You’re on your way to enjoying a fantastic Toga Party.
When In Rome
The Ancient Romans and Greeks were known for having extravagant, wild, and crazy
parties. With the wine flowing and the dancing never stopping, nobody could out party them.
College students, inspired by the Romans and Greeks, set out to replicate their blowout bashes,
and started having toga parties of their own. After the popular film Animal House,
toga parties have been a favorite of college students around the United States. Whether you’re
going with the classic ancient theme or the fraternity theme, a toga party is the perfect choice.
Get planning your very own toga party with the help of Gig Salad.
Toga, Toga, Toga!
Set the tone of your toga party with eye catching invitations. Do it like the Greeks and use a scroll as your
invitation. Tie it with a ribbon or have a pair of sunglasses securing it together if your going
with the Animal House theme. Surprise your guests, and have the invitations hand
delivered by a singing telegram
dressed as an Ancient Greek or Roman. Whatever idea you use for your invitations, make sure
your guests know if your theme is classic Greece or Rome or if it is more of a frat party theme
so they can dress appropriately. The attire was pretty simple and basically the same for boys
and girls. Your guests can use bed sheets or get special fabric and simply drape it around them
and secure it with corded rope or some type of gold ribbon. Accessorize your toga with gold or
leather sandals, a wreath on your head, and some gold jewelry and you’re good to go.
Glorify your Room the Greek Way
Party decor for a toga
party is pretty simple. Use white and gold as your color scheme, spray painting gold on
anything from candle holders to platters. Fill your space with a ton of greenery, draping ivy and
fake grapevines from the ceilings and around tables. Use a ton of candles to set the mood.
Fill wine glasses with water and put floating candles in them for a nice touch. If you want you
party to be extremely authentic, have a large mural or backdrop of the Mediterranean on a wall that looks like you
are overlooking the sea. Finally, you can build or rent props such as cardboard, paper mache, or plastic columns or statues.
Get the Party Started!
The best part of a party is the entertainment so give your guests some fun and games
they’ll love! For starters, hire a band to get the party started. An alternative, classic rock, cover, karaoke,
party, rock, top 40, or tribute band would all be perfect bands to get the party goers’ toes tapping. An
event DJ is a perfect way
to get a blend of all your guests’ favorite music. If you are hosting a more low key party, try
hiring a harpist for some soft
background music. Next, make sure you have a variety of games to play in between dancing.
Ancient Greek mythology or Roman trivia is a fun game. Along with that, if you are going for
the Animal House theme, flip cup is a crowd favorite. Also, do not forget to have
a costume contest and prizes for the winners. Finally, have an impersonator dressed as Julius
Caesar or Bluto make an appearance at your party.
Satisfy your Ancient Appetite
The Ancient Greeks and Romans loved healthy food and lots of wine! The perfect menu for
your toga party should include large platters of fruits, especially grapes, vegetables, including an
array of olives, and a variety of cheeses. Along with that, offer a combination of nuts and pita
bread with hummus. If you want to serve a main dish to your guests, try using Greek delights
like roasted lamb, baklava, or spanakopita. These can be tricky dishes to perfect so do not shy
away from hiring a caterer. For
drinks, serve wine for the Greeks and beer for the deltas. To add to your theme, if your going
ancient, serve the wine out of large gold pitchers, and if your going with the fraternity party vibe,
serve your beer out of kegs. The Greeks, Romans, and frat boys were known for drinking a ton,
so hire a bartender to help you
Hosting and planning a toga party can be fun, but a lot of work. If you want to lighten your
load, hire an event planner
to help you along the way. Whichever path you choose, be sure to use Gig Salad to guide you
on your way to a fabulous event!