Ancient Greek-themed parties may have their roots in ancient orgies--making them a bit out there for modern parties--but you can still spice up your party with Greek-themed party games and festivities. Here are a few to try.
Feature a torch lighting ceremony at the beginning of the games you plan to incorporate. Like the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, ask a few guests to be involved. Give the first guest a hand torch (the kind you use to light fireplaces) and ask him/her to say a few words before handing the torch over to another guest. The last guest lights the fire in a fireplace or outside in a firepit. Let the games begin!
Print out a list of the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses and what they each ruled over and make it into a quiz. Ask guests to match up the god or goddess with their power (see Resources below for link).
Grab a copy of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," a chilled bottle of Ouzo and some shot glasses. Any time a character says the word "Greek" throughout the movie, everyone takes a drink of Ouzo.
Collect a bunch of cheap dishes and some Greek music. Toward the end of the evening, play the music and invite guests to throw the dishes, break them and yell Opa! as a symbol of new beginings--not to mention a great stress reliever!
Make sure you find a place to break the dishes that is contained like a fireplace not in use or outdoor patio, so pieces of dishes don't fly around and hurt other guests.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure you find a place to break the dishes that is contained like a fireplace not in use or outdoor patio, so pieces of dishes don't fly around and hurt other guests.
Things you need
- "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" DVD
- Shot glasses
- Dishes that break easily
- Greek music
- Pen, paper, computer, printer
- Fire pit, hand torch lighter