Tonight is Boys' Night for my husband, so I'm inspired to share some of my girl game moves.
I have two strategies for Boys' Night that I use as appropriate. Tonight is just the guys heading out for a drink and to watch the game, so I use Strategy 1: Do Nothing. That means that he leaves and I don't pester him with texts and phone calls. He's going to be home before I turn out the lights and probably just wants to immerse himself in testosterone before he heads back to his house full of females. This strategy also applies to after work happy hour.
However, there are other events, like bachelor parties and boys' weekends where I like to apply Strategy 2: Just One Sext. Basically, I either send a hot selfie, reminding him what's waiting for him at home, or I drop the raunchiest description possible of what's waiting at home. The key is that I hit Send, and then put down my phone. I don't badger him all night with text messages, I just put the idea in his head. Sometimes he wants to go back and forth with me a while, and I love to play along, but it's not expected.
Every once in a while I'll send him something hot when he's just out for a drink or two...but then again, sometimes I'll do that when he runs out to the grocery store! I think the important thing is that it is used as a treat for him, and not as his girl blowing up his phone because she's bored.
Anyway, this has received rave reviews from my husband, and I have some fun always trying to top the last thing I did. We've been married for quite a while, too, so also proof that things don't have to get boring just because the relationship has some years on it.