What else can be the best excuse for your guest to bow down to your beauty? My suggestion is to enjoy your own Aphrodite’s Night.
It’s your only 18th birthday where you feel extremely beautiful so feel free to transform that night into your fabulous Greek mythology memoir.
Here how to quickly kick it off.
• Living with digital age comes innovative ways sending an invite. Although a hard copy of the invitation is crucial, you may want to send an E-vite through your E-mail.
• You can use a parchment paper or old paper to match the theme, and input your photo in an Aphrodite costume to indicate details of your debut. You may include photos of Greek columns, other gods and cupid to add on the design ( but if you need help on this just inquire on us for design options )
• Don’t forget to include in the invitations that they should be in White gown / Greek inspired look.
On Venue / Food
• For not so formal gathering of Debut you may want to inquire with CYMA restaurant as they have this perfect Greek Ambiance.
• For the rest, a garden might be a nice feel but I still suggest a closed ballroom area of a hotel
• Here is a list of some common Greek food: Olives, Eggplant dip, honey, seafood, hummus dip, lamb, baklava, Greek liquor Ouzo, Greek coffee . For more information on food, check out this web site: http://greekfood.about.com/. For beverages, purchase Greek wine or beer.
• Put lots of candles, glitter, and gold all over the place.
• You may roll gold ribbon around the napkins for sparkles
• Add up a bowl per table that has fruits on it
• Download or buy music for background
• Don’t ever forget leafy arrangements
• An antique or Harp instrument can give your venue an extra umph! –if you can even hire a harp player then it will make the night more greekish
• As guests enter, let them sign not in your guest book but a Grecian-inspired freedom wall to serve as your guest book. You can actually use a tarpaulin for this.
• If for some reason the guests are not in proper outfit, you may distribute crowns of golden or green leaves for their head dress.
• For your grand entrance, begin with a nice Greek ancient song, the host advice your mortals (a.k.a. guests) to bow down to your beauty. Walk with ease towards your grand stage as your young elegant cousins throw petals on the floor as you come in.
• Start with a meditative prayer
• Your host then greets everyone in Greek language then translates in English to announce dinner is finally served
• Feast yourselves with Greek buffet or meal as waiters dressed in Greek inspired uniforms come your way.
• Halfway mealtime, A harp player can be hired as entertainment.
• Instead of 18 candles, you may call it 18 torches. *** Torch lighting ceremony
Like the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, your candle bearer needs to be involved. Give the first guest a
Hand torch and ask him/her to say a few words before handing the torch over to another guest. The last guest lights the 18 torches.
• Do a neat wine toasting for a new you/
• Instead of 18 roses, you can call it 18 dance with your Spartans
At the end of the dance all 18 men will shout “awooo awooo awoo” just like the Spartans movie
• Instead of 18 gifts, you can call them 18 jewels
• I suggest you give out a cologne which you call your own goddess scent.
• Miniature pillows
• Personalized stem flutes
• Special drinking glass
• Personalized miniature special drinking glass
• Scented candles sprinkled with gold glitter or adorned with golden leaves (just like the Ivy Wreath head piece used by the Greeks of the past)
• Peronalized golden picture frames
• Any unique item you choose then spray painted with gold and silver
Element of Surprise / Games
• 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
• And here’s more to end your party with a bang… outrageous Idea – 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 beginnings–not to mention a great stress reliever!
Hope this helps and we shall be looking forward you’ll be sharing your Greek party pictures on our site pretty soon.