|Clock Clutch Bag: Choies*|
Still feeling under the weather and very much wishing that I didn't have quite so much to get done this week. But there we are. I had a few cute parcels this week, and I was excited to plan an outfit around this cute clutch bag, and this is what I came up with.
|Heels: Ravel 'Helga'|
|Collar Clips: Flapper Doodle|
I'm organising a poker theme birthday party for a friend this weekend as it's one of his favourite past-times, so I have been desperately trying to think of themed food I can prepare. Do you have any suggestions?
I'm thinking of making up a batch of sugar cookies when I get home tonight, which can be decorated with hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds, as I'm working on the basis that everyone likes cookies. Or even, something like these! Aside from that, I've made sure they have plenty of beer and snacks, as I'm sure that once everyone's started with the betting, there won't be much call to pause for a proper sit down meal.
|Dress: Handmade (Cynthia Rowley / Simplicity 1873)|
In preparation for the party, I've emailed all of our guests with a link to this video so that they can remind themselves of the rules of Texas Holdem, so that they'll all be totally prepared, too. I know that it's by far the easiest variation of poker to pick up, but despite being brought up playing the game, I sometimes find that I have to remind myself of the hand rankings.
There have been many occasions as kids where my sister and I have fallen out over whether a straight or a flush is the higher hand! I found this video really easy to understand, so I think it should be really helpful as a couple of our guests have never played any form of poker before, which really surprised me! When I was at Uni I think we would have a poker night almost every week and we didn't seem to be the only flat in the building to do so. Elaborate drinking games instead of betting were brought in at one point, although as a tee-totaller I have to admit I wasn't party to those.
Do you know of any ways to remember them? I'm thinking I ought to print out a little cheat sheet so that we can refer to it, but I'm sure after watching this tutorial it shouldn't take them long to pick it up.
Nevertheless, I'm so sure I'm forgetting something as with this cold I do still seem to be struggling to focus. Help!
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