Luckily, good mates don’t have to hit the town every time they meet. In fact, planning a night just to have fun and be social at home can be a great way to save money, catch up on your video games, and spruce it up a bit with a game of poker or beer-tasting once in awhile.
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Gather your friends and think outside of the box with these ideas; they might not take you on an epic adventure or meet your need for a thrill, but you’ll have a good laugh and be able to make it a memorable night – without having to cash out on it.
BBQ and Beers
Too many evenings are wasted on waiting for people to serve you food and beers. Take matters into your own hands this summer, fire up the grill, and get the beers yourself. It’s a perfect occasion for showing off your steak skills, beer knowledge, and just enjoy each other’s’ company in a relaxed and laid-back style.
Perhaps the most popular way for a group of mates to spend their time together, a decent BBQ with delicious meat and good company is really all you need in life – at least for now.
Remember to give your grill a good clean before your guests arrive, though, and wash away any traces of previous family dinners to have it perfectly ready for sizzling meat. Have a look at this handy article if you’re not quite up to date on how to get the juiciest meat from the grill and remember that different cuts of meat require different handling.
Everybody loves a good game and especially if the competition is decent. It’s a sad reality that we forget about the fun of games as we grow up – and even if we don’t forget about it, some people seem to think we should grow out of having fun with video games.
Luckily, it’s not going to happen, and some of the best guy nights have all the best elements of card games like poker, a good old-fashioned FIFA match, casual betting on dart games, as well as any other competition you could imagine.
Make sure you invite those who know how to play well, though, as you don’t want to spend hours of teaching newbies how to play. Pair it with a BBQ, for example, and you’ll be the most popular host in your group in no time.
If your body is craving a bit of activity and you’re not up for another night of sitting on the couch, gather your friends like you did when you were younger and enjoy an actual match. It’s great for bonding, excellent news for your health, and the perfect excuse for meeting up with your group during the week. Whatever sport you choose is up to you, of course, and remember to get as much trash talk out of your system as possible – it will feel good.
For most single men, it’s easy enough to find time for your friends; as we get married, start a family, and get swept up in the turbulence of life, meeting up starts to become a rare occasion. Turn this bad habit around, meet more often, and enjoy the time you get to spend together with these ideas