Ever dream of living the Bond Girl life and spending your nights gracing the casino halls of Vegas or Monte Carlo but live too far away or prefer the walls of your own home? Here is an alternative. Bring the casino to you. How cool would it be to host the ultimate party, bringing the glamour of fancy casinos to your doorstep?
The prospect might seem daunting, as there are a lot of things to think about when creating a night to impress, but this does not have to be a stressful or expensive affair. With these few key tips, you’ll be drinking, dancing and gambling with your friends in no time.
Step 1: Fashion
Of course, this needs to be on the list. You can’t have a glamorous casino night without glamorous fashion. As your party is at home and you are the host, you want to have a killer outfit, but this doesn’t mean you need to spend loads on a designer dress. It’s time to get thrifty and search for the best of high street fashion. If celebrities manage to do it, then you can too. Then again, it’s always good to treat yourself, so if you’re feeling the need to shop, the price should not hold you back. After all, you want this to be a night to remember. If you do struggle to find an outfit you like, remember that you are at home, and could always make it a pyjama-themed party.
Step 2: Food and Drink
Casino equals cocktails. To be the best host, you need to make sure your guests have a supply of drinks. Casinos are sophisticated though, so the typical house party image of kegs and beer pong is not an option. It’s time to get creative and keep the food and drink within the casino theme. Cocktails are the drink of choice to maintain the 007 vibe. You may even want to add cocktail making to the party and create your casino-inspired drinks. As a host though, remember you need to be aware of your guests’ wellbeing. To be super prepared, put out some jugs of water, so your friends can stay hydrated easily and offer some casino-themed snacks. How do cookies decorated with a dice icing pattern sound?
Step 3: Games
The reason for the party. The good thing is you do not need to try and recreate a Vegas casino hall. Online casino gaming is very popular nowadays, with various options out there for different games. You can even play online using bitcoin instead of traditional currencies, and there is an array of online games out there today, including the usual casino ones and dice-only gambling. As long as you have a WiFi connection, you are good to go, and you can use the money that you would have spent on casino supplies such as cards, dice and chips, on your outfit instead. Given it’s the 21st century, your friends will undoubtedly have their own phones with internet access, so the stress of having to loan people your iPad or laptop is non-existent.
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You’ve got the steps now to start planning the ultimate casino party. Have fun, everyone!