Maybe it is a Friday or a Saturday, and you surely do not want these days to go to waste. If that is your goal, you ought to organise a night out. Night outs with friends are often thought of as a random event that just happens. But if you want a high-quality night out, you should plan it carefully. And you have to add some fun to it by including a little bit of spontaneity.
If you are not the planner type, you have to start being one. Sometimes, you have to take the lead, especially if it is you who is always invited. Planning the night out should be easy, given the advantages of the technology. Not so sure where to start? Do not fret! Let this article give you some good head start.
Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind when planning, including some crazy things to do on a night out, as well as a couple of tips on how to control your drinking:
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOCATION
For that night out to happen, you have to make sure that everyone can come. And by that, it means that you need to choose a place that is accessible to everyone; that way, there will be no excuses. The place could be near the office or that restaurant that you and your pals have been dining in ever since. Maybe it is time to try something new. If this is your plan, it will surely pay that you try the top rooftop bars in Singapore. A little break in the routine will not hurt, will it?
CRAZY THINGS TO DO ON A NIGHT OUT
There are plenty of fun, crazy, but SAFE things to do for a night out, so don’t limit yourself! After food and drinks (which we’ll discuss below), take your friends out for a round of late-night go karts, or be daring and look for haunted house tours. If your group has a big appetite, look no further than late-night food markets or hawker stands. How about some low-impact sports? Late-night bowling is a popular activity, mostly because it provides all the fun of bowling, but with the lights and sounds of a club. There’s so much to do at night, you’ll be surprised at how much you can get up to!
SEND OUT INVITES
Now that you have your place and date, it would be nice that you have something that will remind your friends of the event. You can send out invites if you want. Just do not make it too formal; a fun, casual one will definitely do. You can do just that by organising a Facebook event. That way, you can track who will confirm. If you want to take extra measures, it will be nice of you to send group text messages, especially when the event is near.
START WITH GOOD FOOD
A lot of your friends will be surely excited about the cocktails and spirits. But you need to take things slowly. You have to start with good food, and that is what everybody likes! Order some delish grub first before the party time. If you’re planning to hit the drinks hard, make sure you order a lot of greasy food. The oil from the food will coat your stomach and slow down your body’s alcohol absorption, which will ideally prevent you from getting drunk too early or too fast. Load up on carbs like pasta or rice so that you’ll have the energy to stay up for your late-night activities, and will also help you stay sober enough to enjoy everything!
CONTROL YOUR DRINKING
There’s nothing more fun than cracking open a cold one with the boys, but do try to pace yourself! The best way to do this is to limit yourself to 1 drink every half hour. It’s fun to get tipsy and go a little crazy, but nobody wants to be carrying your semi-lifeless body around because you slammed 5 tequila shots in under a minute! Don’t be that guy! Instead, start slow and work your way up: have a couple rounds of beer after dinner and take it slow. Then move up to the hard drinks and learn to sip your drink rather than chugging it down like a freshman at a frat party. Be responsible drinkers, and NEVER drink drive!
MAKE IT FUN
There are many ways to make your night out fun. You can have some bar games if you want. And if you are game for it, why not invite some friends out of your circle to come over? But you have to ask your friends if they are okay with it. You can be as organized as you want, but don’t let it stop you and your friends from having fun. Loosen up, take some risks, and be flexible with your plans!
Keep things fun. Keep things simple. This is the glden rule for organising a memorable night out.
Brooke has been a connoisseur of back roads and obscure places since she was a girl. Growing up in a small working farm, she knew at a young age that there was so much to see and understand about the world. Since she left home at 17, she’s been gallivanting around the world. She’s a go-to resource for fearless Euro travel and extreme budget adventures. Her colorful experiences moving from one country to another with only time to spare will surely inspire you to leave the rat race and chase your backpacking dreams.