Hosting a games night is a way to get creative with Biblical Hospitality. It’s simpler to plan than having guests over for dinner.
Your invitation can be a phone call or email to a select group of guests. It’s the perfect time to invite someone you would like to get to know.
The best food to have for a games night is finger foods. Make a list of the foods you would like to have and ask each guest to bring one of the items on your list.
You can provide the paper plates, cups, plastic ware, napkins and drinks.
A Fun Affair for Hosting a Games Night
When hosting a games night, I like to provide creative decorations. Instead of making my simple flower arrangement, I use miscellaneous pieces from board games and card games as the table decorations.
The next time you have a board game that has missing pieces, don’t throw those out. Save them and use them for the table decorations for your games night.
Since it is a games night, I will decorate with the banners and a colorful sign that says “Welcome”.
Get to Know Your Guests
Since this is a low-key party, this is a great way to connect with your guests. Ask open-ended questions instead of questions that only require a yes or no.
As the host, make sure you speak to each guest and engage them in conversation. Let them know you are glad they came and hope to spend more time with them. Let them know they are always welcome in your home.
Let the Games Begin
This can be relaxing for the guests since you are interacting with the board game pieces. You can enjoy your food and interact with the guests around you while the person is taking his or her turn.
Choose a card game that is not too complicated. You can enjoy your food and interact with the guests around you while the person is taking his or her turn.
Drawing game can be really fun since they require teams and the team members have to participate in guessing the clues.
When hosting a games night, you can provide most anything for a prize. I would suggest the prizes be something inexpensive like a $5 gift card for a cup of coffee, a bag of chewing gum and candy, a small hand lotion.
You don’t want to your guests to feel uncomfortable about hosting their own games night and not having the budget to provide the prizes.
Your challenge is hosting a games night. Keep in mind this is the perfect, relaxed event to invite someone who may need encouragement, is new in the neighborhood, or someone who needs a friend.
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