Top Tips for Planning a Las Vegas Style Party
Are you planning a themed party? If so, you should consider a Vegas-style party. While Macau has become the biggest gambling city in the world, in many ways, Vegas still epitomizes brick-and-mortar gambling. And if you live in a non-USA country, it can be difficult to just say “Let’s do Vegas this weekend! Wooohhooooo!” The only way for a Canadian to get a taste of Vegas, for example, would be to play at an online casino that accepts Canadians (for real money or for free).
When planning a Vegas party here are some of the most important issues to consider:
One option regarding decoration is to make giant dice that are a cinch to make, yet very effective in transforming the party space into a makeshift gaming location. You can probably get all of the materials you’re need at your local craft store.
Another option is set up a mini red carpet, so guests feel like they’re entering a real Las Vegas casino. This doesn’t have to be fancy. It could be a small carpet as well some velvet rope, or a few fake trees on either side of the walkway. This is a basic yet easy way to decorate the party’s venue and create the aura of a Vegas casino.
- Dress Code
Should guests be dressed casually in t-shirts and jeans, or suits and dresses? It’s up to you how formal you want their attire to be. If you allow a casual dress code, it will make everyone feel more comfortable. On the other hand, requiring a more formal dress code will make the Las Vegas party a bit classier. Again, it’s really up to you.
- Food and Drink
What’s a party without tasty food and beverages? A good idea is finger food that isn’t too greasy. That will prevent the playing cards and poker chips from getting slippery while handling them. If you want to keep the casino theme, one option is to include red, white, and black foods at the party.
Another option is dicejello shots. They’re tiny cubes that blend a dessert and cocktail. You can tweak how much vodka is in the recipe to suit your particular tastes.
- Charity Events
A charity fundraising event is a great way to raise money for a charitable cause. You could require your guests to pay X amount of money for a pile of chips. Then you could donate all the funds from the party to a charity of your choosing.
- Legal Stuff
How legal is it to hold a commercial casino night without securing a license? It’s very illegal just about everywhere around the planet. In fact, it could result in high fines and even jail time.
What’s the best solution? It’s better to be on the safe side. You could provide your guests with fake poker chips and give out a prize to the player with the biggest stack at the end of the evening.
The games you pick are up to you and should be based on how many people attend the event. If your guests have casino experience, you could choose poker, blackjack, etc.
On the other hand, if your guests are gambling newbies, some good options would be baccarat or craps. There’s more luck required than skill.