Celebrating the milestones in our lives can be a fun way to gather family and friends together. Bachelor or bachelorette parties, graduation gatherings, or a coming of age fête are just some ways to throw the biggest bash this year.
Besides delicious food and outstanding decor, music is an integral part of any get-together. However, sometimes we live in a small space that may not be conducive to a loud, bass-pumping party. Thankfully, this is no reason to ixnay the tunes.
With the right headphones, you and your guests can party until the sun comes out without anyone even knowing you did. Here are some ways to have the greatest silent disco your friends and family have ever experienced.
In a silent disco, everyone is supplied with headphones which are all wirelessly connected to the music. If someone were to walk in, for example, everyone would be dancing to what seemed to be the beat of their own drum.
There are many benefits to having a quiet event like this. When the music is too loud, it’s not easy to converse with your guests. With headphones, there’s no risk of getting a noise ordinance if the party is in your backyard. You can rent out a public park for a wedding or graduation party without the thumping beat to interrupt outside park goers. If you decide on a more traditional venue such as a club, wireless headphones give you the freedom to talk to people without disrupting the music.
Another issue you can avoid is the damage that loud music at a concert can do to your ears. As long as you keep the level on your headphone at a safe decibel, you don’t have to suffer that all too familiar ear ringing after rocking out all night.
Companies have headphones for rent that are wireless, so you and your guests can move around and even take your music on the go around the venue. You don’t have to worry about missing any of the tunes when you need rush off for a minute. Silent discos give you the opportunity to take off or lower the headphones so if you decide you can have a conversation.
You may want to search for a DJ who understands the unique qualities a silent music party entails. As with any DJ, look for one who understands the vibe you’re putting out there, who can work with the age levels of your guests, and can interact well with the crowd.
Having a party when the sun goes down can be a great time, especially when it’s a poolside party during the summer. Guests can be adorned with illuminating jewelry glasses, and they can drink from flashing mugs, all of which add your own personal light show to the mix. And stringing up solar lights from tree to tree adds some whimsy to your backyard.
Make sure you have a backup plan if the weather changes. Moving your party inside is less of a problem when it’s a silent disco. You don’t have to worry about waking anyone up while you and guests party the night away. The food you can easily eat with one hand while standing may be a good idea. Unless you dine during a set break, finger foods can be a good choice. The usual fair such as mini hot dogs, fresh veggies and meat on skewers, and sliders are fun, fast, and delicious options. Brightly colored petit fours and ice cream cones are a great way to save on plates and utensils, reducing your carbon footprint too.