It takes more than a deck of cards and a bag of chips.
Here’s how to throw a casino theme party that will blow your guests away!
Want to experience the thrill and glamour of a night on The Strip without having to leave town?
If you’re looking for a way to inject a little excitement into your next big event, you can’t go wrong with a casino theme party! But an authentic casino night requires more than a deck of cards and some dice. To throw an unforgettable casino night, you’re going to need to think outside the poker table and put together a truly immersive experience.
It takes a little foresight and a lot of imagination, but the result is totally worth it. Not sure how to bring the glam to your next party? We’re here to help!
Here’s everything you need to know about how to host an authentic casino theme party.
Pick Your Games
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of a casino? Card games, like poker or blackjack, are staples of any casino floor but, when it comes to picking out which games you want to include in your casino theme party, you want to make sure you include plenty of diversity. After all, nothing screams “casino” like a spinning roulette wheel.
If you don’t have a roulette wheel handy, don’t panic! (Most people don’t just have them lying around.) You can rent authentic tables, games, and even dealers to give your evening a little more pizzazz.
It’s All About the Atmosphere
Think of your favorite Vegas casino. What makes it stand out? Odds are, it isn’t the games, dealers, or free drinks that make it your favorite (every casino has those). It’s the unbeatable atmosphere that makes you feel transported to another time or place.
Unless you’re hosting your casino night in an actual casino, you’re going to need to do a little decorating to help set the scene for your casino theme party. You can start with a secondary theme, such as Havana Nights or the Roaring Twenties. Or you can select the overall “vibe” you want, such as elegant or fun.
Remember, real casinos don’t usually feature cheap paper banners with pictures of dice on them as a part of their decor, so you’re going to have to put in a bit more effort if you want to create an authentic, immersive atmosphere. Consider hiring a professional event planner or ask the casino rental company if they offer this as an additional service.
At Aces Wild Entertainment, we offer full-service production and design to completely transform the look of your venue. Your guests won’t believe their eyes!
Dress to the Nines
There’s a reason masquerade balls and costume parties are so popular. There’s just something about dressing for the occasion that makes that occasion even more special. To transform your casino night from a friendly get-together to a glamorous affair, you need to make it as immersive as possible.
And one of the best ways to make your casino theme party feel authentic is with a dress code. After you select your theme and the atmosphere, decide what style your guests should have. For a Havana Nights themed party, perhaps they should show up in flirty sundresses and Cuban fedoras. For a Casino Royale party, have them dress up with floor-length gowns and tuxes.
Having your guests adhere to a dress code will help create a cohesive feel to your event. And besides…if the biggest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip require a jacket and tie for entry, then so should your casino theme party!
Entertainment Is Essential
Real casinos don’t just have games—they have entertainment.
If you want to transform your casino theme party into a Vegas-style experience, some live entertainment can help take your event to a totally new level! (Plus, it’s a good idea to have something for people who don’t like to gamble.)
Some of the most popular choices are things you may not have even considered.
- Cigar rollers
- Live musicians
- Non-casino games (i.e. bocce ball, dominoes, etc.)
Does your event need a little direction? A professional emcee can keep your night on track.
At Aces Wild, we have the connections and resources to hook you up with any type of live entertainment your heart desires.
Don’t Forget the Drinks!
Chips, dip, and beer may be decent fare for your average house party. But for a casino theme party, you’ll have to think bigger.
Vegas casinos are famous for their fabulous buffets and elegant drink offerings. So if you’re going to truly capture the essence of a night at a casino, you’re going to need a menu to match.
Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails are an essential part of any authentic casino night. You may even want to consider bringing in a professional bartender to give your guests plenty of beverage options.
Ready to Host a Casino Theme Party Of Your Own?
Casino parties are about so much more than gambling. They’re a way to bring a little bit of the excitement of Las Vegas to your corner of the world.
If you’re putting together an authentic casino theme party and need a little help capturing the magic, we’ve got you covered. Aces Wild is one of Orlando’s premiere entertainment companies, specializing in immersive casino themed parties, fundraisers, and corporate events.
Contact us for more information about our services or to start planning a casino party to blow your guests away!