Dressing up is not just for kids. Far from being a childish activity, historically masquerade parties were actually royal events. In France, for example, King Charles VI held a Bal des sauvages or 'Wild Men's Ball' to celebrate the marriage of one of his wife's ladies-in-waiting. Charles and his courtiers dressed up as wild men of the wood, where there was lots of dancing and merriment (until of course, they got too close to the torches and caught fire).
Masquerades are often reserved for celebrations, and what better thing to celebrate than the coming of the new year. Considering the fact that the world is meant to end on the 21st of December, if we make it to 2013, it will be a reason to celebrate indeed.
So if you want to be treated like a Lord and Lady on New Year's Eve, why not go to the Masquerade Ball at G Live in Guildford? For £75 you will experience a sumptuous evening of eating, drinking and dancing.
The night will start off with a drinks reception at 7.30pm, followed by a themed three-course meal in the Main Hall, where there will be a DJ, disco, and live entertainment.