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Are you stuck on brainstorming the perfect theme for that upcoming birthday, work party, or family night? Remember, there’s no place like Vegas!
Casino-themed parties are the ideal theme. They’re fun, engaging, and bring people together. There’s a spark of competitiveness that makes it uniquely exciting to other game nights.
However, every great theme needs the right party plan to match. You can’t throw a casino party without the glitz and glamour of Vegas.
Follow these tips and tricks to start planning your casino theme party!
Casino Style Invites
Are you only inviting a few people to your casino theme party? No problem! Just make a few phone calls, texts, and emails, and you’re done.
However, if you’re inviting a lot of people, you’re going to need invites. Casino style invites are super fun to make.
Here are a few creative ideas to start:
- Invites shaped like the “Wheel of Fortune”
- Bingo card party invites
- Invites that look like playing cards
- Dice shaped invites
- Cocktail inspired invites
- Paper money invites
Snail mail invites are rarer these days, but they would be a fun surprise for your guests.
People are used to social media and email invites. You can create your own digital invites by using colorful casino images and clipart from the public domain. There are also free digital invite sites and image editors online.
Set the Mood with Music
You can’t have a flashy casino theme party without the perfect Vegas soundtrack.
Start with the classics. The Rat Pack is perfect for a casino party. This infamous group was comprised of such legends as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and Dean Martin. Classic Rat Pack songs are still played in casinos on the Vegas Strip.
The Rat Pack members weren’t the only crooners to make their mark on Vegas. There’s also the iconic Wayne Newton, Neil Diamond, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Darin.
Another fun choice would be Marilyn Monroe and her classic, “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Britney Spears and Cher and good choices since they’ve had Vegas stints of their own.
Casino Movie Night Ideas
Casino theme parties don’t have to be wild and crazy. You can totally plan a cozy casino night at home. Just grab your favorite casino and Vegas-themed movies and press play!
Here are some classics to consider:
- Casino by Martin Scorsese
- Rounders with Matt Damon
- The Sting with icons Paul Newman and Robert Redford
- Casino Royale, the James Bond Movie
- Ocean’s 11, which features an all-star cast
- The Cooler starring Alec Baldwin
Don’t forget to add TV shows to the list. Popular casino-themed TV shows include CSI: Las Vegas, Lucky, and Casino Confidential.
Of course, there are always live poker competitions on TV and online. Why not schedule your party around one of the poker championship games?
Get the Vegas Look
Casino theme parties need that signature Las Vegas look. Fortunately, pulling off this look is easy and fun to do.
First, go to your favorite local party store. Head right to the glittery gold and silver sections. Buy gold garlands, shimmering disco balls, twinkling gold lights, silver string beads, and sparkling fabrics.
You’ll need lots of party favors and supplies. Since your guests will be playing casino games, you’ll need dice, decks of playing cards, faux money, poker chips, Bingo cards, and markers.
Raffles are ideal for casino parties. Buy up a classic raffle spinner to pick prize winners at random. You can also fill up your raffle spinner with numbered balls for bingo games.
Las Vegas has inspired some classic images and artwork. Buy Vegas prints to finish off your authentic casino look.
Wine and Dine at Your Casino
Who’s hungry? You know your guests will be! Satiate those party appetites with an impressive selection of appetizers, meals, and desserts.
Casinos are known for their delicious all-you-can-eat buffets, cocktails, and yummy gourmet treats. Recreate the Vegas experience by making your own versions of classic Vegas treats.
Cater to your guests Vegas-style by bringing trays of food and drinks. Most casinos deliver them straight to your slot machine.
A buffet is a fun and easy way to feed your guests. Fill your buffet with mini sandwiches, steaks, lobster tails, oysters, shrimp cocktail, and burger sliders. Remember, Vegas is extravagant, so don’t be afraid to splurge.
If you want to go the extra mile, you could try the recipes of such Vegas chefs as Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Wolfgang Puck, and Giada De Laurentiis.
Best Casino Party Games
Now for everyone’s favorite part, and that includes your guests. It’s gaming time!
The most popular casino games include Texas Holdem poker, blackjack, video poker, craps, roulette, and slot machines. Luckily, you don’t need to buy a real slot machine for your party. Set up computers so your guests can play Wizard of Oz Slot with Slotwise online.
Kid-Friendly Casino Theme Party
Casino themed parties aren’t just for adults. Let kids can get into the fun too! In fact, it’s the perfect kids’ party theme with a few tweaks here and there.
For example, instead of playing poker and slots. Young guests can play card games like UNO, Go Fish, and Speed. Bingo is a another kid-friendly game that young guests can enjoy with their parents.
Monopoly is an ideal board game for kids’ casino party. It’s educational, and kids learn some of their first lessons in money from Monopoly. Of course, all that paper money fits perfectly with the Casino theme.
You can have a bit more fun with the decorations, and party favors too. Go wild with faux gold coins, gems, costume jewelry, and top hats. Consider hiring a real magician for a kids’ casino party. They’ll love you forever!
Ready, Set, Party!
Why fly out to Vegas when you can transform your home into the perfect casino theme party? Try these tips and tricks for yourself to create a casino experience for your next event.
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