Want To Play Poker With Your Family? Here’s How To Start Small
Create A Relaxing Casino Atmosphere At Home!
Getting together with family is the best way to create long-lasting memories. One such way to have a fun night is to organize a home poker game night for your family. Though it may sound daunting, it actually needs a very easy setup. In the guide below, you will know how to host the perfect poker game night at home and enjoy it too.
Start With Guest List
To be able to set up the right way, you will need to know exactly how many people will be playing. Run a quick check through all your cousins, aunts, grandparents and make a list of all who will be interested. Take confirmations and then make an invite. Though a formal invite is not really needed, it would bring in a touch of excitement for all the family members when they receive it. You can easily make an e-invite on a free software app like Canva. Mention the date, time, and if there is any dress code to be followed. The more the evening is focused on the aspect of poker, the more fun it will be.
Set Up The Place
You have a confirmed guest list and the next step is to set up a room for the poker night. For the game itself, you will need a deck of cards, poker chips, and a nice table that can accommodate all players. If you don’t have the chips, then you can use any other small items and in large quantities to replace them. Decide the variation of poker you would like to play if you would like to play with real money or not, and make a list of all rules that should be followed. Send a copy of the rules to all guests and even keep some printed ones handy. Sometimes even a family game night can get too competitive. Don’t go overboard with the decor as poker games are quite classic. The only decor should be elegant tablecloths and table set up.
Food And Drinks
No game night is complete without food and drinks for the guests. A game of poker can last for a long time so you have to make sure that you have that much food and beverages ready. You can lay out finger food that is easy to eat while playing. If you don’t have that much time to prepare everything then you can order premade party platters that comprise finger sandwiches, veggies and dip, and other snacks. You can even ask the guests to bring along some dishes. As for the beverages, you can of course get some beers, wine, and other soft drinks. Make sure you have the right glasses ready for serving the drinks.
Enjoy Your Poker Game Night
Now that everything is set and planned, it’s time to enjoy the game night. Be ready before your family members arrive so you can welcome them. Read the rules out one more time before you commence the game. You can play some soft music in the background. Don’t be too stressed about how the get-together will turn out. Families usually always find a way to have fun when they are together.