Are you a fan of costumes, and elaborate themes, and are looking for a night of entertainment?
We’ve got the perfect idea for you – A masquerade party!
While the decor, costume, theme, and venue can be pretty straightforward to organize, one element that needs some figuring out is the food at a masquerade party.
Unlike other events, masquerade parties are usually in big venues with music or live entertainment and a general festive atmosphere of energy and movement.
The big question is – what kind of food do you serve at such a party?
Luckily for you, we’ve got some ideas.
Browse the article below to get inspired with masquerade party food ideas!
From food fit for a theme to a step-by-step breakup of different courses, the article below covers it all.
The most important tip to remember is getting creative with your menu and keeping it on the theme. Happy planning!
1. White Chocolate Dipped Cherries
2. Gold Pearl Oreos
3. Black Purple Macarons
4. Blackberry Champagne
5. Masquerade Party Charcatuire Board
6. Gold and Black Donuts
7. Gold Apples
8. Chocolate Candies
9. Black and Gold Chocolate Sticks
10. Red Velvet Pop Cakes
11. Masquerade Candy Bar
12. Gold Chocolate Tear Drops
13. Chocolate Popcorn
14. Masquerade Cupcakes
15. Champagne Cocktails
16. Mandelines and Cookies
17. Chocolate Pralines
18. Red Roses Cake
19. Blackberry Cheese Nibbles
20. Cafe Au Lait Shots
21. Dark Chocolate Dessert Board
22. Chocolate Strawberries
23. Masquerade Cake Pops
24. Chocolate Board
25. Brauni Desserts
26. Purple Masquerade Cake
27. Chocolate Bars
28. Cheese Olive Bites
29. Masquerade Party Pop Cakes
30. Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Bites
21. Dark Chocolate Apples
32. Beacon Brussels Sprouts
33. Mini Burgers
34. Glazed Pineapple Sausages Bites
35. Donut Tower
Choosing A Theme For The Food
What’s your party’s theme?
Are going the wonderland way or throwing a crazy carnival?
Your party’s theme can be used as your guiding compass while building the evening’s menu. If your party is going to have entertainment or a dance floor, we would suggest focusing on appetizers, finger foods, canapés, or if it fits in your budget, a food station.
This helps to keep the crowd moving within the space without having to settle down in a spot with a plate.
Some easy-to-eat dishes you could consider are – miniature quiches, puffed pastry bites, mini sliders, cheese and fruit platters, or fruit skewers.
Making any of these work for your theme is quite easy, all you have to do is plate them up in a way that complements your theme and finish it off by giving the dish a creative name.
If you have a clear color theme for the party, let it shine through your menu as well; pick ingredients based on the chosen colors and you’re all set.
After all, a masquerade party calls for some creative and sumptuous food!
Appetizers and Finger Foods Ideas
In a masquerade party, the finger food is the star of the show.
With flowing drinks and a buzzing dance floor, the canapés making rounds of the venue will be the most consumed food of the night.
Check out the roundup below of some crowd-pleasing bites that will get your party started! Take what you like and get creative with it.
Main Course Ideas
The main course for a masquerade party should also be elegant, easy-to-eat, and flavorful. Browse the round-up below for some of our favorite mains that make for memorable party fare.
Build a preference-friendly menu of creamy pasta, roast meats, or more flavorful dishes like paella or stir fry.
Desserts and Sweets
Coming to the sweet stuff – desserts and sweets can be an area where you let your creativity take over.
Even if the dish is simple, its presentation can help you drive it close to your theme.
Some of our favorites include – miniature cupcakes, macarons, fruit tarts, or if you’re feeling fancy – some mousse parfaits and wine-infused desserts. Choose what works best with your guest list and get creative with it!
Signature Cocktails and Drinks
The spirit, tipples, or liquid courage in your party have to be iconic.
Matching the elegance and theme of your event is of utmost importance.
Get inspired by our roundup of favorite cocktails below and get creative with the presentation. From masquerade martinis to craft cocktails, build a drinks menu to remember (or not remember)!
Presentation and Decorations
In our opinion, the ambiance makes the party.
This is especially true for a masquerade themed party.
To make the ambiance and decor come together, invest your time in building a decorative table set up, decorate the space with mirrors and candles, and amplify the ambiance with big floral arrangements.
Masquerade parties are supposed to be dramatic and the ambience plays a big role in creating the right atmosphere. So, don’t shy away from using big props or statement decor pieces. Go all out!
Our final word would be to consider the practicality of making a masquerade themed party and menu happen.
Depending on the number of people on your guest list and how many hours you can put into organizing your soirée, we would suggest looking into catering options to better plan your party.
Alternatively, if it’s going to be a small get-together of close friends and family, you can choose budget-friendly alternatives for the menu to avoid making a dent in your bank account.