The parties are great! We love them, we want to be a part of them! But, have you ever hosted a party before? That can be a bit of a stressful thing especially if it is your first time. For the party to be successful, it needs a good theme and, of course, a lot of guests. This is why masquerades are an amazing idea.
When there is a theme for the social gathering it makes things more interesting. You know that you don’t have to choose something old from your wardrobe to wear or spend hours picking up the dress. You can find something that will transform you into a completely new person and you are free to be whoever you want to be.
If you are planning on throwing a masquerade party, you probably need some ideas. And we are here to help you. These are the things you can choose from and you won’t need a huge budget for any of them. Just a little bit of imagination and some of your time will suffice.
Who says that it has to be Halloween to do a Vampire theme event? This is something that you can have fun with, and save money in the process.
These parties don’t require a lot of new planning, you can use any props that you actually have from Halloween and if you are missing something, you can ask your friends to help you. Get some fake fangs (or get bitten by Dracula to get the real fangs), choose any type of clothes you want and add some fake blood.
The great thing about this event is that you don’t have to focus on one thing only. You can choose the 80s vampires’ theme, 2000s or even something between Blade and Van Helsing. Choose your favorite time period and create the event based on that.
When it comes to food, avoid garlic to stay consistent with the theme. Again, you can use your Halloween knowledge to create bloody food. When it comes to music, you can opt for something classic and have ball dances or you can choose rock music like the one in Queen Of The Damned. This theme allows you to do so much and it does not put any limits.
This is a classic! When someone mentions a masked ball, they think of the Venetian ball. It’s something that you’ve seen in the movies and something that you’d like to be a part of!
Choose some amazing huge dresses, combine them with gloves and brocade and don’t forget to add a mask. There are so many different masks you can choose from, starting from lace ones up to half or full-face masks – Phantom of the Opera style! And flirting behind a mask is a thing that you have to experience! Your guests will be amazed.
If you have a bigger budget, then it’s great, you can make the party of the decade. However, if you don’t want to spend too much money, don’t worry, there’s a solution. The most expensive things about this event are the clothes. And there are so many specialty shops that you can buy or rent a costume from. You can even make a deal with them and have all of your guests get a costume from there with a large discount.
When it comes to music, choose something that you can dance to. Opt for classical and waltz music.
Forget about Hollywood and all the already seen “luxury” things, now is the time to do something new! Transform your home or any place of your choosing to a place in India!
The great thing about these parties is that they are so unique and the options are limitless. You can start by preparing a few Indian dishes and learn a few new tricks in the process. If your cooking is not your strong side, don’t worry. There are so many places where you can order food, and it won’t cost you a lot of money.
Remember that these parties are colorful, so don’t be shy or modest. Put paint, try new things, combine colors that you’d never combine. Choose bright colors and put them everywhere. Go get yourself some traditional Indian clothes and look at how amazing you look!
When it comes to music, you don’t have to worry a lot. You can choose to get a DJ, or if you don’t want to spend too much money on that, you can use pagalworld to get the music you want.
Mardi Gras (or Carnival)
What’s more energizing than a carnival party? You can feel like you are on the streets in a city filled with colors! These balls are so much fun and they are a part of all-inclusive events!
If you want to host an event like this, you need to get creative! Don’t forget the traditional Mardi Gras colors – gold, purple and green. Decorate the place with these colors and add some more glitter.
Tell your guests that they should wear some beads in any colors they want and to glitz their masks up. You can find Carnival masks in any specialty shop or you can even make them on your own.
When it comes to food, you need some appropriate menu items. Get some shrimp creole or a King Cake to feel like you are part of the carnival. Play some cool jazz and let the party begin!
Have you ever been to a masquerade party before? What was the thing you liked best?
Before hosting an event like this, make sure you have enough time to plan and prepare. Choose the venue and make sure it’s not overcrowded. One mistake people tend to make is invite too many people and them ending up on top of each other.
If you are not sure how to approach the whole thing, you can get an event planner, but know that that may cost a lot. Instead, you can ask for help from some of your friends and create some cool DIY stuff. Remember that at the end of the day, it’s important to have fun.