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


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Music

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

Of course you will need Martinis!

Ingredients

* 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!

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