What better way to meet neighbors, become better acquainted with friends and coworkers or spend quality time with family than by hosing a game night? Whatever your reason is to host a game night, be sure to keep it low stress yet fun and memorable for everyone (including you, the host!!). Here are a few tips and tricks to help you win at hosting a game night.
What to Play
Before you let your guests decide on what game should be played, you as the host need to decide what type of vibe you’re going for. If you want an exciting and lively atmosphere, games like Twister, Charades, or Catch Phrase. If a laid-back atmosphere is more your style board games like Monopoly or Clue might be a great pick.
Game Night Grub
Let’s be real, the one thing everyone looks forward to at a social gathering is the food! For game night, keep the menu light and portable. Your guests aren’t going to want to sit down for a multiple course feast before playing a few rounds of Pictionary. When thinking of what to serve, keep finger foods that can sit out at room temperature or in a slow cooker for a few hours in mind. A few examples would be – crockpot meatballs, charcuterie board, chips and dip, fruit/vegetable tray, sub sandwiches, etc.
Where It’s About to Go Down
It’s your time to shine! Make your living space as “game night friendly” as possible by moving furniture around in the living room, dining room or den so everyone who is attending can all sit together, facing each other.