The time for traditional engagement parties has come and gone. Who wants a boring, formal, cookie-cutter engagement party that no one is going to remember? Themes are all the rage, and a Las Vegas themed engagement party tops the list.
Outside of chartering a jet and flying all of your guests to Sin City for the night, you can throw your own Las Vegas themed engagement party with a few tips and tricks.
First, you will need to concentrate on setting the scene. Las Vegas is known as the tackiest place on earth, and that is part of the fun of styling your engagement party after this world famous city. You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations, you can buy most of what you need at your local craft store or at www.michaels.com. Cover the tables with felt, then sprinkle glitter confetti around. Use white felt to cover cube shaped cardboard boxes, then add dots of black felt in the manner of dice. Stack these around the room. You can use playing cards as place markers. Strategically placed red flashing Christmas lights will give your Las Vegas themed engagement party that extra touch that completes the ambiance. Other Las Vegas themed party supplies can be found at www.cool-party-favors.com.
A buffet is the perfect choice of food for your Las Vegas themed engagement party. Check with the local caterers to see if they offer this option. With a buffet style meal, you can ensure that there is something to suit the tastes of every guest. After all, what is a trip to Las Vegas without visiting some of their legendary buffets?
A Las Vegas themed engagement party would not be complete without gambling. If you are lucky enough to live in a state where gambling is legal, you could check with the casino to see if they offer a party package. Another way to include Las Vegas style gambling is to enlist the help of family or friends as croupiers. Set up Blackjack tables and dispense fake money at the beginning of the evening so everyone can experience the fun of gaming without breaking the bank. It is a great idea to award the big winner (the guest with the most money at the end of the night) with a gift basket, bottle of wine, gift card, or movie tickets.
Drinks are a must have for any Las Vegas themed engagement party. Party supply stores may have champagne fountains for rent, or you can hire a bartender from a local night club to mix and serve drinks. This will ensure that you will get to enjoy your party instead of making drinks all night.
Music is a big part of what makes Las Vegas so famous and fun. One of my favorite ideas is to check with local entertainment companies to see if they employ an Elvis impersonator to perform at you Las Vegas themed engagement party. Other options include a play list of Vegas headliners like Tom Jones, Neil Young, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Neil Diamond.
You can make your Las Vegas themed engagement party as elaborate or as simple as you like, the important part is to be creative. Include your favorite things about Las Vegas, and arrange for plenty of pictures to be taken. You will have an engagement bash that people will be talking about for years to come.