Host An Appetizer Game Night
Hosting a game night is a great way to gather friends and family together. You can play one large family-friendly game that is fun for all ages or you can have an adults only night with a variety of games or tables and get competitive!
Set up game stations
Station tables around your home or make two stations at each end of a dining table and set games at each table. Set up 4 chairs at each table or use cushions or stools around a large coffee table.
Create a beverage area
Set up a beverage station in one area of your kitchen with disposable cups or glassware, cocktail napkins and a bar towel for spills; place straws and swizzle sticks in mason jars or small pitchers (you can keep these in your pantry year round); and include a bottle opener and corkscrew. Fill a large bowl with ice for the beverage station, and include a drink dispenser or pitcher for drinks, lemonade, or water.
Spread out your apps
Set up a larger area on your kitchen counter for the appetizer spread with plates, a jar filled with forks, serving utensils, more cocktail napkins or coordinated party accessories from tandemfortwo.com.
Set the mood
About 15 minutes before your guests arrive, turn on background music; turn on indoor and outdoor lights or dim the lights and light candles if you haven’t dusted or cleaned in a while (it happens, don’t sweat it!)
As everyone arrives, pour some drinks, gather friends and family, let go of any guilt about your home, and just enjoy time together!