Firstly, the planner of the poker parties must choose a place for the event. It is perfectly acceptable to hold the party in his or her house; nevertheless one must pay attention if there will be enough room for everyone. While not needing an official card table, there should be at least enough tables set up so that everyone can sit down and play. A poker party can be four to five people and one table will do just find; or you can invite eight or nine people and just plan to have two tables being played on simultaneously. In addition, people do not need to play for money, you can grab a huge bag of chocolate coins or some other treat, and everyone can have fun winning their treats without losing any money.
One of the most imperative elements that anyone attending a poker party will expect is one of those traditional poker parties food and drinks. A staple and customary drink is beer. While not everyone may drink, a supply of beer is expected. It is best to have two types on hand: regular beer and light beer, this will be sure to please everyone. Make sure to keep it cold. Offer iced tea or soda to those who are not drinking alcoholic beverages; water will make them feel self-conscious.
Food is fundamental. Poker parties should by no means include full plate dinners. That would ruin the feel. One of the most fun parts about a poker party is that everyone is given the opportunity to snack to their heart’s content. The planner should have many types of chips available, pretzels, bite-size hot treats such as small pieces of pizza, egg rolls, nachos with hot cheese and salsa spread, cheese sticks and even treats such as meatballs and scallops in bacon. As long as the food is flowing and the portions are of bite-size pieces that people can easily take hold of and eat while they play, your food will be a triumph.
The atmosphere should be significant as well. The television should be turned off, all but in one event. If there is a particular interesting sports game that the majority of players wish to keep an eye on during the poker party, leave the television on. Otherwise, some music in the background is best. Keep is fairly low so that people can easily converse with each other and try to choose songs that all will be agreeable to. There is no need to add any poker decorations if you can not afford them, but it is best to tidy up the residence so that everyone feels comfortable and relaxed.
Have a great attitude, greet people with a smile and take pleasure in the poker parties. It is a simple event that can bring friend and family together to spend time and enjoy each other’s company. Most people will never turn down the invitation to a poker party; it offers the enjoyment of the game, great food and great company.