Knowing how to throw the perfect get-together for geeks is a science. When it comes to hosting a fun weekend event for your friends, there are many elements you should take into consideration to ensure it’s a blast. Keep in mind the tips listed below to make sure your group night is a success.
Determine Possible Activities
Figure out what sort of activities you may want to indulge in for your geek group night. If your group consists of a lot of individuals who are big fans of board games, you can look into strategy games such as the Rise of Tribes board game or other classics that incorporate RPG elements. If you are catering to a group of movie or television buffs, you may want to throw a themed movie night or a viewing party for a new season that’s just started for your group’s favorite show.
Select Your Night’s Theme
Figure out your night’s overall theme while keeping in mind what sort of activity or activities your guests will be engaging in. If you decide to throw a movie marathon starring movies based in the wizarding world, aim for a wizard and magic-themed look for your night. If you select board games or video games instead, look to match your theme to the associated genre, whether that’s fantasy, science fiction or post-apocalyptic.
I personally love the idea of doing a circus-themed party. Ever since The Greatest Showman came out I’ve been obsessed.
Decorate for Fun
Throw up some decorations to help capture the spirit for the night. If you are aiming for a more casual approach, stick to basic decorations that don’t cost too much money or effort to acquire and display. For more fanciful events, consider looking into Halloween decorations or those that you can craft yourself to elevate your game.
Send Invites Early
Make sure you send out invitations early and request that guests RSVP for events that require more preparation. By asking guests to RSVP, you can ensure you are appropriately prepared to cater to the number of guests that arrive.
Serve Themed Food and Drinks
Focus on offering food and drinks that fit the theme you’re going with for your night’s event. For geek nights with a medieval focus, you can cook treats and serve drinks that either look to capture the look of dishes from the medieval era or use recipes from that time period directly. You can also look to serve food and drinks that mimic exact dishes and beverages that are available in any associated fandoms that are relevant to your theme.
Aim for a Safe Night
Make sure you keep an eye on your guests throughout the night and ensure there is always a designated driver. Consider setting aside an area for guests that may need to stay over until it’s safe for them to drive. By taking care of your friends, you will ensure that your group will be able to have many more successful geek get-togethers in the future.
With a little bit of research, plenty of preparation and some geek know-how, you can throw an epic geek party night that will blow your friends away.