How to Throw a Las Vegas Theme Party

Updated February 21, 2017

If you and your friends can't take a trip to Las Vegas, throw a Vegas-style party at home for a fraction of the cost. Recreate the excitement of Sin City by using lights, colourful fabrics and shiny decor. Set up a buffet-style dinner, similar to those found in Las Vegas. You can also choose a Las Vegas hotel and casino theme for your home, such as Caesars Palace or the Bellagio.

Make "poker tables" by lining card tables with green felt. Supply each table with a deck of cards, dice and poker chips. Sprinkle the tabletop with glitter to add to the over-the-top Las Vegas feel.

Decorate using string lights and inflatable plastic palm trees. Blow up the trees and set them out in various locations throughout the party space. You can also hang white or brightly coloured string lights from doorways and around railings. Hang lit-up signs on the walls. The brighter the party space, the more authentic it will feel.

Collect various sizes of boxes and paint them white with black dots to make "dice." Set them up around the party space, and if the boxes are very sturdy, guests can use them as tables to set drinks and food on.

Serve dinner buffet-style, just as it is done in many Las Vegas hotels and casinos. Set up a long table with a wide range of foods, including shrimp cocktail, entr�es and plenty of finger foods. Set up a temporary bar so that you can mix up drinks for guests.

Choose a famous Las Vegas hotel and casino and decorate the party space accordingly. Decorate with Egyptian decor for a Luxor-inspired party, or use Italian decor for a Bellagio-inspired soir�e. If you go for the Bellagio theme, serve Italian foods and play Frank Sinatra music.

Things You'll Need

  • Tables
  • Green felt
  • Cards and dice
  • String lights
  • Boxes
  • Black and white paint
  • Inflatable palm trees
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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.