There’s one thing every good poker night has in common - besides the poker. Good food! In fact, food is one of the most important elements of any successful party. Even the guests who weren’t so lucky at the poker table will think the night wasn’t a total bust if they leave with their appetite satisfied.
Get inspiration for your poker night spread with the ideas and tips below.
Chips, Chips and More Chips
When you’re playing poker you can never have too many chips. Have fun with it at the snack table by providing a buffet of chips for your guests to snack on. Include potato chips, veggie chips, tortilla chips and any other type of chips you come across. Don’t forget the dip!
Bonus: Put the chips in poker dishes that are shaped like card symbols.
Fancy Finger Sandwiches
Finger sandwiches are a filling snack that’s easy to make and eat. Give your sandwiches a Texas Hold’em twist by cutting them into heart and diamond shapes instead of squares.
Blackjack Chicken Kabobs
Another way to give appetizers a fun poker twist is to play off the names of the games. For example, you can grill up blackjack chicken kabobs. All you have to do is season the chicken well so that it’s blackened and then slide them onto skewers. You can even stick old cards on the end of the skewer for a decorative touch.
Slot Machine Fruit Salad
If you’ve played classic slot machines, then you may know fruit is a common symbol. A variety of fruit symbols were used in some of the earliest slot machines and are still used in many machines today. The cherry is probably the most iconic fruit symbol, but you’ll also find plums, melons and pineapples.
Play up the slot machine symbols with a fruit salad that has a mix of them all. It’s delicious, healthy and will make you wish you had a few slots to play at the poker party.
Decorated Sugar Cookies for Dessert
Sugar cookies are a crowd-pleaser that are easy to decorate. You can use colored icing to make the cookies look like poker chips or to create a hand of hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades.
Rich Mini Candy Bars
You may not be playing high stakes poker, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a 100 Grand - candy bar that is. Get a pack of the mini versions along with Payday mini candy bars, Hershey’s Gold minis and gold-foil wrapped chocolate coins for a rich treat.
Casino Knights Inc. can help you put together an epic poker tournament or casino party that gives your guests a real taste of Vegas! We’ll handle all the poker playing details so you can focus on the food. Give us a call or check out our party packages for more information.