HOW TO HOST GAME NIGHT & CANAPÈS

January 5, 2017

Entertaining

This post is sponsored by World Market, but all text, images, and opinons are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Although the holiday season may be over with the start of the new year, I’ve got a couple weeks before I have to go back to school, and I’ve been enjoying the extra time in town with my family. One of my favorite holiday traditions (especially to ring in the New Year) is having game night with my family, so when World Market invited me to share a game night on the blog, I was definitely up for the task! My family has a soft spot for the retro-style games, so their Sorry board game with the original artwork from 1939 caught my eye first. Along with an easy selection of canapés, sparkling rosehip grape juice, and entertaining essentials, we made a chic spread for enjoying a fun night in.

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How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Whether you’re hosting a game night for family or for friends, it’s easy to make it a festive occasion by putting together a tray of canapés from World Market’s snacks – just try to include at least one of each: meet, cheese, spread, and crackers. I love this piquillo pepper bruschetta, and these rosemary crackers will go with just about anything. It’s also easy to add some sparkle to the table with fun glasses, like these champagne flutes that I included in my food-lovers gift basket. They dress up any drink! Lastly, provide easy seating by setting the game on a coffee table beside the sofa, and have floor pillows and poufs nearby for extra seats.

How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Using a retro game adds just a touch more style to the event, with the throwback style of the game that looks so classic. It fits perfectly with an elegant selection of hors d’oeuvres for a chic event without any effort.

How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Do you host any holiday traditions each year?

  • Ooh your game nights look so classy! My family game nights usually end up getting very heated haha. We get quite intense about it 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • JodiPM ❄️🌨☃️

    Your game nights are classy and I love it! When I go home to visit we have game nights with food and stuff but not as classy. lol