Maybe it’s living in the Midwest. Maybe it’s the cooling temperatures and shorter days. Maybe it’s the fact that we love our MAJAMAS EARTH family and friends and will hang onto any excuse to spend time together.
Like Shirley & Victor – our baby clothing line that celebrates the “simpler times” – we can’t resist a night in with our favorite people.
Whatever the reason, we’re itching for the return of good, old-fashioned game nights. While there’s no “wrong” way to have a game night, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
Get Ready To Roll with 5 Tips & Tricks…
PICK A DATE
Set aside a night when all your friends or family are free for a few hours. Make it a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly event right off the bat, if you’re a real go-getter.
Hang on to the season and play outside while the weather’s still cooperating. Play a game on your back porch or outside on the patio. If you live in an area where lighting a bonfire isn’t a hazard, set up around that!
GET YOUR GAMES
For the recurring game night – mix it up with a dice game one week, a card game the next, a board game after that.
Got a few tech lovers in the group? We won’t hate, and you shouldn’t either – appease ‘em by throwing in a Wii game night here and there.
Go green with ME & try our favorite eco-friendly games:
Giant Jenga or Wooden Dice (try making your own using a DIY set)
Bicycle Playing Cards, Eco Edition (made with green materials like veggie-based inks, starch-based laminating & sustainable forest paper / case & deck are also completely recyclable)
Lego Treehouse (made with sustainably sourced sugarcane)
SET UP SNACKS
What’s our favorite part? If having an Italian company founder isn’t enough of a clue… the food! Try buffet-style, on a surface away from the gaming action to avoid party fouls and mix-ups (no, those Monopoly hotels are not edible). Our go-tos? Go classic with pizza (extra points for homemade!), communal with a big pot of vegetarian or vegan chili with options for fixings (some like it hot), or for the culinary-challenged, get a spread of grab-and-go salads from your local health foods store.
SERVE SOME DRINKS
A warm drink, like hot cocoa or spiced cider, is always a good option. Or, really play up a parlor game night with classic punch. Grownups – add a splash of booze if you fancy! Or go BYOB and have everyone bring their favorite 6-pack or bottle of wine.
Flex your party-planning muscles, and start your own traditions. Go full theme nights, with costumes, decorations, food to suit. Go big time, and mix a little gambling in there – extra allowance payout? Loser has to wash the winner’s car? Winner gets a MAJAMAS EARTH gift card?
– Germaine Caprio (MAJAMAS EARTH Company Owner & Designer) & Emily Weiss
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Let ME know:
How do you host a game night get together, sustainably?
Please share your own thoughts with us – let’s get a conversation started in the comments below!