Vikings are great sailors or Norse seafarers. During the Viking Age, men and women were fearless and fierce warriors. That’s why Vikings carry such a reputation until today, as also manifested and celebrated in Viking-themed parties.
Check out these tips for when you want to hold a successful Viking-themed party:
Use Viking-Inspired Tableware
Your Viking-themed party won’t be complete without Viking-inspired tableware. Keep your elegant glassware and bring out your grandma’s wood tableware. You can also find affordable and artfully designed Viking tableware online, like at alehorn.
Here are some examples:
Wear Viking-Inspired Costumes
Vikings were easily recognized because of their appearance. Make sure that your guests will enjoy the party by asking each and everyone to attend in Viking-inspired costumes. The Jarls, one class of Vikings, were well-groomed, who wore expensive clothes, like silk, and jewelry.
Complete your Viking-themed party with these costume ideas:
Have Fun Viking Party Activities
Outdoor and indoor games were very popular among Vikings. Hold fun Viking party activities to execute your Viking warrior skills in the form of archery, swordplay, stone-throwing, or wrestling. Whether you’re throwing a kiddie party or a bachelor’s party, it’s a good idea to have several activities readily available to keep the party going.
Here are other popular Viking game and activity ideas:
Come Up with a Viking and Norse Menu
Famous Viking conquerors, swordsmen, and warriors love to eat rich stews. Wild greens and vegetables were stewed with water in the cauldron. Salt and pepper were commonly used while costlier imported spices were added to the food of richer Vikings.
Viking farms have apple orchards and fruit trees like pears and cherries. Also, wild berries were harvested during summer, including lingonberries, sloe-berries, bilberries, strawberries, and cloudberries. Vikings used cow’s milk to make cheese, curd, butter, and “skyr,” which is a soft, yogurt-like cheese, and enjoyed drinking milk, buttermilk, and whey.
Here are some examples of Viking food ideas you can include or incorporate in your menu:
Put Up Viking Decorations
Make your venue a real place for Vikings and Norse gods and goddesses. You can create your DIY Viking-inspired art decorations, such as antlers, horns, swords, Viking ship models, and a raven flag. You’ll find custom handmade pieces online, too, and in arts and crafts stores nearby.
Here are some Viking decoration ideas you can try:
Once you have learned the basic culture and traditions of Vikings or Norsemen, you’ll have a better experience holding a Viking-themed party. With the help of the Internet, you can source everything you need, from tableware, costumes, accessories, and decorations online. Enjoy your Viking-themed party with family and friends through proper planning or early preparation.