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November Hibernation Mode Series: Host a Game Night

Posted by ChickAdvisor Team | Wednesday November 13, 20136 comments

Like I mentioned in my 'me time' essentials article, November is total hibernation mode month. I mean, going out in winter su-ucks the big one. You have to pay coat check, you can't wear your cute dresses anymore and you spend at least an hour shivering in a line up. Boo. 

Instead of going out, I'm all about staying in. Though, that doesn't mean I'm a total hermit. When winter rolls around, I love hanging out and having get togethers with my very best friends. A few buddies, some cocktails, good food and entertainment is all that's needed to have an excellent night! We recently talked about hosting tea parties and since we're on a roll, we thought we'd talk about a few more DIY at home parties that you can whip up for you and a few close friends. Who needs clubs and bars, anyway? 

This week, we're going to chat about hosting a game night! I love game nights: they're super easy to host (you probably have a copy of Monopoly somewhere) and are casual, informal and an excellent time all around. 

Here are a few ideas for your own game night party: 

1. Grab your Twister mat and use it as a fun table cloth. The material is perfect for protecting your table from sticky spills, when drinks inevitably get knocked over by overly enthusiastic game players.

2. If you are into DIY, check out this article on how to make a giant Jenga set. The extra jumbo-blocks will make the game even more nerve wracking. Think you can handle it?

3. If you luck out and get a nice day, put on your mits, and play some outdoor Twister. This game is super easy to set up, all you need is a few cans of spray paint.

4. "What day is it?" "GAME DAY!" If you are super serious about game night, you have to check out this Game Night Party Printable Collection, it will pretty much guarantee you'll have the best party ever (and we all know you're competitive like that). 

Pro-Tip: Use apps! 
Head over to iTunes and download the 'Heads Up!' App.  It's kind of like new-age charades, and it's great because the apps uses your Iphone to record videos of your friends looking ridiculous acting out clues.

(Images Via Bridgey Widgey

Pro-Tip: BYOG 
Have guests bring their own games to the party so you can expand everyone's repertoire. Your friends' favourite crazy board games just might end up being yours too.  

You can't throw a successful game night without snacks and finger food: 

1. Edible Scrabble pieces make for super cute cupcakes

2. Paprika & Garlic Savoury Popcorn

3. Cinnamon & Coconut Popcorn

Pro-Tip: Finger food munchies
When it comes to the menu, stick to appetizers and finger foods, that way everyone can munch and play at the same time. If you have a sweet tooth, break open bags of candy, and set up a colourful Candy Land themed candy table.

What are some of your favourite games? Would you throw a game night?
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on November 25, 2013  Gitty99  5,558 said:

Love the edible scrabble squares cupcakes, I will definitely make those.

on November 17, 2013  xhiao1994  9,873 said:

awesome ideas. :)
the pictures are so good.

on November 14, 2013  flower  4,433 said:

scrabble & boggle

on November 13, 2013  boxcat  861 said:

Looks like fun! I love game night.

on November 13, 2013  fredamans  12,209 said:

Great fun ideas!!

on November 13, 2013  mysticaleyez  6,820 said:

Delicious and FUN! Love the edible scrabble cupcake idea and popcorn!!!!

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