Get out the play money and host this Las Vegas Dinner Party! You can glam up everything from the table setting to the menu to the games!
Las Vegas Baby! This might be one of my all time favorite themes that Vince and I hosted. Anytime there are games involved, there is sure to be Gr8 Fun!
Vince and I thought it would be fun to do a vintage Vegas vibe. We decided on a color scheme of red and black and since vintage Vegas means Frank Sinatra, the playlist was easy!
Since this Gr8 Dinner happened so long ago, (2006!!!) we weren't as good about taking photos of our invitations. And the memories are a bit fuzzy!
But I do remember that I bought toy slot machines and glued the dinner details onto the spinning reels. (I know, craziness, but remember, we only have to make 3!)
You could also use a deck of cards and put the details on the cards.
Setting the Table
Setting the table for a Las Vegas dinner party is easy. I bought red roses from Costco for the centerpiece, and sprinkled foil wrapped chocolate coins around.
A playing card stuck into the fancy folded napkins topped it off. And it's always fun when you can use your wedding crystal!
Gr8 Tip: If you're short on space but love a decorative plate, something with a red accent is versatile. These plates work for Valentine's, 4th of July, Christmas... and Las Vegas!
Glam it up and go over the top, it's Vegas Baby!
Las Vegas Dinner Party Menu
For appetizers we served sushi, cracked crab and shrimp cocktail, and some pickled vegetables. (Remember when fancy restaurants used to bring a dish of pickled veggies to the table to start the evening?)
The seafood was displayed on mirrored tiles set atop glass bowls filled with ice. This was Vegas glitzy and the seafood stayed cool. Easy, right?!?!
Of course, dinner had to be surf and turf so we served Broiled Lobster Tails with Drawn Butter, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, Twice Baked Potatoes and Asparagus. Dessert was the always popular and flamboyant, Bananas Foster.
The Gr8 Fun!
To begin the evening, we rented a black jack table and roulette table and hired a couple of dealers. Oh what Gr8 fun we had!
(We realize this a bit over the top. You can also easily host a black jack game or buy your own small roulette wheel. Just pick a game, any game, and fun will be had!)
Everyone got play money and could buy as many chips as they wanted. Just to make it extra fun, we did have a prize for the person with the most chips at the end of the evening.
I can't remember what the gift was, but it looked fabulous sitting on a silver tray with flowers next to it! And Jurga must have been the lucky winner!
What Gr8 Fun we had! Plan your own Vegas dinner party and let us know what clever ideas you come up with in the comments below!
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