Here’s the DEAL…this Casino Night Party for Teens is such a fun and interactive party idea! Whether it’s a birthday, prom night, or just a fun Friday night get-together your teens are sure to have a blast at this Vegas-style Casino Night.
My daughter has inherited my love of parties and after we hosted her Disco Sweet 16 she has been anxious to host another party for her friends. After chatting with another one of my mom friends we decided to go all in and throw the ultimate Casino Night Party for Teens.
Casino Night Party Ideas for Teens
This theme is great for teens because it keeps them entertained and engaged all evening. And, you can host large groups, which means you can mix and mingle with different groups of friends. We encouraged our girls to not only invite friends they regularly hang out with, but new friends and kids they may not know as well. It worked out perfectly and it was so fun to see this group of teens having such a fun, wholesome time.
I wanted to make a big statement as guests arrived, after all, I was trying to channel my inner Vegas, so I created a red carpet entrance and a glitzy balloon garland photo booth backdrop. I used a Disco Gold Glitter Backdrop and black, red, white, and gold balloons. The large mylar dice balloons from Oriental Trading were such a fun addition to the balloon garland. And, the giant 3D black and gold oversized dice were the perfect showstopper for our party entrance and photo booth area.
I repurposed some of the decorations from our adult Casino Night Supper Club party a few years ago including the light-up marquee letters that spelled out CASINO and the DIY card garlands. I found lots of great Casino themed party decorations on Oriental Trading, everything from balloons to plates and party favors.
Our girls encouraged their friends to channel glitzy Vegas vibes and dress up. Everyone played the part and looked super sharp as they arrived for an evening in Sin City.
Casino Party Food Ideas
Next, I set up a VIP area where our guests could help themselves to snacks and treats. Our Casino Concession stand featured a blackjack table runner and simple and easy snacks like Poker Face Pretzels, Poker Chips (chips & dip), and a Payout Popcorn Bar.
Double Down Desserts like Domino brownies, Full House cupcakes, and Jelly Bean Roulette rounded out this VIP snack station.
One of the things the teens loved the most at my daughter’s Disco Sweet 16 was ordering custom drinks from our mocktail bar. So, we decided to set up and serve fun casino-themed drinks at this party too. Teens could choose signature drinks from the bar like Double Down Dr. Pepper, Wild Card, Jackpot, or a High Roller. We used soda and flavored syrups to make these signature mocktail drinks. Again these were such a hit, and so much fun to serve in festive Casino cups.
I’ve included the free printables for both the signature drink menu and the recipe cards for the drinks we served, simply click here to download them.
Games to Play at Casino Night Party
We encouraged everyone to grab a drink, have a snack, or snap some photos in the photo booth while we waited for all the guests to arrive. Once everyone was there we explained how the evening would work and encouraged everyone to head to one of the 5 table games set up.
Everyone was given a plastic tumbler with $300 worth of poker chips to play with. There are lots of casino games to play at your Casino Night Party, but we decided to have a Craps table, Roulette, 2 Black Jack Tables, and a Horserace Betting Game.
Once the games started the kids were encouraged to rotate throughout the “casino” and play all of the games. Some spent more time than others playing Craps or Roulette and others hunkered down at the Black Jack tables.
Between all of our friends, I was able to borrow most of the table games and all of the poker chips we needed to play them. We did end up renting a Roulette table which was so much fun, so I would absolutely recommend that. If you don’t have poker chips you can find inexpensive options on Amazon, or you can rent them from a casino event company.
I also asked some of our guy friends who love Vegas and Poker Nights to be the dealers for each of the table games. They did such a great job of explaining the rules to the kids, helping them place their bets, and getting them excited. I would definitely recommend having dealers who know what they are doing and bring loads of energy, they helped make the night a big success.
We weren’t exactly sure how the evening would go so we originally only allotted about 1 1/2 hours for games. But, they were having lots of fun so we ended up letting them play for 2 hours and then had them start counting and cashing in their chips. We gave prize baskets filled with restaurant gift cards, candy, and some casino flair to the top 3 chip stack leaders.
Then we let them lose to keep playing at the tables for fun or to take more photos in the photo booth. This was such a fun party, and we didn’t even have to go all the way to Vegas for an unforgettable night where the only stakes that mattered were having fun.
So ante up and let the good times roll at your next teen celebration with an epic Casino Night Party!
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