I need help with decorations though. I was going to put a black and white theme for every other table. In the middle of the table I was thinking of putting either an upside down top hat filled with black and white roses or the happiness and tragedy mask as center pieces. I'm really into theater, I just think that it's so much fun. Also, me and my friend are singers, we're probably making up a special CD for this.
My party is formal, boys are to either wear all black or all white tux's and girls must wear black dresses since they are easier to find. My dress will be a prom dress, a very beautiful black and white gown. There will be masks at the front door (all different shapes and sizes) and they wear the masks until after my speech, introducing them all to my party and the whole theme. I will have a grand entrance from what I know of.
My dad and I will have a father/daughter slow dance to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. My boyfriend and I will basically be the Phantom and Christine. It's both of our favorite movies. I'm wondering where black and white masks can be found along with decorations for cheap. And do you think that it'll be better to make everything by hand or just buy them?
Also, does anyone know of any good food to serve? I mean we'll basically be serving lunch/dinner so I was thinking of roast beef and everything.
Also if anyone knows of any good websites for nice looking gowns please let me know. I've been shopping around and there are plenty of dresses that I like, but they either cost way too much or they don't have my size when they are on sale. I don't want a dress that really costs over $100, I know to look in different shops. Come to think of it I can make my dress myself. I know how to sew, but it'd be to expensive for material (even if it's on sale).
Kristynne from Pemberton, NJ
For foods it depends if you want to do a buffet or not. There are a lot of sites with sample menus, you just need to do a Google search.
Hope you find what you need and happy early birthday. (08/02/2006)
They're all gorgeous masks. (12/04/2007)
I made a menu with appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and beverages and dinner is at 6. We are doing like a "Clue" type thing where in the beginning when you get there you pick a name out of a hat and that's what your called throughout the night. There are only 7 of us so it should be more fun than like 75 people cause then all 7 can interact at the same time.
We will be voting on best masque and after supper play fun games around the table for example: Exquisite Corpse, Truth or Dare, What if..., and in the end an evening scavenger hunt. A friend of mine is going to be the waitress and also wear a masque along with my brother who will be the butler. I think this is fun and a great idea! and really cheap so if you ever wanna do it send out invitations that just say "Black Tie Event: Masquerade!" We are wearing formal dresses and tuxes; it should be an eventful and fun night! Have a great day! (08/13/2008)
A contest might be a good idea - best costume, best mask, etc. It gets things going a little. Just because you can throw a wedding-like sweet sixteen, doesn't mean it has to be overwhelming. Remember, teenagers really just like to sit around and hang out. Don't make your party so nice it's threatening! (09/14/2008)
They have tons! Fancy or plain. I'm doing something similar, it's a black and white formal party. I just need to find some food ideas. (09/22/2008)
Her invitations were custom made with a mask included so they can wear them to the party, if not there will be masks available at the entrance. We rented a hall that holds about 300 people. Lots of friends. A special menu is catered for the adults. Since it is a teenager party I have a special buffet menu for them that they all love: chicken fingers and fries, pizza, and for dessert there's a chocolate fountain and a sundae and candy buffet. It's easier for them since they like to hang out and mingle.
A special thank you speech will be given, a father and daughter dance, hats, boas, and glow in the dark item will be given out when all the dancing starts so they can party away. There are alot of places I got great at? I would be happy to give you the info. if needed. Hope you have a great one, because I know we will. (10/25/2008)
Clues will be placed around and a prize will be given to whomever can figure it out first. There will be about 50+ people. Afterwards there will be dancing and I will do a specially choreographed dance. I will change outfits for this because I'm wearing a big poufy white dress I bought on eBay for about 45$.
There will be prizes for Best Dressed, Best Mask, and First to find the Killer. It will most likely be gift cards for like 25$. Masks will be given out as invitations with little baggies of decorations so they can decorate their masks. Dinner will be a buffet/semi-sit down. The tables will be set with centerpieces that are a fountain like silver starry tassel and they will be sitting in marbles. I will spread confetti on the tables. Dress is semi-formal. I'm telling the girls to wear Homecoming dresses, for the guys, anything but jeans. I'm excited! It's only a month away! (02/25/2009)
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