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How To Throw a Fun Texas Hold’em Poker Game Party

ID-10057961Plan a Poker Party and make it a fun night even for beginners. Good food, friends and fun are what is in store with one of America’s favorite and easiest poker games, Texas Hold’em. Here are some tips to make it a great event.

The Week Before:
Send out invites by email, text or call up your girlfriends and get an RSVP so you know how many to set up for. Texas Hold’em is best played at tables of 6-9 people. Let your guests know you are going to be playing just for fun and only using chips.

Theme your party like a casino.
Red and Black are popular colors and just a few candles can help with that. You could also use red and black plates, napkins and utensils, the colors match the cards.

You could also decorate with the chips.  Take out a color you will not be using in the game and scatter them among the plates of food for a festive and colorful addition to your serving table.

A green felt tablecloth or cover at the game table will not only give it the casino feel it also keeps your table from getting scratched, keeps watermarks from drinks away and helps the cards stay put.

Setting Up
Pick a table where everyone can sit comfortably and not see each others cards. You can use your dining table or coffee table if you have more guest.

Atmosphere and Music
Bring in the casino atmosphere with songs like:
Texas Hold’em by David Cline
The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
Casino Royale Soundtrack

Good Eats
Leave out the fried greasy finger foods and serve instead, bite size sandwiches, kebobs with fruit or cheese and deli meats and olives.  Keep plenty of napkins on hand since your guest will also be handling the cards. Little cakes or cookies would be great for dessert.

For drinks you can serve alcohol or non alcohol or both. Put a punch together if are expecting a larger crowd to make it easier on you.

Review the Rules:
Make sure you know what the rules are and how to play the game. If you do have some beginners, maybe play the first couple of hands for fun so they can catch on. You can even print out a cheat sheet for each guest so they can refer to it during the game. You can get that Right Here!

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15 Free Valentine’s Day Printable Cards and DIY Gift Crafts

ID-100228428There are so many creative idea’s for Valentines’ Day and this collection has cards, craft gift idea’s and more.

Arrow Valentine Cards – -Print, Cut Out, Add a pencil or pen. Great gift for a teacher or a teacher to give to students.

 Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Classroom Cards – – cute cards with messages like QT pie, Ur Cute etc.

Nick Jr Printable Valentine Cards – – If you kids love the characters from Nick Jr, they will love these cards.

Valentine Mini Owl Cards and Bookmarks – – adorable owl cards and bookmarks – download and print

Printable Valentine Mini Envelopes and Cards – – Four designs for evenolpes and cards, print from PDF file that included instructions for cutting out.

Gift Tags Made With Love  – – Gift tags for homemade cookies or other gifts you want to give in a jar.

Bingo Valentine Cards – – Six 5×7 Valentine’s printable cards and game piece sheet you can download in a PDF file.

Lollipop Flower Valentine – – Easy to make from card stock your Valentines favorite lollipop. Download PDF, print and cut out.

Valentine Cupcake Tags – – add these with a delicious cupcake and check out the idea for a cupcake drink garnish.

Valentine’s Day Party Hats – – Red and White heart patterns make these easy to make hats perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Love Me Tender Valentine Print Trio – – 5×7 printable to put into picture frames for home decor

Valentine Hearts Patterned Scrapbook Papers – – Use for Scrap booking and crafts with different colors of hearts

Valentine Card Kit for School – A Field Journal –  This kit is inspired by the classic conversation heart, you will get 6 flat cards, 4 fold-over cards, patterned paper

Valentine Labels – – Six labels that have cute sayings, such as Love Bug, True Love, XOXO and more.

Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts – – Great ideas for DIY

Happy Valentine’s Day


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Free Printable Thank you Cards

ID-100259627If you sell on Etsy, Amazon or your preference online you know customer care is crucial. Online sales are most busy for the holidays and one of the things you do not want to overlook at anytime is a “Thank you for shopping with us” note when your customer receives their package.

That simple thank you card can have your contact information, a link to your store, blog, email address, phone number and/or website so your customer can contact you and shop again.

I found this great site that offers you free printable cards for many occasions but the one I have recently used it for is a “Thank you” to my customers for their purchases. The cards are already made up templates ready to print out, or you could make one of your own. I include my thank you for shopping with me, my email address and a link back to my store on Etsy. It is easy to do and in just minutes you can print out on paper or cards its up to you.

Get Your Free Thank you or other occasion cards Right Here

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