How to Plan A Fun Ancient Greek Theme Party

Updated April 17, 2017

A common theme for many parties is the ancient Greek style. Throwing this type of party is an effective way to bring a Mediterranean feel to almost any occasion. In order for the event to be a hit, it's important to carefully plan out the party. There are some creative ways to help you provide an authentic feel to your Greek party and ensure that your partygoers enjoy themselves.

Decorate the party location with authentic ancient Greek decor. This is one of the most essential aspects of giving the event a realistic feel. Some ideas include setting up some fake columns that resemble the Parthenon in Athens. Placing plenty of candles or oil lamps will provide an ancient Greek vibe. Also, hanging grape vines around the perimeter of the area will give it a Mediterranean feel.

Tell all guests to dress in appropriate ancient Greek attire. Wearing a simple toga works best for both males and females. Togas can either be purchased from costume stores or can be made by wrapping bed sheets around a person. In addition, an ivy head piece is an effective way to complement a toga.

Stock up on authentic Greek food. Greeks are known for their unique style of cuisine, so it's important to choose some popular dishes. Some possibilities include Greek salad, gyros, moussaka, lamb meat and baklava for dessert. Providing condiments like olives and cheese also works well.

Read some famous philosophical quotes from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to your guests. Since ancient Greece was the birthplace of philosophy, paying homage to these thinkers provides an interesting edge to the occasion.

Conduct your own ancient Greek Olympics. This can really give your party an authentic feel, while simultaneously providing a means of exercise. Some ideas include the long jump, relay racing and discus throwing. Use something soft, like a frisbee, for a discus.

Things You'll Need

  • Fake columns
  • Togas
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Nick Mann has been a writer since 2005, focusing on home-and-garden topics. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.