Are you thinking about hosting an awesome toga party? Well, it's a good thing you stumbled across this article, which aims to help you with your planning. The first thing you should consider when organizing a themed party is your guests: are they going to want to participate? Themed parties are no fun unless most people join in, so be sure to invite some festive people. You can send out themed invitations, if you want, to get them thinking all things toga.
No toga party would be complete without togas, of course. You can remain authentic to the Roman tradition of togas, with white fabric or sheets draped across your body, or you can add a modern twist, by using colored fabric or tye-dying your white fabric. You can encourage your guests to add flair to their attire by accessorizing with broaches, belts, and beads. Male guests can add swords to their costume. To complete the Roman look, gather vines of leaves to wear as a crown. If you don't have a vine available, you can twist a wire coat hanger into a circle around your head, and decorate it with plastic or real leaves.
What is a party without snacks? You can incoroprate your theme into the menu instead of setting out traditional snacks like chips and soda. You can add twists to regular dishes, like add olives and feta cheese into miniature beef patties and grilling them to make Mediterranean sliders, or you can prepare entirely authentic snacks, like stuffed vine leaves. Regardless of what you prepare, snacks should be bite-sized and should (preferably) be able to be eaten with your hands. For libations, have plenty of wine available if you want to stick to the theme. While Greeks and Romans did, indeed, mix water into their wine, this tradition may be bypassed, as modern wine is already more diluted than ancient wine.
The most important thing about hosting a toga party is not to take the theme too seriously. Not everyone will participate, and not everyone will interpret the theme in the same way, so you should make sure that you have fun with it, and allow your guests to do the same.