A casino-themed party works for a birthday celebration or as a stand-alone party. Games are an important part of a casino party, as are food and atmosphere. When throwing a casino-themed party, the host may wish to hire professional dealers and rent table games from a party company. She should make sure the tables come with all the necessary accessories. Hiring cocktail servers to serve drinks and appetizers can also make a party feel as if it is taking place in an actual casino.
The games make a casino-themed party. The host should set up several card tables for each game. If the budget for the party is high enough, he may wish to hire a dealer or croupier to take charge of each game. Professional dealers will make the casino-themed party more fun for all involved and will take pressure off of the host.
Renting game tables such as a craps table or a roulette wheel will make the casino party feel even more authentic. When a host decides to rent tables and hire dealers, she should always make sure the needed accessories, from chips to cards, are included. If they are not, she will need to find a way to supply the accessories.
Food helps set the atmosphere of a casino-themed party. If the host is going for a high-end casino theme, he may wish to serve fancy appetizers, such as bruschetta or crab artichoke dip. More casual appetizers include mozzarella sticks or buffalo wings.
Classic cocktails are appropriate during a casino-themed party, especially if the party is meant to imitate fancy Las Vegas casinos. A host may want to serve martinis and cosmopolitans. To make things easier, she should choose one or two cocktails to offer during the party. A cocktail server can walk around the party, taking orders and serving the beverages.
The host can decorate for the party by trying to make the space look like an actual casino. She can hang lights, such as strings of Christmas lights, around the room and dim the overhead lights to add to the atmosphere. A disco ball or other colorful lighting will look nice as well. If the party is more casual, she can decorate by hanging casino-themed objects, such as pictures of dice and cards, on the wall. During the party, the host can play music such as jazz or lounge music to further set the scene.