When plans happen on the spur of the moment, be prepared to have an easy Friday night gathering. You want friends to come over but you don't want to go through the efforts of a party. Here are some easy ways to keep guests entertained without doing a lot of work.
When you're out shopping for food, make sure you stock up on plenty of frozen appetizers. Already prepared appetizers can sit in the back of the freezer for some time. When friends unexpectedly pop over for a Friday night gathering, throw these easy solutions to snacks into the oven for a treat everyone can enjoy.
You can invest in fun and popular games. The conversation will never have a chance to lag when everyone in immersed in laughter and the common goal to win the game. In the same way always have a deck of cards on hand. Although a game of cards is less active then a board game, the same competitiveness and spirit can push the night along.
Or you can leave the competition behind and enjoy a quiet Friday night gathering by watching a movie with friends. Try a Hollywood theme with a match the picture to the name game. Look into buying popcorn containers that are easy to hold and allows guests to each have their own popcorn. Old fashion chocolates and candies are also great movie time foods.
Give your guests a choice by having a little of everything. Make sure you have enough comfy pillows and extra blankets on hand. If there isn't enough seating, your guests might find it just as comfortable to curl up on the floor with several oversized pillows.
Make sure your house is presentable before you leave on Friday morning. You might want to bring home a few work friends at the end of the day for a gathering and the last thing you want is for guests to be met with the wet towel you left on the bathroom floor or the crusty plates from last nights dinner.