Masquerade: Behind the Mask


As you may know, Hmoodle will be presenting our first annual Masquerade Ball on October 15th at Bousavahn Hall in Brooklyn Park. It should be another great Hmoodle event, as we try to provide our readers and party goers with a great experience.

I was a bit curious as to the history of the Masquerade Ball and it’s origins. Empowered by the great tool Google, I set out to find the answer and fulfill my curiosity.

After finding a few reputable sites, I found that “The tradition of masquerade masks initially catalyzed on the streets of Venice, Italy in the 15th century. An annual carnival took place throughout the city, in which practitioners would wear masks and colorful costumes. ”  The tradition gained more popularity and became common theme at carnivals through out the area.

Those who attended these gala’s tried to outdo each other with the most clever, unique, and intriguing masks. They were able to show off creativity as well as wealth, with really elaborate masks. Another reason these parties were popular as people could escape what was considered normal, because no one was able to tell who was who.  You could have a short romantic tryst with someone and then leave without knowing whom it was with. It was common for those who were attached to take advantage of this, but I think in present day, you should dance with the one you came with.

The tradition then spread throughout Europe as  Swiss Count John James Heidegge brought it with him in the 1700’s and the culture influences on the masks were seen. From there, Colonial America adopted the theme for their galas and is still popular today.

That is why Hmoodle will be presenting our own Masquerade Ball. We are excited to see the different styles of masks and costumes. Will participants go with the vintage masquerade look or will they combine the old school mask with a present day fashion? Either way it will be great to see how people out do one another in present day as they tried to do in the 15th Century.  It should be a great night with great styles, masks, and costumes.  Come dressed to impress.

Hmoodle Masquerade Ball @ Bouasavahn Hall in Brooklyn Park on 7324 Lakeland Ave N.

  • October 15, 2010
  • Food and Alcohol Available for Purchase
  • Prizes Awarded to best male and female costume/mask
  • 21 to drink

If you have any questions in regards to this event or where to pick up presale tickets, feel free to contact me at

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  1. BufferDaMan

    September 24, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Can't wait till Hmoodle's party, "The Masquerade Ball"

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