Who doesn’t want to have a special, fun night with friends and family? Going out to expensive bars and restaurants can be fun, but a great, affordable alternative is to throw a game night party at home. Gather a fun crowd to play games, enjoy good food, and delicious drinks. Learn about some essentials we recommend you have if you are hosting a game night with friends and family.
Have a Variety of Games
We recommend you have a variety of different types of games available for your guests in order to change things up throughout the night. Parlor games can be a good way to start the night. Also play a classic board game, and then finish with video games like Mario Kart or Dance Dance Revolution. Keep track of who is winning throughout the night and award a winner.
Make Sure There Is Enough Good Seating
Hosting a game night will also require lots of seating and a big enough table, but that’s all depending on how many people are coming. Move your furniture around a table, or sit with cushions and pillows on the floor to transform your space into the ultimate gamming center. You could also take game night outside for an unlimited amount of space.
Have Snacks and Deserts Available
This is another important must. Like any party, you are going need to feed the people. You don’t need to serve a three-course meal, but having neat appetizers like chips, dips, and other snacks are a great way to hold people over for the fun night ahead. You might also want a few desserts available as well. Stick to finger foods and set dishes out so they are easily accessible, because you are going to be busy winning.
…And Some Delicious Drinks on Tap
Your fun night ahead will also require some beverages. Have an alcoholic punch ready so you aren’t constantly making drinks all night. If you are trying to avoid alcohol, make hot chocolate, milkshakes, butterbeer, or another delicious drink that will make the evening special.