DIY Casino Decoration

Casino Parties! Bright Lights And Shiny Coins!

Casino parties are fun for everyone. There is something about attending a party that promises not only well-dressed people but also great entertainment and a vibey atmosphere that’s a lot like the online Craps Canada has to offer, only even more life like! Of course, real casinos spare no expense when it comes to decorating their gaming floors, so how can you recreate that in your home or venue with a much smaller budget? Read on for some great casino decoration DIY tips and tricks.

Lights Lights Lights

The main thing you have to focus on is lighting. Casinos are always bright and sparkly, so to replicate that you need to get your hands on as many strings of fairy lights as you can. You cannot have enough fairy lights here; use Christmas lights, your neighbours Christmas lights, your families Christmas lights, and string them everywhere. Blinking coloured lights are great to illuminate cardboard slot machines as they replicate the actual slots with their blinking lights found on casino floors.

The Entrance

The entrance is your first chance to wow your guests and creates a lasting impression. Be sure to put a large amount of effort into this space. Make a large casino sign out of cardboard and paint, using some metallic or neon paint for highlights if you can. Be sure to ring it with at least one string of fairy lights that flash on and off. Position the sign above your entrance, which should be flanked by pillars, either real or cardboard. Balloon bouquets also work great here as they add to the significance of the entrance.

Walls Of The Room or Rooms

The walls of your homemade casino don’t need a huge amount of decorations, as this may detract from the rest of the focus points and end up looking tacky. Create some big playing card posters with cardboard or heavy construction paper. Place them around at intervals just to add some background. String fairy lights around doorways or nearby the posters to make them pop.

The Buffet and Drinks Table

This is one of the most important aspects of your party. After all, what’s a good time without good food and drinks? You can do themed foods such as finger snacks such as prawns in red cocktail sauce, white frosted brownies to look like dice, and other small round appetizers that can look like poker chips.

Drinks can take the part of red punch, red and white and black ruffs on wine bottles and glasses, or cocktails that may be served in a casino. On the table itself, you can place green felt and scatter paper poker chips and playing card around to create atmosphere.

The all Important Entertainment

All casino parties need some form of casino games. The best way to do this is to decide which ones you are going to offer and focus on only a few of them. Three types of card games are usually enough and you can throw in a game like bingo if your party is big enough.

Get some people to be dealers and set up some tables with green felt for the card games. You can go online and have a look at what the official tables look like and replicate them with material paint if you wish. The only thing you will need for these are chips and cards, both of which should be readily on offer at a nearby party store for a few bucks.

Guide to Casino Dress Code

Comfortable but Neat: Dressing to Gamble

We’ve often discussed what to wear to a really fancy themed casino party, but what do you wear when you’re just heading to the casino to play your favourite slots or table games? The truth is, most modern casinos are casual places and as long you’re just on the general casino floor, there really isn’t a dress code. However, if you’re entering the VIP section of the casino or an area with a dress code, you will be required to dress a bit more glitzy. There are three basic rules for dressing for gambling and you’ll never be dress inappropriately if you follow them closely.

  1. Dress Comfortably

The vast majority of casinos around the world require nothing more than casual dress, so most gamblers find it preferable to dress for comfort. This however doesn’t mean that you should dress like you’re hanging out on your couch in your holey t-shirt – you should still be neat! If you need to have strategy guides, notepads, and pencils make sure to wear something with ample pockets or take a small bag.

You should avoid the following: overly revealing clothing, offensive images or slogans, or any clothing that can be used to conceal your appearance – you don’t want to arouse suspicion!

  1. Dress Casually If Allowed

The reality is, as long as you’ve brought money along to gamble with, most casinos don’t care what you’re wearing. However, there is one exception: special sections of the casino which require a certain style of dress. There’s nothing worse than being rejected at the door outright, so check the dress code before visiting to avoid the inevitable embarrassment. Dress codes, rules and regulations are often why people opt for NZ casinos online instead, but some gamblers enjoy the buzz of the brick and mortar casino!

I generally advise people against wearing flip-flops, sandals, or any open shoes to the casino, but not every casino rejects people for their footwear. Make your life easier by just slipping on a pair of neat and clean sneakers, and if you don’t want to wear socks opt for loafers or boat shoes.

  1. Take It Up a Notch After 6PM

As soon as the sun starts to go down, you’ll notice that the nicer clothes start making an appearance on the casino floor. Obviously I’m not suggesting that you should take a spare set of clothes with you, but if you’re planning on being on the casino the whole day, rather start off in an outfit that can work for sundown as well. Swap your t-shirt for a button down shirt, or opt for a neat pair of trousers as opposed to jeans. If you’re heading to one of the restaurants or bars, dressing up your casual outfit will be required. Adding nicer shoes or accessories, or simply changing your shirt and giving your face a splash of cold water or reapplying your make up will make all the difference.

Must-Pack Items for Gamblers

For men:

  • A neat pair of khaki pants or trousers
  • A nice pair of blue jeans
  • A pair of loafers
  • Socks – athletic and dress
  • A conservative button-down shirt

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For women:

  • A conservative cocktail dress
  • A sweater or wrap to pair with your dress
  • A pair of flats
  • A neat pair of blue jeans
  • A blouse that can be worn in the day or at night

Whatever your casino game plan is, remember to be neat and presentable and always respectful of those around you – patrons and staff alike!

Types of Buffets for a Casino Party

Food Buffet Variations for a Casino Party

Casino themed party ideas are a dime a dozen, but many hosts find themselves at a loss when it comes to deciding which food to serve at the party. If you’re planning on offering plenty of casino games on the evening, you don’t want your guests to be hindered by having to find a place to sit to enjoy their meal, especially if what you’re serving requires cutlery, and that’s why canapes are generally a fantastic option. However, coming up with a fantastic variety of canapes can be time-consuming, expensive, and nerve-wracking, so why not save yourself a lot of stress by simply opting for a casino style buffet instead? Take a look at options for a few buffet style variations.

Basic Casino Food Buffet

If you’re keen on big flavours but haven’t got a huge budget, we suggest sticking to delicious and cost-effective finger foods to ensure that you don’t break the bank. Go for a ‘Golden Treasure’ theme with fried foods such as potato wedges or fries, mini chicken schnitzels, fish fingers, cheese sticks, crumbed mushrooms, and chili poppers. Offer a variety of fresh dipping sauces as well as some healthy options still in the theme such as pineapple chunks, cheese and crackers, and apple and pear spears.

Dessert and Sweet Treats Buffet

The greatest advantage to having a dessert buffet is that it can be as simple or elaborate as your budget allows. If you’re rich in time, but limited in budget, we suggest making the desserts you will be serving such as mini cheesecakes, doughnuts, brownies, and even an ice-cream sundae bar with toppings and sauces which guests can put together themselves. Delicious sweet treats will draw out even the most reclusive online blackjack Canada player and you’ll have everyone licking their lips in anticipation! If your budget allows for it, approach a bakery to make mini desserts in the perfect casino theme.

Gambling Inspired Buffet

Take your casino buffet to the highest level by creating a gambling-inspired food selection. Cut melon into spade, club, and diamond suite shapes, make your own finger sandwiches and cut them into diamond and heart cart suite shapes with a cookie cutter. Make sure to not overfill your sandwiches before pressing out the shapes to avoid it becoming a big mess! Stack round crackers with cucumber and cheese rounds to resemble poker chips, and offer foil-covered chocolate coins for dessert.

Budget Blowing Gourmet Buffet

A true gourmet buffet is a sight to behold at any big casino and any player who wins big will want to celebrate in a big way too! If you’re hoping to give your party guests the ultimate ‘high-roller’ feeling, then a properly executed gourmet buffet is an absolute must. Go for prosciutto wrapped asparagus, crab-stuffed mushrooms, lobster cheese puffs, mini shrimp cocktails, artichoke and bacon bites, bruschetta with fresh toppings topped with pine nuts, and a selection of fresh breads and cheeses, and charcuterie.

Seafood Buffet

The most expensive buffet you could ever hope to offer is a seafood buffet, which takes careful planning and consideration. Offer sushi and oysters on ice as cold options, as well as plenty of warm options such as popcorn shrimp, teriyaki shrimp rolls, crab cakes, crab puffs, mini croissants stuffed with lobster and fried calms. Offer dipping sauces and rolls, fresh vegetables and fruits as side dishes.

What (Not) to Wear to a Casino Party

What (Not) to Wear to a Casino Party

For many, deciding on what to wear to an event or even to work is a difficult task, and it certainly doesn’t get any easier when attending a casino themed party or fundraiser. Many have asked what to wear, and even more have asked what not to wear.

Fortunately, I’m here to guide you so that you can place your bets in style – and avoid anyone pointing staring or even giggling behind your poorly dressed back. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular casino parties, and what you’re expected to wear or stay away from with each.

Corporate Casino Parties

If you’ve been invited to a corporate casino party, then you’ll finally have an excuse to break out your fancy attire and bedazzle all those attending. The dress codes at these kinds of events generally range from business casual to business, though I would always suggest going for business to avoid being even slightly under dressed.

In short, what you would normally wear on a casual Friday is okay, but going a little dressier does bring a sense of professionalism that could very well win you that hand in poker.

Black Tie Casino Fundraisers

A popular theme for fundraisers, casino parties often get people in the mood for spending. However, unlike when playing at Canadian mobile casinos you will have to get fairly dressed up.

When attending a black tie casino fundraiser, dressing to the nines is expected and dressing to dazzle is encouraged, which means no sandals, shorts or t-shirts. Men, whip out your best tuxedo and women, bring out your best dress and jewellery.

Mardi Gras Casino Parties

Mardi Gras has to be one of the most festive events the world has ever seen, with people losing their inhibitions every February. This is exactly why so many people choose it as a theme for their casino party.

Here, you can have a little fun with your outfit, and I certainly wouldn’t suggest wearing a suit. The best thing to wear to a Mardi Gras themed casino party is, of course, beads as well as mask and anything green and purple.

Monte Carlo Casino Parties

In case you haven’t seen a James Bond film, a Monte Carlo casino party is one for high rollers – or at least those that dress like high rollers. When attending one of these opulent parties, you’ll need to dress the part and stay away from anything casual.

This ultimately means that the dress code is similar to that of a black tie casino party, but you can add a little bit more glamour. That means tailored suits that boast cuff links and some dazzling, sparkly gowns that look as though they’re fit for royalty.

Queen of Hearts Casino Parties

The Queen of Hearts theme comes from the ever-popular Alice in Wonderland, with the character leading a horde of playing cards.

These are the parties that have blackjack or poker as the centrepiece, with guests dressing up like Alice in Wonderland characters or simply in red, black and white.

What (Not) to Wear to a Casino Party

For many, deciding on what to wear to an event or even to work is a difficult task, and it certainly doesn’t get any easier when attending a casino themed party or fundraiser. Many have asked what to wear, and even more have asked what not to wear.

Fortunately, I’m here to guide you so that you can place your bets in style – and avoid anyone pointing staring or even giggling behind your poorly dressed back. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular casino parties, and what you’re expected to wear or stay away from with each.

Corporate Casino Parties

If you’ve been invited to a corporate casino party, then you’ll finally have an excuse to break out your fancy attire and bedazzle all those attending. The dress codes at these kinds of events generally range from business casual to business, though I would always suggest going for business to avoid being even slightly under dressed.

In short, what you would normally wear on a casual Friday is okay, but going a little dressier does bring a sense of professionalism that could very well win you that hand in poker.

Black Tie Casino Fundraisers

A popular theme for fundraisers, casino parties often get people in the mood for spending. However, unlike when playing at Canadian mobile casinos you will have to get fairly dressed up.

When attending a black tie casino fundraiser, dressing to the nines is expected and dressing to dazzle is encouraged, which means no sandals, shorts or t-shirts. Men, whip out your best tuxedo and women, bring out your best dress and jewellery.

Mardi Gras Casino Parties

Mardi Gras has to be one of the most festive events the world has ever seen, with people losing their inhibitions every February. This is exactly why so many people choose it as a theme for their casino party.

Here, you can have a little fun with your outfit, and I certainly wouldn’t suggest wearing a suit. The best thing to wear to a Mardi Gras themed casino party is, of course, beads as well as mask and anything green and purple.

Monte Carlo Casino Parties

In case you haven’t seen a James Bond film, a Monte Carlo casino party is one for high rollers – or at least those that dress like high rollers. When attending one of these opulent parties, you’ll need to dress the part and stay away from anything casual.

This ultimately means that the dress code is similar to that of a black tie casino party, but you can add a little bit more glamour. That means tailored suits that boast cuff links and some dazzling, sparkly gowns that look as though they’re fit for royalty.

Queen of Hearts Casino Parties

The Queen of Hearts theme comes from the ever-popular Alice in Wonderland, with the character leading a horde of playing cards.

These are the parties that have blackjack or poker as the centrepiece, with guests dressing up like Alice in Wonderland characters or simply in red, black and white.

Turning Your Home Into A Casino

When you think of a casino night out there are three predominant colours that pop into your head, red, black and white seem to be the order of lights flickering around you like the glitz and glam of Vegas itself. People are fascinated with casino themed parties because of the elegance and class associated with a casino environment. It’s easy to turn your home into a casino environment with hired help or even pristine bought casino decorations. Read more Turning Your Home Into A Casino

Casino Party Outfit Ideas Organised by Theme

Themed casino parties are all the rage, but there is nothing more stressful than receiving an invitation to a themed casino party and having no idea what to wear. If you’re asking your friends for assistance, they’re probably just tell you to get ideas online, but how will you be sure that what you are wearing is an appropriate casino party outfit? Many casinos have strict dress-codes so is it possible to dress according to theme and still stick to the dress code? Thankfully we have all the information you could possibly need. Read more Casino Party Outfit Ideas Organised by Theme