What To Consider When Hosting A Masquerade Event

What To Consider When Hosting A Masquerade Event

Hosting a party at the best of times can be stressful, and hosting one with a theme even more so. Masquerade themed parties can be difficult to get right and when they are right can be an unforgettable experience. To help you do just that, take a look at our handy tips which will be sure to make your party a success!

Have A Clear Plan

Masquerade parties are held for numerous types of events including charity functions, weddings, celebrations and birthdays. Make sure that you have a clear objective from the offset and make sure that everyone who is helping you to tell them too.

There are lots of different elements to consider when you are planning any event including:

  •         How many people to invite – what is the maximum
  •         What venue would be best suited
  •         Is there a theme to the venetian masks
  •         How many people do you need to help you
  •         What kind of music are you going to have – live or recorded
  •         Do you need any permits – late night/alcohol
  •         How will you invite your guests
  •         Food and drinks
  •         Is it a ticketed event – how much per ticket
  •         Lighting – do you need special lighting

Make sure your plan is thorough and includes everything you may need, to avoid any hiccups down the road. The best thing to do is to put them in order of priority too so you always know what you need to do next.

Make You Event Memorable

There are a few things to make sure you event is memorable and that comes down to more than just the theme.


Invitations are a great way to set the mood before the event has even started which gives your guests some excitement and mystery before they arrive. Sending out physical invitations is the best way to do this however, you can also send out e-cards or Facebook invites with graphical invitations too to set the mood – some even create their own webpage!


A masquerade event is nothing without a theme. Of course, this needs to be consistent with your overall objective. Take a look at some of our examples which will be sure to excite your guests.

James Bond – open to interpretation from your guests, think spies and glamour

Fairy Tale – dress up as your favourite fairy tale characters or come up with your own

Gothic – especially suitable for Halloween

1920’s – Revive the 20’s with a Great Gatsby theme

Venetian Carnival – Brighten the place and go back to where venetian masks first started