Perhaps not as posh as a dinner party, brunch or book club meeting, family game night can be a lot of fun. They can be even more memorable inviting people in your lives who go beyond family. The patio is the perfect place to host an event that can be entertaining for both children and adults.
Let’s take a quick look at the benefits of opening up your family game night. Bringing neighbors and friends into your home can begin a fun ritual of relaxed evenings that builds relationships. Playing games has always been a tool for people of all ages to broaden horizons, learn new facts and different skills. If you have a smaller family, you’ll be able to play multi-player games that require more people, for more excitement and unique outcomes.
Planning special open game nights once a month or around a special event like a meeting or sporting event gives you some flexibility. Be creative and match the game-night theme to the event. Accommodate any extra people by hosting it on your patio and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors at the same time.
Let’s take it outside
Where to set up really depends on how many people you can accommodate in different areas of your home. Family rooms, dining rooms and rec rooms are all great options to consider, but that doesn’t mean you need to limit your options to the indoors only. Setting up on a porch area that has an adjustable louvered roof, like the Equinox Roof, provides a great place to enjoy each other’s company. In addition to getting some fresh air, a porch opens up the option to move to outdoor games if the mood strikes, such as croquet, badminton or volleyball.
One of the great things about opening up your family game night is the opportunity to try different things. If you’re inviting guests, suggest they help out by bringing a special snack or drink to share, a favorite card game or other items such as lawn chairs or outdoor items that would be helpful to pull the evening off. For multiple evenings, have one person pick a game they want to play, whether they want to play out on the patio or indoors and a favorite snack each evening to keep things interesting.
Now that you’ve got a few new ideas on how to expand your family game night to other friends, why not make it a date? Take a look at the forecast, make a few calls or send a few emails and plan on a fabulous evening. No need to worry about the rain prediction. If you have an Equinox Louvered Roof, you’ll be covered rain or shine. Contact a dealer near you to find out how.