Casino Night Teenage Party
The best way to great number a teenage party that stays under control is to provide an activity that completely involves and engages the kids. That way, theyre not interested in doing the things you dont want them doing. Of course, they need to socialize, but within the parameters of your planned activity. A Casino Night party for teenagers does the trick and does it well.
Casino games are great fun and people enjoy playing them- thats why casino nights are so often used as fund raising events. And this goes for teens in addition as grown-ups. The fact that a Casino night theme seems like a very complex thing to do helps get the kids invested in your party activities from the very beginning.
Playing card and dice games isnt and doesnt have to be the equivalent of gambling. Make it clear at the outset, on your invitation, that Only Fun Allowed- No Gambling. You can use poker chips to keep track of score, or your counters can be pennies, M&Ms, matchsticks, anything. Further invest the kids in your party by encouraging them all to Dress for Vegas; fancy clothes can equate to better behavior in the kids minds.
Borrow a bunch of card tables and chairs, but you can have more kids than seats to allow for that socializing when theres no obtainable game to play. To keep the dice contained instead of flying onto the floor, make some dice trays using the low cardboard trays from the beer or soda store. You can paint them, contact paper them, or leave them just the way they are. Youll need cards and dice enough for every game.
Set up a buffet table to encourage grazing. Keep it easy with store-bought frozen meatballs, purchased or home-made chicken wings with sauce, salad, and/or a 6 foot hero. It doesnt need to be fancy food, just look nice with some dice, jokers and confront cards, and poker chips sprinkled around the buffet table for themed decoration. Have a big tub of soda and bottled water on ice for the kids to grab as needed. Tunes in the background will keep the mood festive.
In addition to the ever popular poker and blackjack games, you can find a variety of appropriate and fun dice games on line. If youve got the room and the budget for it, I strongly recommend including a craps game in your casino night lineup. A craps table cover can be bought for $20-$30, so its not out of sight. Craps is by far and away the most fascinating and complicate of the dice games, and many would say its by far the most fun. If youve ever been to a casino, you know that its always the loudest with laughter and whoops. It will definitely challenge the kids to learn how to play all the variations contained in a craps game and think about the differing odds for each.
And theres one other advantage to including a craps game: youll need a croupier to man the table that understands the game, and no teenage guest is going to want to be stuck with that job all night long. So- your croupier needs to be an adult, who then becomes an adult presence in the room. And thats a good thing. Theres plenty of online help to learn how to play the game to get your croupier up to speed so he or she can in turn teach the kids and run the game.
A casino party isnt hard to pull off and everybody will have lots of fun. The games will keep the teens busy competing to do well and to do better than the next guy (or girl). You can finish the evening off with a silly prize or two for the nights big winners. While teens are indeed harder to please and to include in games than younger kids, it CAN be done, and casino games will do it. The more engaged they are, the less likely it is that your teenage gathering will spin out of control into activities you dont want occurring.