It doesn’t get much better than a good old casino night with friends. This is the perfect time to have some fun and challenge your friends to a game of poker or blackjack. It is a very popular theme for dinners, parties, or birthdays, because who doesn’t love the atmosphere and feel of a real Las Vegas casino? This can very much be achieved at home with a few props for you to buy.
Hosting a casino night does not need to be difficult or expensive, perhaps you already have everything you need. Of course, the most important part is the guest, and a great crowd can make any party the best one yet.
Secure the setup
A critical part of the casino night is of course the game table. There are several different games you can play, and it is up to you and your friends what you like the most. A great idea is to get a few decks of cards, dice, and some poker chips, then you are ready for just about anything. If you want to take it a step further, you could invest in a green cloth for the table, to ensure the best Las Vegas vibe ever, and to make your guest feel like they entered a portal to the Bellagio or the MGM Grand.
To make sure you are all prepared for the evening, it is a good idea to know a thing or two about the different games, and not the least know the rules. You can do this by researching, or playing casino games online. This is a great opportunity to make sure you have the games you need and of course to increase your chances of winning.
Food and drinks
When it comes to food and drinks, there is a variety you can choose from. If your guests drink alcohol, you can serve different specialty cocktails. A famous one is the Vesper Martini (shaken, not stirred!) from James Bond’s Casino Royale. For food, you can create a table for small dishes for your guests to snack on. The main dish could consist of real American prime ribs or even a shrimp cocktail. You can also offer meatballs and wings with bread platters and dips. Or quick and easy to prepare mini deep-dish pizzas with a range of toppings.
Set the tone
To set the tone for your party, there are plenty of things you can do. You could for example create a playlist of songs to fit the theme or put on a casino film from Netflix to play in the background. California Split, The Gambler, Uncut Gems, Hard Eight, The Color of Money, and Atlantic City are some great movies with gambling themes that will certainly set the mood and make you ready to play. If you want it to feel like a real casino, get rid of anything that tells the time, block the windows, and dim the lights, to create that classic casino atmosphere.
Whether you play in a casino through apps or in real life with friends, it does make for a perfect theme for any party!