We can’t all afford to go to Las Vegas for a weekend party, but what could be more fun than recreating the glitz and glamour with your own Casino Themed party? Okay, I can think of a couple of things BUT if I were looking for a party themed that would allow me to bring excitement and a riot of colour to a party, this would be the theme for me.
In addition to family parties, the Casino theme is extremely popular for office parties, fund raisers or larger gatherings which can be held either in a rented casino, hotel or even in the office itself. Regardless of the size of your casino themed party it is possible to hire everything you need and these hire companies also offer you trained staff to ensure that the event runs smoothly allowing you to concentrate on having some fun.
Okay, assuming that you cannot afford to employ a party organiser what do you need to do to make your themed party night a success? Let’s look at a few simple ideas that will impress your guests and make sure that your Casino party theme hits the jackpot.
All parties start with the planning and therefore so should yours. The minimum you need at this stage is a budget, a date, a time, a venue and a guest list. Clearly, the most important of these is the budget. Once you have an idea of what you can afford you can decide on the venue, catering and refreshment arrangements. A clearly defined budget will also allow you to determine how much equipment you can afford to hire and the first step here is to shop around for quotes.
Having set these details we can look at one of the most overlooked aspects of a great party – that is, a great invitation. Use your invitation to build the excitement for and anticipation of, your Casino party within your guests. The snag is that, unless they are easily excited, you will need to be imaginative with your invitation deign. So let’s explore a few simple ideas;
If you have small and neat writing, you could write your invitation on a blank poker chip and then send this to your guests on the same theme you could use a cheap card dealer’s visor – readily available from your local or online fancy dress costume supplier.
Another inexpensive but creative idea would be to prepare your invitation on the computer but making sure that it was sized to be able to be cut out and stuck to the reverse side of a casino playing card and if you want even more room, use jumbo playing cards. Alternatively, use your computer’s clip-art to find the four card suits and then having printed your invitation within the suit, cut around and trim with lucky charms.
Part of the fun of a casino themed party is the costumes. Don’t forget that if you are planning your night to be a Casino Fancy Dress party, you need to include this on your invitations. There are some really great costumes that suit this theme and even more if you were to choose an individual Las Vegas Casino as the themed location. For example, if you were to chose Caesar’s Palace Hotel as the themed location you could adopt a toga costume theme, or if you chose the Hard Rock Hotel, you could all come as seventies rock stars – the idea is to pick your hotel/casino and follow their theme and co-ordinate your decoration to suit.
Having got the invitations posted and being assured for a great attendance let’s look at the types of casino games that can easily be adopted within your party theme. The easiest to arrange, and get the equipment for, would be Blackjack, Poker and Roulette all of which are relatively easily understood by a novice. From the outset you will need to make it clear that your guests are playing or fun and that in no way will you be losing the keys to your house/car/boat on the spin of a wheel or the throw of a dice!
One nice touch is to send each of your guests some pretend money (readily available from your party store or online supplier) as part of your invitation package, the idea being that they can convert this money into chips when they arrive. You could offer a small prize (or large prize if you’re loaded!) for the guest player with the most chips when the party is finished, the others can share the fake money as a token!
Hopefully these ideas have given you a few ideas on how to create your own Casino Night party and we wish you every success in your own party planning.