Adult Masquerade Birthday Party
by Ben Smith
An adult masquerade birthday party: Around my 25th birthday I was getting really heavy into older plays and operas. As my infatuation grew, the Phantom of the Opera became my favorite. My wife came up with the idea to throw a Masquerade party for my 30th birthday to make it special.
So we sent the invitations and arranged with a local costume shop to assist in the sizing and making sure all who attended were in the appropriate attire.
The style we chose was that of the Victorian era with poof dresses for the women and 3 button white tuxes with opera capes for the men. The best part other than the dress code was that everyone had to wear a unique mask of their choice. (Again the same costume shop helped in ordering the many unique masks that where seen.)
The venue was the local city play theater which had been around since the early 1920's. My wife and I arrived via a horse drawn carriage but we had a concierge service for those who came in cars.
Adult Masquerade Birthday Party Activities1. Best dressed couple-
Judging by me the birthday boy. Judging included the color selection, complement of the outfits to one another and mask selection. 2.Bobbing for apples-
They had been cooled in ice to make it that much more interesting. There were red apples and a few elusive gold apples (we colored the gold ones ahead of time). If someone got a red one, they were subjected to jests for the rest of the night. If they got a gold one
the won a free drink at the bar. 3.Ball room dancing contest-
It was judged by all present and voted on throughout the night. The winner received a pair of tickets to the theater (movie theater).4.Phantom of the Opera-
All this was topped off with a showing of the Phantom of the Opera on a digital projector onto a screen on the stage.
The night was magical and all the help from the shop and theater made it the best 30th birthday it was in a time of its own.Categories: Masquerade Party Ideas
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