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published time By Liveinstyle published time 14 Aug, 2014 Share image 0 Shares

If you are looking for a great way to get friends together, have a few drinks, and sing your heart out, you won’t go wrong by throwing a karaoke party. Not only is it quick and easy to set up but it is a sure-fire way to get your timid friends to open up and socialize. Whether you’re looking to host such a party at home, work or at a party venue, follow our easy steps to ensure that your party is a hit.

Make a checklist for equipment:

Make sure you have all the necessary gear. You will have to choose between a karaoke mike and laptop with proper software. If at home, the TV would be the best bet for your screen. However, if you are planning on having the party at a larger venue, consider getting a projector and screen so that the whole crowd can sing along. If you are just having a small party, you can even use your android/iOS smart phone and sing along using the McDowell’s No. 1 Karaoke app. 

Scope out the layout:

It is important to plan in advance where you will be placing the equipment and screen. A good idea would be to have a designated singing area for the guests, so that they get an experience akin to a stage performance. Ensure that all wires (if any) are placed safely away from the singing area. You wouldn’t want any drunken singers to stumble and trip on any stray wires.

Plan a song list

Deciding a song to sing when you have the mike passed to you can make most first-timers flustered. To help with this, first list down some popular and often-requested songs and list them on a large poster to display at the menu. This will encourage more people to participate once they see their favourite song on display.

Keep the drinks ready

No karaoke party is complete without the poison. Make sure you stock up on some of different variations of cocktails. Revel in this experience with McDowell’s No.1, and watch as your party guests embark on new friendships.

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