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If you and your friends are casino fans, it's no surprise that you've thought of hosting your very own casino night. A dazzling evening of friendly betting can be a ton of fun for any occasion and a classy soiree your guest will remember.
The key to a successful casino night is getting the atmosphere right. Music can energize your guests, complement your theme, spark conversations, and enhance your setting. Music has dynamic effects on the human brain and can transform an event when done well.
Planning makes perfect
Hosting any kind of event requires vision, a lot of planning, and organization. To carry out a killer casino night, first, choose a theme, add music and other ingredients, shake well, and serve.
Elements you need for a perfect casino night at home:
- An exciting theme
- Decorations that set the scene
- Music that vibes
- Food and drink pairings
- A variety of casino games
Casino industry veteran Felicity Jay from NoDepositGuide advises: "Hosting a casino night can be a great experience; it teaches you just how many elements there are to hosting a casino night, from choosing the right food, decorations, and games, to selecting your guests carefully. Make sure to have all of the elements in place so that both you and your visitors can have the best casino night ever."
Expertly combining these elements will help you create the perfect vibe that you've envisioned for your guests.
Let's think theme
Before you can start planning the specifics of the casino night, you have to decide on the theme. Throughout their history, casinos have taken many forms, the atmosphere changing with the times.
Even within the theme of "Casino Night" there are plenty of more niche themes to choose from! Let's take a look at a few of the casino night themes that your guests will love.
Step back 100 years into an iconic era of flapper dresses, Prohibition, speakeasies, and classic cocktails. If all of this sounds up your alley, a Roaring Twenties casino night is your theme.
Known as the age of Jazz and Blues, get ready to do the Charleston with artists like George Gershwin, Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, and Eddie Cantor.
James Bond, 007
"Now there's a name to die for." — James Bond: Die Another Day
James Bond first appeared in Ian Fleming's novel Casino Royale in 1953 and since then, the iconic spy has been associated with casinos, baccarat, and of course, martinis. Shaken, not stirred.
A James Bond theme is perfect for any casino night as there are so many eras to choose from. All you need is a sophisticated bar, silhouette-style decor, and a signature playlist. Get inspired with songs like:
- 'Joker & the Thief' by Wolfmother
- 'Another Way to Die' by Alicia Keys and Jack White
- 'Losing Hand' by Ray Charles
You can't go wrong with the soundtracks from the movies, either. Don't miss 'The James Bond Theme' from Dressed to Kill by John Barry.
The Rat Pack
The 1960s in Las Vegas were a unique time. In Sin City, members of the Rat Pack were untouchable and truly defined the era with their music, style, and entertainment. For a party worthy of the "kings of cool", the music accompaniment is clear.
Singers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. will be your go-to choices here, along with legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles.
There's nothing like dressing to the nines and hosting a red carpet style soiree. Your guests will feel like stars with a martini glass in one hand and dice in the other.
For an elegant, upmarket casino night at home, incorporate classical music, vintage jazz, or instrumental tunes for an unforgettably posh evening.
You can't go wrong with the classics! The heart and soul of Las Vegas are the games and entertainment — playing songs that remind your guests of Vegas will almost certainly transport them there as they mingle and play.
Some songs just scream 'Las Vegas' and truly capture the essence of Sin City. Curate the perfect playlist with music hits like 'The Gambler' by Kenny Rogers, 'Viva Las Vegas' by Elvis Presley, 'Luck be a Lady' by Frank Sinatra, and 'This One's From the Heart' by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle.
Music truly makes the party
Make sure to consider the age group of attendees when choosing your theme. If you're going for a family-friendly atmosphere, make sure to pick age-appropriate music too (parents will thank you). Hiring live musical entertainment is also a great option for a classy affair.
There are dozens of more casino genres to choose from when hosting a casino night at home. Hopefully, these themes and musical selection inspired you to get creative! It's all about atmosphere and with the right music, a matching menu, great table games, and fun decor, your party will hit the jackpot.