• Top Tips For Hosting A Poker Night In Your Garage

    Posted on September 19th, 2018 Ms. Emmalee Robel No comments

    Is it your turn to host your friends for the evening? If you’re looking for something a bit more out of the ordinary to build a bit of excitement, consider hosting your very own poker night. Full of tactics, suspense and everyone’s best ‘poker face’, it’s a great way to create and evenings entertainment everyone will enjoy. It could even build into a regular event to form a series of social evenings.

    Setting Up Your Poker Night

    The basics obviously involve the equipment: a poker table, cards and chips. Ask around to see if you can borrow these from someone (or possibly from a party hire company) if you’re just trying it out for an evening. A lot of the success of the evening will be down to the atmosphere. Imagine you were walking into a poker room: what would you like to see? Think about your lighting – it needs to be clear enough for everyone to see their cards, but rather than just a harsh overhead light you could use lamps around the room for a warmer atmosphere. Add in some jazzy music in the background to really add to the character.

    Keep Everyone Well Fed

    You want to have some snacks planned to keep everyone going, especially if you’re planning on the games going on for a while. Snacks you can eat with one hand make it easier to continue to join in with playing. They could be simple bar snacks, like peanuts, crisps and olives – or if you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, you could attempt homemade guacamole or pizza for something a bit more filling. Beer may be the expected drink, but have a range of options for people who may prefer otherwise – like cocktails (with some non-alcoholic recipes to hand) or wine.

    Get To Know The Rules!

    To really make your night go smoothly, you don’t want to be fumbling around trying to recall half-remembered poker rules. Have a read through the rules of the game before everyone arrives, and you could even practice playing poker online to help you gain confidence – and maybe even a bit of an advantage!