giant masquerade ball masks for the wall. So much of the masquerade
theme is centered around the fun and colorful masks that everyone
wears. Fortunately, the shape itself is simple enough to recreate
easily. Get your hands on all different kinds of colorful
wrapping paper (preferably ones that arent holiday specific.)
This would be a great time to ask around to friends, family
and co-workers to see if you can use whatever left overs they
might have. Large masquerade masks can be cut out from these
large pieces and hung all over your wall without much cost
at all (assuming you have or can acquire the scraps of wrapping
paper without having to buy them.) Its a GREAT way to
fill the entire party area with decoration!
more elaborate masquerade masks, consider cutting out large
ones from sheets of cardboard. Spray them metallic gold for
a great masquerade ball look! A great resource for getting
your hands on large sheets of cardboard is to visit your local
club membership store (i.e. Sams Club, Costco, etc.)
and ask the receiving manager if they wouldnt mind saving
you a couple of sheets. The products that come in on the pallets
have those large cardboard sheets separating each layer -
they get hundreds a week!
your local party supply store (or check a good online resource
such as Oriental Trading Company) for some masquerade masks.
The insides of these (the parts that are against your face)
are great for writing all of your party details on them and
for handing out as Masquerade Ball invitations! These can
either be hand delivered or even mailed. How exciting would
it be for your guests to get a masquerade ball mask in the
mail inviting them to your party!
much of what makes a Masquerade Ball fun are the masks that
everyone wears. Encourage your guests to spend time being
creative with the masks that bring and wear. You could even
offer contests with prizes for different categories of masks
that your guests come with such as most artistic, most representative
of the wearers personality, craziest, etc.
that a Masquerade Ball is just that
a Ball. Dancing may
not be something that every guest is comfortable with or can
even successfully do, per se. Help them out a little bit by
providing a short lesson in traditional ballroom dancing for
everyone to learn and practice with. Ask around to anyone
who has taken lessons before that might be willing to share
what theyve learned (ballroom dancing classes has become
increasingly popular over the past decade.) You might also
ask around to college friends you know to see if they know
of a dance major who might enjoy coming to teach a few steps.
Of course, you can always hire a professional, but sometimes
budget doesnt permit such an expense.
your local craft store, pick up a stack of plain masquerade
masks. They come in a variety of colors and are great fun
to decorate at the party itself. Provide whatever art supplies
you are able to such as construction paper, feathers, beads
and sequins to really make their creations come alive. These
also make for great parting gifts for your guests as they
leave your party