4 ESSENTIALS TO HOSTING THE ULTIMATE GAME NIGHT
We all love hanging out with friends, but planning a party can get a little
complicated and overwhelming. Enter the game night: It's the perfect excuse for
a casual, laid-back night with a few of your favorite people. THE BEST PART?
It's so easy to put together an evening centered around healthy competition,
Sumac Ridge wine and snack foods. With the long weekend here this is the
perfect time to get together with friends and family on my patio and enjoy a fun
games night. Today I am sharing the 4 essentials you need to plan the ultimate
What games should you break out at the party? Well, that depends on the guest
list! Simple word games, board games and card games are great for small
groups. One of my favorite games to play with a smaller group is a Jenga style
game! A little bit of strategy is involved and there is always that excitement when
the tower begins to tip and tumble. It’s a great game to get your guests involved
and laughing the night away.
You definitely cannot have a successful games night without great wine from
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery. Sumac Ridge offers a variety of wines that are all
delicious and simple. My favourites are the 2017 Cabernet Merlot, 2018
Gewürztraminer and 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. I’m also really loving the new look of
their new wine labels.
For this weekend’s games night, I am serving Sumac Ridge Cabernet Merlot and
Gewürztraminer. I like having a bottle of white and a bottle of red on hand to give
my guests both options. Since I have moved to the Okanagan, Sumac Ridge has
become my favourite winery. It’s my go to wine throughout the year but it’s
especially great when enjoying it on the patio with friends!
Sumac Ridge’s Gewurztraminer is full of vibrant flavours of lychee, juicy
grapefruit and hints of spice and rose petals. It’s sweet yet spicy! The Cabernet
Merlot is packed with aromas of red berries, subtle oak and spice that carry over
to the palate. It’s a red quality red that doesn’t break the bank!
For game night success, plan for small bites that guests can grab between turns.
A charcuterie board is so great as it gives a good variety of food while keeping it
to small bites, plus it pairs great with the wine. Another great idea is creating a
potato chip bar with a variety of chips, dips and toppings allows guests to make a
THE PERFECT SETTING
Setting the scene is also important, make sure your guests are comfortable and
that the game itself is easily accessible for all. I am hosting my game night on my
patio this weekend, the view is fabulous and there is nothing more I love then
sipping my favourite wine (Sumac Ridge Gewürztraminer!) and enjoying the
Hosting a game night is a fantastic way for bringing people together and enjoying
a fun night in. Once you have the games, food, setting and wine you are ready to
host your own game night. Cheers to the long weekend!!!!!