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Toga Party Ideas

Rutuja Jathar
A toga party is attended in ancient Roman toga costumes. There is a huge hysteria over these parties amongst the fraternities and sororities. This story highlights some great toga party ideas.
"Boon: It's not gonna be an orgy! It's a toga party.
Katy: Honestly, Boon, you're twenty-one years old. In six months you're going to graduate, and tomorrow night you're going to wrap yourself in a bed sheet and pour grain alcohol all over your head. It's cute, but I think I'll pass this time.

Boon: Want me to go alone?
Katy: Baby, I don't want you to go at all.
Boon: It's a *fraternity* party, I'm in the fraternity. How can I miss it?
Katy: I'll write you a note. I'll say you're too well to attend.
Bluto: TOGA! TOGA!"
The above conversation from the blockbuster film Animal House (1978) explains the craze amongst youth regarding the toga parties, which were a hype since the late 18th century. It was the time when some party animals organized a party in this theme (wearing a toga costume). Yes, it is the 21st century, yet the fun and excitement is still the same.
The modern-day idea is to try to match the effete and extravagant parties that used to be held in ancient Rome, in addition to the variety of food, liquor, and games to entertain and cheer up the guests.
The fraternities and sororities definitely plan a party to celebrate over their last year as 'undergraduates'. Some teen parties are also themed upon ancient Rome, that was rich and exotic in its mood.

Costumes to Wear

Toga is the obvious costume for your party. The one that the ancient Roman men used to wear was a one piece cloak wrapped around their bodies covering one side of their shoulder. In the modern-day parties, men wear strategic drapes and an antique style belt over it.
In case of women, the ancient Roman women did not actually wear those typical costumes, so in the modern-day parties, the attendees wear the same costume as the men. Along with that, the women also wear the laced-up Roman style sandals, and jewelry, such as bracelets and necklaces. Both men and women wear specially-designed wreaths too.
Find 20 odd feet of cloth of any color, wrap ⅓ of the cloth around your waist with the help of a pin, and place the remainder of the cloth on the shoulder. The ancient Roman people wore a thin under-cloth underneath, which means they were not bare-shouldered. The modern-day costumes are very different from the ancient ones. Overall, the perfect costume is incomplete without a sword, jewelry pieces, like amulets, and a solid gold chain and a wreath.

Decoration Themes

The ancient Roman theme will suit the best for your party decoration. Use cushions on the floor other than the chairs and sofas for the sitting arrangement. You can also decorate the chairs with several drapes and silk fabrics that match the color theme of your room.
Decorate the room walls with the help of some fake vines or twisted crape papers of green color. Opt for several candle stands and decorative candles having a bit of ancient look, rather than the regular electric light fixtures.
However, take adequate fire safety measures. To give the royal Roman look to the homemade party decorations, drape the furniture in red silk fabric. Place a golden eagle on the door. Cut a cardboard in the shape of an eagle, and color it with golden color!

Food to Serve

Always serve rich and lavish food to the guests, i.e., any type of food served in a plushy manner. Place the grapes on a golden-colored platter, place oysters on ice in a silver-colored bowl. Order a cake in the shape of a baby pig. The main idea is to give an exotic look to any party food that you intend to serve. Any of the popular food items served in a grand style will definitely be a huge hit.


Make exotic party invitations that will heighten the excitement amongst your guest, days before the actual party. Make the invitations look like the ancient scrolls. Write the invitation on a long sheet of card paper, and stick it to a small wooden rod or an old, out-of-use curtain rod. You can also spray some golden color on the cards, which will make them look more extravagant. Send out the invitations to all the intended guests at least a week before the party.
The location of the party must obviously be your or a friend's apartment with plenty of space in it. This party is not very different from other regular parties that you have attended or planned. You can also arrange for a DJ to make your party more groovy.
Many times, these parties are related to the depraved display of perversion that the intoxicated college students arrange. In contradiction to all the assumptions, the ideas are really sedate and sober that can be ornamented more with party games, music, and people for the perfectly chilled out Friday evening. Enjoy yourself!