END OF SUMMER | GAME NIGHT

Board games, good friends, deep belly laughs, food & drink – that’s what Game Night is all about! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting friends and family together for a night of fun. It’s a bit of work but it’s a labor of love and an awarding one at that! I get a thrill from the process of hosting, which leads me to this blog post! I wanted to share a few of my hosting how-to’s, tips, and game night ideas. It can be as simple or as over the top as you want it. I promise you no matter how big or small your get together the memories will last. So grab a board game and call your friends over!

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My older sister was coming in town for the weekend so I decided this was the perfect time to host another game night. It just so happened two of my dear friends from Vegas would also be in town, so I began planning. I always start with fresh flowers and candles as the first layer to the set up.

Getting set up - I like to mix fruits, nuts, meats and cheeses on my boards. I get my inspiration from Pinterest or The Project Platter (their charcuterie boards are a work of art)! I have collected my serving dishes over time but I’m always checking Homegoods and TJ Maxx for a lucky find.

Getting set up - I like to mix fruits, nuts, meats and cheeses on my boards. I get my inspiration from Pinterest or The Project Platter (their charcuterie boards are a work of art)! I have collected my serving dishes over time but I’m always checking Homegoods and TJ Maxx for a lucky find.

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The island always becomes the place that people gather around when they first arrive, so I made this the spot for all the fromage and charcuterie boards. Be sure to keep in mind any food restrictions and allergies your guests may have. If you have a guest with diet restrictions make a board that all can enjoy, but tailors to their needs (e.i. meat free).

The island always becomes the place that people gather around when they first arrive, so I made this the spot for all the fromage and charcuterie boards. Be sure to keep in mind any food restrictions and allergies your guests may have. If you have a guest with diet restrictions make a board that all can enjoy, but tailors to their needs (e.i. meat free).

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For us, game night wouldn’t be complete without the proper libations. If your guests ask what they can bring, don’t be shy to suggest their favorite bottle of wine! This way they will be sure to have exactly what they want to drink for the evening.

For us, game night wouldn’t be complete without the proper libations. If your guests ask what they can bring, don’t be shy to suggest their favorite bottle of wine! This way they will be sure to have exactly what they want to drink for the evening.

Our go to games lately have been Cards Against Humanity and Shifty Eye’d Spies. Thanks for reading, we hope you feel inspired to host your own game night!

Our go to games lately have been Cards Against Humanity and Shifty Eye’d Spies. Thanks for reading, we hope you feel inspired to host your own game night!