The Complete playlist for your next Masquerade party

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Amit T | 0 Comments

Nothing sets the mood and vibe of your party better than the music. Get that part wrong and all your preparations have been for naught. So what do you play at a masquerade ball? Well, if you’ve attended several of the kind over the last few years, you’ll notice that a lot of them have used DJs to play R&B, Hip Hop, and Techno. And they’re all totally good choices if you’re going for the modern masquerade. But to truly turn back time when masquerades were used to host nights of intrigue and fantasy with a bit of debauchery on the side, then those are not the tracks you’ll want playing to help you the perfect atmosphere. So what would be suitable? Well, we’ve got just what you need create a complete playlist.


#1: Aram Khachaturian - Masquerade: Waltz



The Masquerade Waltz by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian is a must-add on your masquerade party playlist. Originally written to accompany a play, the Masquerade Suite written by Mikhail Lermontov. Once you hear this music, you can already imagine the highs and lows of emotion that one may encounter while at a masquerade ball. The heightened sensations evoked by the wildness of the music makes this the perfect opening number at your party.


#2: The Masquerade Ball - Fantasy music



Creepy with a hint of fantasy. Listening to this music by  Robert Austin is like being transported to a fantasy of old Venice where masks, whether or not you were at a masquerade, hid the intentions of those around you. It does not feature the “wildness” of emotions as Khachaturian’s work. Instead, it is more subtle in its creeping as it slowly builds its way into your mind and your heart.


#3: Beautiful Waltz Music - Masquerade Ball



This original music by Derek Fletcher is more upbeat than the first two we've chosen. It speaks more of mystery and romance, a chance meeting between two strangers who made an instant connection without knowing who they each are. Forbidden lovers, perhaps? Playing this song at your party can get the fun started.


#4: Dark Waltz Music - Masquerade of the Ghosts



If you're hosting your masquerade party on Halloween, this is the perfect background music. Can you just imagine aristocratic vampires waltzing around a ballroom to this music? The haunting music is telling you to tread carefully but also lures you to come closer. Just the kind of music you need to get your guests through the door.


#5: Dark Waltz Music - Gothic Ballroom



Another dark waltz by Derek & Brandon Fietcher. This reminds us more of spooks, ghosts from old Venice dancing around a ballroom... a ballroom that you discovered while exploring an old mansion. Hauntingly beautiful music that will set the mood as you tell your guests to explore the rooms of your mansion at their leisure.

#6: The Vampire Masquerade



Peter Gundry's composition will give your guests goosebumps. It brings vampires dressed to the nines to mind, waltzing around while you watch from a balcony, not knowing that they're simply luring you closer and closer as they spin faster and faster. Until you find yourself in the middle of the ballroom and the music goes silent. Like we said, creepy. But extremely apt for a Halloween masquerade, don't you think?


#7: Dmitri Shostakovich - Waltz No. 2



If you want a bit of "Eyes Wide Shut" to color your party's atmosphere, then you might be interested in playing this little ditty from Dmitri Shostakovich. It's a very upbeat waltz though it does have that haunting quality that brings masquerade to mind.


#8: Halloween Masquerade Waltz



First off, ignore the video. It detracts from how good the music is. But when you close your eyes and just listen? It speaks of danger, possibly intrigue, or of ghosts and ghouls. Can you imaging exploring a haunted mansion with this playing? You might not even get past the front door.


#9: Tonight Ve' Dance (Masquerade)



Let us not worry about tomorrow. For tonight, ve' dance. Who could resist the enchanting notes that seem to dance across your skin, slowly causing your body to sway to this music as you dance in the arms of the mysterious gentleman you just met?


#10: Relic of Novgorod - Russian Waltz



Inspired by the loss of one of the 7 Fabergé eggs, this Russian waltz has a dramatic melody that reminds us of the Romanovs. It starts out hauntingly beautiful, reminiscent of those balls they used to hold, then it slowly turns to sounds of danger and the need to flee. It then slowly goes back to the haunting melody reminding us of what was lost. But if the music doesn’t evoke the same thoughts in your guests, don’t worry. They’re probably too busy getting lost in their own fantasies while this music plays.


#11: The Weeknd - Earned It



Ok, so we did say that we're doing a playlist for old school masquerade parties. And we are, for the most part. In case your guests get tired of the seriousness of the affair and want a bit of modern music to dance to, then "Earned It" from the soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey is the perfect choice. Despite its modern sound and lyrics, the music still speaks to the mystery and drama surrounding any masquerade.


#12: Thinking Out Loud



Ed Sheeran is no doubt a multitalented guy. And while the video of the music doesn't really incorporate any masks, you can use your imagination right? Besides, the music sets the right mood for slow dancing with your mystery partner for the night.


#13: Like I'm Gonna Lose You



Meghan Trainor's song which features John Legend is a song about never taking someone you love for granted, loving them like you're going to lose them at any moment. Now, this is another song that doesn't really bring Venetian Masquerades to mind. But it will fit the mood of your masquerade party as it slowly starts to wind down and people start losing masks and showing faces.


#14: Love Me Like You Do



And we end our playlist with another song from Fifty Shades of Grey. Not just because it has this really badass soundtrack but also because the songs really suit the mellowness that sneaks in once the party starts losing its steam without losing the romance and mystery that you've cultivated in the air.

The Complete list of 2017 Holiday Masquerades by City

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Amit T | 0 Comments

Playing dress up and pretending to be someone else never gets old no matter how, er, old one gets. Which is probably why we all jump up and down with glee (even if it's just inner you and me) whenever we get an invite to a masquerade ball.

Aside from getting to wear a costume, you also get to wear a mask. The anonymity adds a great deal to the fun. So, where exactly can you find a masquerade party? It's not as if these kinds of things are regularly hosted, right? Good thing we decided to make a huge ass list of all the holiday masquerades you can attend this 2017. Are you ready to party?

 

New York

  1. First Fridays: Masquerade Edition-Halloween Party - Oct. 6, 2017
  2. The Red Carpet Masquerade Ball - Oct. 14, 2017
  3. Harlem Masquerade Ball - Oct. 21, 2017
  4. Wonderfully Made Masquerade Gala 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017
  5. Mummy Masquerade at the Brooklyn Museum - Oct. 26, 2017
  6. Masquerade Ball @ D'Casino - Oct. 27, 2017
  7. The Halloween Masquerade Ball: A Sexy Venetian Carnival Affair - Oct. 27, 2017
  8. Are you ready for a night of debauchery? Celebrate the spirit of Halloween "Eyes Wide Shut" style at one of the hottest and most popular events this 2017. Remember, what happens behind the mask, stays behind the mask...
  9. You Are So Lucky Masquerade - Oct. 28, 2017 - A mansion. A masquerade. A feast of temptations. That's all that's being said about this Halloween masquerade event. But if last year's pictures are anything to go by, it's going to be a Danger Party to remember.
  10. Exclusive Masquerade Party by Faceoff Entertainment - Oct. 28, 2017
  11. Afro-caribbean Masquerade Boatride - Oct. 28, 2017
  12. Bowery Bliss' Erotic Masquerade Party - Oct. 28, 2017
  13. Sting International "Halloweekend" [In Masquerade] - Oct. 28, 2017
  14. The Poetry Brothel: 10th Annual Masquerade! - Oct. 29, 2017
  15. The Masquerade Halloween Parade After Party by Party Hard NYC - Oct. 31, 2017
  16. Secret Singles Masquerade Gamenight/ Karaoke - Nov. 3, 2017 - What better way to get to know the real person behind the facade than to go to a masquerade mixer? All the single people that are ready to mix and mingle can get to know each other while wearing a mask. You submit your interest in a private envelope to the hosts and get your match a day or three later. Who needs Tinder?
  17. Murder on the Runway: Masquerade Ball - Nov. 11, 2017 - Enjoying an evening of cocktails and dancing at a masquerade ball is so blasé. But doing this while trying to find out which one of the masked guests has committed a murder? Best ball ever!

 

Los Angeles

  1. Halloween Masquerade Dinner/Dance by Republican Women Southern Nevada PAC - Oct. 28, 2017
  2. 6th Annual Titanic Masquerade & Costume Party - Oct.28, 2017 - Party in style at this Masquerade Ball aboard the haunting Titanic! This 3-hour long Halloween party cruise has an all-star line-up of San Diego's top DJs to rock the boat all night long.
  3. The W Hollywood Rooftop Halloween Masquerade - Oct. 31, 2017 - Nothing planned yet this Halloween? Drop by Hollywood’s #1 Masquerade Costume & Halloween Party At the W Hollywood Rooftop! Bottle service, poolside daybeds and cabanas, a dance floor, a full view of downtown LA, and music by 3 of LA's top DJs... it's going to be night you'll never forget.

 

Las Vegas

  1. Halloween Masquerade Dinner/Dance - Oct. 28, 2017
  2. R&B Masquerade Ball 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017

 

Miami

 

Chicago

  1. A MASQUERADE AFFAIR Fashion Show - Oct. 21, 2017
  2. CHI: The Mobster Masquerade - Oct. 26, 2017
  3. Retrospective Fashion show & Masquerade Dance party - Oct. 28, 2017
  4. What Did She Say - Masquerade Gala - Oct. 28, 2017 - Party in style at this Masquerade Ball aboard the haunting Titanic! This 3-hour long Halloween party cruise has an all-star line-up of San Diego's top DJs to rock the boat all night long.
  5. New Years Eve Masquerade Ball - Dec. 31, 2017

 

Spokane

  1. The Phantom Gala-Masquerade - Oct. 20, 2017 - Love Phantom of the Opera? Northwest Masquerade is hosting their very first annual masquerade ball at the Riverside Place which is going to be transformed to transport you right into the heart of the show. You might even catch a glimpse of the Phantom himself!

 

Omaha

  1. Masquerade - Oct. 8, 2017

 

West Jordan

  1. Lyrical Opera Theater's Masquerade Party - Oct. 21, 2017 - Turn back time and enjoy a night of intrigue and fantasy during the 19th century at the Lyrical Opera Theater's Masquerade Party.

 

Augusta

  1. Masquerade Party by Let's Pick A Boo, LLC - Oct. 28, 2017
  2. Masquerade Halloween Costume Party - Oct. 31, 2017

 

Atlanta

 

San Francisco

 

Philadelphia

 

Reading

 

Nashville

 

Bakersfield

 

Orlando

 

Rochester

 

Fayetteville

 

Logan

 

Whittier

 

Hamtramck

 

Stone Mountain

 

Houston

 

Washington

 

Portland

 

Indianapolis

  1. Black & White Masquerade Ball - Sept. 30, 2017
  2. Live Pink! Masquerade Party 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017

 

Jackson

 

Seattle

 

There’s still plenty of time to get your costume and mask ready so pick your party and get your groove on! And be sure to check out what other masquerade events that will pop up in the coming months. You can’t attend too many masquerades, right?

17 Crazy Outfit Ideas for the Halloween Party

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Amit T | 0 Comments

Halloween's just around the corner. Do you have your costume ready? If you’re not sure who you want to be but you’re definitely up for something crazy, we’ve got some ideas you might want to check out!

 

#1: 4-Legged Stilt Monster

 

by: Mel2DaIssa

If you have a bit of DIY skill, have great balance, and willing to freak people out, then this monster is exactly what you need to be this Halloween. It's made out of stilts, upholstery foam, and fabric, topped off a this blank, expressionless white mask. While there is no such monster, it definitely reminds us of Miyazaki's animes. Better start practicing walking on stilts though. Wouldn't want your costume ruined because you fell flat on your face, right?

 

#2: Burger

 

By SPIEGEL

If you and your friends like having a theme for your costumes, then you might consider becoming a burger. Who doesn’t love burgers, right? The best thing about this costume is, even at your drunkest, it’ll be easy to keep track of each other at the party.

 

#3: Steampunk Iron Man

 

By Marvel Entertainment

The coolest superhero costume ever. But you’d have to be crazy to build this and even crazier to wear it. Just think how hot that costume is going to be and how unwieldy. Possibly not something you should wear if you’re going to be slow dancing with some ladies, huh?

 

#4: Weeping Angel

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This is crazy awesome. We love Dr. Who and The Weeping Angel is such a scary character. Wouldn’t want to meet her in real life. It takes a lot of energy to make this costume and even more to wear it for an entire night. But it’s going to make you epic.

 

#5: Cups

 

Yes, you read it right. This is an awesome way to play a life-sized game of beer pong at your next Halloween party… or any drinking party for that matter. Why wait for Halloween?

 

#6: Rollercoaster

 

Source: Imgur

Who’d have thought that you could actually dress up as a carnival ride? The peg leg is a nice touch but it’s the expressions on their faces that sold this costume to us.

 

#7: Dirty Laundry

 

Source: Inhabitat

While these costumes would look cute on kids, they’d look even better on you. Who says you can’t make adulting work for you? Airing your dirty laundry will ensure that you’ll be the talk of the party.

 

#8: Baywatch

Source: Brit.co

Were you a kid during the 90’s? Or did you get to know this one-of-a-kind-show because of the movie that just recently came out starring Zac Efron and The Rock? Either way, you’ve got to have guts (and lack an actual gut) in order to wear this costume at your Halloween party.

 

#9: 7 Deadly Sins

Source: Imgur

This is a good theme you can get behind on if you’ve got seven people dressing up with you. The only problem is, which sin would you end up being?

 

#10: Rubik’s Cube

By : Fred Benenson

Want to be a man or woman of mystery? Dress up as a puzzle so few people can solve. Just don’t complain when some of them start twisting and turning you around to get all the colors to line up.

 

#11: Toy Soldier

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Remember all those little green plastic soldiers you played with when you were younger? Well, you can be one of those green guys for Halloween. You just need green paint. A lot of it. And maybe a bit of practice walking with that bit of plastic stuck on your feet.

 

#12: SteampunkFaun

 

Source: Pinterest

Or any kind of faun for that matter. It takes a special brand of crazy to wear those hoofs for an hour or two. And it looks creepy cool. On the bright side, we don’t think anybody’s going to be stepping on your toes.

 

#13: Black and White Film

 

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Love going old school? Find some costumes from the roaring 20’s or even farther back and with a whole lot of powder, get your grayscale on. There’s no doubt that you will look really cool. Just make sure you have enough to pay your next water bill as you’ll be using up a lot to wash all that makeup off.

 

#14: Britney Spears

 

We never thought we'd see the day when not one, not two, but eight people would dress up as Britney Spears. As she appears in all of her music videos, we might add. Not everyone will be able to pull this off. So kudos to you if you and your friends choose these outfits for Halloween. Just leave the umbrella at home though, k?

 

#15: Lego People

Lego has certainly become increasingly popular over the years. So it’s no wonder that people have started piecing together costumes like this one. Standing out won’t be a problem this Halloween.

 

#16: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Balloon Style

Dressing up as a TMNT isn’t crazy. People have done it for years. But using balloons to make your costume? We want some of that creative crazy sauce he’s been drinking.

 

#17: Big Mouth Bass

If you’re one of those guys who can’t seem to stop talking about that huge one that got away? Well, here’s a unique way to help you segue that story into the conversation.

Scouring the internet has proven fruitful. And there are still plenty of other crazy outfits to choose from. Which one will you favor this Halloween?

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Bedroom Masks

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Amit T | 0 Comments

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