Successful Poker Party Ideas and Foods
Having poker parties is one of the countries favorite pastimes. It’s a time when friendships are formed and good times are had. One of the most important ingredients in a good poker party is the food. There are numerous choices when it comes to the type and style of poker party foods that a host can serve the guests.
One type of food that is a favorite at the poker table is sandwiches with chips and dips. There are a lot of things one can do with bread, some condiments, and some meat and cheese. A popular option is to let quest prepare their own sandwich the way they want it. Just have everything out and offer different types of meats and breads and cheeses, have some lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes already sliced and ready.
With the chips just get several types maybe some bbq flavored or sour cream and onion as well as regular flavored chip and maybe some corn chips. Supply pre made dips or make your own its up to you but one of my favorite dip recipes is this:
- Cindy’s cheese dip
- 1 block velveta cheese
- 1 can of rotel (if you want spice get the hot rotel)
Melt cheese over low heat then add rotel once cheese is melted. If it’s to thick add a quarter cup of milk and stir in keep adding until you get the right consistency that suits you. You can also cook this in a crock pot. Just add all ingredients turn on low and let melt and be sure to stir it every so often. This makes a lot so it’s great to refrigerate and use on nachos another day.
The drinks served are just as important as the poker party foods. Everything from alcohol to soda pops can be served. Alcohol tends to be a favorite beverage at a large number of poker parties. Iced tea is another good choice because it can be served sweet or unsweetened with lemon or without. If you do decide have alcohol just drink responsibly. One of my favorite drinks is simple to make and a tart tangy treat.
- 3 ounces vodka
- 7 ounces orange juice (I prefer the natural orange)
- 2 ounce cranberry juice
- Put ice in glass and add all ingredients and stir.
- If you don’t like a strong drink you can cut down on the vodka and substitute with the orange juice.
A great poker party idea for decorations is poker themed plates to serve your party poker food on. There are several places online to order from. One example is a website called partythemeshop.com. They offer a large selection of poker party supplies at good prices too. Just have fun and be creative with your poker party ideas and be sure to serve great tasting poker party foods and drinks and your poker party will be a success.