If you’re fascinated by the mob, you likely know of the strong ties between organised crime and the casino industry. While the American mob was already active during the 1800s, the introduction of Prohibition – the banning of alcohol for consumption by the general public – in the 1900s opened the door for the strengthening of the mob. Read more Perfect Cocktails for a Mob-Themed Casino Party
How to Establish and Host a Regular Poker Night
Hosting a poker night is a great way to spend an evening and if you and your friends enjoy it, it can become a regular occurrence. You won’t need much to host the perfect poker night except decks of cards, chips, a good-sized table, and plenty of snacks and drinks of course! Here’s everything you need to know about establishing a regular poker night. Read more How to Establish and Host a Regular Poker Night
How to Host a Lottery Party
Lotteries are great fun and combining lottery and a party can only be fun. Why not try a scratch-off lottery party? It’s a definite success recipe for success and all you need to get started is a bit of luck. Read more Hosting a Lottery Party
The Best Party Starter Foods
The traditional custom for most servings of food consists of: a starter, a mains, and a dessert. For many, skipping the starter altogether and going for the mains tends to be a more convenient option, but starters serve a purpose of their own, especially when it comes to dinner parties thrown at home. Read more The Best Starter Food Recipes
The Ultimate New Years Casino Party
New Year’s is an annual event, and every year millions of people celebrate the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new by throwing some of the biggest parties of the year. Some parties are out on the streets and involve thousands, while others are kept at home, with select friends and family attending.
The problem with having a party at home is that eventually you run out of ideas, especially when you’re trying to throw a party that’s not only fun and entertaining, but also memorable. But this also creates the perfect opportunity to throw a casino themed New Year’s party that no one will ever likely forget.
But why casinos? Casinos are a perfect amalgamation of entertainment and style, giving your guests plenty to do while also allowing them to enjoy the music, aesthetics, and games that casinos have to offer, all from the comfort of your own home.
- New Year’s Invitations
If you want your guests to arrive dressed to the nines, sending out invitations is the first step to take. Personalised invitations are easy to make, can be done on any computer, and allow you to customise them any way you wish. Make sure to send the invitations out a few weeks prior to the event, long before Christmas rolls around and most people are too busy to check their mail, or are having to much fun playing River Belle casino games.
- Decorations and Supplies
This is where you can really let your creative side go wild. Casinos come in all shapes and sizes, and it very much depends on the specific theme you’re looking for. The Las Vegas casino option is the most popular, and usually involves a black-tie affair with plenty of cocktails, food, and good music. Chinese casinos are also a common option, providing a much more relaxed environment.
- Set up the lighting: depending on your theme, it’s a good idea to have adequate lighting set up throughout the house. This can also be done outside if you’re planning on holding an outdoor party.
- Create a banner: A large New Year’s banner shows your guests where to go, and most banner material can be cheap to purchase and customise.
- Get the games together: the best part of any casino-themed party are the various games you can put out. Poker, roulette, and blackjack are just some popular options. Most of these games can be bought in kits that can be easily put together and used.
- Balloons, roses, and black/red fabric is a great way to set the mood for the evening.
This is also dependent on theme, but food can go just about any way imaginable. Having cocktails is advised, and a small platter of finger food for the guests to snack on. Main meals may be a bit trickier for a New Year’s party, but a large order of Chinese food should do the trick, allowing your guests to eat as they please.