Casino Party Theme & Ideas

A casino atmosphere makes a great theme for an engagement party. (Think James Bond in Casino Royale). It can be elegant and quite formal or have a country-fair feel, and is ideal for larger parties since the casino games require that guests mingle and group themselves around individual games.

engagement party ideas - casino theme

If done properly, it's more like throwing an engagement party in a casino rather than being a party theme. Supplies are easy enough to come by, you can often rent a lot of what is needed, or even make it yourself—you just need a lot of green felt!

You can set up a Texas Hold'm Poker Table, a Black Jack Table, A "Wheel of Fortune Money Wheel" and even buy (on Ebay) or rent a slot machine. Don't forget to provide your guests with lots of "Funny Money".

Casino Party Color scheme

There really is no set color scheme for a casino party but keep in mind that the basic colors you should use in your props and other decorations are derived from the suits on playing cards and the green felt most commonly found on game tables. So red, black and green should be your starting point.

red, black, and green colors

You can stick to the basics, drop the green, or add silver and/or gold accents which not only work well but can add an elegant touch to your casino theme.

Silver and gold accents with red, black, and green casino theme colors

Casino Party Theme Ideas

The easiest way to make a huge impression is to use a ton of inexpensive decorations! 

Having loads and loads of the same items adds rhythm and depth to a party's decor and creates the bustling-feel that casinos are known for.

For a casino theme, you really want to create a celebratory atmosphere and the best place to start is with your ceiling. It'll really add that WOW factor!

black white and gold balloons on ceiling for casino party

Go for large paper PomPoms, paper or foil hanging ornaments, and balloons. Having lots and lots of any decoration will really transform a space. And...They're all inexpensive so you get a lot of bang for you buck!

For a formal look...use white dishes, white linens and clear glass with silver accents to create a crisp and elegant backdrop for the theme.

Red dice candlescasino themed confettiparty favors

There are so many nifty little items that are inexpensive and will add a lot of fun and drama to your casino theme. Get some red dice candles and scatter them throughout the room and on tables. Cover your surfaces with red and black confetti in playing-card suits and small party favors. Get lots and lots of them. They're cheap and will go a long way in making your room look amazing--the trick is in having lots of them and not having things too sparse.

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Little touches and details make all the difference to a successful event!

Customize playing cards with a picture of the couple (the ones shown below are available through our Zazzle store) and make some of your own personalized money with the happy couple's faces front and center—all it takes is some creativity and photocopy machine.

customized playing cards and fake money

Serve drinks in Martini Glasses, have lots of finger food, and let the good times roll!

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Creating interesting tablescapes can be cheap and easy. Grab some empty clear glass vases of different shapes and sizes, fill them with coordinated colored candy and you've got a wonderful backdrop for a bar or food table.

Use theme related picks, napkins, and decorations to turn a neutral backdrop into a dramatic party atmosphere. Get one or two large cardboard props like the rhinestone dice shown above to add some variety and 'visual weight' to your decorations.

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A casino party theme brings a touch of Vegas to any event. It's a theme that's all about fun and celebration and can run from an elegant affair to a casual or funky soirée. Have fun with it, tailor it to your personal style and guests, and let the games begin!

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