8 Tasty Canapes for a Poker-Themed Party

Deciding what to make when it comes to party food can be overwhelming and stressful, especially considering how quickly things could go awry. It’s a good thing then that you’ve got us by your side, as we are the veritable casino party experts! Allow us to inspire you to create delicious and tasty canapes with these 8 cute canape ideas.
Party tip – less truly is more when it comes to a poker themed party, so it isn’t necessary to have every canape be obviously poker themed.

  1. Card Suit Burger Sliders

Sliders are essentially mini burgers and the beauty of the burger is that it is perfectly customisable. If you have friends who are vegetarian or prefer chicken to beef, you can make a few variations. Create your mini burgers and then pierce each one with a wooden skewer affixed with a paper card suit – spades, diamonds, hearts or clubs.

  1. Shrimp Cocktail Shots

This dish screams poker and casino class! Use clear plastic or glass shot glasses, fill the bottom of each one with a mixture of ketchup, prepared horseradish and Worcestershire sauce, and top each glass with a peeled and deveined shrimp that has been prepared to perfection.

  1. Mini Caesar Salads

As a tribute to the famous Caesar’s Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, these mini Caesar salads are sure to go down a treat. Purchase small plastic bowls, preferably clear. Fill each one with romaine or cos lettuce that has been dressed with a mixture of olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and grated parmesan cheese, and top with croutons.


  1. Card Suit Finger Sandwiches

While some of your guests may enjoy playing mobile slots in Malaysia keep them distracted by offered delicious snacks! Similar to our burger slider canape, these finger sandwiches are perfectly customisable. Take fresh white or brown bread slices and cut the crusts off. Make sandwiches filled with ingredients of your choice, such as vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and cut the sandwich into 4 squares or 3 rectangles. Pierce each finger sandwich with a skewer topped with a paper card suit.

  1. Meatballs, Wings and Mozzarella Sticks

In true casino buffet style, meatballs, chicken wings and mozzarella sticks always go down a treat. If you’re short on time, most catering companies will offer platters which contain wings and meatballs with dips and you can make your mozzarella sticks to accompany them. Pair these with a delicious dip and remember the serviettes!

  1. Cheese Board

Everyone loves cheese and crackers, and you can customise your cheese board with plenty of casino paraphernalia if you want to. Have a good selection of hard and soft cheeses and different crackers, as well as preserves. Many party planners opt for more than 1 cheese board as you don’t want all your guests crowded around one small platter!

  1. ‘Poker Chips’ and Salsa

This themed dish will only work if it has a sign declaring ‘poker chips and salsa’ so be sure to affix one to the bowl or have a little sign in front of the bowl. Fill with plain or flavoured nacho chips and have plenty of salsa on hand. You can make your own salsa or use shop bought.

  1. Mini Card Suit Cupcakes

Make or purchase bite-sized cupcakes and place an edible paper card suit atop the frosting. If you can’t find the edible variety, pierce each cupcake with a toothpick with a paper card suit attached.

Here’s hoping our party ideas have you inspired LoriLongbotham.com style!