Let me just first add the following disclaimer: While I am referring to these movies as “bad,” I love every one of them. The title of this should really be “Movies That Never Got the Critical Acclaim They So Rightfully Deserved/Good Party Themes.” But that’s really long.
This little combo first appeared my freshman year of college. It was a friend’s birthday and she really wanted to watch Killer Klownz From Outer Space (after all, who wouldn’t??). We were all happy to oblige, but the party still didn’t seem fancy enough. So, we thought on this for a while and finally figured out the only thing that could make those killer klownz fancier would be some togas.
On that historic evening, we all donned our best sheets over our sweatpants. The birthday girl needed to stand out, so in addition to her toga, she also got clown make-up and a tiara – making her the first Ancient Roman Clown Princess. A heavy burden, but she bore it well. It was a magical event, ending in toga dances and shadow puppets on the quad. We laughed, we cried – from laughing – and I haven’t been able to look at cotton candy the same way since.
Crackerjack dialogue to look forward to:
“Well I’ll be greased and fried!”
“What are you gonna do with those pies, boys?”
“Nobody’s gonna put me a balloon again!”
Tag line: "In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream!"
For a Killer Klownz Toga Party of your very own, here's what you need:
- Killer Klownz From Outer Space (1988)
- Variety of bed sheets – preferably lots of clashing patterns
- Face paint and crown – if you are honoring someone with this event. Or if you’re just feeling fancy.
- Snacks: popcorn, whipped cream pies, cotton candy, seltzer water you can shoot out of a giant bottle, etc.
- Group of clown and/or alien invasion and/or Roman history enthusiasts.
*UPDATE* The reigning Ancient Roman Clown Princess has graciously allowed her picture to be included in this post.
(The quality of the photograph may not be great, but she's still the most regal Clown Princess I've ever seen.)