The weekend is coming and you’ve decided to have friends over. You’re figuring out what to cook, what to drink and how you’re going to get the house cleaned in time.
You may not realize this but there are many benefits to entertaining – whether it be throwing a small party, having an impromptu BBQ or inviting your friends over for dinner.
As someone who has the odd get-together, I still would like to have more and encourage others to do this on a regular basis.
3 Main Reasons Entertaining Enhances Your Life
1. IT BRINGS YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE TOGETHER
To get everything ready in time, you and your other half are going to have to do this together. You’ll have to work together to enjoy time together. One of you vacuums while the other preps food. One of you runs for last minute ingredients while the other sets the table.
It sometimes seems like a lot of work, but it’s always worth it.
You see, when friends come over or you’re in a social setting together you get to see your partner as themselves – not a dad, a mom, a spouse, but themselves — the person you fell in love with. You get to see their humour, their kindness and all the little things that you appreciate but sometimes overlook.
Do you ever notice after doing something social with your other half that you feel closer and somehow more connected. You see what others see in your spouse. It also means you actually get to do something together other than talk about errands, paying bills, driving the kids to activities and planning kids events… you get to be a couple again. Yes!In a relationship you have to work together to enjoy time together. Click To Tweet
2. YOUR HOUSE GETS A PROPER CLEANING!
Okay, okay – this obviously is not the only time you give your place a good cleaning, but let’s be real – for those that aren’t Suzie homemakers (like myself) my place is not always perfect and I’m okay with that. So, when I have guests come over it’s a good excuse to get everything back in order where it belongs and give the place a cleaning from top to bottom.
The best part is that everything is in decent shape the next day too, so it makes the rest of the weekend that much more peaceful and enjoyable.Ever notice your house only gets a PROPER clean when you invite friends over?! Click To Tweet
3. YOU GET TO RELAX
Now, some of you may not do this, but I really encourage you to try. This means you have to:
- Make a simple (yet delicious) meal that can be ready to go BEFORE people arrive. I encourage you to have a glass of wine and sit down 10 minutes before. This might be hard but try and do it. Your evening will be that much better.
- Allow yourself to relax. You are most likely inviting friends over. Your friends love you for YOU, so don’t stress over having everything perfect. Honestly – who cares! As long as you have good people, great conversation and some laughs that is all that matters.
Oh and waking up the next day is good for the soul, as a) there is most likely some delicious left overs, b) the house is still relatively tidy (depending on the kind of party you had!) and c) you have some fun stories to laugh about and to share at the next get together.
Now, look at your calendar and invite some friends over. Life moves too fast to not enjoy the simple moments and to spend quality time in your relationship.Life moves too fast not to enjoy the simple moments and to spend quality time in your relationship. Click To Tweet
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Looking for some fun ways to enhance your party/get together? Try these…
This game is SO much fun and something that everyone would love. We went to a game night at a friends place and played Scattergories. It’s hilarious and extremely competitive!
I went to a New Years Eve Murder Mystery Party years ago and I was the chosen ‘murderer’. No one guessed it was me! I haven’t played this exact game (yet), however the reviews are really good (4.5 out of 5 on Amazon).
Yes, I said that right. This game sounds a little crazy. I promise you though it’s really good! A friend brought this out at their place one night and we were playing it for hours.
What do you do to make your nights of entertaining fun? And do you notice that you and your spouse get a little closer when you entertain or see each other in a different light? Tell me in the comments section below 🙂
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