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As the dark Winter nights begin to get lighter, the leftover Christmas treats have all been eaten and you think all the celebrating has been done….. well don’t forget Valentines Day!
My first ever experience of a Masquerade was actually on Valentines day in London many many years ago. My housemate had invited me and as masks weren’t widely available in those days (I’m not that old – honestly!), I decided to make my own. At the time, I worked in Stained Glass Conservation and used my creative skills to put together (what turned out to be a very heavy mask!) a card creation which had lots of copper wire coming out of the top which was wrapped around different copper-foiled coloured glass.
So for those who like to celebrate this romantic day, what better way than to attend a Valentines Masquerade Ball. Perfect for couples, first dates and singles – the masquerade lends itself to an air of mystery, intrigue and excitement.
Aside from the dress, the most important item you need to choose is the mask. A Valentines Ball is all about elegance and romance and this should be portrayed in your mask.
Personally I love the colour red with this theme. Either as a dress (there are some stunning dresses out there in this colour) or, on the mask. Black & red works perfectly – as does silver and red.
Here are a few ideas that could work as your Valentines Mask:-
If you are looking at attending a Valentines Masquerade Ball, then have a look at a few of these events for 2016:-
With Christmas & New Year over for another year, the next big event has to be Valentines Day. What better way of spending the evening than to be whisked away to a romantic and glamourous Valentines Masked Ball by your beau!
Valentines Masked Balls are usually glam affairs and require Black Tie or period costume. We tend to think of the colour red when we think of Valentines, and a red masquerade mask would be a perfect way to accesorize a black, gold or silver outfit. Have a look at our red masquerade masks here but bear in mind that if you prefer another style on our website, we can of course change the colours of most of our masked ball masks to red or any other colour you require.
Here are a few ideas for the types of masquerade masks you could wear to a Valentines Masked Ball, keeping with the Red Mask colour scheme.
Looking for some dress ideas? Then check out these gorgeous dresses, perfect for a Valentines Ball!
Listed below are a handful of Valentines Masked Balls for 2014 that we have found listed for the UK. If you have one that you want to add, then please send us the relevant link and we will update our list.
Hosting a Valentines Masked Ball? If you want to offer a discount code for your guests in return for promoting our website then please contact us
Valentines Day is fast approaching and for all you lucky people who get to attend one of the Valentines Masked Balls this year, why not go the full mile and wear a unique masquerade mask designed specifically with romance in mind?
We are able to create you a mask to either match your dress or one in a valentines theme such as a red heart mask or a romantic white mask decorated in gorgeous soft feathers with ribbons and perhaps red or white roses? There are endless possibilities.
Recently, we created our very first Valentines Mask which featured both red hearts and a gorgeous velvet red rose. The mask was made especially for a wedding cake company who used it to sit atop a Valentines Cake. Perfect also for wedding cakes, we could design a mask that would fit in with your theme, especially if it’s a Venetian Masked Ball theme.
The gorgeous cake featured in our top image was created by a local company called Crumblicious. The design was inspired by the mask itself and is featured in their window display.
If you’re not inspired by our red and white theme, then why not take a look at some of our other designs, equally as gorgeous and inspiring!