Best 4th of July Party Ideas

The 4th of July is a significant day in American history and it’s important that we celebrate accordingly. Keep reading for some of our favorite 4th of July party ideas so you can celebrate our country’s freedom and independence in style! 

A Relaxing Picnic

Parties for the 4th of July don’t necessarily have to revolve around barbecuing in the backyard. If you want to be outdoors without having to deal with the stress of barbecuing, then organize a picnic. It doesn’t matter where you host it, picnics can lead to casual and fun 4th of July party experiences.

Pool Party

Do you have a pool in your backyard or access to a community pool? Then why not throw your 4th of July party there? A pool party provides the opportunity for your guests to enjoy the outdoors while also staying cool in the water. You could also have the event catered or barbecue if that’s an available option for you!

Karaoke Night

Karaoke sessions can be a total blast regardless of the time of the year. They can be particularly fun on Independence Day. If you want to have the time of your life on the 4th of July, you should reserve a room at a karaoke bar or rent a karaoke machine for your home or event space. To keep the evening on theme, make everyone sing their favorite patriotic songs, whether it’s God Bless the USA or their favorite country song.

A karaoke party is sure to be a blast for everyone involved so don’t wait to plan yours! 

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What Kind of Invitation Should I Use?

The invitation you send to your guests will set the tone of an entire event. If you choose a handwritten invite then your guests will feel the personal touch of your gathering, while an electronic invite will give it more of a laid back and casual feel.


Handwritten invitations provide an intimate and personal touch to any gathering that you host. They are perfect for small gatherings, usually where the guest list is under 50 guests. Events where a handwritten invitation would be appropriate include luncheons, small dinner parties or banquets.


Whether you choose a Facebook invitation, an email invitation or an e-vite, electronic invitations are a great and easy way to invite friends and family to informal gatherings. You could use this option for a last minute backyard barbecue or beach day so that everyone has the necessary information delivered with a convenient platform. These types of invitations make updates easier as well.


Certain occasions require more formal invitations. For instance, you wouldn’t send an email invitation or a Facebook invite to your wedding. Instead, you’ll want to go the distance and spend a little extra so that your guests get the proper welcome to your unforgettable event. 

While the invitations are important and they set the tone of your event, the most important part is obviously the event itself. For help planning the most memorable event of the year, contact the #1 party planning company in the Northeast. At Casinos by M&M we can offer you years of experience in party planning and professional service from every angle. Contact our company today for more information about how we can help you host the party of the century!

Summer Solstice!

The first day of summer has passed and the opportunities for celebrating are endless! Summer weather is a great time to enjoy the outdoors so why not take advantage and host a beautiful summer solstice party to honor the changing of the seasons and get together with everyone you care about?

Keep reading for tips to celebrate the best season of the year in style!


If you live in or near New York City then take advantage by throwing your summer solstice party in Central Park. If this is not an option for you, then find a local park by your house where you can recreate a similar atmosphere. 


Summertime means summer food. One of the most iconic summer meals includes all things barbecue. 

Your menu could include:

  • Grilled corn
  • Burgers 
  • Hot dogs
  • Watermelon
  • Pasta salad
  • Veggie tray


For the adults at the party, it will probably be entertaining enough to just stand outside and enjoy the warm weather, but this won’t be the case for the kids. You don’t need to do anything extravagant like ordering a bounce house, but having an idea of some games they could play will save you a lot of trouble!

Kids games:

  • Tag
  • Water balloon toss
  • Twister
  • Capture the flag
  • Monkey in the middle

No matter the route you take to celebrate the beginning of summer, it’s sure to be a blast with the right people around you! 

How to Host a Corporate Picnic

Hosting a corporate gathering of any kind can be difficult given that you want your employees to have fun without crossing the line of professionalism. We’ve created a guide to help you plan the perfect corporate picnic so that your employees can enjoy some much needed time outside of the office.


Since it’s summer, try taking advantage of the warm weather and the many parks available to you in New York. A corporate picnic is a perfect way to do this while encouraging your employees to relax.

Invite List

Obviously, you’ll be inviting all of your employees to this event, but if you work for a family friendly company then you might want to consider inviting the kids as well. This is one way for coworkers to get to know each other a little better, which hopefully strengthens their bonds at work.

If you are inviting kids to this picnic then make sure to have pre-planned activities to keep them occupied.

Some kid-friendly activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Bounce house
  • Water balloon toss


There are a few different routes you could take with the food you’re serving. Since it is a picnic you could go with the classic hot dog and hamburger options or you could make it a little bit more exciting with catered food from a popular local restaurant.

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Party Menu for Vegetarians

It can be difficult to plan a party menu for all of your guests to enjoy, but it gets even harder when you have to take into consideration everyone’s food restrictions and preferences. Make your life a little bit easier by making these fan favorite dishes that are also vegetarian!

Veggie Nachos

This is a super simple recipe that will be amongst vegetarians and meat eaters alike! Just take some tortilla chips and lay them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle some chopped red onion, garlic, zucchini, and corn. Top it off with a layer of Mexican blend cheese and pop it in the oven. Once the cheese has had a chance to melt, pull it out and finish the dish off with some diced avocado and tomato and some queso fresco crumbles!

Avocado Fries

This choice combines the buttery richness of avocado with the crispness of a french fry. Make sure to cut your avocados into small wedges, then dredge them in flour, then egg whites then breadcrumbs. Place the coated wedges on a baking sheet and broil them until they a crispy and golden brown.

Baked Mozzarella Bites

Who doesn’t love ooey gooey melted cheese? To make this delicious snack, cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces then dip in egg and dredge in panko breadcrumbs. Bake at 425 degrees for 3 minutes or until the cheese is softened and warm.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is another recipe that everyone will love no matter what their food choices or preferences are! Combine sour cream, pepper, garlic, artichoke hearts, spinach, and cream cheese in a bowl. Add mozzarella and parmesan and mix it well. Then spoon it into a baking dish and top it off with the remaining mixture of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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Top Casino Games to Play at Your Party

No casino themed party would be complete without a few casino games, and anyways, who doesn’t love to gamble a little bit? Some of the most popular casino games in Las Vegas also make great party games, some of the best ones include:

  • Blackjack. The main objective of this game is to beat the dealer by having a hand that’s higher than the dealers. It’s a classic Las Vegas casino game and is sure to be a hit at your party!
  • Roulette. The ultimate game of chance! This is such a classic and fun casino game.
  • Poker. Enjoy a night of feeling like a professional poker player! The stakes are much lower obviously, but it’s still fun for everyone!
  • Slot Machines. This is a great game for anyone who doesn’t love card games but still wants to partake in the casino fun!

How We Can Help

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Summer Birthday Party Themes

Summer birthdays can be a challenge to coordinate because many of your guests are planning a vacation of their own, but these party themes will make them think twice before they leave the country during your birthday!


During summer, everyone is dreaming of the next tropical vacation they’re going to take so why not bring the tropics to New York? Turn your backyard into a tropical oasis and serve fresh and fruity alcoholic drinks to your guests to make them feel like they’ve escaped the city for a bit.


There’s nothing sweeter than an outdoor picnic in the summertime so why not turn it into a birthday party? No matter where you live in the tristate area, there is sure to be a quaint park where you can spread out your gingham table cloth on the ground or on a table and set up a beautiful picnic spread for you and all of your guests.


Summer is also a great time for camping and other outdoor excursions. Use this as inspiration for your next birthday party theme. Have a s’mores bar as a dessert station where guests can build their own smores with a variety of ingredients and a campfire. Instruct your guests to come wearing their best camping gear including flannel shirts and hiking boots, and maybe even plan a brief hike for before dinner!


This theme is a home run! Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? Bring some of the competitive spirit to your summer birthday party this year by splitting your guests into two different teams and have them play a fun little scrimmage. After the game, barbecue some hot dogs and set up a toppings bar. Once dinner is finished, turn the hot dog bar into an ice cream sundae bar!

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Summer Barbecue Tips

Summer is finally nearing us which means we’ll be spending more and more time outside, so use this as an opportunity to enjoy time with family, friends, and neighbors.

We’ve compiled a few tips to help you plan the perfect summer barbecue, keep reading for more tips!



Fruit and vegetable tray


Beer Mac n Cheese


Pasta Salad

Shrimp Skewers




Ice cream sundaes

Keep It Going

Don’t let the party stop just because the sun has set! Hang up some cute string lights around your yard and set up a backyard fireplace or fire pit for some added light. This is also a great time to bring out the desserts and make some smores!

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Avengers Watch Party

The long-awaited Avengers: Endgame is almost here (it premieres April 25th for those who don’t know). But a month or so after the movie leaves the theaters, it will be on DVD and ready to be shown at all of your watch parties! No watch party is complete, of course, without a theme or a menu so we’ve compiled some helpful tips and tricks so you can throw the ultimate Avengers watch party!


Who doesn’t love a good costume party? Have all of your guests come dressed as their favorite Avengers character, or you could make it even more interesting and have you guests come dressed as their favorite heroes whether Marvel or DC and have a contest at the end of the night!


Popcorn is an obvious choice for any kind of movie event that you host, but not everyone loves popcorn so it’s always good to add some variety to the snack table. Try adding an assortment of cookies and candy or a plate of nachos or cheese fries! Take this night as an opportunity to try something new with your movie night, it’s okay to stray from traditional movie theater snacks, have some fun with it!


The movie is, of course, the largest point of entertainment for the night, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Like we said before, you could incorporate a costume contest into your night of fun, or a game of bingo that truly tests how well your guests were paying attention to the film! You could also go the more adult route and incorporate a drinking game into the movie. Check out this website for drinking games you can play during every Marvel film!

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Earth Day Party

Every April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is supposed to be a celebration of our planet and everything it does for us as well as a reminder to us all that Earth’s resources are limited, and as long as we keep taking from our planet without giving anything back, we could be without a planet in the near future. This is a great opportunity for everyone to remember everything that they love about nature, even our local parks could be affected by our treatment of the planet.

We’ve compiled a few tips and ideas for throwing an awesome Earth Day celebration, so give it a look while planning your party, on Earth Day or any other day of the year!


A simple reduce, reuse, recycle project is a great idea for a craft, especially for kids! You could easily take an old jar or can and turn it into a small planter for something of your choosing; potentially flowers or even herbs so that you can have the added benefit of growing something you can eat!


A really popular idea for Earth Day is planting a tree in your neighborhood or at a local park. Trees naturally absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into our atmosphere making them critical for our comfort and survival in this world. However, we cut a lot of trees down so that we can build on the land, or we use them to make paper products which greatly reduces their effect on our planet.

Food and Drinks

Serve all drinks in reusable water bottles to keep with our Earth day theme, whether you’re serving water, juice, or cocktails! You could even garnish the drinks with mint or basil from someone’s home-grown plant.

For food, try to keep it as natural as possible. Make a veggie pizza and use someone’s home-grown vegetables, or make smoothies for everyone with fresh fruits. Have some fun with it, make it bright and colorful and most importantly centered around the Earth!

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