How to Throw the Ultimate Karaoke Party in Your Dorm!
Ahh, college: The perfect time to meet new people, forge new connections, and amplify said connections by singing your guts out in front of them. There are a myriad of perks to living in a dorm room -- no parents asking you to clean up your stuff, plenty of time by yourself, and a perfect venue to host a kickass karaoke party. However, doing so is easier said than done; here are ten simple steps to ensure you throw the best darn karaoke party ever.
1. Make sure you get a good crowd
While it’s fun for “real singers” to show off their talents by belting out songs like “Let It Go” or “Somebody to Love,” you don’t necessary want a room full of professionals to make the less professional people in the room feel intimidated. I mean, sure, we all love singing along to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but part of the fun is hearing everyone chime in off key. When planning your party, make sure you get a good variety of people with varying levels of talent.
2. Get food -- lots of it
There are some unspoken rules concerning food at a karaoke party: You don’t want to serve anything too fancy like steak or pork chops. Don’t have anything too messy like ramen or fondue. Don’t serve anything that could lead to sticky/dirty hands -- lookin’ at you, spare ribs! Try easy little dishes like chips and dip or pizza. Your guests need clean hands for the mic and ample space to jump around.
3. Set the mood
What kind of karaoke party are you throwing? Is this going to be the kind of shindig where people sing whatever their heart desires like “Big Poppa” and “Danger Zone?” Or do you want the sort of serious karaoke party where your guests have to choose from the type of 80s New Wave that made karaoke fun in the first place. You know, songs like “I Ran (So Far Away)” and “Jessie’s Girl.” There’s no party like an 80s karaoke party, so plan accordingly, dim the lights, and bring out your finest white linen suit.
4. Get the right equipment
Karaoke is a lot more portable than it used to be. With the massive musical selection on Wurrly giving everyone a shot at belting out their favorite songs, you should get a microphone and speakers that will allow your guests to hear every word being sung. Check out our blog on the “Top 10 Accessories for Recording on an iPhone” to create the ultimate karaoke kit with Wurrly!
5. Have a killer time
There are few activities that bring friends closer together than karaoke -- seriously, how often do you get to hear your best friend belt out “Torn” with reckless regard?! There is no judgement or criticism in karaoke; whether you’re an amateur or a tried and true opera singer, a karaoke party is the perfect place to have fun, relax, and sing every song in Lady Gaga’s catalogue without being questioned!