Photo Essay: Peter’s 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Gala

by Irvin on January 17, 2013 · 7 comments

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Gala by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

“All I have to do now is find a mask…” emailed my friend Stephanie, sending me into a slight panic state. I hadn’t paid too much attention to the invite that my friend Peter had sent me for his 40th birthday party. Peter is notorious for throwing thematic parties, and for his milestone 40th, he had sent an invite for a party inspired by Truman Capote’s Party of the Century. A black and white gala, I hadn’t realized that the Party of the Century was actually a masquerade ball as well (damn you Truman Capote! I shake my fist at you!) This meant Peter’s party would also be full of masked attendees. Of course, with Peter and his friends involved, that would also mean lot of a fabulous food, fabulous drinks and fabulous drag outfits. AJ and I opted out of doing drag, but thankfully we both had tuxedos (that we customized) to wear to the party. And, as a last minute addition, I found a mask at the local costume shop, imported from Italy. Happy birthday Peter! 

[For more photos from the event, feel free to bounce over to my Peter 40th Birthday Party flickr album set.] 

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Peter's 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Ball by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

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Belinda @zomppa January 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

A happy birthday indeed. That is one awesome wig!!

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The Suzzzz January 17, 2013 at 6:59 am

Wow, that looked like a great party. The last photo makes me laugh, I think I’ve seen that exact same scene at the end of just about every party I’ve been too.

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Pat January 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

ABFAB!! I think my favorite is the one where there are four men chatting, everyone in “regular” clothing except for one guy wearing a mask….but your trousers, my dear, were inspired. What fun.

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Rita January 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Very debonair, all of you. And whooaa, Steven! And AWESOME cape and belt and whole ensemble, Robert!!

Get down, git down! There was even dancing!! As if getting everyone to go all out dressing up wasn’t enough! I love it when people play together.

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Rita January 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

And of course that photo of AJ is just the BEST.

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Felisa January 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Oh my god, Peter’s outfits (especially that first one) are AH-MAZING! And Mr. Reigns’s bodysuit boggles the mind. So sad that we missed it.

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JJ - 84thand3rd February 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I love how this gets more and more debaucherous as the evening went on – classic!

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