“Anytime you throw a party the stakes are high,” says Dabble’s Cocktail Deeva, Dee Brun, “so leave nothing to chance.” Follow these easy house rules to ensure your poker night is a winner.
House Rule #1: Casino colours are a sure bet
Capture a Rat Pack Vegas vibe with casino colours black, white, and red. Inviting guests to dress the part builds pre-party excitement.
House Rule #2: High stakes setting
Create an authentic play surface by wrapping velvet or felt around a standard table. Tack fabric edges beneath tabletop.
House Rule #3: You Got to Know when to Feed ‘em
Trason Fernandes looks ready to satisfy that bad boy hunger with a pulled pork slider, served on a bed of potato chips.
House Rule #4: All in
Keep invitations on theme. Make your own or order from Tiny Prints.
House Rule #5: Pick your Poison
A manly scotch for him and a tall, sexy martini glass for her. The Big Blind Bellini is a standout in casino neon blue.
House Rule #6: Cheat Sheet
Frame a list of winning poker hands, so novice guests feel comfortable with game rules.
House Rule #7: Poker Playlist
Rock the house with Deeva’s Poker Night playlist:
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Good News – Matt Dusk
Fever – Michael Buble
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
House Rule #8: Coasters
Use mismatched playing cards as coasters.