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, 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 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.