“A Night In” in this case refers to a night without partying or drinking. I am currently a college sophomore and my friends and I don’t party much. If you’re like us or are just bored and looking for something to do then read on.
1. Pot Luck Dinner/Snack Party
A pot luck part is a great way to get friends together to eat and socialize without any one person having a ton of responsibility. Send out invitations to make it official and be sure to give everyone enough notice to plan and cook a dish. For your friends who can’t (or won’t) cook, make them in charge of plates, cups, snacks, or silverware. If you and your friends don’t have access to a kitchen, have everyone bring snacks or have everyone pitch in money for a pizza.
2. Movie Night
Movie nights are as fun as you make them. Try creating a themed (musical, classics, bad horror, comedy, etc.) movie night where you watch a few movies. You could also have a night dedicated to movies in a series by watching all of the Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings movies. Another idea is to choose a movie no one in the group has seen, turn off the volume, assign everyone a character, and make up dialogue.
3. Explore Town
Go for a walk and explore the town you live in. If you decide to do this at night make sure you take safety precautions and never walk alone at night.
4. Play Games
Playing games is always a fun way to pass the time. For ideas read 5 Games To Play On A College Night In.
5. Read A Book (That Wasn’t Assigned)
A good book can keep you busy and interested for hours. Pick up a good book and read.
Get active. Go for a run or visit your local recreation center to workout.
7. Meet New People
I love meeting new people and meeting a new, interesting person can occupy a lot of your time. Go to a lounge or cafe and say hi (not in a creepy way) to people. You would be surprised at how many new friends you will meet. Be careful and cautious when doing this, you don’t want to attract the wrong kind of people.
8. Craft Time
9. Go Star Gazing
Take a blanket and snacks to lay down and look up. Find a dark spot and appreciate the beauty of the night sky.
10. Do Homework
I know you hate it but don’t forget that you’re in college to get an education.
If there is anything you do that is not listed comment with what it is below.