4 Ways to Make Any Night Deliciously Fun
As Summer winds down, the days become shorter, and the weather gets cooler, you might find yourself looking for new ways to get together with friends for a fun night in. Well, look no further because we’ve got four great ideas to share, and of course, they all involve treating yourself (and others) to your favorite Walkers Shortbread. A little creativity and planning can take a good night to a great night!
- DO THIS: Host a Movie Night!
Why go out to the theater when you can stay in and host a fun movie night right in your own living room? Make it extra fun with a touch of spontaneity. Write down a few movie genres with up to 5 movies to match each genre and then have guests choose at random what to watch! The first to arrive gets to draw the movie genre from a bowl, and the last guest to arrive picks the movie for that genre! Looking for more inspiration? Check out these fun movie night ideas and enjoy the show!
SNACK ON THIS: Serve up Something Salty and Something Sweet!
Serve up some salted, buttery popcorn and give guests another buttery treat with Walkers Shortbread Mini Rounds, Mini Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Shortbread, and Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Rounds. Or keep it classic with Popcorn, Soda and Walkers Shortbread Fingers.
- DO THIS: Have a Wine Tasting Event
For a really fun night, gather your friends for a vino-focused get-together—and the best part is that you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to pull it off.
For the start of Fall, we love a really good red wine, so grab 5 of your favorite friends, have each bring their favorite bottle, and let the tasting begin. Gift each guest a 33 Bottles of Wine journals to jot down notes about each wine—it’s perfect for wine novices and pros alike. For more creative ideas, here are some tips on How to Host the Perfect At-Home Wine Tasting.
SNACK ON THIS: Complement the Wine with Shortbread
Since Chocolate goes so well with red wine…serving some Walkers Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies is a perfect combo. And if you serve up some white, pair them with some buttery sweet How To Pair Wine With Your Favorite Walkers Cookies. And if you serve up some white, pair them with some buttery sweet Walkers Shortbread Fingers for a delicious combo. For more inspiration on which Walkers to serve, here’s How To Pair Wine With Your Favorite Walkers Cookies.
- DO THIS: Invite Everyone to Game Night!
The first step is to invite at least 4 to 6 people, as most games require at least 4 players. Then, provide good game options for guests to choose from. For a larger group, a Masquerade Ball/Carnival Murder Mystery can be a lot of fun. Or, for a smaller group, try a twist on a classic game with a meow-ising round of CAT-opoly! You can also ask each guest to bring their favorite game and choose from that collection. For more great tips on having a successful, and fun night, check out our past blog post How to Host a Great Game Night With Walkers Shortbread.
SNACK ON THIS: Have Fun with Fondue
Serve Walkers Shortbread Fingers along with a few fun cookie dips for a sweet fondue. Need some recipes? We’ve got your cookies covered with these 13 Sweet Fondue Recipes to try. Or for a more savory snack, try some of these 8 Cheese Fondue Recipes with our Walkers Scottish Biscuits for Cheese.
- DO THIS: Relax and Rejuvenate with a Spa Night!
Start off with some soothing face masks—like these fun packaged masks or Make Your Own Spa-Worthy Face Masks At Home. Then get out the nail files for some mani/pedis using all the latest colors. And if you really want to pamper yourself and your friends, here are 18 Natural Hair Treatments You Can DIY at Home.
SNACK ON THIS: Set the Mood with Sweet Snacks
Sharing some sweet Walkers Vanilla Shortbread will only add to the relaxing mood you’ve already set… and they only get better when paired up with some warm tea or bubbly prosecco. For a bit more spice, you can also serve up some of our Walkers Stem Ginger Shortbread or Stem Ginger Cookies.
Movie night, wine tasting, game fun, or some self-care spa treatments, whatever activity you choose, is sure to be a good time…and the Walkers snacks you serve just might be the highlight of your ‘night in’!