Can't Make it to Vegas? Throw Your Own Casino Theme Party!
April 06, 2012
We know it’s hard to top the thrill of winning a huge jackpot at a Las Vegas casino, but with a little planning and some creativity, you can have a casino party or fundraiser that will thrill your friends! Casino fundraisers are a great way to raise money for your organization or favorite charity, or just a fun way to spend an evening with friends. Sure, they may be a little more work than a backyard barbeque or a Sunday afternoon football party, but you don’t have to fold under the pressure of planning!
Start your party planning by sending out personalized casino party invitations to all your guests to let them know all the event details. These invitations come in a variety of fun themes and will take a huge amount of stress off your shoulders as they come preprinted with all your party details and are ready to be mailed out once you address the envelopes! And once your guests receive their personalized casino party invitations, they’ll be waiting with eager anticipation to see what kind of games you’ve got planned for them!
Set the tone for your casino party night with the right casino party supplies. Whether you’re hosting an intimate casino night in your own home or a large fundraiser at an alternate venue, like a hotel or banquet hall, casino decorations and casino theme accessories are key in setting the scene for your event. For simple decorations, try one of our 24-piece casino theme decorating kits, has everything you need to decorate the room for casino night! Or, if you are looking for something a little more elaborate, start by rolling out a red carpet runner for guests to walk down as they arrive. They’ll feel like real high rollers when they get the red carpet treatment! Set the scene with a casino nights scene setter to cover the walls with and let them think they’ve arrived on the Vegas strip for a night of gambling and high stakes! Set up some high cocktail tables for guests to mingle at, covered with white tablecloths and playing card centerpieces and your decorations will be ready to go!
You’ll want to keep your guests happy with plenty of food and drink throughout the night, but instead of a sit-down meal, an appetizer buffet is a great choice. This way, guests can nibble and nosh throughout the night in between playing games and mingling. Hot finger foods, like egg rolls, mini quiches, crab puffs, chicken wings, and wontons, are an excellent choice, and warming trays from a local catering company or restaurant supply store and an easy way to keep them warm. Veggie trays, chips and dip, tortilla rollups, and a sweets table filled with mini cheesecakes, brownies, cookies, and a chocolate fountain are always a hit too. Be sure you have plenty of casino themed paper goods on hand to serve up your goodies on!
Of course, the most important part of your casino night will be the games! If you’re holding a casino night to raise money for a charity or organization, have guests “buy in” for chips at the start of the evening. Stock up on plenty of poker chips so you don’t run out before the evening is over! Set up game tables using Blackjack laydown table cloths, craps table top table cloths, and roulette laydown table cloths, and be sure you have someone on hand who knows how to deal thee cards and run the games. Using a card shuffler will make things easier for the dealer as well.
If you’re using your casino night as a charity fundraiser, obviously, your guests won’t be cashing in their chips for cash at the end of the night, but you’ll want to have prizes on hand so the top winners have something to show for their efforts, so approach local businesses to see if they will donate prizes or gift certificates that you can hand out at the end of the night. If you’re playing just for fun with friends, have some casino party favors to hand out as the evening winds down. Your guests will love the extra touches you’ve thought of and the mementos they get to take home to remember the wonderful time they’ve had!