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Selection of easy and fun music party ideas. Use these ideas to coordinate the perfect music party theme with easy decorations, food and even activities.
These ideas will bring music to your ears.
A music party is such a fun theme for all kinds of ages. Little kids will enjoy a simple disco party, whilst teens and tweens might like to theme their music party.
A music party is also awesome for adults, who might like to pick a particular style of music.
Regardless of age, a music party is the perfect way to host a party that is guaranteed to be a great time for everyone who attends.
It is suitable for birthday parties, an engagement party, hens do and the list goes on.
Of all the party themes out there, a music party is one is can easily be tailored to suit all age groups and all tastes.
Are you ready to have a lot of fun at your next party?
Check out this music party ideas to make planning your party a breeze.
Good Music Party Themes
Even though you have already decided that your themed party is going to be a music party, you might want to narrow down that theme even further.
There are so many different types of music theme parties to choose from.
You might want to choose just one or to undertake a combination of them all. But once you have your theme firmly narrowed down, it will be a lot easier to coordinate the rest of the party.
The best way to choose which kind of music party to host is to think about the guests in attendance and what will most suitable to the crowd.
Some themed music party ideas include:
- Disco Party – You can’t go wrong with a disco party. Even a disco party you can narrow down to specific decades if you choose. Themed decorations could be around the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and so on. You can use a lot of color with this party theme.
- Neon Party – Take the disco to another level with these neon party ideas.
- Rock Star Party – For the hard core music fans, this party theme has the edge.
- Roaring 20’s Party – Think Great Gatsby, black white and gold. This is a party with all the glitz trimmings.
- Ballroom Blitz Party – For a formal party, a ballroom theme would work perfectly. Think elegance and class.
- High School Musical Party – Featuring all the music hits from the movie’s, this will be a music themed party that all the kids can get into.
- DJ Party – Do you know a budding DJ? Or just someone that would like to give it a go. Set up a DJ area close to the dance floor and let the magic happen.
All of these themes will provide great music and will have everyone enjoying the party.
Music Party Decorations
To create the perfect party atmosphere, themed party decorations are a must. First of all you want to decide on the color scheme you will be using and base the rest of your decorations around that.
An easy way to source music party supplies is to look online, but also to look around your local dollar store.
Music party decor can be as simple or as intricate as you would like to make it.
Some easy musical party decorations include:
Musical Note Decorations – These are simple and fun. Use them to stick on walls or hang from the ceilings.
Disco Balls – Disco balls are kind of essential if you are having a disco party. Not only will they look awesome, but they will catch the light wonderfully.
Party Backdrop – A party backdrop is always a great thing to have somewhere at your party. It is recommended that you have one behind your main food table, or you may wish to use one as a photo booth. The party backdrop will be a central decoration and will tie everything together. This is also where your color scheme will be highlighted.
Music Note Confetti – An easy way to bring the music theme to the party decor is to scatter music confetti everywhere. It’s a bit of a mess to clean up afterwards, but hey, it’s lots of fun.
Disco Lights – Another essential item if hosting a disco party. The disco lights are really what makes this party, so don’t hold back!
Posters – If you are having music party set in a particular era or a rock party, you might like to include posters on the walls of bands.
Records – For a 60’s, 70’s or 80’s party, it would look great to have home made records hanging around the party area. This can simply be undertaken with a round black piece of card or black plastic plate with a colored circle centre.
Life Size Cutouts – Do you need Elvis at your party? Or how about the Beatles? Life size cut outs will be a talking point and will basically be a lot of fun.
Musical Instruments – You could have real music instruments around, or you could simply use some fun blow up instruments like blow up guitars. Guests would love grabbing these and playing around with them.
Fancy Dress – Now whilst fancy dress isn’t technically party decor, it certainly does add to the vibe. So if you want to ramp up the party a bit you might ask guests to dress in 80’s gear, or 70’s disco. Think about the particular theme and type of party that you have opted for and ask guests to dress accordingly.
Music-Themed Party Food
Themed party food is always a lot of fun and it generally relates to kids parties. Whilst you can be creative for adults parties, the kids will likely appreciate all the fun food elements more.
The birthday cake is always the star of the food table. This can be easily created by simply adding a small disco ball on the top of a cake or a mini musical instrument or even a cut out of one. Cakes can easily be made to look awesome without spending a lot of money and without having to put on a lot of detail.
In terms of the party food, some great musical themed food includes:
Microphone Marshmallow Pops: Kids love marshmallow pops and these microphone marshmallow pops are super easy to make too. They look great, taste great and are a lot of fun. Win win really.
Music Cookies: Obtain a music note cookie cutter and make some sugar cookies. Cover them with cookie icing to finish off.
Piano Sandwiches: These are super easy to make and can be made in literally ANY flavor. Simply use white and brown bread and cut the sandwiches into fingers. Display the fingers to resemble a piano. These are fun and effective.
Rock Star Chocolate Popcorn: An easy way to make a party treat is to make a batch (or two) of chocolate rock star popcorn. It is always popular, yet it is probably one of the easiest party foods to make!
Simply change up the colors according to the colors you are using for your party.
Cupcakes – On the top of cupcakes simply add some buttercream swirl and then either a fondant star or a fondant musical note.
Drumsticks – Pretzel sticks with a marshmallow stuck on the end make a fun and effective drum stick.
Fresh Fruit – Regardless of whether you theme the fruit or not, it is always a good idea to have some fresh fruits available. Fruit is always popular and will be very much appreciated.
Music Party Games & Activities
The way for guests to be guaranteed a good time is to coordinate some games and activities for them.
Kids Party Games: For kids there are lots of kids party games that can be used at a music party. Two of the most popular being musical chairs and musical statues.
Older kids and adults might enjoy a game of name that tune or musical bingo.
Limbo – Limbo is literally one of those games that guests of all ages will enjoy. Simply use either two people holding a stick or purchase a limbo kit. This is a game that literally screams fun and laughter.
Photo Booth: A photo booth is a great way for kids and adults to have fun without you needing to coordinate the activity. Prior to the party, set up an area with a backdrop and have some music themed props available.
Then simply have the facility set up for guests to take pictures and after the party has ended, you can simply enjoy looking through all the fun photos that were created.
Karaoke Machine: A karaoke machine will really liven up the party. Once a few guests have had a turn you will have everyone lining up to sing their favorite song.
For some added fun, why not record everyone that sings so you can send them a copy afterwards.
Prior to the party starting, have a list of songs available that can be sung. If you have a specific music party theme, ensure that these songs fit with that theme.
Live Music: Live music is a great way of adding another element to your party. This could be a live band, or an acoustic guitar.
Kids Band: Have some kids that enjoy playing their musical instruments? Why not set up a kids band!
Ensure that the live music is suitable to your chosen party theme and also suitable for the location.
You don’t want to have any angry neighbors or frustrated musicians that don’t have the space or facilities that they need available.
Dance Floor: Creating a designated dance floor is a great way to really get the party started. Guests will instantly see that this is the place for dancing and will soon head to that area.
You might even decide to coordinate a dance off for your guests and have a prize for the winners. This will get the competitive spirit flowing and will be fun to see all your friends dance moves.
Music Party Favors
Music party favors really only applies to kids parties. It is generally expected that kids are given a little bag of goodies when they leave a party and it’s always a nice idea if this bag can be themed to the party.
Ideas for a favor bag include mini musical instruments, music stickers or stamps. Kids would even love balloons with musical notes on them.
Why not even give out whistle lollies, but make sure you don’t give the bags until they leave otherwise it will become quite noisy!
You can definitely have a lot of fun theming this party bag.
However you choose to have your music party, the important thing is to ensure that an environment is created where everyone can be relaxed and have so much fun.
Use these music party ideas to create a party that is appropriate for you and your party guests, one in which everyone will be raving about afterwards.
Put on some good music, coordinate some fun activities and let the good times roll.
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