When you get together with your friends and/or family at other times of the year or other events, what do you do?

Is it fun?

I don't drink, and precisely zero of our social events are based around drinking or dancing.

Hence the standard 'drinking and dancing frivolities' are, for us and our group, a recipe for following social convention where we all actually don't enjoy ourselves. By comparison, 100% of our social events are based around food, games, and sitting around having a good old chin wag.

As a result:

  1. Recipe for a bad time with my group: the music is too loud to talk, there's not enough food so we are all grumpy, people were antisocial to other people they'd never met before, someone got drunk, loud and obnoxious.
  2. Recipe for a good time with my group: Cards Against Humanity, other board games, dessert, people are willing to be social with each other.

Just last weekend we were at a party where there was zero alcohol. We had cornhole boards and for other people who aren't into that there was abig Jenga group.

If you have kids, maybe a kid friendly lawn game. Even a photobooth is fun.

It should be fine.