The formal option involves guests being dressed up in tuxedos and evening robes, and may be occur a venue just as gorgeous. This is a party with class! Guests are made to feel like they have entered an upmarket Western european Casino where they are the rich and famous, and money is no object. Be sure to have waiters offering sparkling wine and canapés to enhance the experience!
If your budget doesn’t stretch to the formal version, you can always host a Casino Royale party with a twist by making it a costume. Ask guests to its poker decorate as characters from any James Bond adventure. Ideas for girls include Miss Mata Bond, May Day, Pussy Galore, Vespa Lynd, Rosa Klebb, Jinx, or more universal characters such as a Decoding Room girl or European Henchwoman. You don’t want all the men to come as James Bond of course, so offer suggestions such as Odd Job, Doctor No, Baron Samedi, Lips, and Emilio Largo.
If you want a combination of these two ideas, you could opt for an op-shop or vintage formal costume. This is a more tongue-in-cheek glamour that enables guests to perhaps replicate some of the 1960’s style formalwear from the Bond movies.
Announcements for a Casino Royale party
Announcements for a Casino Royale theme party can be a fun DIY project, or can be purchased through specialist invitation designers. You may want to try a design using the iconic 007 rifle bat berrel image as a background, or embellish a plain invitation with recreations of the Casino Royale movie title, or the 007 logo. Another design option would be to replicate the look and feel of the 1960’s Casino Royale book cover. This would be especially effective for a vintage formal Casino Royale costume.
Shaken, Not Stirred
Catering for a Casino Royale theme party should focus on canapés. Bite-sized finger foods are easier for guests to handle when they are standing around Casino tables, if you do not are serving a sit down meal before the gaming begins. Drinks should obviously will include a “shaken, not stirred” Martini, and sparkling wine really should not be forgotten. For some extra fun, use your imagination and create a beverage list of drinks with James Bond style names.
Casino Royale Casino Games
Baccarat was James Bond’s favourite casino game in the Ian Fleming novels, but with the growing popularity of Tx Hold ’em in the early 2000’s, the latest Casino Royale difference featured James Bond playing Poker. Either game is ideal for a Casino Royale theme party, but guests will also enjoy the traditional Casino favourites — Blackjack and Roulette.
There are companies which provide Casino tables and Croupiers for party hire. Of course you will be limited to those who operate in your area, but in making the decision on which company to rent, be sure to check that you are getting the best service available. Choose the company which provides the most realistic looking tables and equipment. Don’t be satisfied with felt templates which are thrown over trestle tables — this is hardly Casino Royale style! Chips and cards should look good and grow in good repair, and the Roulette wheel (if you hire one), should be the full Casino size of 32″ in diameter. Anything less will appear like a toy and will take away from your guests’ Casino experience.
Just as important, ensure that the Croupiers used by your party are fully experienced and have excellent customer service and entertainment skills. Testimonials from previous customers will give a good indication of this. If the testimonials mention names, then ask for those staff to go to your party. The apparatus can look great, but at the end of the day, it is the Croupiers that will be assisting and entertaining your guests, so you want the best available!