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Hi everyone! I'm looking for some ideas for the summer. I wanted to do something special with my residents and I have been raising extra money. A few of our residents voiced that they would enjoy going to a casino but we don't have enough money for that so I thought about having a casino day here. I purchased a table that has blackjack, craps, and roulette. I'm just not sure how to go about doing all of this. I brought it up at our management meeting and everyone liked the idea but didn't offer any other suggestions. Any ideas?

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Hello to All !! Just know this , before you even get started setting the games up and picking the day for this Activity , YOU must ask for the appropriate amount of help from your Colleagues. This Activity , when done the right way , will wipe you out , exhaust ya ! I tried to do it all myself one year and it was not pretty , the next time I did it I had help, and the Staff had fun too ! Just a suggestion.... Good Luck !!!! BartMan in Tally ;o)

 

quote name='Tinki' date='Apr 8 2008, 07:51 AM' post='9228']

Maybe this website can help you get ideas

 

http://www.party411.com/theme119.html

 

Karen

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Definitely get some help!

This is great for a large company to come in and be the dealers, serve food, and help people. One year, we had Chase Bank come and this year we are having ExxonMobile. That way, you can spend your time chasing after things that everyone forgets about and taking pictures.

 

For decorations, I bought some posterboards (cheap!) and black and red construction paper and cut out numbers and suits to make large playing cards. Then, I put a few of them together to make a good hand and posted them on the wall.

 

We also had a horse racing game-- very easy to make and a prize wheel that I made for free. I used small gifts like soap and keychains for those prizes.

 

We asked a local VFW for playing cards and poker chips-- they let us borrow them for the day. In fact, they let us borrow all of their tables and games for the day.

 

The Bank donated food and lots of prizes to win. The residents turned in their winnings in exchange for tickets to be used in the drawings for prizes.

 

I had 40 volunteers and about 175 residents who played. It was a huge party and a great success! I wish you luck!

Just remember, don't sign yourself up to help run a table or do food -- nothing specific. Be there to help others! Take over their table when they need to go to the bathroom, or to get food. Or make sure the volunteers/dealers have something to drink and are comfortable, because they may not be able to leave their station!

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How do you go about asking people like the bank to donate prizes or food when you do big things like that. because when i do big things i can get wal-mart to donate a cake or cookies and i and the facility have to pay for the rest and i am the one doing it all from decorating to serving the food. so what do you say to the bank and your volunteers to where they will help you out?

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How do you go about asking people like the bank to donate prizes or food when you do big things like that. because when i do big things i can get wal-mart to donate a cake or cookies and i and the facility have to pay for the rest and i am the one doing it all from decorating to serving the food. so what do you say to the bank and your volunteers to where they will help you out?

 

 

 

Well, the prizes I still have to figure out. I'm not doing this until July....and I know that is going to be here before I know it! But as for volunteers....I work in a small facility. Our total bed capacity is 64. I am also the only one here in activities. The good thing is when we have big events going on we all usually pitch in and help out. All the way from the administrator to housekeeping. I have some different ideas for prizes which are...using pennies, using prizes other than money such as pizzas (donated from local pizza shops), dinners, etc. Anybody has any other ideas let me know.....I also thought about the whole play money thing.....Just throwing around ideas for now....

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Definitely get some help!

This is great for a large company to come in and be the dealers, serve food, and help people. One year, we had Chase Bank come and this year we are having ExxonMobile. That way, you can spend your time chasing after things that everyone forgets about and taking pictures.

 

For decorations, I bought some posterboards (cheap!) and black and red construction paper and cut out numbers and suits to make large playing cards. Then, I put a few of them together to make a good hand and posted them on the wall.

 

We also had a horse racing game-- very easy to make and a prize wheel that I made for free. I used small gifts like soap and keychains for those prizes.

 

We asked a local VFW for playing cards and poker chips-- they let us borrow them for the day. In fact, they let us borrow all of their tables and games for the day.

 

The Bank donated food and lots of prizes to win. The residents turned in their winnings in exchange for tickets to be used in the drawings for prizes.

 

I had 40 volunteers and about 175 residents who played. It was a huge party and a great success! I wish you luck!

Just remember, don't sign yourself up to help run a table or do food -- nothing specific. Be there to help others! Take over their table when they need to go to the bathroom, or to get food. Or make sure the volunteers/dealers have something to drink and are comfortable, because they may not be able to leave their station!

 

 

Heavenstar,

 

How do you make the horse racing game? You gave me some great ideas!!! Thanks!

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Heavenstar,

 

How do you make the horse racing game? You gave me some great ideas!!! Thanks!

 

It is super easy. You can make it on a poster board if you want, or you can make it bigger.

 

You will need 6 horses-- think Barbie sized horses.

 

On the poster board-- make 6 columns going the long length of the board

Then horizontally, make at least 9 rows. The bottom row is where the horses start, the last row is the winners' circle.

Make the boxes large enough to hold the horses

 

Decorate the winner's circle with flowers, green coloring for grass, etc. Write "winner's Circle" on it.

 

Have the resident pick a horse (you may want to put a number on the horse if it makes it easier or if you have similar colored horses.)

Have the residents take turns rolling a die. There horse moves that many spaces toward the winner's circle.

The first one to reach the end wins.

 

I found a picture that I used to copy the design. It is the same game only using race cars.

http://www.jacksgames.com/roadrally.html

 

Have fun!

PS- It took me less than an hour to completely finish this project-- and I painted and used lots of glitter. It would be even faster if you just printed pictures and glued them on the board!

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