How Do I Host A Home Karaoke Party?
Karaoke is exciting, entertaining and all-around fun. There are numerous bars
and clubs that host karaoke events weekly and even nightly. However,
sometimes singing in front of a huge crowd can be daunting - no matter how
good or bad of a singer you are.
So, how can you enjoy the excitement of a karaoke event without heading out to
a bar or club? Host an at-home karaoke party, of course! But, how do you go
about organising a home karaoke event? Well, that’s where we come in. At
Lucky Voice, we are gurus in all things karaoke. All you have to do is sit back,
scroll and read through this guide to hosting the best home karaoke party.
What do you need to host a fabulous karaoke party at home?
First things first, you need to make sure you’ve got all of the right equipment to
kickstart your singing extravaganza. In order to throw a party to remember, be
sure to have these four gadgets ready for action.
1. A karaoke machine
Yeah sure, you may be able to find sing-along songs with lyrics on YouTube, but
nothing compares to using a real karaoke machine. With auxiliary cables,
microphone inputs, AV outputs and more, a karaoke machine is straightforward
to set up and use. Once you have it plugged into your TV or laptop, you’ll be
able to get the party started in a matter of minutes.
Now this one should be a no-brainer, but having good quality microphones is
essential. Not only will this make the party lively, but it will allow you to belt
your heart out at the top of your lungs.
Be sure to have at least two microphones on hand for those who want to sing
duets, but having more couldn’t hurt!
3. A good sound systemA bad sound system is a sure-fire way to kill the party mood. So, before your
singing event, be sure to check your sound system and get a good speaker or
amplifier in, if necessary.
4. Karaoke subscription
Karaoke subscription services are fantastic as they give you access to thousands of your favourite songs. They’re also super easy to use and take away the hassle of using external hardware to play the music.
How to organise the best karaoke party
Now that you know what equipment you need, it’s time to get all the other
details nailed down so you can host a fabulous, intimate party.
1. Send out the invites
How could you possibly host a karaoke party without anyone else? So, to get
things going, decide who you’re going to invite along to your party - ideally, it
should be a group of people who get along well and enjoy singing. Now all that’s
left to do is send out the invites.
2. Choose a themeThis isn’t necessarily a must-do step. However, choosing a theme and having
your guests dress up accordingly will add an extra element of fun to your singing
soiree. From rock n’ roll to the psychedelic 70s, there are endless themes to
choose from. And of course, don’t forget to decorate your house accordingly!
3. Set the moodKaraoke bars almost always have ambient lighting to set the mood for a song.
So, to make your home karaoke party feel as ‘realistic’ as possible, focus on
getting the lighting right. Start with some colourful LED lights; they’re a great way to boost the mood!
4. Get some snacks and drinks
After singing along to your favourite songs, you and your friends are bound to be
thirsty (and maybe even hungry)! So, be sure to supply ample drinks and some
delicious snacks to keep your guests happy and energised for another round of
5. Play some gamesA karaoke party will certainly be a hit all on its own. However, if you want to
make the evening even more interesting, consider adding some games into the
mix. You can either go for singing related games like ‘Guess the Song’ or
‘Complete the Lyrics’ and turn it into a competition, or you can incorporate some
quizzes or other challenges into the evening.
6. Prizes for everyone!Okay, maybe not quite for everyone, but you can easily end off your karaoke
evening with some comical prizes like best singer, best duet or even best
costume. Definitely have fun with this.
7. Testing, one, two, three
The last, and probably most important tip is to test out your killer karaoke set
before everyone arrives for your fabulous party. You definitely don’t want to
have any unpleasant surprises when your guests arrive.