Author Chuck Palanhiuk once said, “Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night.” And it’s true – excitement is always in the air when you visit Vegas, which makes celebrations all the more fun, festive and exciting! 

There’s no denying the allure of Las Vegas as a backdrop for any type of celebration — the range of food, venues and fun will see to that. Whether you just got married, earned a degree or have a birthday coming up, you deserve to go all-out and celebrate in this little slice of paradise. 

Get the party going with these three deliciously entertaining and invigorating ideas: 
 

1. Experience the Entertainment

Are you hosting a reunion or pre-wedding party? Get everyone into a celebratory mood with a lively show that energizes the group right from the start. Snag tickets to see the latest headliners performing at venues like Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace, The Orleans, T-Mobile Arena and Brooklyn Bowl to party with your favorite performers. Try the Comedy Cellar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino or Cons of Comedy at Hooters Casino Hotel, which combines acrobatics and standup all with the backdrop of a maximum security prison. Is classic Vegas more your style? Check out an Elvis tribute show at Harrah's, Le Reve at Wynn, or the long-running Blue Man Group at Luxor.

2. Dine at Delicious Foodie Spots

What's a celebration without a feast? It just isn't the same without a little (or a lot of) indulgence, and the incredible culinary experiences in Vegas provide delicious fun to commemorate your festivities. For a large group, try a social sharing concept restaurant, such as Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan, or Cleo at SLS Las Vegas. Add some spice to your occasion at various hotspots in Chinatown just off the Strip — home to everything from fiery Szechuan fare at Chengdu Taste, to edgy fusion cuisine at Sparrow + Wolf to fresh, and rich flavors at Yui Edomae Sushi. 

If sumptuous Italian is better suited for your bash, consider stopping in for some house-made meatballs or authentic bruschetta at Grotto Ristorante in the Golden Nugget, or the pasta al pomodoro at Masso Osteria in Red Rock Resort. In the mood to try something totally new? Make a reservation for the tasting experience at Aureole, one of the world’s greatest wine restaurants inside the Mandalay Bay.

3. Explore the Attractions

Channel your celebration energy into some exhilarating and exciting activities along the Vegas Strip. Start your exploration by watching the mesmerizing and iconic Fountains of Bellagio before heading out to discover the fun that awaits — both on and off the Strip. 

Catch some thrills on the rides atop the Stratosphere, or by ziplining through the Fremont Street Experience. Take a fun, celebratory selfie or group photo at the Insta-ready Neon Museum, or explore Sigfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage. Don't leave without experiencing a little bit of Vegas's outdoor recreation, which includes everything from hiking at nearby Desert National Wildlife Refuge, to catching a different perspective of the city during an Adventure Balloon ride.

From the dazzling lights of the Strip to the stunning desert landscape beyond, there's always a way — or a reason — to celebrate in Las Vegas.