Entertaining guests in your home can be a superb method of meeting new people and getting to know them more intimately. Whether you’re entertaining coworkers or a group of friends from a local meet-and-greet, it’s crucial that you have the proper home options to lend to a fascinating evening. These home options are sure to provide hours of entertainment, taking the load off of your shoulders by not having to worry that your house guests are bored and ready to leave. While incorporating these options into your house can take time and money, they’re critical for families that host often.

Home Theater

Putting a pint-sized movie theater in your home is a great way to watch movies and television on the big screen, lending to an evening full of enjoyable entertainment. When setting up the home theater, you should pick out comfortable theater seats that are spacious and provide superior comfort. Add enough seating for the whole group of guests, preventing anyone from having to sit on a hard chair or the floor.

Wet Bar

Alcohol is always a great entertainment component of parties and get-togethers. Instead of just buying a bottle of wine and calling it a day, try setting up a wet bar in the most popular spot in the home. This allows guests to make their own drinks, having full access to a wide variety of alcohol, additives and mixes. If you’re looking to bring a little more variety to the bar, adding a slush machine or an ice shaver is a great way to give your patrons some extra choices while creating a more formal environment. 

Pool Table and Arcade Games

Buying a pool table and putting it in any room of the home is a sure way to provide a fun night to your guests. Arcade games and pinball machines can be cheaper than you think, increasing the entertainment facet of your home. Be sure to have a variety of sticks and mounts so that multiple people can play.

Hot Tub

Purchasing a hot tub does not have to be expensive, as stores have a range of inflatable tubs that are easy on the budget and just as advantageous. Hot tubs are great for parties because they allow guests to mingle, talk and laugh while relaxing in a pool of calming bubbles. Add in the alcohol from the wet bar and you have a spot people won’t want to leave.

Buffet-Style Kitchen Area

While this may not necessarily be an entertainment element, a buffet-style kitchen area allows for a more enjoyable dining experience in your home. Set out hot plates, put plenty of dishes on the island and let your guests indulge. Try adding a fondue station so guests can dip cheeses, strawberries, breads and bananas into delicious melted chocolate or cheese.

Surround Sound Music System

They say music is the life of the party and without it, you just have dull, dreary conversation. Don’t just add music to the space by blaring your iPod. Install a surround sound system and connect your device to it. You’d be amazed at how effervescent good quality music can sound from the right speakers.

Outdoor Fireplace and Seating

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to spruce up your outdoor living space. A homemade fire pit works just as well as the expensive in-wall fireplaces you’ve seen in the past. Add in plenty of comfortable seating and you have a soothing outdoor entertainment spot perfect for guests of any age.

Keeping your guests entertained not only makes you feel better as a host or hostess, but it encourages them to want to come back. If their experience in your home was boring and dull, they’re not going to want to come back no matter how much they like you. Adding these entertaining home options to your property does not have to cost thousands of dollars or take months of your time. For example, you can buy a pool table second hand or build your own wet bar from scratch without getting a contractor involved. You might even find that these small changes make the home more fun for you and your family when guests aren’t there while increasing the value of your house investment.


David Glenn

David Glenn

David Glenn is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about home maintenance and DIY home repair. He’s also knowledgeable about topics like how to improve social presence and building a reputation online.