Voodoo Masquerade Halloween Party Theme

Why not do the voodoo that you do so well this Halloween? Try a Mardi Gras Halloween party this year. So what if Mardi Gras is usually in February or March! I won't tell if you won't! It's a time for reveling, being crazy and doing it all behind a mask. 

What is voodoo? Here's history on Voodoo in New Orleans.

masquerade Halloween Party Invitations
If you choose a voodoo theme, write your invitation as a spell with the pertinent details on parchment paper, and send it off to your guests. Send along a voodoo doll with the invite, if you are brave enough to do it.

Or try one of these other Halloween invite ideas:

  • This Halloween masquerade invitation fits the green and purple theme.
  • If you are feeling ambitious, make masquerade masks into invitations! Put all of the party information on the reverse side of the masks. The invite doubles as a costume that guests can wear to your party.
  • Send out Halloween ticket invites to the best party in town! Choose ticket invites in green and purple and personalize with your own wording.
  • Or wrap your invite in some green and purple party beads.  Perfect for a voodoo masquerade!

If you don’t have time to create your own invitation but still want the personal touch, we have Halloween invitations and Mardi Gras invitations that you can personalize.

Halloween masquerade Decorations
The decorations for your Halloween masquerade should be darkly elegant - choose shades of purple and green to fit your color scheme. It's Halloween, so throw in some spooky elements too!

Welcome Your Guests
  • Set up a skeleton voodoo party outside.  Arrange plastic skeletons and add party beads, masks, and capes. Add blacklighting for an eerie glow!
  • Hang a Halloween masquerade ball banner over your entrance.  Let guests know they've arrive to the classiest voodoo party in town!
  • As your friends arrive, have a jester cutout of the host there to "greet" them. Have a bowl nearby filled with Halloween treats!
  • Anyone who didn't come with a mask should be given one ... it will add the the mystery!

Halloween Masquerade Decorations 

  • At your entrance, set up a fog machine to fill the room. Add blacklights to give the fog a purple glow.
  • Add candelabras everywhere! The more candles the better - it will give your party an eerie feel.
  • Scatter gold coins and party beads on top of the tables to make your presentation just right.
  • Of course, pile skulls in bowls and hang them from the ceiling! Perch black crows on shelves and in corners.  
  • Set up a voodoo vignette! Make a bubbling cauldron by putting a small fog machine in a plastic black cauldron.  Add a blacklight to make it glow. On a table or shelf, arrange jars and vials of "witch's ingredients" for voodoo spells.  Fill the jars with food coloring and water and add props - plastic frogs, snakes, etc.
Table and Buffet Decorating Ideas
  • Spanish moss piled around the bases of raised serving platters will give off a Mardi Gras voodoo vibe. 
  • For centerpieces, use Mardi Gras hats and masks on half the tables and crystal balls on the rest of them.
  • At the fabric store, buy purple, black, and green fabrics--the fancier the better. (Patterned sheers work great) Drape them on your buffets, and over dining tables.
  • Around the tables scatter beads or more confetti. Simple, inexpensive and fun.

Halloween masquerade ball Party Menu
You can go Louisiana/Cajun with your menu since Mardi Gras is a New Orleans tradition. Serve food on purple and green paper goods to make set up easy. Illuminate your dining area with candles! 

Make sure you have a fabulous themed bar for your Halloween Masquerade! Serve wine wrapped in custom Halloween masquerade ball wine bottle labels. Here are a few drink ideas that will cast the perfect voodoo spell on your guests.
Hurricane - The classic drink of Mardi Gras, and PERFECT for any masquerade!
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice
4 ounces dark rum
4 ounces passion fruit syrup
Lime slice
1 Maraschino Cherry
Crushed ice

In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and crushed ice; shake vigorously for 1 - 2 minutes. Strain into a hurricane cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice and a maraschino cherry. Serve with a long straw.
Masquerade Seabreeze Cocktail - Excellent tart cocktail from Absolut Vodka
7 Parts Cranberry Juice
7 Parts Grapefruit Juice
1 Peel Lemon

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon.

masquerade Music and Activities
Keep your party going well into the night!  Plan a few hair-raising voodoo activities that will keep your friends entertained:

  • Since this is a masquerade ball, there should be dancing!  Choose everyone's favorite Halloween songs, or hire a dj for a larger party.  Get everyone on the dance floor by handing out glow jewelry and led accessories.
  • If your guests are adventurous, orchestrate your own voodoo rituals. See www.voodoomuseum.com for some suggestions.
  • Pull out the old Ouija board, or better yet, hire a professional palm reader or fortune teller to meet with your guests. Set up an area for them - decorate with tombstones and spider webs for a graveyard scene!

Or try a few of these Halloween party games to keep everyone entertained!

masquerade Halloween Party Favors
Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth this Halloween with candy of course! Pass out chocolate bars wrapped in masquerade ball wrappers and personalize with a message and voodoo ingredients!

Or try one of these Halloween favor ideas for an instant hit with guests:

  • Halloween masquerade ball lollipops make a colorful statement on your favor table.
  • It's easy to personalize these Halloween mint and candy tins
  • Set up a candy buffet with purple, green and yellow candy to fit the Mardi Gras theme.  (Think M&Ms, lollipops, gumballs, foil wrapped chocolates, etc.)  Pass out masquerade ball favor bags for friends to fill before they head home!
  • Party wearables like glow jewelry, sequin masks, and party beads make great favors.  Let guests know they can take them home.

Get spooky at your voodoo theme party, and Happy Halloween from the Party Girl!