In Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the Soothsayer warns Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March." Unfortunately for Caesar, he fails to listen to the warning. March 15 marks the date when Julius Caesar was betrayed by Brutus, one of his closest friends. A betrayal that ultimately leads to his death.
Instead of letting this day be all doom and gloom, why not celebrate? Here are three ways to do so that won't have you saying, "Et Tu, Brute?"
Have a toga party with guests dressed in traditional Roman garb. The costumes for this party will likely be very basic (think bed sheet togas), but you can have your party catered with traditional Roman foods: Olives, cheeses, bread, fruit, etc.
"Roman" Movie Night
Invite over your closest friends and stock up on popcorn. Get ready to spend the night with a variety of movies that all have one thing in common: Rome (sort of). Here are a few of our suggestions: Hail, Caesar!, Gladiator, 300, Ides of March.
Julius Caesar Murder Mystery
The Ides of March lives in infamy due to the betrayal and assassination of Julius Caesar. Host an Ides of March murder mystery party to commemorate the day. Each person can play the role of one of the famous Romans: Julius Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, and the soothsayer, among others. Keep the identity of everyone except Caesar a secret. Draw inspiration from Shakespeare and race to figure out who will finally betray Caesar.