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Host a Summer Gathering

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If you’re looking for a reason to invite your friends over to spend some time, we recommend inviting some of your closest friends over to your apartment for a gathering! Gatherings are a good, casual way to catch up with the friends you haven’t seen in a while and to develop a stronger bond with your closest friends. In this week’s Peachtree Place Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on how you can host a great summer gathering and have a blast!

An Awesome Menu

Friends bond better over food, so make sure you’re putting together an awesome menu! Gather some recipes and plan for the number of people you’re inviting over. Menu items like pizza, hot dogs, and nachos are good because they can feed a large number of people. As delicious as some meals are, it won’t be worth it if your friends leave hungry. If your friends are particular about what they eat, you can invite them to bring their favorite dish to share. 


Sometimes you need something to kick the night off and break the ice. Games are a great way of doing just that! Find some games that feature a large number of players so you can get everyone involved. Games such as Mafia or charades are good choices. Remember that not everyone may be as eager to participate, but do your best to encourage others but don’t pressure them into doing something they don’t want to. 


Provide some drinks for before, during, and after the meal you’ll be having with your friends. Put out plenty of water, soda, or adult beverages (depending on the age of your guests) so they’ll be sufficiently hydrated. If you’re worried about money, invite your guests to bring their favorite beverage to share!

It’s time to prepare your Columbia, SC apartment for the awesome gathering you’re going to have! Thanks for reading.