Well that wasn't so hard. He had turned down my offer to manage all the social stuff because he didn't want to be a "burden". After explaining our current setup was much more of one, he gladly asked me to take charge of it.
And he wont schedule any Friday work events without checking with me first instead of after the fact.
Back to being uneventful I guess.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.