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Our 1st Wii Party
We purchased our Wii along with Wii Sports and Wii Fit Plus a bit before Christmas. At first, we were content with bowling and baseball. I found the boxing to provide a good workout. After just under two weeks of enjoying bowling, after work, we set up the Wii Fit, and began a series of daily workout routines. I vary mine and like to finish with a run.
As we began familiar with the Wii, it was time to see how it could be incorporated into our social life. It was time to throw our first Wii Party. This seemed like a natural way to bring people together for some fun and a snack.
Now the question was what to do, a workout was not a party thing (I do now see some possibilities here though) but sports were something all together different.
Our first step was to give some thought o the space we had available. This would be one of the factors in deciding how many people to invite. Wii Sports is active enough and too many people will just get in the way so match the crowd to the room. Our TV is in the living room, there is another upstairs but that is too small to be any use.
A recreation or party room with a good size TV set would be ideal but we made do.
The second consideration is how many remote controllers do you have, well if you get together to bowl, this does not matter as you bowl one at a time and can pass the controller onto whoever is up. We will buy a second controller as the price is reasonable.
A third consideration is what to serve. So what wine goes with Wii? We are both partial to a dry red such as a Cabernet Sauvignon so we got enough so that each guest who wanted it could have two glasses. This is sufficient to help create a relaxed atmosphere where fun is the focus.
Music, when we used to go to the bowling alley the jukebox was popular so it seemed like good idea to make sure there was music playing not too loud to drown out the conversation which is an important part of getting together.
Snacks are always appreciated but finger food works best in this case, we went with medium white cheddar with red peppers and an assortment of crackers and grapes. Easy to handle between turns and simple enough to prepare/. This party was taking place on a Sunday afternoon between one and five pm. It was an introductory and experimental experience to see how it would go. There were five of us and the afternoon was fun.
Now we are planning a slightly bigger event, the when and guest list is underway but our first experience was positive and Wii parties appear to be a fun way to spend time with friends and family.