Interested in throwing a lottery theme party? Follow these steps to creating a memorable event.
Invitations: For a truly unique invitation idea, check out bluewhaleinvitations.com. There you will find Scratch Off Lottery Ticket party invitations that can be customized with your information. Of course, every guest is a winner, and the prize is an invitation to your party. Or, if you'd like to send a save the date card rather than just a typical invitation, visit myweddingreceptionideas.com. They provide magnetic lottery save the date cards, with scratch off hearts revealing the date of your big day.
Decorations: For your lottery party, include decorations that stick with a "lucky" or "game" theme. Possibilities include pots of gold (with or without leprechauns and rainbows), casino machines (such as slots or roulette, or even a poker table), shamrocks, four leaf clovers, and fortune cookies. Many of these can be found at your local party store or online at orientaltrading.com.
If your party includes formal sitting, lottery ticket place cards (with the lottery ticket inside) combines both your place card and party favor in one.
Food: The desserts at your party can stick with the lottery theme. If you do a Google image search for "lottery cake", you will be provided with a number of ideas, among them cakes with fake barcodes or slot machines. You may wish to bring a picture of the cake to the bakery at your local grocery store and ask them to recreate it for you. For individual desserts, go to mamamin.wordpress.com for lottery cupcake ideas. This is a great option if you'd like to offer guests a number of flavors.
Party favors: Of course giving guests lottery tickets in custom ticket holders or envelopes is the ultimate favor. There are many style choices for lottery favors, from elaborate to simple and colorful. Whether the ticket is contained in an elegant envelope closed with a ribbon or a zebra striped ticket holder, guests are sure to remember the wonderful time they had. You may also want to include another fun favor such as a delicious chocolate lottery ticket favor that they can take home and enjoy. You can even have them wrapped with personalized satin ribbon.