Every party needs a theme, and is there a better one out there than a casino one? We don’t think so at least. If you’re wondering what you should be serving that will leave your guests licking their fingers and raving about the food, make sure to keep on reading.
Before we get to the main course, we want to discuss how you can fully embrace the casino theme with minimal hassle. The best way to do it is not only by setting the mood with the right decor and lighting but also by making sure there are casino games available. However, this is easier said than done as it can be costly to arrange proper tables and get someone to act as a dealer.
This is where online casino games come to the rescue. There are multiple reputable online casino platforms that can be accessed 24/7 that only require a quick free registration to access. You can also count on welcome bonuses along with other promotions and offers to extend the bankroll. And there are a variety of options to make a deposit, from Visa cards to Bitcoin crypto deposits, no one will be excluded. This makes them a perfect entertainment option for a casino-themed party.
If you or one of your guests is not very well-versed with casino games, you don’t have to worry. The platform offers practice rounds for most of the available games that you can try out before or even on the day of the party depending on your preference.
Moreover, they offer a wide variety of games, so you and your guests won’t be limited to just one or two if you are able to arrange a gaming table. Instead, they’ll have a full menu of games to enjoy, like popular slots, table games like blackjack, and even specialty games like Plinko along with video poker options.
Plus, there is no setup required beyond having a device, which can be a PC or a tablet/phone, which would be better for a party. This way your guests can quickly put down the game and enjoy a delightful appetizer while mingling with other guests with no additional trouble. Just keep in mind to have chargers available for your guests should they need one.
When creating a list of appetizers for a casino-themed party, one of the first things you’ll have to think of is how messy they are. Finger foods are very convenient, but some can end up being a sticky mess that will make it that much harder to enjoy a good game and will have your guests running to wash their hands at all times. As such, we decided to omit some of the most classic appetizers like buffalo wings and stick to those that would suit the event the best.
We wanted to start this off with food on a stick, which is convenient and easy to prep in advance. Just rub some meat of choice in a mix of preferred spices and sauce, skewer it, and let it marinate overnight. Then the only thing you have to do is stick it in an oven and serve with some lettuce underneath it for an added crunch and freshness.
Deviled eggs are another great option, but why stick to the same old same old when you can spice it up? Instead of mixing the yolks with just mayo and smoked paprika, add a bit of pizazz with finely chopped garlic, cumin, mayo, and harissa for an added kick. Finally, garnish it with some delightful crispy bacon and finely chopped chives.
Mini-foods are another great option and there is so much to pick from, such as mini pizzas, quiches, and more. And if you want to incorporate something like a mini slider, you can opt for a stuffed bun filled with a pork and beef mixture, cheddar or blue cheese cheese, pickles, and onions. Your guests won’t be able to have enough of them.
Shrimps are another common option, but they can leave your hands with an undesirable smell. So, you can either go for a simple lemon and dill-infused skewered shrimp or take it to the next level with individual servings of shrimp cocktails with an appetizer cocktail fork.
Puff pastry bites are your best friend when it comes to hassle and mess-free appetizers. Fill them with anything you want, from whipped cream cheese topped with lox and capers to shredded chicken in a buffalo sauce topped with some blue cheese sauce. Just make sure they’re small enough to eat in one bite to avoid crumbs.
Food should always be inclusive. And while most of the above can be made vegan or vegetarian, to avoid making any of your guests green with envy over the above mouth-watering dishes, here are some delightful alternatives.
Skewered foods win here too, and they can easily go from a caprese-like salad on a stick to skewered roasted vegetables marinated in gochujang and soy sauce. A refreshing fruit skewer would also not go amiss here.
While spring rolls are a very common veggie appetizer, they can be quite messy. Instead, you can try something a bit easier to eat like a matar samosa filled with mushy green peas and spices.
For the cheese lovers, a must appetizer is olive cheese balls. Simply create a cheddar cheese dough around soft cheese-stuffed olive and bake in the oven. This will be a hit with vegetarians and carnivores alike.
As you can see, the options are never-ending when it comes to some great dishes appropriate for such a night. But we hope we haven’t made you too hungry with this list of appetizers you can make for your next casino-themed party. And if you just can’t wait, why not get in some practice cooking hours and try some of the recipes now?