Turning 21 was amazing for me; some of the things I had to celebrate were joining of the campus and being included in the age bracket of the twenties. I thought of celebrating my birthday with my family before going far away for my studies. I opted for an inexpensive but unique birthday party. A good arrangement for the celebration was enough for me. Having brought up by elder siblings who loved playing cards and often enjoyed gambling, I decided to throw a casino-themed party. Everything I used was personalized as we tried to avoid many expenses.
Starting from the card invitations, we had a collection of cards at home. To make it look even simpler we took plain cards and on it was my photo. For this event the numbers of my guests were 54 maximum according to the number of the cards. We put the cards in a red colored envelop and posted to the guests. Other cards were in form of hand deliveries given to the nearby guests.
Additionally on the back of the card we instructed each guest to arrive with one card too. Luckily all the guests arrived as instructed.
Red was the color of the day since many cards reflected the color, a huge red banner was hanged at the entrance that read “new casino launch”. That banner attracted many guests and as they came in, a smile was written all over their faces.
From the entrance was a large number 21 which I had downloaded and printed from the computer red in color with red balloons tied on it. Balloons were hanged all the way to the party area and just before entrance there was a soldier at the door who ensured everyone dropped their one card as requested earlier.
In the room we had ordered for red and black lights which helped to enhance how the casino looks like. Additionally we crafted the card patterns and hanged everywhere in the room. At the food and drinks stand was a red table clothes and hanged on the stand were cards that helped to decorate it.
We got plastic tables and chairs since it is a casino themed party less sitting would take place. Chairs were red in color while the tables white with red wrappings on them.
Food and drinks
For the drinks since it was a party attended by young guests, coke, fruit juices and additional wine was available for guests. We used small plastic glasses to serve the drinks.
For the food available were chips, chicken, pizza and some chicken soup. Talk about the cake it was in form of the “love” card, red in colored garnished with white and black frostings on top. The snack table was placed close to the game table so guests could easily make numerous trips to refill their plates.
Games and activities
Being a casino themed party, we borrowed all the activities that take place in the casino, a section of guests were playing cards, some poker and at my elder siblings was a gambling table. Some other younger guests played hide and seek inside the party area.
We had prepared unique party favors for the guests, everyone was given a dice with a card printed t-shirt.