A dance party is a great way to celebrate your friendships. However, there is more to planning a dance than just cranking up the tunes and inviting friends. A theme is an excellent way to help you plan your dance party and curate music and decorations that match it. Here are some ideas for themes to get you started.
Choose a Theme
Selecting a theme is the initial stage of organizing any party, including dance parties. The type of music and decorations you choose will determine the tone of your party, so make sure to consider your guests’ interests when picking a theme. For example, if your friends love a certain artist or band, you can find a space like a dark-themed artistic studio to match the mood. If you’re throwing a dance party for teens or “tweens” (the age range between kids and teenagers), you can choose age-appropriate themed music, such as a decades theme (dance songs from the 1920s through the 1990s) or a tribute night featuring one prolific artist’s hits. If the Bride is a music lover, you can even plan a club-themed dance party complete with matching bachelorette shirts and a night out on the town at a local dance club. The perfect dance party ideas for adults may be designed around an adult dancing lesson. In any location where the party is being held, team up with a licensed dancing instructor who adores the energy and joy of a birthday party.
Pick a Venue
Choosing a venue large enough for everyone you invite to dance freely without getting bumped into each other is important. Also, consider the lighting in the space — some people are sensitive to strobe lights, so you’ll want to make sure your venue is well-lit, with plenty of neon and disco balls, if possible. The venue’s location is also important because you’ll want to pick one that is easy for your friends to get to. This way, they can be there on time without worrying about finding a ride home.
Before finalizing the venue, confirm if they provide tables, chairs, and linens for your party setup. It can save you a lot of money and hassle!
Hire a DJ
There’s a moment at every party when the music starts playing, and everything clicks. The crowd begins to hum, and the room is surrounded by people moving in unison to the beat. And that’s when the dance party officially starts! If you want to upgrade your party from a Spotify playlist, hire a DJ. Talent and event vendor directories can help you find someone who will play the right mix of songs to get your friends dancing and grooving. You can also create your dance party playlist on a budget. Make it collaborative by asking everyone you invite to rate each song. You can include the link in your Facebook event or send it in an email invite. Guests will be happy to help you out with this.
Hire a Photographer
To keep memories of the event alive, you’ll want to hire a photographer. They can take crystal clear photos, which will be as vibrant in color as they are in detail. They can also create original scenarios’ and poses to capture the best moments of your dance party. When choosing a photographer, it’s important to consider their style and availability. Some specialize in studio photography, while others excel at street shooting. You’ll also need to decide how many hours of coverage you need. Social media is one of the best ways to convince friends to attend your dance party. Instead of sending them a generic Facebook event, send a personal note that lets them know you’re excited to see them. They’re much more likely to pay attention to this type of invitation! Also, remember to mention booze! It will get them in the mood to come.
Decorate the Venue
Whether you have a themed dance party or want to keep it simple, decorating the venue can help set the mood and make your guests feel like they’re in a fun atmosphere. You can use a few basic decorations, such as streamers or balloons, to give the room an energetic look and feel. To complement the theme, you may incorporate lighting elements like colored lights or a disco ball to create a matching ambiance. You can also rent a fog machine for extra excitement and drama. If planning a teen dance party, try a dark-themed artistic studio space. You can decorate the area with lots of black paint and dark-themed furniture and curate a playlist that matches the theme. You can even have a costume contest and hold a mini-talent show to make the event even more fun!
Have Flip Flops on Standby
It is always a good idea to have a pair of flip-flops on standby, especially in case someone starts to feel uncomfortable dancing in heels. This way, they can change into flip-flops and feel comfortable again. It is also a great idea to do if you want to keep your feet warm on a cold night or avoid the sweaty feet that can occur while dancing. You can purchase these at any store or even online. They come in a variety of styles and colors. Buying them in advance can help to save money, and you can find sales as the day of the party draws closer. Organizing them by size can also make it easier for guests to find the right pair.