In theory, you don’t have to do much for a guys night. You need some food, drinks, and perhaps the game, and you are good to go. You just need the company of friends to make it a fun evening. However, sometimes you might want to do something a little more creative. Especially if you always hang out, a guys night has to be more than usual. It has to be fun for everyone, where you can still get some laughs and talk. Here are six fun ideas for hosting a guys night that your friends will love.
Turn On The Game
Okay, this one isn’t creative, but it’s a classic. However, as we get older and we have competing responsibilities like kids, home maintenance, and work, it can be hard to just sit down for three or four hours and watch the game. So why not schedule it for a guys night so you can all share the experience? Whether it’s a game featuring everyone’s favourite team or a game of the week, you can always find ways to trash-talk, cheer, and share in the agony of defeat or the ecstasy of victory.
You can prepare special taco dip, chilly, or barbecue. Sliders can be served with sports toothpicks, or ice cream served out of a mini helmet to adding to the theme. Have some beers on ice or in the fridge, and add in a little gambling to make the game even more interesting. It doesn’t take much to have a great night watching sports.
A Unique Location
Do you usually just go to a friend’s man cave or den for guys night? It might be time to switch things up by going to another location for the night or even the weekend. You can go to a unique restaurant, try an escape room, or go bowling. Some people will rent out a room in a bar or a restaurant for a more private event. The goal is to find fun activities and still be able to talk, joke around, and have fun. Going to a movie is also a good choice, as long as there is some socializing before or after the show.
Beer goes with guys night like nothing else. It’s compatible with the foods you eat. You can sip it if you’re driving later or drink up if you’re not. However, while we all love beer as a concept, sometimes we aren’t so adventurous in our tastes. So many people have their brands that they stick to out of habit.
A unique idea is to have a beer tasting. Some establishments will set this up for you, or you can do it yourself. Have everyone bring in a selection of beers for everybody else. Consider deciding ahead of time so that nobody brings the same thing. You can try mild crossover beers, local craft choices, or imports. There are no wrong opinions, although the guy who brings the worst tasting beer should rightfully get chirped if there’s a consensus.
Poker or Cards
Playing poker is a time-honored tradition that had only picked up steam in the last couple of decades when the pros started to be televised. Organize a poker night that will go long into the night. You don’t have to bet real or large amounts of money. You can use Monopoly money or small coins if there are differences in skill. Switch up ways to play, and maybe even have a tournament if you have enough people. The choice is yours, but poker night is always a great time. If folks don’t like poker, then there are always other card games to try out.
There is nothing like being one with nature. Living off the land and fending for yourself. That’s what men do, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that. You can bring a propane stove and some steaks and be right at home. Going camping is a great way to get away from it all. There are no kids to keep you awake or wake you up the following day. A camping night can also feature playing some sports or hiking in the woods. However, the key is sitting around the fire and doing male bonding. Nobody has to drive home and clean up beyond putting garbage in the bin.
Nowadays, video games are for gamers of all ages. There’s no reason why you can have a guys night built around playing your favorite games. You can have several TVs and play the ultimate cooperative games, or you can have a tournament. Combine sports night with video game night by playing sports video games. There is plenty of room for chirping and trash talk, which always makes the night more fun. Bonus points if you can find a way to make a drinking game out of it. Like drinking every time someone dies or every time someone scores a goal.
There are plenty of options for a great guys night, and to be honest, all you need is some friends and a few drinks to have a fun night. However, if you want to take guys night to another level, try one of these ideas the next time you get together.