How to make a great night of it without leaving home

Spending time with friends and family is often the perfect way to relax at the end of a gruelling week at work, but sometimes the energy to head out on the town just isn’t there – so what do you do instead? In this article, we will discuss some of the best ways to enjoy a great night with friends without leaving the creature comforts of your own home.

Make plans

The first step is to decide a location, who’s coming and whether you’ll be getting together or chatting remotely. Zoom is one of the most popular apps online for allowing friends to chat with one another from the comfort of their own homes, so if travel is an issue then you might consider conversing virtually.

Get a date in the diary well in advance and make sure everybody can make it. Of course, a lot depends on how big your circle of friends is, but don’t try to be too ambitious. Sometimes you can have more fun with a smaller, more intimate group of buddies.

And although it’s sometimes fun to be spontaneous and play it by ear, we recommend deciding in advance what you’ll be getting up to. Start a group chat and invite suggestions, and make everybody feel like they are a part of the decision-making process.

Something to eat?

Every great get-together features some fine cuisine, but you don’t have to spend big money on restaurant-quality food, or slave away in the kitchen for hours on end whipping course after course of culinary delights for your companions.

JustEat is established as the UK’s most popular portal for takeaways, with many of Teddington’s finest eateries listed. Some of our Teddington favourites include Hampton Wick (Indian), Pizza GoGo (Italian) and Chakra Riverside (Vegetarian).

Take a straw poll and find out what everybody fancies and share your bank details ahead of getting together, so people can put in for the order – the last thing you want to be doing is pestering people to pay up the morning after!

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That’s entertainment!

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, there has to be something to entertain you and your guests. Facebook Marketplace is a great spot to pick up board games for sale in Teddington, although naturally, this requires you all to be in the same place.

For something a little more high-tech and high-octane, why not play an online game together? Using Zoom, you can share your screen if you’re chatting remotely, so everybody can take part in the action.

Starburst is one of the biggest games online and there are plenty of no-deposit spins offers available to get you started if you’re a new player. Working as a team, casino games can be great fun and there’s such a huge range to pick from, so you’ll never get bored.

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We hope this guide has helped provide a little inspiration ahead of your next meet-up with friends. Of course, we would always encourage you to get out there and support local Teddington businesses, but sometimes there’s nothing better than a cosy night in – especially if it involves friends!

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