stripes sangria or sparkling blueberry lemonade. These summer cocktails are sure to please everyone. For the younger crowd (those who are under 21), the Aloha milkshake or orange whip will keep the kids well-hydrated and maybe even a bit excited!

Many of our Greystar communities offer grilling areas, perfect for hosting a fun barbecue. Whether you throw hamburgers and hot dogs on the fire or go for something extra special like baby back ribs, chicken, catfish or carne asada tacos, get your grill on and show off your culinary skills. Don’t forget about the sides, though! Skip the boring baked beans and potato salad and opt for a more exciting dish such as cheese stuffed grilled peppers, Mexican grilled corn and watermelon salad with feta and mint. These special treats will also set your party apart from others — and have people talking for days after!

When the sun goes down, consider keeping your affair going with some fun outdoor lighting. From stringing holiday lights around trees to putting candles in mason jars, you’ll find a variety of ways to enjoy a relaxing summer night. 

Who says parties in the summer can only be held outside? When the heat gets too hot to handle, head indoors and take advantage of our community clubhouses. From indoor beach parties to fun summer-themed movie nights, these stylish spaces are perfect for bringing your event’s vision to life. Best of all, you never have to worry about your gathering getting rained out!  Contact your management team to confirm the details of your special summer activities and see if a deposit is required for use of common spaces.

Don’t feel like planning a summer party of your own? Some of our Greystar communities become super active with planned social events so you can skip all of the scheduling and focus on the fun.

Outlook Littleton in Littleton, CO, hosts a root beer float party by the pool on certain Saturdays. Occasional s’mores parties also invite neighbors to gather around the community fire pit for some savory socializing. Residents looking to stay active indoors cam take advantage of weekly yoga classes with a live instructor in the “Namaste Nook” yoga room.

Residents of Sonoran Vista in Scottsdale, AZ, have plenty of ways to satisfy their cravings every Tuesday when local food trucks visit the community to serve up some mouthwatering meals. 

Residences at 4225 in Phoenix, AZ, enjoys hosting free themed-breakfast on special holidays. To celebrate Earth Day, the complex passed out green fruit, green Naked juices, trail mix and small house plants to residents.

Reach out to your management team today and see what exciting events your apartment community has in store!