Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean you can’t still have a lot of fun.

Not everyone knows how to play poker, but chances are at least a few people out of several will have a rough idea. Here are some things that you will need to host your own special casino night for your birthday party. We give you the game rules, a check list of things you’ll need and some easy recipes for your guests.

You will need:

  • A table (preferably round)
  • Decks of cards
  • Poker chips
  • Music
  • Appetizers & cocktails

The Game

You can find the rules and everything you need to know here

Here’s what the cards mean



The Oceans Eleven soundtrack will start you off in the right direction for the perfect casino party playlist

Food & Drink ideas

Of course you will need Martinis!


* 3 oz vodka
* 1 oz dry vermouth
* 1/2 oz olive brine

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with an olive, and serve.

Food ideas

Why not make it easy for yourself and just make a cheese platter. Simple is often the best! Don’t forget the fig jam and fresh basil!