Music Theme Party Supplies

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Music Party Ideas

 

Use stripes of black streamers all around the room (or along a long wall if a large room) to create a music staff. Include black cut outs of notes from construction paper to add notes! If you're especially clever, have a well known song (like Happy Birthday) displayed on the staff with the notes and see if your guests can guess the song by the notes!

Post pictures of famous composers on the walls - however do NOT put the names of the composers below each. Instead, put a number at the bottom (or somewhere visible on the image). Provide each guest with a list of possible composers and have them first FIND each picture, then write the number of the of the composer/image next to the correct name on their list.

Play a game of Name That Instrument. Visit your local library for CD's on all sorts of instrumental soloists (you should be able to find more than what you need - check the International section as well for some fun choices.) Then, pop in the CD for 10 seconds and have your guests try to guess which instrument is featured in the solo just by listening!

DON'T THROW AWAY THE PARTY DECORATIONS! - Save money and do something your guests will LOVE! GIVE AWAY your party decorations! Use music posters (see below for inexpensive resources) to hang around your party area. Allow the winners of different games to choose which poster they'll get to walk away with at the conclusion to the party! Combine decorations with party prizes!

For fun great looking table centerpieces, visit your local library and check out some music/instrument/composer biography books and arrange them with the books standing up, half open so that their pages can be quasi-seen.

All kinds of photos and pictures can be nabbed from the Internet and made into simple decorations. Print out photos of different instruments and composers. If the guest of honor has any favorites in these categories, you might want to make sure that you include them as well. Depending on the slant your theme is taking for the party, you might also include some contemporary musical personae (such as Yo Yo Ma, etc.) Take these images and glue them to black cardstock (the picture being a little smaller to allow for a small black border on the cardstock.) These can be hung all throughout the party area as well as hung from the ceiling and made to stand up as centerpiece items. The greatest and fastest place to find any image you want is to go to Yahoo.com and click on IMAGES (right above the search bar.) The search bar should turn pink. Now just enter what you want to find an image of. You’ll get an incredible selection to choose from! Google also has a similar search at google.com (click IMAGES from the top menu bar on the page.)

If going for the traditional balloons and streamers, depending on your theme slant, you might want to choose formal colors such as blacks, white and silvers. Don’t shy away from using black in decorating as a color, especially with this theme.

Some of the easiest and quickest invitations can be made from di-cuts found at your local craft/scrapbooking stores. There are SO many shapes to choose from including musical notes and instruments. You can either write directly on them to be passed out or use them as inserts for the invitations you have either already made or purchased. They can also make great Thank You cards.

Create your own party game sheet with a list of different famous music composers in random order. Have your guests see who can correctly put the composers in chronological order (when they were born.)

Test their powers of observation by handing different teams a copy of the symphony schedule to your local concert hall (the more pages in it the better.) Ahead of time, find specific pictures and/or words in the magazine and write down their page numbers on a separate piece of paper. Have each team (five players max) keep their magazine closed until you’ve called out the item and said GO! They will then flip through the pages of the magazine frantically looking for the image you called out. The first team to find the image earns one point. The team with the most points at the end wins. If you have two teams, make sure you have an odd number of items so that you can avoid a tie. If your magazines have similar pictures throughout, purchase an additional copy of the magazine and physically cut out the images you want the teams to find so that they can see exactly what it is that they are looking for. Same as before, have each team close their magazine, you then hold up the cut out image. Once each team has seen the image, say GO and let the race begin. You might want to add in the extra difficulty of not allowing the teams to see the image again once their magazines are open. They must use their powers of observation to remember what the image exactly looked like.

This is a great game that can passively last throughout the entire party. Print out several pictures of different musical notes, composers or other musical themed images on paper (see the Decorations section for resource ideas on obtaining images.) On each of the sheets of paper, write a different number or name bold enough to see easily. Place them throughout the party area, however, do not place all of them in easily found locations. Some of them can be in plain view (so that everyone can find a few) but most hide a bit out of site. Provide for each of your guests to have a copy of a list of all the images to find. Next to each of the image names, they are to write the number/name provided on each image sheet. The goal is to be the first to fill in all the answers by either knowing them outright, finding the poster or combinations thereof. You can also instruct them that all completed sheets can be turned in to you by a certain time, then a raffle can be held among all that are turned in for a prize. A third variation would be to offer a raffle ticket for each correct answer (the more they answer, the better chance they’ll have to win a prize at the raffle.)

In each room of the party or event, have low music playing…each highlighting a different instrument. Solo instrumental CD’s can be found at your local library. This can be especially nice because it’s a great way to expose your guests to instruments that they might not be regularly familiar with. It can also be fun to be creative in matching up the instrument with the room you have it playing in (i.e. a violin in the dining area, lute in the garden area, etc.)
 

Music Posters! - Great party decorations!

Mozart Portrait Poster Ludwig van Beethoven Poster