Hosting a casino styled game night out of your home can be a great time for both you and your guests. The hardest part of doing this is figuring out how to pull this off in the first place. Simply hosting a poker some random card game doesn’t necessarily give your guests with the same look and feel that a casino would provide. Turning your home into a five star casino resort isn’t something that can be done overnight. It will take a little bit of planning before your next event, but it also isn’t impossible. There are a few things you can do now that will allow you to lay the ground work for turning you humble abode into the next Bellagio.
Casino Inspired Decorations
This is a must. Take the time to create an atmosphere that is inviting and extravagant at the same time. Your guests will appreciate the ambiance that you have created. The look and feel of a casino is very unique, and people truly enjoy gambling in that type of atmosphere.
Play to a theme, but stay within budget
Before you can even start to decorate, you need to decide which theme you are going to go with. You can pick a theme that is based on an existing casino, or perhaps a general theme like Egypt or ancient Rome, which today’s casino’s do anyway. These types of themes can get pretty expensive, so be sure you make a budget and stay within it. Don’t go overboard; sometimes less is more and your visitors will enjoy it much more if it isn’t so over the top.
Rent some gaming equipment
Just running a blackjack or poker game doesn’t really scream “effort” on your part. Go a little extra and rent either a roulette wheel or perhaps get a craps table. This will immediately become the talk of the night and will draw a crowd of players. Be careful though, as many of these games are pretty expensive, so be sure to stay within a budget. If you really want to make a splash, try to get some slot machines into your home. A bank of slots will be a sure fire hit for everyone who walks through your doors.
Indulge with food and drink
Look up excess in the dictionary and you very well might just see a picture of Las Vegas. So that means that a large portion of your budget should be spent on catering. Give your guests the best food and cocktails that your budget will allow. Think about getting it catered. Either way, a buffet station is probably your best bet.
Encourage formal wear
Harken back to the days when Vegas was Vegas. In the 1950s and 1960s, people went to casinos dressed up, so why not encourage your guests to show off their black tie formal wear.
The point of creating a casino out of your home is to create an escape for you and your guests. These steps will help that night be a great success.