Toga Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies
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!
Toga Party Decorations
Banners and Backdrops
Change the look of your home furniture … cover tables, couches, chairs, everything with inexpensive Solid White Flat Sheets
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.
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.
Costume Gladiator Sandals
With gladiator sandals a popular choice in women’s footwear, you may pefer to buy a pair you will wear again!
Don this fabulous head wear with your togas.
Food and Drink for your Toga Party
Bellinis are a Venetian concoction, made at the famous Harry’s Bar to pay homage to Venetian painter, Giovanni Bellini. I’ve used apricot nectar but traditionally it’s made with peach nectar. Nectar is thicker and more syrupy than a juice. Nectar can be made from peaches, apricots, guavas and black currants.
- 1 ounce apricot nectar (30 ml)
- Prosecco, to taste
- Pour apricot nectar into a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco.
- 8 mint leaves, plus sprig for serving
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- 1 oz. Averna Amaro Siciliano
- 1 oz. Italian sweet vermouth (such as Carpano Antica Formula)
- ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add amaro, vermouth, and lemon juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with mint sprig and lemon wedge.
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
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon | Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus | Pizza Margherita | Portobello Pizzas | Grilled Antipastoin Endive Boats | Lamb and Radicchio Barquettes | Bruschetta Di Prosciutto | Calamari with Citrus Aioli | More Menu Ideas from Food Network
Toga Party Entertainment Ideas
Games can make for a killer evening
Watch a Movie (or just have the soundtrack playing in the background)
Rent a season of Xena: Warrior Princess or stick with the classic warrior movies, Gladiator or Braveheart