As people grow older, they can find themselves working hard toward their careers, family life, and personal interests or hobbies. Often it can be easy to lose track of time, and sometimes weeks, months, or even years might pass without meeting up with your friends.
A way in which to combat this is to regularly plan and meet up with your friends in a variety of different scenarios. Not all of them need to be expensive, or time-consuming, for example, next time you are planning a gathering with your friends, why not make it a game night?
These are great because you can stay in the comfort of your own (or your friends) home, it is generally cheap, and even if one of you has had a long day it is a fairly chilled and relaxing way to spend time together. Here are several thoughts on how you can plan a fun games night for you and your friends.
Choose what kind of games you will play
Depending on your group’s ages, and background there will be a different selection of games that you may want to choose from. For example, some friend groups prefer drinking games, in which case there are plenty of different drinking games available online to look up and play with your friends.
If you are looking for a more relaxed, and chilled-out set of games then a lot of people will opt for board games, as this way you can sit around and talk, while simultaneously enjoying the stimulation and fun of the game being played. For a lot of others, online and video games are the go-to as this allows an action-packed, and often hilarious night of antics ahead. People may argue that you can just play these games online, but those who remember the feeling of taking their TV and games console around to their friend’s house and setting everything up in the same room when they were younger, will also remember the enjoyment and nostalgia that comes with the effort and know that it is worth it.
Get or make some amazing food and drink
Make sure that you plan what kind of food and drink you and your friends are getting or making for your game night. Because if you don’t do this before meeting up you may all be thinking that someone else is dealing with the food and drink, only to be met with the horrible truth that no one has organized anything. Now instead of enjoying your night, a load of time and effort will be diverted into choosing and ordering food. If you are looking to make, or create a tasty treat or snack, then why not make this bomboloni recipe for you and your friends for your next game night?
Involve new and different friends in your games nights
A great thing about game nights is that they are extremely inclusive, and you don’t need to stick to your old friend group the entire time. Maybe some of you have new friends that you would like to introduce to the group dynamic or other long-term friends who share the same interests as you and your friends. Whatever the case, the more the merrier.
Game nights are a fun way to spend time with your friends, so why not try organizing one for your next meet-up?
What do you think?