Vegas is known for its elaborate buffets, create the perfect one for your guests. You can have your buffet filled with dinner foods or appetizers and sweets - your choice!

Having your food available by buffet not only goes with the Vegas theme, but allows you the flexibility to plan for a appetizers, a full dinner, desserts or any combination of. Additionally, it helps with food serving and allows ample time for your guests to mingle while eating.

Check out some tips and recipes for making buffets here.

Being that red and black are the way to go in Vegas, consider serving red and black foods! This may be easisest if you are serving strictly sweets.


No matter what you do for your food, there are plenty of ways to make it fit in with your casino/Vegas theme.

Create the perfect table by pulling your color scheme through.

  • Consider a green, red or black table cloth/s

  • Plastic partyware that is red and/or black goes a long way.

  • Use green felt for your table cloth and mark on it with paint markers to make it look like

  • Scatter cards, dice and/or poker chips on the table to give it a more party feel.

  • Use cards as napkin rings (pictured below - directions included with mystery).

  • Print out the card symbols on colored cardstock (included in mystery) and scatter on table. Alongside, you can scatter red and black confetti.

  • NAME your dishes to give them a casino flare. Use adjectives that will go with the theme:
    • Elvis' Egg Rolls
    • Clams Casino
    • Caesar's Palace Salad
    • Full House Ham Sammies
    • ... and more!

  • Use the menu and food tents (included in mystery) to accentuate the foods that you will be serving.

• Table decorations – create simple decorations out of anything you have (dice, money, black and red candles, etc.) to pull the theme through.

Casino Themed Drinks! This clever bartender renamed some classic drinks to serve: Up Till Sunrise (Tequila Sunrise), Royal Flush (Cranberry and Vodka), Rummy Punch, Black Jack (Bacardi and Coke) and more! See how she did it here.

Create a Lounge for music and dancing. Use the signs (included in the mystery - pictured below) to mark it.

Mob Music:
Pay tribute to Bugsy Siegel (who founded the first casino in Vegas) and the others that made the town prosperous with soundtracks from Casino, GoodFellas, The Godfather and other mob hits.

The Rat Pack: Consisting of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. The Rat Pack often performed in Vegas in the 60's and were insrtumental in the rise of Vegas as an entertainment destination.

Elvis: Performing live in Vegas in th late 60s and early 70s. Elvis made popular his trademarked jumpsuits and capes on the Vegas stages.

Wayne Newton: Possibly the most famous Vegas entertainer of all time!

Make your own mix: Be sure to include such songs as: Viva Las Vegas (Elvis), Luck Be a Lady (Frank Sinatra) and The Gambler (Kenny Rogers).

For FREE Music-- Visit your local library to borrow copies of any of the music above or your own picks!


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