Recreate the glamour and excitement of a James Bond movie by hosting a DG Casino Royale casino theme party. This article lists the steps you should follow for a unique party experience that your guests will always remember.
Glamour Theme or Fancy Dress?
A Casino Royale theme party can either be a formal occasion, or a more casual fancy dress party.
The formal option involves guests being dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, and should be set in a venue equally as glamorous. This is a party with class! Guests are made to feel like they have entered an exclusive European Casino where they are the rich and famous, and money is no object. Don’t forget to have waiters offering champagne 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 fancy dress. Ask guests to dress up as characters from any James Bond adventure. Ideas for women include Miss Mata Bond, May Day, Pussy Galore, Vespa Lynd, Rosa Klebb, Jinx, or more generic characters such as a Decoding Room girl or Russian 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, Jaws, and Emilio Largo.
If you want a combination of these two ideas, you could opt for an op-shop or vintage formal fancy dress. This is a more tongue-in-cheek glamour that allows guests to perhaps recreate some of the 1960’s style formalwear from the Bond movies.
Whatever dress option you choose, make sure you make it clear on the invitation so that all guests join in on the fun!
Invitations for a Casino Royale party
Invitations 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 gun barrel 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 recreate the look and feel of the 1960’s Casino Royale book cover. This would be especially effective for a vintage formal Casino Royale fancy dress.
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, unless you are serving a sit down meal before the gaming begins.
Drinks should obviously include a “shaken, not stirred” Martini, and champagne shouldn’t be forgotten. For some extra fun, use your imagination and create a cocktail list of drinks with James Bond style names.