We’re still in a position where we are free to have as many house parties as we like (neighbours opinion’s withstanding). While just seeing our friends out of lockdown was a novelty, getting together for drinks like we did when we were 15 (I mean, ahem, 18) can get a little bit boring. Spice up your get togethers by putting on some themed nights.
Who doesn’t like getting dressed up? Get your finest clothes on to cut about the house. Sparkling wine is not necessary, but very much encouraged.
Go full on retro and recreate a bygone era. Go full on retro with a pair of flares and some vol-au-vents for 70s night, or recall some recent history with a noughties night.
An proper American classic. Everyone brings a dish, meaning the host doesn’t have to worry about making a shepherd’s pie and a jelly (you know, those dinner party classics).
A day at the races
Don your fascinators and head for a night at the races. How you hold the races is up to you, but we recommend getting the party to run the length of a garden like the big adults you are.
Come dine with me evenings
Recreate the greatest television show of all time and host a come dine with me competition with four of your closest friends (or however many you have- I’m not judging). If you want to put your relationship in jeopardy, try a couples come dine with me: a fun one if you want to see how angry you can get at your partner for burning meringues.
Grab a few bottles of wine and pretend you know what you’re doing when you describe a cheap bottle as a “fruity little number’.
To the holidays we missed
Missed your hols this year? Recreate the holiday you missed by turning your home into your location of choice. Missed your holiday to Spain? Whack out the tapas. Missed your holiday to France? Bring out the baguettes and berets. Rinse and repeat.