A game night with friends can never get old. It always has the same amount of energy, the spirit of celebration, and excitement. While the past year changed how we look at game nights and spending time with friends, the cities are now opening up again. As the world is restoring to normalcy, we can get back to life and hang out with friends again. If you are gearing up for a fun night of celebrations with your friends and loved ones, here are a few tips that you should try to make the poker night fun.
Buy a Poker Set
To host a poker night, the first thing you would need is a poker set. Get your hands on a deck of playing cards and poker chips. If you are aesthetically inclined and wish to give your friends a casino night-like experience, you will have to invest in a good poker table that would have the playing cards, poker chips, instructions, etc., all in one place. If you do not wish to buy a poker set, you can get creative and use Monopoly money and coins along with playing cards to have a fun night of poker.
Decide On Your Guest List
You might have a big circle of friends. These are people you enjoy hanging out with. But that does not mean they necessarily get along with each other. So, while preparing a guest list, consider the comfort level of all your guests with each other. Make sure everyone understands the game and gets along with each other. This would make the game time engaging and fun for everyone. It would be best if you keep the party an invite-only event and do not let people bring their friends or guests unless you know them too. This would save the poker night from being uncomfortable.
Keep It Friendly
Poker games could get heated up, and the atmosphere could get tense. With all the money involved and the drinks flowing, people can lose their temper. So, keep the game night friendly. Establish rules on the maximum stakes. If someone is losing money all night long while the others are winning, it will become a perfect recipe for disaster. You could also make it a fun game by letting the loser of the match pay for the pizza. That way, it’s all fun, and nobody would lose their savings.
Poker Night Foods
As the night progresses and everyone is engrossed in the game, it is important to keep the energy levels high. This means, besides arranging for the game, you would also have to take care of finger foods and dinner for all your guests. You could get a finger food tray and pass the snacks around the table for everyone to eat as they play. Brownies, chips, and grills would be a great addition to the food list too. However, if you wish to get creative while still keeping the night simple, you could order a pizza for everyone. Your guests can order a pizza of their choice and eat together while they bond with the other guests.
Are you all set to host your big poker night? Do tell us if these tips were helpful! Don’t forget to share the blog with your friends!