Let’s admit it; life gets monotonous sometimes. You wake up, get to work, come back, and you’re too tired to do anything else—and then repeat. We get the drill. Let’s see how to make your weekend fun with friends at home.
Some days, you just feel like taking a break and doing something different to get out of the rut. We don’t blame you! It’s always refreshing to pivot and engage in activities that will lift your spirits again and help you unwind.
Got a weekend coming up, and you haven’t made any plans, looking forward to spending it all alone in bed with the cats again? There’s no better way to liven up a weekend than by grabbing all your favorite friends, putting together some fun activities,and catching up after all that time of being caught up in your own separate lives.
If you’re looking for ways to get the party going, this blog is full of some of the most fun ideas that you can totally steal. But first, let’s talk a little about the preparation. To make the most out of your weekend with friends at home, you’ll need to make sure that you’re really well prepared.
One missed dinner and you’ll have a bunch of grumpy people in your home; which brings us to the first thing you need to take care of: food! If you’re planning a full weekend, (Saturday and Sunday) you’ll need to make sure you have two breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks planned.
Some good ideas to make sure you have everything you need is to pre-prepare or pre-order some of it. Additionally, you can also plan to order either a lunch or a dinner each day. This will make sure you won’t be spending too much time taking care of the meals.
Other good prep ideas are to make sure that your internet is working fine, all your subscriptions are renewed. If you’re planning on watching movies online, it’s also best to make sure that you’re subscribed to a VPN service to unlock global content libraries and have a wider variety to pick from, in addition to better internet speeds.
Finally, before your friends arrive, make sure that your house is clean, and all your valuables are tucked away safely. When people are visiting, things are easier to misplace because spaces tend to get messy really quickly making it best to tidy up as much as possible, and put away things you don’t want to lose.
Now that you know how to prep up, let’s move on to things you can do with your friends to enjoy a fun-filled weekend.
Make it a movie and popcorns night!
Remember when you all gathered at each others’ houses for sleepovers to watch the latest movies all those years ago? Or how excited you would be to go to the movies with your group when one that you’ve been waiting for was about to come out?
Miss that spark? Well, the good news is that you can bring it right back. Have everyone vote for a movie to watch, order pizza, make some of the thatoh-so-delicious caramel popcorn, and huddle together for a movie like the good old times.
Pro tip: horror movies with friends never get old! Put on an old classic, like “VVITCH”, or “The Exorcist”, or even “Nightmare at Elm Street”, get a blanket, and enjoy the jump scares the chills and the screams with some piping hot pizza.
Pull the games out and have amulti-player round
The most fun thing next to combat games andsport? Virtual combat games and sport! If your friends are fans of gaming, this could be the perfect time to brush up on your competitive gaming skills, bring the thrill back into the picture and enjoy a fun multi-player gaming round.
Looking for ways to make this more fun? Have the best player treat everyone to the groups favorite restaurant. You can also record and upload this stream to your favorite gaming network!
What’s more, is that you can get your friends to bring CDs to their favorite games to explore and play together—who knows, a couple of you might discover new favorite games!
What’s more, if you like how it goes, maybe you can make this a weekly thing—gaming and a budding social life after a week of brain-wracking work? What could be better?
Video call friends who couldn’t make it so that they don’t miss out on the fun
What’s a weekend with friends without ALL of your best friends! Sometimes, not all our friends are able to make it on weekends like this. The reasons could be numerous, but that doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on all the fun! A great way to make them feel included and still part of the group is to video call them so you can all be together as a whole group once again.
If you live in a country where video calling platforms like WhatsApp or Skype are blocked, you can always use a VPN to unblock them and enjoy stress-free, high-quality video streaming. But, it’s like what they say; it doesn’t feel like the good old times until EVERYONE is there.
In addition to video calling, there are some apps that even allow real-time screen sharing, so maybe you could even catch the movie round together—online. When you come to think of it, technology and possibilities really know no bounds.
Go the classic way with board games!
Feel like you want to take a break from everything digital and enjoy life and good company the way we used to do before technology took over our lives? We’d just dig into attics, pull out the board games, and have a good old-fashioned weekend!
Enjoy a brain-wracking round of chess, let your cards to the talking, or grow your empire in monopoly; in any case, board games will make sure that you don’t get bored for a long, long time—just like the good old days. If you don’t have board games on hand, you can always make use of other party games, like drinking games and two truths and a lie.
The perks? Quality time with the best of people, and the most minimal of distractions!
Got the basics covered on how to plan and spend a fun weekend with friends at home? We’re sure you’re ready for a great time! Here’s a nifty trick to make sure that internet and geo-blocking issues don’t get in your way: use a VPN for a better online experience!
A VPN will hide our original IP address and replace it with a pseudo one belonging to a remote and secure server to ensure that your online activities are entirely anonymous. This will help unblock geo-blocked content like entire libraries on Netflix that are only available in a few regions and blocked sites in your area.
A VPN can help you significantly improve your internet speeds by hiding you from your ISP to prevent it from throttling your bandwidth. Ensure that you have your VPN set up, configured, and working before your friends come over to avoid any issues once you’ve got the party started!