Music can add a lot to your party, actually we believe that without music there is no party! You can play classical or jazz for a formal dinner or cocktail party, top 80’s hits for a throwback party or todays top 40 for a dance party. Here are our favorite party music tips:
Make sure your party music matches your party theme. – Halloween is the only time you should be doing the Monster Mash and no one wants to listen to Heavy Metal at a quiet dinner party. In the past we have hosted everything from sock hops with 50’s music to luaus with traditional Hawaiian musicians.
Start making a playlist early. Think about the songs, do a little research on the web and see what comes up.
If you are really feeling overwhelmed by what music to play you can hire a DJ or enlist the help of a friend who can help.
If you know that you are going to host multiple parties a year you can do what we do, we pay for Pandora so it is ad free and have it play a specific genre that will match the party theme. Make a new station with the theme and listen to it ahead of time so you can “like” and “dislike” songs according to what you want to hear.
Do you have any other tips for party music? We would love to hear them!