Holidays & Themes

Trick or Treat Event and Door Decorating Contest


This has been done a bunch of times around campus and is a great idea! It works for us because we are in an urban setting. We invite children from a homeless shelter, or other organization, to Trick-or-Treat in the building. Residents sign up in advance and have candy ready for the children who, […]

Play Holi – Festival Of Colors

 India is a land of cultures and traditions. These traditions and cultures are still alive in the 21st century because of the treasure of festivals that are celebrated in this country all over the year. The population of India is diverse , there are south Indian’s , Guajarati’s , Marathi’s , Bihari’s , assamese , […]

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    St. Patrick’s Day – Community Building

    ShamROCK and ROLL!
    Description: This program is meant to celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with music by having a ShamROCK and ROLL session. A Guitar Hero Tournament was the highlight of the progam. Serving as a preface to the fun, an informative orientation was presented about the traits and/or traditions that are celebrated […]

    While You Were Gone On Break

    Description: I thought that I would be really cool make an update board about things that happened over the Christmas Break but nothing really happens in a small town so I made things up about each of my residents and posted it as an update bulletin. Everyone loved it, including my hall director. Also […]

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    Year Around Adopt-A-Family Program

    About three years ago we sponsored an Adopt-A-Family for the Holiday Season from our Community Care organization. It was a single mother with five children under the age of ten. As a staff we worked together to make this Christmas very special, since their mother had very limited income.Because of the positive feedback and […]

    By |October 31st, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

    Celebrate the holidays by helping others

    Invite your residents and residents in other dorms to express there creativity through pumpkin carving.  Donate your carved pumpkins to a local elementary school or preschool.  The expressions on the faces of the children are priceless (even if your pumpkin wasn’t exactly a work of art).

    Many of our residents are unable to go back […]

    By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

    Gathering Bowl – Thanksgiving Program


    Because November is also the month for Thanksgiving, it is a great time to get your residents together to share what they are thankful for, while sharing a snack.  A very easy program to do for this is to have each resident bring about one cup of some sort of snack that would be […]

    By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Holidays & Themes, Program Ideas, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |2 Comments

    Giving Thanks – Interactive Bulletin Board

    Residents submit paper turkeys on which they can express their thanks for something or someone and you then post them on a bulletin board or a central place on the hall.

    **A fun idea for November**
    Before beginning the program, type up a flier that explains the program and distribute it to each resident or each […]

    By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Bulletin Boards, Holidays & Themes, Months|Tags: , |0 Comments



    Name: Carrie
    School: Keene State College


    This is a combination of a Halloween costume party and Karaoke. We had tons of people for this event it was extremely successful. There was a costume contest, dancing, and karaoke It was the best social we’ve done all year.

    Instructions/Things Needed:

    karaoke service/DJ

    Other Considerations:

    By |September 27th, 2014|Categories: Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |0 Comments

    Dia De Los Muertos

    Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead; Crafts


    This program was inspired by an article I read about Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead (which happens to be the day after Halloween). I found it fascinating that the Mexican culture embraced death as a part of life so much more fully […]

    By |September 19th, 2014|Categories: Diversity, Holidays & Themes, Program Ideas, Social/Community Building|Tags: , , |0 Comments