Here are a few tips for pulling together a spectacular look that will transport your guests to ancient Greece:
Try to create a look that is reminiscent of classical Greek architecture. Use lots of our various columns, terra cotta urns, and classical statue busts (fun to make out of paper mache). We also offer a number of pedestals and Greek balustrades to use in your decorating.
Decorate your party location primarily in white and gold. Use gold spray paint to cover anything that isn’t breathing or living for a very dramatic effect!
Grapevines, oil-burning lamps, and ivy vine garland will add an instant Greek feel to the room!
We offer a great theme ensemble that you could use. Check out the Midsummer’s Night Kit.
Make several laurel-leaf crowns and spray them with gold paint. Wear one for the evening to complement your outfit, and make several more to use in your decorating. They look terrific on buffet tables, and among candles as a centerpiece. If you are feeling adventurous, make enough for all your guests as an authentic favor!
Think mood lighting – candles, candles, and more candles. As long as there are no small children around fill tables with various sized candles and keep them lit throughout the evening. Floating candles look absolutely lovely. Place a glass bowl, or several different sized wineglasses filled with water on a mirror. Add small candles, and enjoy the romantic effect they produce.
If you are decorating a large area, or want to make any area look more intimate and festive, drape and sway white or gold gossamer across ceilings, walls, and the edges of table skirting. Twist two colors together for a stunning look. The gossamer drapes so beautifully, that if your room is softly lit, it will have an ethereal glow – just the right look for a night of dreams, hopes, and high drama!
Never underestimate the power of decorating with balloons , as they can transform any size room into a cozy space in minutes at a very low cost. You can choose to inflate balloons with helium, but there are other options. In order to save money, inflate hundreds of balloons in white and gold without using helium. Tie a 6-8 foot piece of curling ribbon to the end of each one. Using scotch tape, masking tape, or straight pins, hang balloons down from the ceiling so they hang at different lengths. Curl the loose end of the ribbon with scissors.
If you are entertaining a large group and you want to make clean up easier by using plastic cutlery, here is an idea to make it look more festive. Use a gold paint pen (available at craft and art supply stores) to draw random Roman numerals or the Grecian block pattern on the handles of white plastic cutlery. Tie the plastic flatware together with gold ribbon – big impact at a little price!
Drape gold ivy garland along the edges of all your tables. This will add an easy and authentic Greek feel to your party room!
If you are using a plain tablecloth, why not decorate it with fabric paint? The same concept will also work with a plastic tablecover. Paint large golden swirls, a Grecian block pattern, or Roman numerals (in the appropriate number if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary). As an alternative, stamp a fancy design with a pre-cut sponge or attach ribbon in a Grecian pattern.