A Masquerade Ball Back

Posted January 1, 2015

    What could be more fantastic than a Masquerade Ball! The ultimate in fashion and fancy, a masquerade ball enables the party goer to indulge in the fantasy of being someone else…if just for an evening. Masquerade balls gained prominence in the 1500s in Europe and were a favorite of royalty. They have had a big resurgence in the US in the last twenty years. Our clients decided to bring in 2015 with a fabulous masquerade ball complete with fire dancers, magical décor, and of course the ultimate in fine cuisine from APC! Read on to see all the great pictures and to see their exquisite menu selections!

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