Best Casino Party Food Ideas to Serve
Planning a holiday party involves hundreds of decisions, but one of the most important choices you make is also one of the first: the theme. Sure, you could settle on “winter wonderland” or “ugly sweater” like everyone else, but if you really want to stand out from the holiday party crowd, consider something completely different, like bringing Vegas to your living room with a casino party.
Decorations for casino parties are easy: playing cards, dice, neon lights, and anything red and black. But the menu might be a little more challenging. After all, what is considered “casino food”? Las Vegas is full of world-class restaurants in virtually every cuisine imaginable and local casino restaurants can vary by region. Still, there are plenty of menu items that would fit right into a casino themed party. Here are some of the best:
Whether you opt for a casino-style buffet or trays of finger food, prime rib—the king of casino dining—can be the centerpiece of your casino party menu. Thick slices can be kept warm in buffet chafing dishes, or you can cut cooked prime rib into chunks and spear with a toothpick and garnish.
Mini baked potatoes
Baked potatoes are another staple at most casino buffets, but there’s no need to serve full-size baked russets. Try small “fingerling” potatoes instead, sliced open and stuffed with shredded cheese, a dash of sour cream, and a sprinkle of chives.
Popcorn shrimp are also popular at casino buffets, but they’re a little too greasy to accommodate game playing. For alternative shrimp option, try small cups of shrimp cocktail that are easy to eat while mingling or playing table games.
Slot machine fruit
Healthy food can be party food if the theme allows, and thankfully cherries, grapes, plums, and melons are a perfect nod to slot machines. Serve chilled, or lightly sprinkle with sugar for a little casino sparkle.
Dice cheese ball
This appetizer looks like it takes a lot of work but it’s actually quite easy to assemble: simply shape two pre-made cheese balls into cubes and use olive dots on each side to transform them into big, yummy dice.
To make another simple themed treat, bake a batch of brownies and cut into rectangles when cooled. Then press white chocolate chips (pointy-side down) into the brownies in various arrangements to resemble dominos.
When planning out your casino party menu, you can’t forget the drinks! Themed cocktails can include a Lady Luck (blue curacao, dry gin, orange juice), Poker Face (tequila, pineapple juice, triple sec, twist of lemon), Snake Eyes (apple martini), Wild Card (kamikaze shots), and Face Card (Malibu and pineapple juice).
Get inspired by Golden Acorn Casino’s Golden Grill
If you’re still not sure what to serve at your casino themed party, Golden Acorn Casino can help you get inspired. Our Golden Grill offers a huge variety of mouth-watering cuisine, from our famous prime rib specials to delectable appetizers, crisp salads, hearty soups, and much more. We’re only a few freeway exits down the I-8, so stop in today.