a few DVD players and TVs and play a few different seasons
of American Idol at different places in your party area. The
volume doesn't need to be turned up on them - they make great
decoration as the scenes change! These make great prizes for
the end of the party, too!
Have a lip syncing contest. You can either let your guests
know ahead of time (so that they can prepare) via your invitations,
or else provide a list of songs for them to choose from once
they get to the party.
Disguise your party invitations as back stage passes to the
show (or else make fake tickets and put them inside the envelope
with the invitations.)
Give a flower to each guest as they leave the party - and
a huge BRAVO!
Play a game of name that tune! Make sure the songs are appropriate
to the age level of the party. For greater participation,
divide the group into two large teams. Have everyone sitting.
When the song is played, the person who thinks they know it
stands. In this way, it will be easier to see who 'buzzed
in first.' If the person is right, they score a point for