Do something different this year by throwing a casino themed New Year’s party. Follow the simple steps below to have a blow out casino party.
New Year’s Eve Casino Invitations
Mail invitations with a casino theme picture on the front. If mailing invitations is too much for you, send invitations by email by using evite.com
New Year’s Eve Menu
Decide what you are going to serve. Decide if you are going to have a formal sit down meal or a buffet that people can get food as they please. When going buffet style have at least one table devoted to meal eating.
Need food ideas? Crock-pot meatballs are always a hit. Get or make a vegetable and fruit tray. Buy a cake with a casino theme for desert. Consider serving steak strips and shrimp. Mashed potatoes, carrots, and green beans are good side dishes. Don’t forget chips and cashews for the casino players.
If you have more guests than dishes buy festive paper plates and plastic utensils. Make sure you have enough champagne glasses for the stroke of midnight. If you don’t have enough glasses, buy plastic champagne flutes at your local party store. Don’t forget napkins.
New Year’s Eve Casino Decorations
Looking around in a party store will give you great inspiration. Try to avoid streamers they are becoming too common. Balloons are still in style. Great New Year’s Eve color balloons are gold, white, and black. Buy helium filled balloons with Happy New Year written on them and tie them to various pieces of furniture in the room. Buy a Happy New Year’s banner.
For Your New Year’s Eve Casino Party Guests
Buy or borrow enough poker chips to give to your guests upon arrival. Depending on how many chips you have, give your guest $500 to $2000 worth of chips. Make sure you have information cards available for guests who don’t know how much each colored chip is worth. Also, make sure you have enough back up chips to keep the casino games going. It’s a disaster when the house goes bust.
Try to buy, hats, noisemakers, and confetti that match your party color scheme. Black and gold are the classic New Year’s Eve colors.
It’s up to you if you want to provide booze. Remember your budget. If it is within your budget purchase a case or two of white or red wine. Most common party liquors are vodka, gin, and bourbon. Remember to purchase chaser liquid, like orange juice and club soda. Provide soda and water. Being the host you should provide champagne for the stroke of midnight.
Casino Party Games
Renting casino party equipment and tables are very expensive. If you don’t have the money, buy casino table covers. Casino table covers are available in blackjack, craps, and poker styles. Have at least five decks of cards on hand. Make sure you have dice for craps and a craps stick.
Who’s going to run the games? Ask a couple of friends to take turns running the games. Ask your friends before the party. Don’t put them on the spot at the party if you don’t have too, it’s rude. If you have the money, feel free to hire a couple of dealers.
Remember this is for fun; so don’t allow real money to be used. After all, you don’t want the cops busting you and your family and friends for illegal gambling. Just give your guests some chips and let the good times roll. Place your bets.
New Year’s Eve Party Tips:
Start preparing champagne around 11:30.
Have a guest room or two available in case some of your guests are too drunk to drive home.
Have plenty of salt on stand by in case someone spills red wine on your light colored carpet. Salt does wonders for that kind of stain.
Don’t be rude to smokers. If you have guests who smoke, provide an outside exit and an outside ashtray.
“Bond Casino Royale New Year’s,” Party 411.