Though the recent coronavirus pandemic brought with it an array of bad news all around, it also brought about some changes that are certainly here to stay. One of these changes is that as bars and restaurants were forced to close, people became more accustomed to having friends around rather than going out somewhere.

Now that lockdown is slowly easing, of course, everyone is looking forward to being able to go out again, but that isn’t to say that having people over instead will not become a frequent activity in the future. If this is something you would like to do more, you may wish to consider the below list of activities that you and your friends can do next time they’re round. 

Movie Marathon 

Have a chat beforehand to find out what your friends’ favorite films are, get the blankets and the TV ready, pour a bowl to the brim with popcorn, and get lost in the world of cinema. Choosing a theme is always a great idea as you can do films predominantly about fashion, horror, cheesy action, or animation. There is such a selection that this is a night you can do over and over. 

Board Games 

Playing a board game is one of the most fun and engaging activities that you and your friends can do together. There is such a variety of board games to choose from so that you can play multiple games in one night or have different themed nights depending on whose house you’re going to and which games have ended up being your favorite. 

Costume Party

Getting dressed up with your friends is one of the most fun things that you can do at home. Again, why not pick a theme and see what hilarious ideas everybody comes up with? This can be quite defined such as the roaring 20s or superheroes or leave it open so that people can get really creative with their ideas. To drive incentive as well, you may want to offer a prize to whoever turns up in the best costume. 


Summer is approaching so why not make the most of the glorious weather? There are some great grilling recipes that you can get involved with as well as cocktail ideas and salads. The food is good and the company you eat it with will be even better. 

Spa Night 

Put on a face mask, some relaxing music, pour yourself a glass of Prosecco, and let all of your worries float away. A spa day at home can be one of the best ways that you and your friends can unwind and enjoy being in one another’s a company without feeling the pressure to be too engaging. 


Your neighbors might not thank you for this one but you and your friends are sure to have a great time. You can buy an actual karaoke machine or just get the songs up on YouTube, either way, after a couple of drinks and a few bars of your favorite song, you’ll be ready to rock the mic.