Having a fun night doesn’t always mean you have to go out-out. You can host the best night ever in your own home! Getting all your pals over, and having a few drinks, good food and some fun games can be just as great (if not better) than going out – in my opinion anyway.
So to get all good night’s in started, you obviously need to get the essentials prepared: food and drink. For food, loads of nibbles usually go down well as your guests can just pick away all night. Bowls and bowls of crisps is always a great shout, or you could go for something a little fancier like a baked camembert and breadsticks – delish! Your friends will most definitely be impressed.
World Whisky Day is coming up on the 19th May, so looks like drinks are sorted! And what more of an excuse do you need to get all your friends over to celebrate a classic Whisky tradition! Tullamore D.E.W* is a triple distilled, triple blend whisky that is traditionally enjoyed alongside a nice, cool craft beer. You’re supposed to start off with a beer, then follow up with a sip of whisky to get the real flavours going.
I have to admit, I’m not too knowledgeable when it comes to Whisky. I’ve tried a sip here and there in the past, but never actually had the opportunity to properly enjoy it, while also learning a little more about it. So when I was very kindly offered the chance to try Tullamore D.E.W, I was really excited to finally learn about whisky and some of the traditions that come with it.
I know that whisky on the rocks won’t be to everyone’s taste, so why not mix it up a little and create some whisky cocktails?! I have heard the whisky sours are really good – I will definitely be reporting back when I get round to making one… or two!
Once the food and drink are sorted, you need to get your night in playlist prepared. You need to consider whether you want the playlist to be heard for people to sing along to and maybe even have a bit of a dance, or do you want something that is a gives of background music vibes. I personally would go for some absolute classics that my friends and I can prance around to, singing at the top of our lungs!
And of course, a fun night in isn’t complete without a few games! Whether you go with a classic card game or the one where you give each other the name of a celebrity to stick on your head and you have to guess who you are (what’s this game called?!), you are bound to have a good giggle. Just make sure you’re not going for a really serious game (looking at you Trivial Pursuit) as they tend to get a little too competitive…
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*Post not sponsored, however, I was sent a Whisky Gift Box for World Whisky Day. Please drink responsibly.