When planning a toga party for children or adults, create a variety of fun games for your guests to play. Ask each guest to come dressed in their best toga outfit, which will usually consist of a white bed sheet. Aside from the costumes, spice up the toga-themed party with gladiator or Ancient Rome accessories for decoration. Award prizes to all game and contest winners to keep everyone enticed to play along.
Have a costume contest for the guests who dress in toga wear. After each guest arrives, have him model his toga attire. Allow the entire party to vote on the best toga outfit and award the winner a prize. You can also award prizes to the best accessories, most creative and worst toga outfits. Some good accessories and toga wear include gladiator sandals, gold chains, arm cuffs, fake swords, shields and laurel headpieces.
Make a toga-themed bingo game by filling the bingo squares with words like toga, cocktail glass, grapes, Greek, Roman, goddess, sandals and laurel headpiece. Write the same words on small slips of paper and place them in a bowl. Give each player a bingo sheet and start calling out the words. The first player to bingo and yell "I love toga parties," wins a prize. For a variation, use the same words and make a word scramble. Give each player a word scramble and the first player to unscramble all of the words wins the game.
Spice up the party with some funny games like "Bobbing for Olives." Fill a bucket with water and 30 olives. Give each player 30 seconds to bob for as many olives as she can. She must only grab one olive at a time and place it in a paper bowl beside the bucket. Players must bob for the olives using only their mouths. Tell the players to hold their bowls until the game ends so everyone knows how many they got. Refill the bucket to make sure there are 30 olives before each player begins. You can also play this game using grapes instead of olives.
Use large cardboard boxes to make two chariots. Cut two leg holes in each box so players can wear the chariots. Paint and decorate each one to resemble a chariot. Divide the players into two teams. Mark a starting line and a run-to line 25 feet apart. Give the first player in each team line a chariot. When you say "Race," the players must place their legs in their team's chariot, race to the run-to line and back to hand the chariot to the next player in line, who must do the same thing. The first team to finish the race wins the game. For added fun, allow each team to decorate their chariot before the race.
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