May 19, 2014
Friday evening, Dave and I hosted our first game night. We invited a few couples we know to come and play. This was a good way to meet people's significant others without an awkward and stressful dinner party. No cooking for me to worry over and having games to focus on is a great way to initiate interaction.
We started with some snacks and drinks and small talk to catch up and introduce those that didn't know each other. Then we went straight to Cards Against Humanity. If you haven't played this game, you're really missing out. Although, you should probably play this for the first time with people that love and know you since it's a disturbing and inappropriate game (but so.much.fun!). To end the night, and to cleanse our minds, we played Catchphrase. We teamed up guys against girls and had a lot of fun trying to get our new friends to say the phrase on the machine.
As for food we kept it really simple with homemade guacamole (recipe coming soon), chips and salsa, tater tots, and chicken tenders. They girls also brought dips and cheese and crackers. It was enough to fill us up but not have me worry about a set meal for everyone. The night was a lot of fun and I hope we have more game nights in our future.
*For the record, we will never play monopoly as it's a terrible game that can last several days and bring fits of rage and tears.