How to enjoy a sociable night in

Taylor's Dinner Party by SanFranAnnie

The countdown to Christmas is on and the opportunities for a night out with friends or colleagues is ever growing. But with winter in full-swing, it’s likely you’ll have to brave the weather for a night on the town.

Enjoying a sociable evening does not always mean you must leave the house, confronting the cold, wind and wet that our British weather is so famous for.

Now that we have the internet and social media, we can at least keep in touch with our friends most of the time, but technology has also brought other ways to be sociable and have a pretty glamorous time, even if we stay in.

Host a Dinner Party
Plan a date and invite your closest friends for a delicious meal at your house. You can even share a three-course meal, with a friend bringing a starter and someone else bringing a dessert.

Additional friends can bring nibbles and wine to complete the evening. Make the evening a bit more fun by playing games or choosing a fancy-dress theme for everyone to match the type of food you will be eating.


Texting on a smartphone by R.Nial.Bradshaw

Chat or play games online
Nowadays there’s more to hanging out with friends online than just chatting, as you can also do activities together without even having to meet up in person. For instance, why not try your hand at playing bingo or slot games?

You don’t need to have experience. It’s also convenient that nowadays at the touch of a button you can deposit by phone bill or Apple Pay to top up your credit on the mobile casino. Online games on smartphones and tablets where you can still win cash are an exciting and fun way to spend an evening.

Video call to catch up
Set up an evening to catch up with all your friends and family on video call. Video chatting has never been easier even for tech newbies. Even Facebook now offers video calls through its Messenger app. This is a wonderful way to be sociable and get up to date on news and gossip, especially if you have friends who live abroad and you haven’t spoken to for a while.


Video calling by liquene

Start a blog
Writing a blog can be a fantastic way to tell the world about you, your life, your experience or your opinion on something. It is a good way to connect with people and/or your friends and family to know what is happening in your life.

If you’re an expert in something or you have a specific interest, then you can meet like-minded people on the internet, read each other’s blogs and share them with the world. Many people start a blog because they have experienced something and want to help others who may be going through the same experience.

With the beauty of the internet, you can be as sociable as you want to be without having to physically be in the same room as people. Of course, you can have friends around, or take turns to go to each other’s house and there are still many ways to be sociable by playing online games, writing a blog or catching up with your friends and family via video call.

About Robert Thorpe
With a background in Management Consulting, Robert gave up a career in the city to pursue his passion for writing and journalism. He specialises in writing on business and finance, both in the UK and across the globe.