Put on a mask and start dancing. Masquerade parties are a tradition that go back centuries. As with many parties, the right invitation will entice people to select your event over something else. The key to a masquerade party invitation is including words that play along with the theme of concealing one's self and the fun and dancing.
Write your name (such as "The Andersons") followed by "request your company at our masquerade party." This sounds old-fashioned, but in a good way, which will play along well with the idea of a masquerade party.
Use fanciful language. Get creative and have fun with the wording. Add short poems, if you like, such as "Come alone or as a pair, but whatever you do, please be there," or "We just ask this one simple task, please come wearing a mask."
Make it clear it's a masquerade party. You could blatantly write "masquerade party" on the invitation or include pictures of masks commonly worn at a masquerade party.
Call it a "ball" on the invitation instead of a "party." Using the word "ball" again plays into the old-fashioned feel of a masquerade party, and can add to the fun.
Say on the invitation what the night includes, such as "food, fun and dancing" or "wine, dinner and tantalizing fun!" This lets people know if they need to eat beforehand, as well as what to expect.
Write what the occasion is, if there is one, such as "In honor of our 50th Anniversary." If it is in honor of a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other occasion where presents are often given, and you don't want people to bring gifts, be sure to say, "No gifts please."
Write the time of the party, as well as address. Give directions if necessary.
Specify what the attire requirements are, such as "masquerade formal attire," "casual attire" or "semi-formal attire."
Mention whether you'd like people to RSVP or not, and give a date. For example, you might say "Please RSVP by Friday February 9th."
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