20 Fun Things to Do at a Party When You're Bored of the Same Old Bar Routine

As far as the typical adults-night-out setting goes, a bar is an obvious setting. It usually has good music and a solid cocktail list. It generally doesn't require a fancy outfit, but it isn't against one, either. And a bar is an easy place to gather with friends when everyone wants to get together but no one wants to be responsible for cleaning their homes. We get it.

At the same time, though, the standard bar scene can get boring if it's the only setting on your social calendar. We've got a suggestion: Maybe, just maybe, it's worth it to host a themed party at your home occasionally. Before you let out an audible gasp, think about how fun it would be to have your friends show up in '90s gear for a dance party featuring hits from the decade, or to have them scattered around your neighborhood looking for clues during a scavenger hunt.

The truth is, we all owe it to ourselves to give our go-to bar a break and throw a party that shows off our imaginations. Not only will these get-togethers be far more memorable, but you're also likely to learn more about your group's dynamics than you would waiting for the next round to arrive. So here's a list of 20 fun things to do at a party to spark your creativity. Hopefully, these ideas will lead to many eventful nights to come.