You can find the rules of Canasta online and print them out. Make a copy of the rules of Canasta for each of your guests so that they will have it to refer to at your party and then they can keep it for future reference too. You should be well aware of the rules of Canasta so that you can teach others to play before the game begins. So make sure that you have a copy of the rules of Canasta too so that you can refer back to it if you need.
You will want to make sure there is plenty for you guests to eat and drink and make sure there is plenty of seating arrangements. If you have to get another game table then you might want to do that too. You want everybody to feel comfortable and that way they will have more fun. There are all kinds of special things you can do for game night so get creative and make it a party that your guests won’t soon forget.
Have extra decks of cards handy too, just in case something gets spilled on the cards then you can keep playing without stopping the whole game. Just replace the cards with the new deck and you can resume playing. The game of Canasta will continue even if something unexpected happens. No one likes to play with sticky cards, so keep that in mind when you are having snacks for your guests. Potato chips are greasy so have plenty of napkins handy for them to wipe their hands on before they touch the cards. Have a good deck of cards for game night and other older cards for other times.
Game nights are so much fun and you and your guests will enjoy yourself so much that you will want to make it a tradition. Each game night can be at someone else’s home and they can choose the game that they want to play. You can have game night every week or every month depending on what the group wants to do. Game night can be as often as you and the group decide it to be. There are no rules on how often you can get together and have a game night. It is like playing poker, people look forward to these game nights and getting together with friends to talk and play. Even a shy person has fun at a game night because they are involved in what they are doing. They will be immersed in the game and then brought into the conversation that is all around them. It gives everyone something to do while they are talking. Your guests will stay long and all the while they will be having fun.
What a great way to spend a couple of hours with your closest friends and family. It will be something you all look forward too as you will see. Game nights become a tradition for many different people. All kinds of people love to play games and as you get your group together you will see that it is something that people look forward to. Getting together for a couple of hours of fun and conversation. It forms a tight bond and is a great time.