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 a masquerade prom by paper and cake

Prom is one of those memorable rites of passage that everyone should have the opportunity to experience during high school. I’m sure mine was memorable, I have the pictures that say so.

My kids are only 7 and 10, however, when their school asked me to help decorate their first ever prom for their graduating seniors, I couldn’t resist! The theme was Masquerade, in purple, black and silver, which turned out to be a beautiful spread of masks and feathers!

 a masquerade prom

We had some awesome helping hands before the event!

 a masquerade prom

We made damask favor boxes and filled them with silver and purple chocolates. Napkin rings were cut from the leftover scrap paper from the favor boxes and topped with ribbon. Each guest also received a Masquerade Ball key chain as a memento of the night.

 a masquerade prom

Masks were a functional part of our centerpieces for the guests to have fun with and use in photos. In addition, we had a set of printable Masquerade themed Photobooth Props that were SO fun and just a bit silly!

 a masquerade prom

 a masquerade prom

 a masquerade prom

The venue provided white table cloths – but they were a little stark. Purple satin runners were sewn from donated fabric and topped with our ever-so-versatile white wine bottles, to make up the foundation of our centerpieces. We wrapped the bottles with custom labels and topped them off with silver sparkly branches re-purposed from last year’s Holiday party.

 a masquerade prom

Silver and black Masquerade masks were purchased for 1.50 each, and hot glued to wooden skewers. Half of the skewers were covered in black ribbon, half with leftover gray striped paper straws-for a touch of whimsy. We added a few feathers, votive candles and fabric netting to tie it all together. Simple, dramatic, and SO inexpensive!

The seniors had a BLAST, and if any of them send pictures, I’ll be sure to share them with you!

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