A teenager's 16th birthday is probably her most important day of life. It marks the period of transition between childhood and adulthood. For any teenager, throwing a sixteenth birthday party, that will be remembered for years to come, is a matter of prime importance. This party probably decides how their peers look at them. Which is why, so much thought goes into organizing such a party and choosing the most innovative ideas. One of the most important things to decide is the party theme. A theme that is unique and that you can decide on is the masquerade theme. If you have decided to organize a masquerade party for your kid's sixteenth birthday, you will also need to think of how to organize the dresses for the party.
Choosing Masquerade Dresses for the 16th Birthday
The first and foremost thing to do is, sit down with the birthday girl, and decide on the theme that she wants. By theme we mean the specific theme for the masquerade party. While deciding on the ideas, it is important to choose a specific theme from the several options available. Some of these are Phantom of the Opera, Romeo and Juliet, Medieval Masquerade Ball, Pride and Prejudice, and Mardi Gras. The dresses that you choose will depend greatly on the theme you choose. For a Phantom of the Opera theme, it is important that your dress color be in the black family or darker shades of blue. A black rose brooch, black rose garland for your hair, and silver-gray accessories can complete the look. On the other hand, if you choose to go with the Pride and Prejudice theme, opt for costumes in shades of pink, aqua, and green. Accentuate with traditional elements, like, a high collar, a corseted top, etc. You can choose costumes and masks from an Italian masquerade theme as well.
Instead of choosing a specific theme for the masquerade party, you can also opt to specify a color combination for the dresses. Some of the popular combinations for these dresses are black and silver, purple, colors of the bird of paradise, white and red, and red and black. Choosing the perfect color combination can make your party look beautiful, and provide you with many photo opportunities that will give you memories for an eternity.
Once you have the theme decided, it is time to decide on the style and pattern of the dresses. While choosing masquerade fashions for sweet 16, make the decision about whether you want to opt for the traditional style or pattern, or you want to give a contemporary twist to the dress. If you are getting the dress stitched, then you could ask your seamstress to make the modifications you want, but in case you are renting the dress, then use accessories to give that modern twist to the dress that you are wearing. Many outlets have particular dresses for prom, which may not necessarily suit your theme, however, can be easily adapted to the occasion at hand.
One of the most important features of masquerade parties is a face mask. It is also an important part of these costumes. While some hosts prefer to provide their guests with masks, you could ask them to get their own masks, if you so prefer. But, always remember to have some masks at the front door for those of your guests, who have forgotten to get masks. Somehow, masquerade themed parties work much better as party ideas for girls than for guys, because they have a wide variety of dresses to choose from. For guys, such a party usually means donning a tuxedo.
Remember that for a lot of guests, renting a dress just for a party may be an expensive affair. In such a scenario, remember to specify a proper dress code, and give them the option of modifying the dresses they already have. So go ahead and organize the party, and have a lot of fun.