We’re all ready to get out of the house and go enjoy our friends, and what better way is there to do that than to go to have a video game party? Video games are more popular now than ever before, and with so many different party games to choose from on several different consoles, you’ll never run out of options.
That said, you’ll want to make sure you have the setup just right if you’re going to be hosting gamer parties. After all, you don’t want anything ruining your experience in the middle of some intense gameplay, so everything from start to finish needs to be just right to keep the party going at the max.
Luckily, there are ways to make sure you get everything right so you and your peeps can have an incredible party weekend. Keep reading to start planning!
Make Sure the Home Gaming Setup Is Correct
Remember, this is an event that’s bringing together a lot of people. That said, your usual setup of a PlayStation and a single controller just won’t do. Not only will you have people who prefer different systems, but you’ll also have multiple games on each system that everyone may want to play.
That doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a new system. However, you do want to make sure you have every console and PC you own ready to play, as well as plenty of fun games for each person to play on them. Make sure you also have enough controllers to go around, that your emulators are set (to learn how, discover more here), all wires and connectors are in place, and the wifi is running at its best.
Have a Theme Ready
All parties revolve around some kind of theme, and yours should too. In most cases, a group gathering is best enjoyed with group party games. These would include titles such as the Super Smash Bros. series, The All-Stars series, Crash Team Racing, and Mario Kart.
You could also opt to play competitive shooters together, such as a game from the Call of Duty series or Fortnite, or kick it up a notch with some horror games like The Walking Dead or Five Nights at Freddie’s.
Bring on the Party Food
Hey, even gamers have to eat, and you’re going to have a lot of them. Luckily, the list of options is about as long as your game night will be.
Of course, you can always opt for the classic pizza fest or go on a burger run, but these days, eating clean is a trend that everyone should try to follow. There are plenty of cool ways to incorporate healthier foods while making them fun to eat, such as shaping them to look like your favorite characters, so everyone can have full stomachs and happy bodies.
Throw in Some Decorations
Decorations can make or break the party. To keep that from happening, you’ll want to choose the right ones to fit the theme. For example, if you’re going to play Sonic games, you’ll want to add some decorations featuring your favorite characters from the franchise. It’s a great way to add to the fun mood and gear your friends up for an awesome time!
Time to Start Hosting Gamer Parties
Now, you’re ready to start hosting gamer parties and having a great time with your friends. Make sure to check out our site for more great tips on how to get the most out of your life!