So, you’ve decided to have a masquerade themed Prom. The big question is, “What type of masquerade Prom will you have?” That may seem like a strange question, but it is important. Once you have chosen your masquerade type, it will be a lot easier to choose your decorations, invitations, and favors, even royalty items. Here’s a quick guide to the four most popular types of masquerade Proms.



Choose Your Masquerade Prom Type

You may not have thought about it before, but there are several different types of masquerade Prom themes. Take a moment to envision what masquerade means to you. Now, find the description below.

  1. Lively with a Mardi Gras feel to it
  2. Elegant with a vintage touch
  3. Over the top with a lavish, fanciful flair
  4. Dramatic and slightly mysterious (i.e., Phantom of the Opera)

No matter what type of masquerade Prom theme you decide upon, there are lots of options to choose from for your décor, invites, and more. Keep reading to discover ideas for all of these masquerade types.



Masquerade Prom Type: Lively Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Masquerade Theme

If your school is ready to travel to Bourbon Street, New Orleans, and have a good, old-fashioned Mardi Gras Prom, the keywords are: FUN and FESTIVE. Keep the colors of Mardi Gras (purple, green, and gold) in mind for everything from your decorations, especially fabrics like Glimmer Fabric or Glitter Tulle, and complete theme, to your invitations, favors, and even candy. For more inspiration, check out these ideas:

Purple Razzle Dazzle Invite

Feathers and Beads Favor Set


Masquerade Prom Type: Elegant & Vintage

Vintage Masquerade Theme

A masquerade ball Prom theme that is both elegant and vintage will make your students feel like time travelers. Start with our Vintage Masquerade Complete Theme, and coordinate your decorations, fabrics (Satina), invites, and favors with it by matching the colors and style. Use these ideas to get started:

Golden Masquerade Invite

Vintage Masks Favors


Masquerade Prom Type: Fancy & Over the Top


For this masquerade Prom type, think elegance, and then turn up the drama even more. This masquerade type is all about opulence, rich fabrics (Satin fabric is very fancy), and lots of ornate mask details. You can really go all-out with this masquerade type, but these are a few of our favorite ideas:

Black Glitter Mask with Feather

Majestic Masks Tumbler


Masquerade Prom Type: Dramatic & Mysterious

Illusion's Hour Theme

A masquerade Prom night with a mysterious, gothic twist can be very exciting for your high school students. Think Phantom of the Opera and lots of black and dark red colors for your decorations, fabrics, and favors. Start with a complete theme, like Illusion’s Hour or Midnight Masquerade, and complement your theme with other décor, fabrics like shiny tulle, invites, favors, and royalty items.

Red Masks Favors

Masked Drama Invite


All four of these masquerade Prom theme types provide fun opportunities for decorations, favors, and royalty items. No matter which masquerade Prom type and coordinating ideas your choose, make it memorable for your students. If you’re still not sure which masquerade type you want, try mixing and matching elements from two to create your own unique masquerade ball!