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Theme Party Ideas - Toga Party Ideas

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Whether you are planning a Toga party of the "Animal House" variety or of the classical "Julius Caesar" variety, the following ideas will work well. This theme is a terrific choice for any occasion - birthday bash, anniversary, Bar Mitzvah, New Year's Eve or even a reunion. This is also a great theme for kids and teens (minus any alcoholic beverages). The tone of the party is entirely up to you! For starters, ask all of your guests to come dressed up. They can dress in anything from a simple toga, to something more elaborate . . .a Roman slave, or a figure of Greek mythology (Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Hercules, Helen of Troy, etc.). Decorate your party location primarily in white and gold. Use gold spray paint to cover anything that isn't breathing or living for a very dramatic effect!


If you want to send the message that this toga party is for the crazy and light-hearted, then attach a note to a pair of Sunglasses inviting your fellow partiers to a Greek bash they won't soon forget!

Toga Party Decorating

Here are a few tips for pulling together a spectacular look that will transport your guests to ancient Greece:

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Decorate your party area primarily in white and gold. Use gold spray paint to cover anything that isn't breathing or living for a very dramatic effect!

Think mood lighting - candles, candles, and more Candles. As long as there are no small children around fill tables with various sized candles and keep them lit throughout the evening. Floating candles look absolutely lovely. Place a glass bowl, or several different sized wineglasses filled with water on a mirror. Add small candles, and enjoy the romantic effect they produce.

Purchase several GOLD LAUREL WREATH crowns. Wear one for the evening to complement your outfit, and use a couple in your decorating. They look terrific on buffet tables. If your budget will allow get enough for all your guests as an authentic favor! 

Grapevines, oil-burning lamps, and Ivy Vine Garland  will add an instant Greek feel to the room!

Place an Ivy Vine Garland down the center of a table as a runner or make a simple leaf garland runner by cutting a piece of gold wired organza ribbon the length you want the runner to be. Spray paint some leaves gold (back and front sides), let dry, then staple to the ribbon, overlapping the leaves as you staple them on. Place the garland down the center of your table and add some LED Tea Lights for a romantic look.

Use a 8' long Pothos Garland Green to add a touch of elegance to your event.

Transforming your party room to fit your theme is quick, easy, and inexpensive when you use Patterned Corr Paper 4' Ivy 25' Roll! Each roll of this ivy paper is 4' x 50'. Printed on one side.

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Transforming your party room to fit your theme is quick, easy, and inexpensive when you use this patterned paper! Each roll of this Patterned Flat Paper 4' Ivy 50' Roll. Printed on one side.

Transform any drab venue with gossamer. If you are decorating a large area, or want to make any area look more intimate and festive, drape and swag white or gold Gossamer across ceilings, walls, and the edges of table skirting. Twist two colors together for a stunning look. The gossamer drapes so beautifully, that if your room is softly lit, it will have an ethereal glow - just the right look for a night of dreams, hopes, and high drama!

Never underestimate the power of decorating with Balloons, as they can transform any size room into a cozy space in minutes at a very low cost. Balloon Decorating Tips. You can float hundreds of helium filled white & gold balloons on the ceiling. Also scatter air filled balloons on the dance floor.  To save money, inflate hundreds of balloons with air rather than helium, tie a 6-8 foot piece of Curling Ribbon to the end of each balloon. Using scotch tape, masking tape, or straight pins, hang balloons down from the ceiling so they hang at different lengths. Curl the loose end of the ribbon with scissors.

Table Decorations:

Use a gold paint pen (available at craft and art supply stores) to draw random Roman numerals or the Grecian block pattern on the handles of white plastic cutlery. Tie the plastic flatware together with gold ribbon - big impact at a little price!

Drape Gold Ivy Garland  along the edges of all your tables. This will add an easy and authentic Greek feel to your party room!

If you are using a white tablecloth, why not decorate it with fabric paint? The same concept will also work with a White Plastic Tablecover. Paint large golden swirls, a Grecian block pattern, or Roman numerals (in the appropriate number if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary). As an alternative, stamp a fancy design with a pre-cut sponge or attach ribbon in a Grecian pattern.

Use Beer Mug Candles as centerpieces.

Toga Party Favors

Rather than waiting until your guests are making their exit to give them a party favor, some favors can be given during the party, which will add color and fun! The following favors should appeal to most ages:

Either use a Polaroid camera to send a picture home with your guests, or mail souvenir photos at a later date. Take lots of pictures at the party, or leave disposable cameras (spray paint them gold for an elegant touch) on tables and encourage guests to use them throughout the evening. You'll have plenty of warm memories captured to pass along to your appreciative friends.

Give out Sunglasses to add to this craziness!

Think glow in the dark, especially for an "Animal House" party! Check out glow in the dark Bracelets and Necklaces. Not only do the children love them, but adults do too! We've seen the necklaces worn in some pretty creative places on the body.

Toga Party Activities

If you want your party to have a formal elegant tone, hire a harpist to play during the mingling and dining portion of your party. Tyres and panpipes are other instruments that would provide appropriate entertainment. For dancing, go with fun dance music provided by a DJ or your own stereo!

Here are more activity ideas for your Greek party:

A costume contest is a terrific idea for a Toga Party. Award prizes for "best costume", "most authentic", "best accessories", "most likely to become a Roman goddess", etc.

Prepare a trivia quiz filled with information about Greek mythology and Roman customs and traditions - a great way to entertain and educate your guests!

Play a fun game of "bobbing for olives" (or grapes)! Use individual wide-mouth glasses or bowls - one per player - filled with either martinis or sparkling water. Let each player bob for the olive using only his or her mouth. Use a stopwatch and time players one at a time. Good for lots of laughs!

Create a backdrop for "official" Toga Party photos. Whether your backdrop is as simple as a stunning metallic curtain or a column decorated with hanging vines, reserve a place where everyone can have a special souvenir photo taken. This is a night they will want to remember forever!

Toga Party Food & Cake Ideas

Here are some suggestions for Toga Party munchies:

Use large platters (purchase inexpensive platters - even disposable foil will work) and spray paint them gold. Fill them with fresh chunks of cheese in a variety of colors, huge bunches of grapes still on the vine, fruits, dates, figs and nuts, and big whole loaves of bread in varying sizes.

For heartier fare, serve chicken with figs, a phyllo spinach tart, and garlicky olives. Cover the platters with Ivy Vines.

Serve robust wine from a terra cotta urn or golden pitchers.

If an "Animal House" atmosphere is more to your taste, serve lots of finger food, chips, beer nuts, etc. - and have a couple of kegs of beer on hand!



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