fancy doing something different for your birthday this year? or perhaps you are hoping to plan a surprise bash for your other half or bestie, and would like to do something a little special? parties are a fabulous way of bringing everyone together to enjoy each other’s company, and while you’d likely be happy with a gathering of buddies in your home, what’s stopping you from pushing the boat out this year? hosting a casino party may seem too much like hard work, but with the right tips and advice, you’d be amazed at how quickly, and seamlessly, it can come together. so, grab your evening dress and pull the dapper suit out of your other half’s wardrobe – casino parties are a great excuse to dress to the nines and let your hair down, while also maybe winning a few quid too!
hire the gear - while you may have a set of poker chips gathering dust in your cupboard, there’s nothing quite like the real thing. you can easily hire casino equipment from various suppliers across the UK, who will bring everything you could possibly need – blackjack tables, roulette wheels and suchlike – to your venue so that your casino bash can be as authentic as possible. you can also hire croupiers, too, so you don’t have to worry about staffing the event. while this will, of course, add to the overall cost of the evening, it does mean you can relax in the knowledge that everything is under control. if you do decide to go without the croupiers, you could always rope in some friends to help you – this can be the cheaper option, because most of the time, they won’t expect to be paid at all (other than a drink or two!).
theme it - true, a casino alone is a theme, but why not make it truly special? go for the traditional las vegas theme, or a bond theme, where you can enjoy your martini shaken, not stirred. pay attention to the decorations so that you don’t miss anything – you don’t have to spend a fortune, but little additions will make the world of difference.
provide a dress code - if you would like your guests to all look the part, make sure you provide them with a suitable dress code well in advance so that they can organise something. a typical dress code would be black tie, or cocktail attire, so that your guests can look sophisticated and elegant aside the casino backdrop. a cocktail or evening dress, and a smart tailored suit, would be perfect.
make sure you play! - it can be easy to get waylaid when you’re hosting a casino party so make sure you try and have a go at a couple of the games before it’s too late. earlier on in the evening is best, before everyone else is comfortably enjoying the various games available. the tables can get mega busy the later on the evening it is, so make the most of the quiet and have a flutter yourself!
make your next event truly memorable with a casino party for an evening that’s as special as possible, i must admit i'm considering it for my 21st in june.
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