For a very long time, I have wanted to have or be part of a regular game night or potluck, some sort of community building and family-friendly event that could be relied on and wasn't too much work to organize.
So this year I've decided to go ahead and do it. Last Friday night we had our first potluck game night here in our home. We invited tons of people, knowing that in our busy lives many would be unable to attend. Hopefully, if we do this once a month many of our friends will be able to come at some point. This first game night we had four families join ours, for all-ages fun and some great games.
Its a small thing, a game night, but it feels like part of a lifestyle that is less consumer-oriented, more community-oriented. It is a low-impact way to have a lot of fun and build connections.