These days, there are many reasons to avoid being out in public for longer than is absolutely necessary. While this might be the right decision for you, for the time being, such a scenario where you stay in all the time doesn’t leave much room for the fun you once had on your nights out.
It can be good to take a step back from crazy nights out for a while and recharge with some nice, quiet nights in at home. That being said, after a time, those nights can start to get a bit dull. While they might not be so dull as to inspire you to venture out just yet, you might very well be obliged to get a bit creative and create a fun night in for yourself and your friends.
One of the major changes that the world has seen so far this year has been the dawning of the popularity of video calls that involve larger groups of people. You can now schedule and host video parties like never before so that you and your friends can spend some time together during those long periods of time when you can’t actually be together.
Here are a few ideas for how to have a fun night out with your friends while staying in.
Host a Casino Night
Even if you don’t love to gamble on a regular basis, everyone enjoys a night at the casino. The games, the drinks, and the music all come together to create a fun and exciting atmosphere. When you are crafting your casino night, there are a number of ways in which you can make it feel like you and your friends are out at the casino together once again.
Start by selecting one of the for you and your friends to use for the night out. You can then play poker, shoot craps, or try your hand at the slots all in the same virtual casino. Pick a themed cocktail for everyone to mix up, create a playlist of your favorite big band tunes, and let the games begin!
Make a Virtual Quiz
Another fun and interactive way to have a night out with your friends when a night out isn’t actually possible is to host a virtual quiz night. At a normal quiz night at a bar, you would all order your favorite beer, form teams, and see who knows more random trivia than all the others. Through a video call, you can essentially recreate the quiz night experience at home.
Draw up your own quiz using some that will stump your friends. By writing the quiz yourself, you can also make an additional category that includes trivia about everyone at the party. Make sure everyone stocks up on their favorite for the evening, too, and consider adding a small prize for the winner like a gift card.
Make the most of this time by seeing friends for nights out while we’re all indoors.