Hosting a masquerade party is a sophisticated and mysterious way to celebrate a special occasion. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you plan and host a memorable masquerade event:

Please note that this post contains affiliate links, that I have hand picked because I like them. If you make a purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Here’s how to host a Roaring 20’s party:

  1. 1. Choose a Date and Invitations:

    • Select a date and time for the party and create elegant, masquerade-themed invitations. Encourage guests to wear formal attire and masks. Specify whether they should bring their own masks or if you’ll provide them.

2.  Select a Venue:

      • Find a suitable venue that fits the theme. Ideal locations include ballrooms, historic venues, or even your own home if it can be elegantly decorated.

3. Decorations:

  • Create a luxurious and mysterious atmosphere with decorations. Use rich colors like deep reds, purples, and golds. Hang drapes, fairy lights, and chandeliers. Set up tall, ornate candelabras for a dramatic effect.

4. Dress Code:

  • Emphasize the importance of formal attire. Guests should wear elegant gowns, tuxedos, and, of course, masks. Masks can be simple or ornate, but they should fit the masquerade theme.

5. Mask Making Station:

  • If you prefer, set up a mask-making station where guests can decorate their own masks. Provide materials like feathers, sequins, and paints.

6. Entertainment:

  • Consider hiring a live band or DJ to play classical music, waltzes, and modern dance tunes. Arrange for dance lessons or have a dance floor where guests can waltz and tango.

7. Games and Contests:

  • Organize masquerade-themed games or contests like “Best Mask,” “Guess the Masked Guest,” or “Masquerade Trivia.”

8. Food and Drinks:

  • Plan a menu of elegant finger foods, hors d’oeuvres, and a variety of cocktails. Champagne is a classic choice. Ensure there are vegetarian and non-alcoholic options for guests with dietary restrictions.

9. Signature Cocktail:

  • Create a signature cocktail for the event, and give it a mysterious name that fits the theme.

Remember, the Roaring 20’s were all about extravagance, so go all out with your decorations and encourage your guests to embrace the era’s spirit. With the right atmosphere and attention to detail, your Roaring 20’s party is sure to be a hit!

10. Photo Booth: – Set up a photo booth with props and a backdrop to capture guests’ masked moments.

11. Mask Reveal: – Plan a moment in the evening when guests can remove their masks, revealing their true identities.

12. Favors: – Provide masquerade-themed party favors like mini masks, trinkets, or personalized keepsakes.

13. Lighting and Atmosphere: – Use dim, ambient lighting to create a sense of mystery and allure. Candles, lanterns, and fairy lights can enhance the atmosphere.

14. Music Playlist: – Create a playlist that includes a mix of classical, jazz, and contemporary music to suit different parts of the evening.