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What Happens in Vegas....

...doesn't always stay in Vegas, especially in my case since I'm about to tell you all about our night in "Vegas".

My husband is from Las Vegas so, naturally, a great many of our vacations have led us there. Lately, going to Vegas is all he talks about! ...but, living on the East Coast doesn't make that very easy. So, with a little help from my local iParty store, Vegas came to us!

Who needs Vegas? We've got it all right here:



Don't forget the sun and the swimsuits!
...and blue food coloring for the water.


above: for the pool
below: for the casino


strip poker or lover's gambling anyone? see below for details.



(Our bed was enclosed in this "cabana" with candles all around)

Looks fun, right? It was.

If you're still curious about how to do a Vegas Night, here's some options:

1. Fine Dining: splurge a little on a fancy home-cooked meal...don't forget dessert
2. Pool - check the $store or party store; put BLUE food coloring drops in the tub
3. Cocktails - Martinellis Sparkling Cider is our favorite; grocery store, $store, party store for umbrella toothpicks; wine glasses = $store
4. Casino/gambling:
*play strip poker - whoever loses the round, loses their clothes...one piece at a time! this link is semi-useful in teaching you how to play 5-card poker...it's really quite simple, but instructions always seem to complicate things!
*play 'lover's gambling': basically, poker minus the money. Establish some reward for whoever wins (our was a 15 minute massage). Play with pennies, poker chips, m&ms, etc.)
*Put up Christmas lights in your "casino" area for the bright lights of Vegas
5. Cabana/Suite - Get some white sheets, use tall lamps, or whatever to make yourself a cabana. Use lots of tealights (be sure to put a square of wax paper under each one)!
6. Theatre/Shows:
* I suggest one with a Vegas theme. Here are some examples:
- 21
- What Happens in Vegas
- Oceans 11, Oceans 12, Oceans 13 (ooh..i like them all!)
- Lucky You - with Drew Barrymore
- Vegas Vacation - 1997
- Rat Race - 2001
- Honeymoon in Vegas - 1992
6. Other husband-approved options: pole dancing, lap dance.... If you dare. I did not.

How much did all this cost me? Including the food, about $20. Now, before you go runnning to the store, be sure to ask friends to borrow items (movies, beach stuff, props. etc)! A few bucks here and there really add up!

And that's it. No gambling to it...you're guarenteed to hit the jackpot on Vegas Night!


Janssen said...

This is so clever! As a Vegas girl myself, this makes homesick :)

Maureen said...

Stopping by your page from the blog party. Thanks for having stopped by my blog earlier. I love your ideas and will definitely be using some of them in the future.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Cher this is so much fun. I want to do this like this weekend! (I don't know how well gambling and conference go together) But this is great! I'll definitely hop on your blog to get great date ideas!
-Brittany Thompson (I don't remember my blog username so I have to always log inot my blog to make a comment like this)

The Rambler said...

What a great idea!!

Thank you for visiting me on my SITS day! :)

xoxo~Rambler @ My Rambling Thoughts

Papier Creatif said...


You went all out on your Vegas Night idea! It's great -- I laughed at the *pool* idea! Too funny!


SITS Sistah,


Anonymous said...

What a FUN idea!

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Anonymous said...

I tried this one out over the weekend and it was a blast! We have been trying for baby #2 for a few months now, so I'm trying to stir things up!

Shawna Bates said...

This is so fun!! My family loves to do things like this...!!

{amy k.} said...

Looks like lots of fun! I love all of these ideas!! And have enjoyed looking around this blog, thank you for sharing! I look forward to more!

Clint and Gillian said...

This one looks like so much fun! I am so going to try it soon with my husband! :)

Nathalie C said...

OMGOODNESS! I LOVE THIS IDEA! I was expecting a budget friendly guide to Vegas, but I love this more!