How the World’s Most Famous Casinos Decorate for Guests

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, Las Vegas

When you decorate for an event, it’s easy to think “bigger,” “better,” and “bolder,” but that’s not always what the professionals desire. There are two sides to event decorating at the world’s top casinos – splendor balanced with elegance.

The new restaurant  Nobu, in partnership with Caesar’s Palace, in Las Vegas, has recently opened, and they have performed some major remodeling to make their dining and private event spaces feel intimate. David Rockwell, of the Rockwell group, who designed Nobu’s spaces, says that “You’ve got a 340-seat restaurant that feels like a series of intimate, semi-private rooms,” and the idea is that the area resonates intimacy. In partnership with Caesar’s Palace, Nobu’s cozier atmosphere is the perfect pair to Caesar’s opulence.

Recreate Nobu’s style at your event

To recreate the intimate table settings, even on a budget, fabric and lighting is essential. Private parties are catered to using screens and carefully draping fabrics and setting lights. Use paper lantern lights to create personal ambiance for each table at your event; large white paper lanterns can provide the perfect effect.

Make sure your guests know they are VIP’s with the right backdrops and use muted fabrics around the seating area to set off their special location. Personalized mint tins for favors at each place setting are reminders of your special event that your guests can take home with them (and use during the party)! After all, what says “Vegas” more than personal attention and exclusive glamour?

A coffee party like the Bellagio Barista for your next company event

The Bellagio Las Vegas has a special private room for events featuring premium espresso. This may seem like the last thing you’d expect from a swank Vegas experience, but high end doesn’t always have to mean gold, glitz, and glamour; in this case, the quality and glamour is implicit in the surroundings.   This is perfect for a corporate event or company party, because it is memorable and functional.

Bellagio Barista

You can recreate the look of the Bellagio by draping our Silver Liquid Metallic Fabric from the ceiling. Cover your chairs with Black Stretch Fabric Chair covers, use our black napkins and have guests use elegant personalized Noir Mugs to compliment beverages in sparkling glassware.

Make it a high-end circus – not just for kids!

The Le Cirque restaurant at the Bellagio offers a different sort of private event experience for casino guests. Using items from our birthday store, you too can bring the vigorous and exciting vibe of the The Cirque to your birthday party, after-prom,  retirement party, or other events. Create one-of-a-kind personalized candy jars to give as favors at your Le Cirque event, use gossamer fabric to stream from the ceiling or drape your chairs in orange to give the look and feel of the big top in a unique way, creating an event to remember!

decorating fabrics

Ladies Night Out – Your Marilyn Monroe Party

Ladies, it’s time to break away from your weekly routine for a glamorous night out! Whether you are celebrating a special occasion with your girlfriends, or searching for a fun ladies night out theme, a Marilyn Monroe party is the ticket! The Marilyn Monroe party supplies are perfect for this blonde bombshell iconic theme.

When you send out invitations, choose a glitzy design like the black and silver personalized Hollywood star invitation. An entertaining approach to get everyone involved in the theme is to suggest that each lady dress up in their best interpretation of Marilyn Monroe. Have the ladies nominate the best Marilyn look-a-likes and give the top three ladies a special prize, such as the Marilyn Monroe bath suit notebook.

Fashion a dramatic background for your venue by hanging sets of black metallic foil party curtains, or use a set of foil curtains to hang in a doorway as the entrance to your party area. Choose either the Marilyn red dress personalized banner or the Marilyn white dress personalized banner to announce your party and set the tone. Form a proper walkway for your famous guests with a red carpet aisle runner and the Hollywood rope scene setter to pave the way.

Select from four beautiful Marilyn Monroe standees and place one near the entrance to the party, use another one as a focal point in your decorating scheme, and then place the other two around the room to take pictures with the star of the evening with her starlets. Glam up the walls with amazing Marilyn Monroe canvases to highlight her different poses. Bring some life to the chairs by tying a red feather boa to adorn the back of each guest’s chair, providing each lady with a boa to enjoy for the evening and take home with her when the evening comes to an end.

Make your tables sparkle by covering them with black liquid metallic fabric. Design gorgeous centerpieces using a combination of materials. Start with the reflecting mirror centerpiece, and then add the rose topiary centerpiece in the middle, accent the mirror by placing red, black, and silver dots confetti on the glass, along with several tea lights. As a final touch, drape pearl beads on the glass around the topiary. Red lipstick is Marilyn’s signature color, so pull that in to your tables with the classic red plastic kit-n-kaboodle table setting.

Party Favors
Don’t send your guests away empty handed, fill silver drawstring bags with Marilyn Monroe favors: mint tins, playing cards, and personalized chocolate candy bars.

Cinco de Mayo – Fiesta Favors & Decorations

Set Cinco de Mayo tables with functional tableware and decorations that will make fantastic fiesta party favors and door prizes, too. Here are a few ways to get double the ping for the peso with Cinco de Mayo party supplies.

Tableware. Serve up cold cocktails in salt-rimmed cactus margarita glasses set on personalized coasters that match your La Fiesta banners or Festive Cactus Cinco de Mayo tableware kits.

Edibles. Similarly, you can deck tables with sweet treats, such as personalized chocolate lollipops or mint tins, which match your preferred Cinco de Mayo fiesta theme design (and provide a sweet foil to spicy fiesta food!). Create edible table bouquets by arranging lollipops in festive vases.

Candles. Use the fiesta candle set of four colorful, iconic shapes, our adorable margarita candles, or custom candle favors for the fiesta party as personal decorative and lighting additions to each table setting.

Wearables. Tie a sombrero to the back of each chair. Later, as folks naturally gravitate to putting them on, take photos with them under a personalized Fiesta arch (shown above right) or one of your festive Cinco de Mayo banners. Wrap chili pepper bracelets around napkin-bundled utensils.

Other. Place maracas with taller decorations, such as the cactus piñata, in centerpiece arrangements. Use chili pepper photo balloon holders for Del Sol mylar balloons or placecards at the fiesta party — they will make cute recipe card holders at home in the kitchen afterward.

Take a virtual stroll around the Cinco de Mayo party supplies store for more fiesta decoration and favor ideas.

How to Take a Graduation Party Outside

If you are planning a graduation party this spring, you may be considering taking it outdoors for the soft, relatively bug-free weather and a decorating canvas of large green spaces. In that case, you’ll need to be on the lookout for decorations that will hold up in a bit of wind and – dare we say it? – perhaps a bit of moisture as well.

Corex, vinyl and foil are going to be your friends for this project. Think: pennants, bunting and fringe.

Start by selecting a color scheme for the event. School colors are fine, but not the only choice here. Depending on the party date, level of formality, etc., you might also go with bright primary colors, patriotic colors, or a combo that emphasizes gold or silver. To really explore the range of options, you’ll want to peek at Float Decorations, Carnival Theme Decorations or other Special Party Events supplies also.


  • Surprise your grad with a durable, personalized yard sign to mark the site and the occasion, in the same colors as your outdoor party decorations.
  • Hang a big banner over the entrance to the party.

  • Use a few weighted mylar balloons, which will hold up better than latex. Our blue, gold or Silver 2010 Mylar Balloons are show-stoppers at a full 40 inches in height!

  • Select graduation favors that won’t fly away in the slightest of breeze (or melt in the mist). May we suggest mint tins, bubbles or cell phone charms.

  • Encourage active memory-making by supplying disposable cameras to each table, or by providing cups of permanent markers and white or light-colored tee shirts as autograph canvases.

  • Our Graduation Party catalog has pages and pages of ideas for the 2010 grad party. Visit soon!

    A First Communion is a Joyous Celebration

    Is your household celebrating a First Communion this spring? If so, we want you to know that ShindigZ has introduced new items to its catalog of First Communion party supplies.

    The Joyous Celebration Party Kit features a muted prismatic pastel design bordered with a filigree pattern. This kit, as is true of all of our “Kit-N-Kaboodle” combos, is a complete party kit for 8 people. The Basic kit comes with a table cover, curling ribbons, pearlescent latex balloons and all the tableware you need. Best of all, it can save you up to 40% over purchasing decorations and tableware items separately. Upgrade to the Deluxe Joyous Celebration Kit-N-Kaboodle to add streamers, candles, an Attach N’ Go Banner you can personalize, and a big 18” matching mylar balloon that would look great in a balloon centerpiece.


  • Decorate a beautiful First Communion Cake with the new Cross Keepsake Box Deco Set. The plastic cross is a keepsake box that comes with stickers for decorating.
  • Embellish centerpieces and tables with yellow, gold or silver party beads and inspirational confetti.

  • Personalize our First Communion photo frames and mint tins in pink or blue, or indulge in Brownstone Cookies in a customized Photo Cookie Tin.

  • ShindigZ is working hard to become your place for First Communion party supplies. Stop in soon to check out all that’s new for your First Communion celebration!


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