If you’re looking to throw a casino themed party, but don’t have the budget to get caterers in, the best option is to make canapes to serve on the evening. Pair these with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and your guests will be lining up for more. Read more 10 Quick and Easy Casino Party Canapes
A French Themed Casino Party
There are many modern themes you can apply to a casino themed party for example James Bond or a theme from the 60’s or 70’s. What makes these ideas such a hit is they require minimal effort from your guests as they more than likely have the necessary accessories and outfits in their cupboards already. Read more A French Themed Casino Party
Host a Casino Royale Party in Your Own Home
A party with a casino theme always promises a fun-filled night doing interesting, out-of-the-ordinary activities in an unusual setting with your friends and family. Read more How To Host The Best Casino Royale Party
Playing Craps at Home
If you’ve ever watched a James Bond or Oceans film, or just about any film involving a casino, you will have undoubtedly seen people sitting around a table, throwing dice. This is the game of craps, and is one of the most popular casino games in the world. The simplicity of the game is one of the many reasons that so many are drawn to playing it – along with the chance of winning big prizes. Read more Tips for Playing Craps at Home
Great 70’s Casino Party Ideas
Having a 70’s themed casino party is a great way to make the party much groovier. Most people would make the mistake of thinking a 60’s and 70’s themed party are two different things but much of the 60’s fashion sense can still be applied to the 70’s.
Let’s will look at a few 70’s centred casino party themes and then we will look at clothes and accessories that will work perfectly for both men and women when dressing for the party.
A Charlie’s Angels Theme
A huge hit show at the time, Charlie’s Angles placed a group of women in the lead as tough cops who took no nonsense. This theme may be a bit limited as there were only three main characters in the show but it would give your party goers a more clear direction to go with their outfits. Like blackjack rules, the chracter choice is set, and the startegy to follow simple!
People can still use their own ideas in their costumes but the crime fighting angle of the show will help give the party a sexy yet dangerous edge.
A Classic Go-Go Girl Theme
The image of the Go-go girl is ingrained in many people’s image of the 70’s. These funky and sexy girls would dress in crazy, eye catching fashions while they disco the night away. This theme may be a bit more challenging for party goers.
This should be taken into consideration when your friends aren’t the most out of the box thinkers. It is a great theme to decorate for however as you can go wild with bright colours and off the wall creativity.
Saturday Night Fever Disco Theme
The prefect theme for a 70’s casino party is of course based on the famous film starring John Travolta. This theme is great as it can combine the above two themes into one.
This theme not only will help you pick the music for the party but it also gives your guests the most freedom with their costume choices.
Polyester and Afros were everywhere in the 70’s and today much of the necessary clothes and accessories are still available. This is especially true with the advent of online specialty stores. They make putting together a 70’s style outfit so simple. That said most people can still put together a great, authentic look with items around their homes or borrowed from friends. It is especially handy to visit a local thrift shop which may either have old outfits or store bought accessories that can help complete your look.
Beads and chokers, colourful scarves, peace symbol earrings and necklaces are must have items to wear. Funky, colourful sunglasses also help to round out any costume. Canvas shoes with long socks, knee high boots and of course the classic platform shoes are all key elements to look the part at a casino themed party.
For hair, many people opt for wigs to match the outlandish styles of the 70’s. Mullets, Afros, Long hair and beards are an essential part of your look. Men cal also opt for sideburns while women just need to Google Farah Fawcett to get hairstyle ideas appropriate for the time. A 70’s themed casino party is a great combination of fun gaming and outlandish fashion that can be enjoyed by everyone.