Checklist for Planning a Casino-Themed Party

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There’s no better way for your guests to break the ice and enjoy themselves than by throwing a casino-themed party. This type of event can offer a unique way to celebrate any special occasion, whether it’s a milestone birthday, corporate party, or simply a fun night of entertainment with friends. In this article, we will outline the steps you need to take to throw a casino-themed party that hits the jackpot with all your guests. 

Determine Your Budget

Before you start sending out your party invites it’s important to determine your budget. This will give you an understanding of your various costs such as gaming equipment, food and drink, decorations, professional dealers, and potential venue hire. Factoring in these expenses beforehand will help you decide how much money you can afford for your party.

Choose a Venue

As long as your venue accommodates all of your guests and gaming equipment there is a great deal of flexibility in the type of venue you choose for your party. For example, you can opt for a hotel room, banquet hall, or even host it in your own home or in a marquee in your backyard.

Pick Your Games

Games are the central attraction of any casino-themed party and your guests will enjoy a variety of different games on offer. Include traditional favorites such as poker, roulette, and blackjack, and consider adding some fun with slot machines and games like baccarat and wheel of fortune.

Hire Staff

To add an air of authenticity to your night, consider hiring staff such as cocktail waiters and waitresses to serve your guests signature drinks and canapes throughout the night.  Professional dealers are also a must to help your night run smoothly by explaining the rules to any novice gamblers in the room and ensuring the games are being played correctly.

Create a Theme 

Help your guests prepare for their casino night by suggesting a theme for the evening of entertainment. Not only will this make the party more memorable for all involved but will also help everyone to get in the mood. Below are some casino-themes ideas for you to consider:

  • Las Vegas: Recreate one of the most famous casino cities in the world with a Vegas-inspired party. These Vegas themed party supplies can help you set the scene for the night.
  • James Bond: Create a sophisticated ‘Casino Royale’ black tie event and serve vodka martinis to your guests with this spy-themed casino night.
  • Monte Carlo: Add some European glamor and elegance to your night. Think craps, blackjack, and roulette to stay true to this Monaco-inspired theme.
  • The 1920s: Take inspiration from the roaring 20s by hosting a speakeasy-themed party full of flapper dresses, classic cocktails, and gangster suits.

Giveaway Prizes

Help your guests get into the casino spirit by offering them giveaway prizes. These could include gift cards to popular retailers or restaurants,  a weekend getaway, small personalized items such as custom shot glasses or poker chip keychains, or unique experiences like wine tasting, cooking classes, or spa treatments.

Follow these tips to create an enjoyable and entertaining evening that your guests will remember for years to come.

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