Does the party come before the mask, or the mask before the party?
Masks are synonymous with masked costume Balls and the Venetian Carnivale, yet some people love to buy masks just as decorative ornaments or for an event that isn’t your typical costume ball. If you love the drama, mystery and elegance that a mask brings to mind and need an excuse to wear one, why not host your own masquerade event?
We’ve racked our brains to come up with some alternative masquerade party ideas for you that break away from the norm and offer something that’s both exciting and novel for your guests. The following lend themselves really well to a masked event and are from a world class provider of murder mysteries.
Red Herring Games is an international supplier of murder mystery games with their kits offering a no fun: no fee guarantee. What better excuse to wear your mask than at a murder mystery where everyone is playing someone else, and nobody is who they appear…
So these are our top two picks… although they do have over 70 titles to choose from – any of which could become a masked event with a little license…
Mardi Gras Masquerade Murder – is set in New Orleans at the time of their big Mardi Gras celebrations. Fortunately you don’t have to wait for Mardi Gras to play! Available all year round, this murder mystery dinner party can play out in your own home over a three course meal, or you can use the large group script version of the same murder mystery game to entertain up to 100 people at a bigger masked ball.
Masks have long been associated with the burlesque world and we certainly have some gems in our collection that would suit a corset-wearing tease.
Based on real burlesque dancers (with their permission of course) this murder mystery kit is perfect for hen parties or all girl socials, giving you a real excuse to let your hair down (or put it up) and don a mysterious but tempting mask as part of your new persona.
Murder mystery games make great excuses for fundraisers, and what better way to have a spectacular excuse for wearing your mask? If you want to host a masked ball event and think either of these murder mysteries would be a great excuse, then why not contact us to discuss your mask requirements.
We are linked to a number of wholesalers and will be able to provide you with a bulk discount on cheaper low-cost “off the peg” masks for your event if you wish to supply your guests directly. Or, we can offer special discount for your event in the way of a discount code, allowing your guests to choose their own from our unique handmade and exclusive collection.
If you choose to go with a particular murder mystery theme and want masks to match, then we can customise these for you with no design fee.
Recently I was commissioned to make a range of masquerade masks with a Flag theme – including countries as Brazil, China, United Kingdom, USA, Canada and of course, Nigeria.
I started to produce the main bases which were all hand-painted with multiple coats of paint (see image to the left) and then added decorations such as feathers, glitter etc to enhance their interest as they were for a photo-shoot and needed to stand out on camera. The British Flag mask was adorned with large ostrich feathers at the top, glitter on the red cross with pearl rhinestones and a royal blue rhinestone at the top. The China Mask had gorgeous red ostrich flu added to the side with a huge gold flower and gold glittery starts to the side. Lastly, the Nigeria Mask had a white trim, green glitter and a mix of green & white feathers added at the top to make this simple flag mask sparkle.
The images below are the final shots from the My Green Gene photoshoot which are now shown on their website, promoting their latest awards event. I think they look fabulous, do you?
My Green Gene is amotivational and educative heritage magazine which celebrates the role models of Nigeria Heritage home and Diaspora and is showcasing its night of recognition of individuals, groups and organisations of Nigerian Heritage at the GPLUS awards on Sunday, August 7,2016.
The awards ceremony is held in the city of Manchester, UK, at IWM North The Quays Trafford Wharf Road Manchester M17 1TZ and will play host to the maiden edition of The GPLUS AWARDS. Event starts at 5pm while Red carpet starts at 5:30pm.
Other projects in the pipeline are: The GBLOOD CARNIVAL; aimed at celebrating Nigeria’s independence, MYGREENE GENE RESOURCE CENTRE (ONLINE) plus an Interactive centre; This would serve and a one stop information reservoir on the Nigerian heritage plus MY GREEN GENE HOUR ON CNN which will showcase interviews and documentaries on achievers and achievements of Nigerians.
Get your tickets to this amazing event that will showcase culture and entertainment from the heart of GIANT of AFRICA.
With the Autumn shedding its last few golden leaves and the dark nights fast approaching, we turn to the forthcoming Festive season to brighten up our grey days.
With parties galore running throughout November & December – all leading up to the ultimate New Year Party, Masked Balls in are full swing and are as popular as ever.
A Masquerade is more than just about donning a mask. It evokes a sense of fun, mystery and opulence to any event, giving your guests the opportunity to not only be creative, but to socialise more freely as they feel ‘hidden’ from their shyness.
For Traditional Masked Balls with 18th Century costumes, we recommend going for more of a Genuine Venetian Mask to match the men’s outfits. Keeping to theatrical style masks such as the Joker, Columbina, Long Nose Masks and Phantom Masks, they work perfectly with this era. For women, a traditional feather masks with Venetian Base works well, along with Ornate Baroque Venetian Masks which we specialise in.
For Modern Day Black Tie Masked Balls, choose something elegant & refinded. Don’t afraid to be creative, be daring and be different from the rest. There is no reason you have to stick to just a black mask.
For a general Masquerade Party, any type of mask goes. It can be a budget mask right through to a really expensive ornate mask. Whatever makes you feel good and is within your budget.
If you are attending a Masked Ball this Christmas, or a New Year Masquerade Party, feel free to e-mail us if you need any help choosing an appropriate mask to wear with your outfit.
Can’t find a masquerade mask you like or that matches? Then choose our Custom Mask Design Service (at no extra charge) and have a mask made just for you
Why choose us to supply your Masked Ball or Masquerade Party for your event?
Having supplied numerous high-end masquerade events all over the world, we offer a personal service with attention to detail and high quality products. We stock a range of Genuine Imported Venetian Masks for authentic Masked Balls, and the rest we design and make ourselves here in England.
We can offer:-
bulk mask discounts on large orders
Discount codes for your guests to use on their mask purchase directly from our website
Charity donation on sales
Branded Masquerade Masks with your company logo or event name on
High quality products that are made in the UK.
Masks designed to your specific colours or theme
For further information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Contact Us page.
Welcome to our page of products designed especially to promote your event.
Coming up with new ideas for each year’s staff party or regular events can be difficult, but sometimes the smallest attention to detail can give you a huge wow factor.
There is of course the Masked Ball; an exciting and wonderful event that can allow people to relax and socialise more easily, by hiding behind the disguise of their masks. For a company wanting to leave a lasting impression on potential clients, a masquerade mask with your company logo or colours can be a spectacular way of promoting yourselves.
Mont Blanc did exactly that for the the Mayor’s Anuual Charity Ball. The masks in the image opposite were used as centrepieces for each of the 50 tables, also catering for anyone who turned up without a mask. As well as the table masks, they had their own decorative masks made, in the same company colour theme, to wear throughout the night which featured feathered masks, silver & black feathers, gorgeous flowers and diamante.
Imagine a room full of people, the photographs, the publicity, and all promoting your company. As well as the obvious promotions, people also take the masks home as souveniers or to wear at future events so the promotion is continual.
Of course our branded masquerade masks are not just limited to a specific Masked Ball event. Private clubs, business events, product launches and cocktail parties, are all opportunities to have your company noticed with cocktail waiters/waitresses serving your guests wearing your company masks.
Have a look at our ranges of Masquerade Masks and if you see any you like that you would like customising, then please contact us.