Jumping into Spring brings anticipation for all! April marks the launch of Awesome Hand Gaming’s first player rewards program, the Platinum Players Club, and we couldn’t be more excited! This means more rewards, promos, events, and special offers for all of our valued customers. We would love to share some events and ideas with you to ensure you make the best of your month. With April showers and Easter around the corner, customers will want to find a place to hide from the rain and holiday planning for a chance to relax, so let’s keep customers satisfied by making your venue their hideaway. This is also a great month for sports lovers with the NFL Draft and MLB opening days. Here’s what April offers:

April Events & Party Ideas:

1. National Poetry Month: Host a poetry slam to give patrons a chance to get creative and compete for the best original poetry. Be prepared with a judge and giveaways for the winners!

2. Easter: Sunday, April 5. Consider an Easter holiday party over this weekend to help ease the stress of your patrons holiday planning. You can do this by hosting an ADULT Easter egg hunt, or an egg decorating contest complete with giveaways! Decorate your location with Easter baskets, decorated eggs, pastel colors, bunny ears, and more. If you offer breakfast, consider hosting an Easter Brunch.

3. Draft Party: April 30-May 2. Now is the perfect time to host an NFL draft party. For a great turnout, be sure to have the essentials; beer specials, appetizer specials, and enthusiasm! Have the staff wear their favorite NFL gear and be sure to decorate the venue as well!

Shout out to Offsides, for being a step ahead of the game this month with their NFL Draft party!
Saturday, April 25 Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-football-draft-party-2015-tickets-15421746860

4. MLB Opening Days:
Chicago Cubs – 7:05 PM, Sunday, April 5
Chicago White Sox: 3:10 PM, Friday, April 10.
Milwaukee Brewers: 1:10 PM, Monday, April 6.

As mentioned with the NFL draft party, these dates are all great options to get customers in your venue with specials for the big opening days. Attract them with drink and appetizer specials while encouraging employees and patrons to wear their best MLB gear!

Spring Cocktails:
Here are some innovative Spring cocktails to keep your patrons guessing this April!

The Fizzy Bunny Mimosa:
1 part carrot juice
1 part orange juice
3-4 parts champagne
dash of cayenne
garnish with orange slice

Lemonberry Martini:
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz citron vodka
1 oz lemon juice
garnish with lemon

Blushing Whiskey Sour:
3 blackberries
2 oz lemon syrup/lemon juice
1 oz Irish whiskey
crushed ice
(Shaking all ingredients in shaker breaks blackberries & gives blush color)
garnish with additional blackberries

Green Tea Mojito:
1 Tbsp lime juice
4 large mint leaves
2 Tsp sugar
½ cup brewed green tea, chilled
1 oz white rum
garnish with lime