Veni. Vidi. Vici. ♦ . I Came. I Saw. I Conquered.
Whether you are celebrating the Ides of March, one of the many Italian holidays, festivals, or feast days, hosting an Animal House viewing party, or simply love partying while wearing not much more than a sheet, here at Party Idea Pros we say any day is just another excuse to party. Your Toga Party can be as elegant or as bawdy as you desire.
Toga Party Invitations and Stamps
Choosing your invitation is the equivalent of the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party!
Perfect for decorating place cards
Looking for an unconventional, fun invitation idea? Attach a note with all the party details to a pair of sunglasses.
How about something a bit more formal?
Toga Party Stamps
Toga Party Decorations
Banners and Backdrops
Change the look of your home furniture … cover tables, couches, chairs, everything!
Solid White Flat Sheet
Drape over all your furniture and tables and then trim with garland and gold cord. Buy the cheapest cotton sheets you can find. These were 64% off, last we checked.
Now Add a touch of Ancient Rome
Perfect Candles for a Toga Party
The More Candles the Better!
Low lights and candlelight can transform an ordinary room into a chic and festive party venue. There is no such thing as too much twinkle at any party so the more candles, tea-lights and votives, the better.
This antique gold holder features a classical roman styling. Your burning candle gives off a soft glow as it shows through from inside the basket. Fits a Jar Candle up to 4″ inches wide. This is an excellent holder for a 20 oz Jar Candle, available in a variety of fragrances. It is also a lovely accent with a votive and votive holder placed inside.
Toga Party Favors
Toga Party Paper Goods
Solid Gold Paper Plates, Cups, Utensils, and Table Cloths
Add a sticker to the center of your gold plates and cups…
Toga Party Costumes
We’re not sure if costumes qualify as party decor or as entertainment, but in either case, for this theme we highly recommend making your Ides of March party a costume party!
The Classic Toga
Rather than a sheet, it is best to go to a fabric store and buy real fabric — solid white is traditional, but any color, any pattern will work if you just want to have fun with the whole toga concept and want to stand out from the crowd. Generally, fabric is less expensive than sheets and is a better shape for wrapping around your body. TogaBoy suggests buying 4-6 yards of fabric.
Beyond a sheet …
We’ve included both ancient Greek and Roman costumes — although not entirely authentic, by including both, you have more options.
Don this fabulous head wear with your togas.
Not Quite a Costume
Not so into the toga thing? How about one of these t-shirt designs? They come in a variety of styles and colors. If you happen to be on a college campus and want to generate excitement for your party, consider shooting t-shirts into a crowded quad or cafeteria like they do at ballgames.
Food and Drink for your Toga Party
1 ounce apricot nectar (30 ml)
Prosecco, to taste
Pour apricot nectar into a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco.
– 2 oz Aperol (Italian light spirit)
– 1 oz Gin
– 3 oz Club Soda
– Splash of fresh orange juice
Garnish: Orange slice
Mix Aperol, gin and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into a highball glass and top with club soda. Garnish with orange slice and serve.
Food is where the Italian influence can really shine. For a festive atmosphere, keep the food delicious, simple and bite-sized. The Food Network suggests laying out easy-to-prepare foods such as bowls of olives and plates of crudités. Arrange crusty Italian bread, tapenade (olive spread), pesto and quality Italian salami on a large wooden cutting board and let your guests help themselves. Another option is a pizza station where your guests can create their own personalized pizzas
Toga Party Entertainment Ideas
Games can make for a killer evening
Watch a Movie (or just have it playing in the background)
Rent a season of Xena: Warrior Princess or stick with the classic warrior movies, Gladiator or Braveheart