Forget to pop in on your close friends over the weekend? Have a spontaneous and unexpected get together, at home. Fun and great memories guaranteed!
Sometimes, the best memories in life are the ones that are most unexpected.
We have tons of great ideas for fun unplanned activities broken down into three “get together recommendation” categories:
- Impromptu Large Groups
- Spontaneous Potluck
- Last Minute Girls Night
What are the Best Large Group Get Together Ideas?
Board Games & Bacon
Have everyone bring their favorite board game while enjoying some savory bacon.
Board games are a great way to get together with friends. And bacon is a really delicious food. Why not enjoy both at the same time with some of your favorite people?
If you’ve got the right group of people and plenty of food and drinks on hand, it’s possible that one night could turn into many nights spent playing board games at your place or another friend’s house. It’s never too late to start a new tradition!
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Follow your heart and choose a movie that really vibes.
Have a movie night with your friends. Choose a movie that you all want to watch. If you’re having a hard time try this Movie Recommendation Engine. If you’re hosting the party, pick up some good-quality popcorn and candy bars.
Bagpipes & Books
Have everyone bring their favorite book, share what they love, and play some delightful Celtic music.
If you’re looking for a book club-esque idea for your next get together, this is the perfect one. Have everyone bring their favorite book and have everyone go around and talk about what they like and dislike about the book they brought. Talk about why you enjoy it or don’t enjoy it, what’s made you want to keep reading it despite its flaws (or how much those flaws bother you), what could be changed in order to make it better, etc. This can also be done while playing games or doing other activities—the main thing is that everyone gets involved!
What are the Best Potluck Get Together Ideas?
Design a Wine Bar
Have some extra wine sitting around? Create a wine bar with lots of samples!
You can create a wine bar as a great way to have fun with your friends. You will need different types of wines; we recommend bottles that are budget friendly and some that are more expensive. Grab a few glasses and enjoy!
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Create a Chocolate Dipping Bar
Super easy sweet treat potluck.
You provide the dipping chocolate (check out this super easy 3 ingredient recipe here!)and your friends provide the dippable items (strawberries, marshmallows, cookies, etc.). If you want to go above and beyond provide a few toppings to place on dipped items while they are cooling.
Cheese + Crackers + Fruit Spreads
A cheese bar is a great way to entertain and can be made quite easily. The important thing is that you have several types of cheeses, crackers, and/or fruit spreads to accompany them. If you are serving the cheese at room temperature, it’s best to serve it on a platter rather than sliced onto individual crackers.
What are the Best Girls Night Get Together Ideas?
Host a Pamper Party
An evening of luxury, relaxing, and rejuvenation.
If your pals are anything like you, they love to spend time pampering themselves. And who doesn’t want to ‘renew’ with their besties? You can make it extra special by creating a menu of spa treatments for your guests to choose from, then have them bring their favorite beauty products along so that everyone try something new. Your friends will walk away feeling fabulous!
Spontaneous DIY Night
Finish up all of those pesky little side projects Everyone has side projects, why not do them together in an arts and crafty night?
If you have a few friends who are into crafting, it can be fun to have a spontaneous craft night. You can choose to make something specific or just dive in and see what happens. The key is to be creative and have fun!
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