Not A Toga Party

I’ve thrown Pirate Parties, Halloween parties, Valentine’s Day Parties, Horse themed parties, Swimming Parties, Makeover Parties, Chuck E Cheese Pizza Parties, Bowling Parties, Roller Skating Parties, all for my children through the years. Now that they’re teenagers, and those party days are in the past, I’d like to throw a party for adults. 

This is the party I would like to host:

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne the and stars.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald 

What: Medieval Feast of Fools, Gatsby Soirée, Festival of Dionysos, Venetian Carnival Celebration, Parisian Bal Masque- Combined
**Costumes are optional, 
**Masks required.

Where: Mount Olympus (see title)

When: Dusk through Dawn on the Third Day

Who: Gatsby himself would come out of hiding to partake of these festivities. Other guests may include: his Daisy, Warhol, Elizabeth Woodville with Edward IV of England, Marie Antoinette with her lover Axel Von Fersen, Zeus and Hera, Apollo, Henry VIII with Anne Boleyn and their daughter, Heathcliff and Cathy, Darcy and Elizabeth, Michelangelo’s David, Venus, Thor, Dionysus… Irish wolfhounds, Pharos hounds and Maltese pups roam the grounds freely


The drink: A Fountain of Crystal Champagne flows endlessly, *Pellegrino also available.

“The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other’s names.”~ F. Scott Fitzgerald 
Renaissance music will be played throughout dinner.  A single tenor sings and plays his lute. 
Dinner will be served by flame throwing acrobats on unicycles. 
The main meal of fish, meats, grilled vegetables, olives, fresh salads, warm bread,  followed by rich deserts which will include cakes and pies of dark chocolate, fruit, cheeses.

Live Danceable Music 
Sam Cooke, Adele, Smokey Robinson, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz, Gershwin, MC Hammer

Other Entertainment:
Live Theater, Wrestling, Discus, Javelin, Jousting, Swordplay, Portraits by Raphael, Poetry Readings by Shelly and Byron

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

**photo credit-

The Daily Post, May 17, 2015, Daily Prompt:  It’s My Party_ You’re throwing a party — for you! Tell us all about the food, drink, events, and party favours you’ll have for your event of a lifetime. Use any theme you like — it’s *your* party! <a href=””>It’s My Party</a><a href=””>It’s My Party</a>

10 thoughts on “Not A Toga Party

  1. OMG.. that was a wonderful ride for my imaginations… what a fabulous party. I want you to plan my next gig.. Thanks Lydia, and oh, by the way Lydia is also my first name , but now I go with steff – my middle, nice to meet another Lydia . Ukrainian ?

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Lydia was my grandmothers name. She was German and Czechoslovakian. There aren’t many with that name, I only know one other… now two. Nice to meet you!


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