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, […]

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



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

Cute Little Monster!

I personally don’t like making October all about scary stuff. So in order to still comply with the theme of Halloween, I made cute little monsters for the door decorations 🙂 I made them using construction paper and time! I made 5 of each, so I made the outline for one and I cut […]

    By |September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Door Decorations|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

    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

    Haunted Places

    Description: A bulletin board about the haunted places in your city

    Instructions_Things_Needed: Just look up different haunted places in your city on the internet, and post reason’s y it’s haunted, and the addresses of these places, just in case people want to visit. Internet connection, printer and paper 🙂 Other Considerations: Also, if u want, […]

    By |September 9th, 2014|Categories: Bulletin Boards, Hall Decorations, Holidays & Themes|Tags: , |0 Comments

    Trick or Treat for Canned Goods

    Trick or Treat for Canned Goods – (optional titles… “Trick or Treat for a Good Cause…” “Scary Charity…” Be creative!
    You and your interested residents dress up for Halloween to go trick or treating for canned goods. The food items collected will be donated to the local foodbank. If you don’t have a foodbank […]

    Halloween Party


    A fun way to get a hall together.  A Coed Hall is the best for this.  Have a huge party with music, food, games and prizes for costumes.

    Instructions/Things Needed:

    Donations from local businesses for prizes.
    Pizza, Chips, Punch etc…
    Ping Pong, Fussball, air hockey, cards.
    Decorations for Halloween
    I did it on a Monday for Monday Night Football and […]

    By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Holidays & Themes, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |0 Comments

    Halloween Hayride


    My RA along with a fellow RA in another hall planned a Halloween hayride, It was a lot of fun and a good way to get people together and learn a little more about each other.

    Instructions Things Needed:

    Willing residents and some cash

    Other Considerations:

    it usually does have a cost, but we could ask for […]

    Halloween Gourd Painting Party


    Since we cannot have pumpkin carving programs at our university because they promote the use of candles (which are illegal in the residents’ rooms), we decided to create a program as an alternative to carving pumpkins.  We had residents paint small gourds instead.  As side entertainment, we showed scary movies and gave out tons […]

    By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Holidays & Themes, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |0 Comments