Casino and the outdoors don’t often mix, and there are a few good reasons for this. One would be the ambience, and how difficult it would be to capture that same ambience in a park or the back garden. The lights, music, and machines are all part of the experience, and each one is better suited to an indoor environment. Even casino parties tend to be better indoors, where the guests are in a warm room enjoying all the comforts of a comfortable couch and good food. It makes sense to not throw a party outside – or does it?
In fact, outdoor parties have been making a big comeback of late, and what better theme to pick for your next party than the casino. With bright lights, fun games to choose from, and the fresh air outside, the perfect outdoor party isn’t just possible, but can be done easily and on a relatively small budget. Playing roulette indoors with your friends will always have its place, but nothing beats taking the fun outside for a few hours every now and again.
Here are some ideas to make your outdoor casino party a raging success
Create a Bar
No casino is complete without some drinks available, and for many, visiting a casino wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t a bar around. Bars are much easier to create than many people realise, and make the perfect centre-point for any party. The cheapest way to go about this is by getting a fairly large plank of wood, and having it sit on four legs, and that’s all there is to it. If you want to take things further, you can hang some lights around the bar, lighting it up and allowing people to find out easier, especially if you host the part in a large area.
Set Up Games
This is also quite easy to get right, and just requires a few tables and chairs. Depending on the types of games you want your guests to enjoy like bingo, everything can be done on the cheap. Poker and blackjack are highly recommended, as these can be played with just a deck of cards and some chips. If you want to go all out, make sure to pick up some playing mats and maybe a card sorting machine to give your games that extra realism.
Fortunately, setting up a good sound system is neither complicated nor too expensive, and can provide the necessary ambience to any outdoor party. Usually two speakers and a subwoofer should do the job just fine, and many of these come with adapters that plug into your phone, so you don’t need to take too much equipment with.
The problem with the outdoors is that it can be unpredictable, and investing in a large tent or overhead covering as a shield from the elements is a good idea. This can be made much easier if you are hosting the event near some trees, where you can easily string up some covering over where the guests will be playing and eating.