It’s an occasion that happens once every year, and if you participate in the festivities, you are more than likely to be caught up with the flurry of activities starting from the eve (which is happening on the 4th of February, in case you needed a reminder). One such activity is to host your friends, (extended) families, and colleagues at your place, because formalities. Also, it’s a great opportunity to show off your beautiful home!

But what happens when your conversations run dry, and there is that awful, awkward silence that’s only punctuated by slurps from the wine glass? Here are some ideas for you to keep the night going strong, and let your guests leave thinking they had a great time!

1. Whip out the board games.