If you are throwing any type of party, be it a birthday bash, corporate event, bachelorette party, or even wedding reception, a great theme like a casino party will make this event the talk of your friends and family for years to come.
Plus, the great thing about applying this theme to your party is that it can be applied lightly or heavily, depending on how much you want to use it, and also how much your budget allows. You could simply add a few casino games on round tables throughout the room and let the guests deal for each other—this approach makes it so that guests are truly interacting with each other, so it is especially good for those parties where people will not know one another too well. Of course, you can start going in the opposite direction, and add more and more to this theme until the end of time. That way, you may end up with your living room transformed into an actual casino, but hey, that could be fun!
If you want to throw a casino party and add those little, authentic touches that will surprise your guests, just think about what it is that a real casino needs to operate and then add it to your party. Every casino needs a cage, so why not give all your guests chips as they arrive and they can exchange them at the cage for fake money or even prizes. Sometimes it is fun to raffle off bigger items at the end of the night so that whoever has the largest amount of fake money can bid and win the item. You can also request that your players use real money, with all proceeds of the house going to a local charity—this is especially great for big, corporate events.
The sky is really the limit with a theme like casino night. You can hire dealers, dress them in vests and bowties, and sit them at green felt-covered tables designated as blackjack, roulette, and poker. You can put a red carpet out front and hire a photographer to take professional pictures of all your guests as they arrive. You can go all out, and make your casino party like a night in the Monte Carlo—request that all your guests come out in black tie, serve champagne, and throw the party in an ornate ballroom covered in huge vases of flowers. Dreaming of your own casino party yet?