Fun Activities to Do with Your Housemates in the Evenings

Housemates are a big part of life at university; they are the ones we laugh with, cry with, or even sometimes fight with. Nonetheless, the memories you will make together will be irreplaceable!

Make sure you find time to spend time together and take advantage of any free evenings you can. Here are a few ideas for activities you can do together whilst also keeping your student budget in mind.

Have a Movie Night

Although all of you might not enjoy the same movies, why not flip a coin to see who chooses the movie for the evening. You could also all pick a film, and play rock paper scissors to see whose film wins. Having movie nights together is a great, low-budget way to spend time together and simply enjoy each other’s company, without any drama.

Watching a Movie

Play Group Games

There are plenty of games out there to choose from depending on your interests. If you don’t have many games at the house, you can go to the local charity shops and find ones you’ll like at a cheap price. You can even play various free games online together too. Game nights are a great way to spend quality time together, and they can be some of the most fun evenings you’ll have.

Playing a game

Make/Eat Food Together

Having food available, whether it‘s cooked or ordered out is always a bonus. Sharable foods like pizzas, crisps, nuts etc can all come in handy when you have a group of hungry students. Cooking and eating together will create a lot of good conversations and memories too.

Eating with friends

Watch A Sports Match

A game of football or any other sport, paired with a few drinks and snacks can be a really fun way to spend an evening with your housemates. Try finding sports that you can all enjoy, or you can have people decide what team they will support before the match starts. You could also make bets for each team, and whoever loses has to do chores around the house. This will bring out everyone’s competitive spirit, as you will be rooting for rival teams, and trying to avoid household tasks!


Have a Karaoke Night

Out of all the ideas for evening activities, Karaoke night at home is the way to go. Amongst yourselves, you can choose a playlist you will use, and once this has been decided you can get straight into it. You can also change it up every once in a while, and go out to a Karaoke night too, as you will already have a great group of friends cheering you on.

Walk to university

Play Truth or Dare

Truth or dare always gets the fun going, especially when the dares start coming out. Like in every group, there is always a quiet one, and a game of truth or dare is a great way to bring them out of their shell. And if all of your dares are on point, you will likely get even the quietest of people involved and having fun. Be sure to keep it fun and simple to enhance the fun and avoid making people feel uncomfortable.


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