Sunday 27 October 2019

AD | Hosting the perfect games night with giffgaff

There's something so fun and pure about a games night isn't there? Give me a night around the dining table with my best mates, a chippy tea and a few games over a night of clubbing any day - it's just so NICE. So when giffgaff asked me to host a games night and invite my nearest & dearest, I was so excited and started planning immediately. Thanks to the giffgaff's free sims and goody bag deals, it's so easy to get in touch with your pals and invite them round to play games with you - so there's no excuses for not getting together!

my hand holding a pink games card in front of a dining table

Of course, when you're an adult everyone is busy all of the time. And it's coming up to autumn/winter, so everyone's ill all the time as well. After a few minor setbacks and date changes, we finally managed to have 'games afternoon' on Saturday - I invited my boyfriend and my best friend Holly, and her fiance Mike who is also one of my best friends. giffgaff are big into community spirit and bringing people together, and I'm so glad we made the time to spend the afternoon arguing over game rules and generally having a laugh. Here's what went down...

The games

Big Potato Games had kindly provided some games for us to play: Obama Llama 2, Bucket of Doom and Weird Things Humans Search For. I'd heard of the brand through Brogan's videos, and always thought that the games looked like so much fun - and I wasn't disappointed. Our favourite was Weird Things Humans Search For, and we just had a right laugh playing them all.

my hand holding a games card in front of some plates and boxes

a pile of three board games from big potato games

two hands holding matching pair cards

The food

I actually just went to Asda and got a load of snacks in - gluten free biscuits for me, crisps and dip, sweets, pop, flavoured water, fresh fruit. The perfect games night wouldn't really be complete without a takeaway, but seeing as it was only the afternoon I didn't want to go nuts with the food. Doing it this way means you don't have to spend a lot, either, making a games night (or afternoon) a much cheaper alternative to a meal out, night on the town or trip to the cinema.

a pile of food including crisps, brownies, smarties and more

The tech

giffgaff, being the babes that they are, provided me with an Amazon Echo Dot to amp our games afternoon up a bit. Of course, I made a banging playlist to have on in the background that I think covered everyone's music taste. It was definitely eclectic, put it that way! You can listen to it here if you want to... They also sent me an action camera, which I didn't set up this time around - I'll be saving it for next time when there's more alcohol and I want to catch some funny moments on camera to blackmail embarrass my pals with.

amazon echo dot on a window sill with a plant behind it

All in all we had a fantastic afternoon catching up, playing games, eating snacks and listening to some tunes! I want to say a huge thanks to giffgaff for sorting me out with some goodies and prompting me to host a fun day for my favourite people. I definitely want to make it a regular thing, as it's so important to set time aside for your friends and loved ones.


  1. Sounds like you had a really fun time, I would love to host a games night one day!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

  2. Games and snacks, sounds great to me! :)

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  3. OBama is one of my favourite people and board games are one of my favourite nights in so this sounds perfect for me! Were any of them good just for two people for a date night?

  4. Those games look amazing. Had my eye on them for so long x

  5. Aaaaah that looks like SO much fun!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  6. This looks like so much fun, I'd be there for the snacks!

    Gemma Louise

  7. Oh I love a games night! My boyfriend and I have them with my ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend (sounds weird, but we're all good friends) and always have such a laugh x


  8. Games nights are my favourite kind of friends night in! I actually love that you just went to Asda to get snacks because lowkey that's what I love to do, especially some spicy doritos and salsa. Makes any game so much better x
    Kayleigh Zara|

  9. I love a good games night! Especially in the winter, everyone round the table having a laugh always makes the shorter days better!
    Bella x -

  10. Absolutely love a games night and this sounds perfect! Those games all sound so fun and you're right it's much easier/cheaper to get everyone together for a night in that out, definitely something we should do more of 💖

  11. Oh this sounds so much fun..I love a traditional games night especially when it features lots of yummy food and drink xx

  12. This looks so fun - I love a good games night with friends x

  13. Sounds like you had such a fun night! I love playing games like these with family and friends, perfect time away from social media :)

    Kate |

  14. I love a games night!! I also try and host a come dine with me night each year too!

  15. I love games nights, we regularly have them as a family as they're just the best way to spend time together! I need to check out the Weird Things Humans Search For game, it sounds like it could be a good addition to our collection! Glad you guys had such a fun afternoon!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety