The pandemic has seen the vast majority of us having to make major changes to our lifestyles and routines. Just a year and a half ago, we were all completely free to do exactly what we wanted, when we wanted. But as coronavirus and Covid-19 spread across the world, governments had little choice but to implement lockdown, social isolation and social distancing measures in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus and to save lives. This has meant that many of us have spent a fair amount of time in our own homes now. Stores have closed down, restaurants have shut their doors, sports facilities have been out of operation and social activities have largely been off the cards. Thankfully, with the introduction of vaccines against Covid-19, more of us are now being able to return to life as normal. If you’re considering reaching out to your friends and planning something to do, a boys’ night in could be a good start. Here are some suggestions to help plan this!
Choose the House
First, you need to determine who will be hosting the boys’ night in. Ideally, you should choose the person with the biggest space and the most entertainment options in-house. This can line you all up for a good and comfortable night where there’s enough room for you to sit comfortably and enjoy yourselves.
Set Some Boundaries
Of course, we all have neighbors and we all need to make sure that we aren’t causing too much of a ruckus. On top of this, the virus hasn’t just disappeared, so you may want to limit the number of guests to two or three households to reduce the chances of infection cases within your group. Try to set a specific time and encourage everyone to not get too overexcited when the day comes around. This should be a chilled-out event where you can all reconnect.
Sorting Food and Drink
Next, let’s focus on refreshments. These don’t have to be complex, but it’s always a good idea to get some snacks and drinks in when people are reconnecting. We tend to bond and socialize over food, plus, you don’t want your guests to be hungry or thirsty! Some simple options include basic oven food like pizzas, wings, chips, crisps, dips, and more. You might want to opt for a takeaway instead – this can help save on any cooking. While this falls outside of the realms of food and drink, you might want to get some Road Runner Cigars to round the night off.
Plan Some Entertainment
You might be content just chatting and catching up. But a little entertainment can go down well too. If there’s a sports game or match on, you might want this on in the background. You could play some poker. You could have some music on. Whatever entertainment options you and your friends enjoy, try incorporating them into the night.
These are just a few tips that can get your planning off to a good start. Hopefully, they’ll help you to bring your guys together and reconnect!