not turn your dance party into a modern day Sock Hop! For
your sock hop, hang actual socks on the walls, or hang them
from the ceiling. For the best effect, make sure that you
have a wide variety of socks on display (i.e. shiny, dull,
dirty, clean, both boys' and girls' socks, colorful and plain,
some great looking decorations, buy a stack of blank CD's
(your dollar store is a great place
you won't need high
quality for these
) and hang them on your walls and from
your ceiling using ribbon. For added fun, create your own
labels for the CD's with the names of different guests scheduled
to come as though they were some of the musical artists!
black crepe paper, create musical bars on the walls (remember,
there are five lines on the staff.) Then, using black construction
paper, cut out large notes to attach to your musical staff.
VERY inexpensive to make and yet a great way to decorate a
lot of walls!
a game of Music Freeze. Play music and have the children dancing.
When the music stops, the children must all freeze. Those
that don't immediately are out. Start the music again for
those still in the game, stopping periodically until all but
one child is out. Award him/her as the winner.
contests for lip-syncing to different well known songs. They
can either be done solo or as a group. Award prizes for funniest,
best overall and most creative.
you want to get ambitious with the music, coordinate the songs
to change by decade. For example, only play the songs from
the 1950s for the first 20 minutes. Then, switch to songs
from the 60s and so on. Over the music source (i.e. Jukebox,
stereo, etc.) put up a giant poster telling everyone what
year is currently playing. You can either do the footwork
yourself by collecting the music and burning your own CDs
you can purchase the Billboard collections. Each CD is for
a different decade!
your Dance, add a balloon net hung from your ceiling. They
are designed so that when you pull the string, the net opens
and drops all the balloons on the guests dancing! They can
be purchased at most party supply stores.