Everyone loves to host and have friends or family over. It’s a great way to unwind and catch up with people you care about. Maybe you can cook dinner, or do a potluck, and have people bring things over.
Either way, you would probably want people to hang out for a while after the meal. While sitting at a table and talking can be great, it’s also more fun sometimes if you have dedicated activities to do while hanging out.
Read below to find out more about a couple of “must-haves” for your entertainment space!
1. A Pool Table: For A Casual Talking Activity
Having a pool table at your house can provide endless amounts of fun for guests or family members. The pool is a great game because everyone can play. Whether the players are experts or novices on billiards, the games can still be fun.
If there are four people at the pool table, try to split up the teams as evenly as possible by having an expert play with someone who’s a novice. You can also put in a ‘handicap’ for the game or put in “special challenges” to make it more difficult for the expert player. Either way, pool tables are an excellent way to pass time and hang out!
2. A Theater Area: To Turn On A Show
Whether you like to watch sports, or perhaps a show like the Bachelor, or a mixture of both, having your own dedicated theater area is great because you and your friends can sit back and watch a show together while sharing a dessert or a drink. Make sure that you have comfortable seating chairs, and your friends will likely stay as long as you want them to.
3. Darts: For The People Who Have Lots Of Space
If you’re into games and challenges post-dinner, then hang up a dartboard somewhere in your house. Everyone can test their accuracy and play in teams or you can play against each other individually. With darts, there are a lot of different game types you can select from, so each game will become even more interesting and different even when you and your guests are playing for an extended period of time.
Just make sure that you set up your dartboard in an area that people don’t have to walk through often or where you don’t have any breakables nearby. You don’t want any darts to go astray and wreck something!
4. A Card Table: Along With Card And Board Games
In addition to a pool table, card games and board games are also great talking activities to pass the time while also being competitive. With a card table and a shelf full of different games, you’ll never have a dull moment.
One of the greatest things about board games is that you and your friends can play the same game 100 times and become experts at it, or you can play a new one every time and try out something different. Over time, you’ll eventually find the pattern you and your friends will enjoy the most.
5. A Wii: Or Some Other Kind Of Game Console
One of the best parts about owning a Wii is the simplicity of the games that come along with it. Games like Wii bowling or Wii tennis aren’t complicated and even someone who’s never played video games before can pick them up relatively quickly.
This makes the Wii a great gaming console for different groups of friends. The Wii remote’s wireless connectivity also makes it easier for players to move around the room and still play the game. Some games even allow up to eight players, so people can quickly switch to give other guests a chance to play.
6. A Bar Area: If Activities Aren’t Your Thing
Some people don’t like to play games or do activities after dinner with their friends, and that’s perfectly fine. If you’re not into games, then consider setting up a nice bar area for your friends to hang out at after dinner.
Look into getting some extremely nice bottles of liquor that also act as decoration. You may also want to get a small TV or speaker for this area to give it a fun atmosphere.
If you’re someone who likes to host, then look into these entertainment ideas!