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It’s that time of year again! Time to pull out your creepy costumes, dreadful decorations, and monstrous music selections. You don’t have to miss out just because you’re living in an apartment building. In fact, you may be able to plan the most epic Halloween celebration that you (and your fellow tenants) have ever experienced! Here are some tips for sharing the scaring in an apartment building:

Decorating the Building

Get everyone in the Halloween spirit by inviting all residents to participate in decorating common areas of the building. Be sure to respect safety guidelines put in place by the landlords when transforming your apartment’s lobby into a haunted house, spooky graveyard, or an autumn wonderland. Turn decorating into an inclusive activity and let everyone contribute decorations, snacks, or music. Further boost your buidling’s Halloween vibes by encouraging each tenant to decorate their door in a unique and special way. This can also be a great way to help residents indicate that they are open to receiving trick-or-treaters.

Trick-or-Treat Tips 

Living in an apartment doesn’t have to mean missing out on trick-or-treating! In fact, trick-or-treating within your building allows children to avoid potentially harsh elements, since they’ll be indoors. This also means that the effort put into their costumes doesn’t have to go to waste, getting covered by jackets and sweaters. Prior to Halloween night, establish a time frame for trick-or-treaters to go door-to-door, to ensure that early sleepers are considered. A benefit of indoor trick-or-treating is the short walk from one apartment to the next. This allows kids to fill their bags quickly and to tire slower. This means they can trick-or-treat without sore feet or bad moods, and will still be full of energy to go through their goodies at the end of the night. 

Keep Everyone in the Loop

In order to ensure that all of your building’s tenants stay comfortable and content this Halloween, be sure to maintain consistent communication throughout planning and organization. This could include posting memos, sending emails, knocking on doors, etc. Be sure to ask for feedback and ideas that will accommodate all parties and encourage more people to get involved with the festivities. Where tricks and treats are concerned, the more the spookier! However, it is important to ensure that tenants can communicate if they’ve chosen not to participate in handing out candy. This could include leaving lights off, not decorating the front door, placing a ribbon around the doorknob, etc. Be sure that the chosen signal is clearly communicated to the whole building.

Happy Halloween to you and your entire building form the Paramount Properties Team!

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