How to Throw a Killer James Bond Casino Night
He’s the king of sophistication and suave, with dangerous undertones of adventure and thrill – the perfect addition to take your casino themed party to the next level. If you really want to wow your guests and have a brilliant time, you need to go for a Casino Royale theme for your next big bash. Here’s how to do it:
You need to set the scene for your guests right from the word go – and that first word is always the invitations. You can have a little fun with these and make it looks like some of the information has been redacted (of course, the actual party details need to be seen easily). Other ideas include making it a demand from a Bond villain that the guest appears or something evil will happen, or you could even go with an encrypted message that guests need to decipher with a code.
Secret Agent Dress Code
Without a doubt, it has to be a black-tie affair. It simply wouldn’t do if gentlemen appeared in anything less than a tuxedo and ladies in anything less than their best dress. Casino Royale is high rollers only and everyone needs to be dressed for the occasion. Of course, you could have a few exciting Bond villains thrown in for good fun too.
Elegance is the name of the game for this party. No flashy lights or bright colors in your décor – except for pops of James Bond red maybe. Black and silver décor will give your event that classy feel and help to make your guests stand out in all of their finery. An important step is to create a grand entrance so that guests are whisked away from their normal lives the moment they step up to the event. Think about having someone welcoming guests with a glass of champagne (or perhaps a martini) as they walk up a red carpet, through silver curtains and into your party.
Subtle lighting is also a must. You don’t want the venue to be bright or overly lit. Candles on tables and dimmed ceiling lights will work nicely. You can also have strategically place stand lamps that give off diffused light around the casino tables and by the food.
Finger Food To Die For
Speaking of food, what you serve will help to set the atmosphere just as much as the dress code and the décor. This party is the perfect time for elegant hors d’oeuvres and delicate canapes that you can eat. A sit-down meal doesn’t really go with the theme, but if you want to go that route, plan a multi-course meal with small, sophisticated dishes that allow your guests to mingle between courses.
Classic Table Games
James Bond would never be caught dead on the slot machines or any bright, modern, novelty game. This party calls for all the classic table games – roulette, poker, blackjack and even craps. Look into hiring tables for that truly authentic feel.