How to do a kitchen disco
Kitchen discos have been bang on trend in recent months. Sophie Ellis Bextor went viral when she started putting her house parties online, and now you can plan your own version with our guide to doing a kitchen disco that will get everyone in your household dancing…
Let the music play!The main element of any disco is, of course, the music. So making sure you get the playlist right for your party is vital. Spotify has a running list of the biggest songs of 2020, including the likes of The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles. If your family would prefer a mix of current hits and party classics, or songs from just the one genre, then curate your own playlist on whichever music platform you subscribe to. Dance offs are always likely at a kitchen disco, so be prepared, and have a long stick handy (an old broom will do!) to see how low everyone can go with a spot of limbo.
With covid restrictions keeping people apart, why not spread the disco love by inviting friends from far and wide to join in the fun? All you need to do is share your playlist, co-ordinate a dress code and send your pals the same decorations you’ll be adorning your kitchen with – see below for our suggestions. It’s not the same as being on the dancefloor together, but it’s the next best thing! And, if karaoke is a party essential for you, then get everyone to download the Smule app, which has a massive catalogue of songs to pick from and lets you sing along with your buddies no matter where you all are in the world.
When prepping your kitchen dancefloor, decorations in gold, silver and anything else glittery are what will bring the spirit of Saturday Night Fever to your home. A silver tinsel chandelier will be a perfect centrepiece, while tassel garlands (either rose gold or twinkle twinkle) will look disco fabulous. For those hooking up with other partygoers online, a gold foil fringe curtain will provide an appropriately glam backdrop to your Zoom screen. Disco traffic lights might be beyond your means, but bring the sparkle with these gold string lights. Hang them anywhere and everywhere around your kitchen and living room, and a few of these botanical cork bottle lights dotted around the place will be a lovely final touch.
Up the ante at your kitchen disco by adding a good number of eye-catching balloons to the party set up. Go for any combo of our glam leopard print orbs, iridescent stars and confetti-filled balloons. If you really want to push the boat out, then treat your household to a balloon arch or cloud – we’ve got a superb collection to pick from. Whatever you choose, remember that the bolder and brighter, the better – and don’t forget your balloon essentials, such as weights and helium, and if you are doing helium balloons and need some tips on filling them correctly, then we’ve got all the info you need in this helium balloon guide.
Kitchen discos are all about having as much of a laugh as possible, and so colourful hats, photobooth props and other silly accessories need to be part of your party plan. Pick up these We Heart party hats and these Unicorn Sparkle and Blast Off photobooth props – perfect for all the pics you’ll be taking for your family collection and Insta feed. If your kitchen disco is to mark a birthday, then get a personalised Happy Birthday polaroid frame to really jazz up your photos. Gold party poppers will help your disco go with a bang and this letter peg board will let you put a name to your kitchen disco ‘club’ or create a drinks menu.
A disco party needs a well-stocked bar to keep everyone refreshed. For the drinkers, you won’t go wrong with these classic, easy-to-make cocktails, and for those who want to keep the drinks soft, push the boat out with some posh mocktails like these. It’s not just about what you are drinking at a kitchen disco, though – make sure what you are drinking from is as glam as possible, too. These rose gold fringe cups are tassle-tastic and will pair perfectly with our reusable stainless steel rose gold straws. If you are treating yourself to some fizz, then these plastic champagne flutes are ideal for a party and this shiny prosecco wall will be a fun place to hold them.
Lay out sweet treats to keep your disco dancing family going throughout the party. We suggest filling these iridescent treat cups and retro sweetie jars with chocolate coins and mixed sweets. For those who really want to up the ante, disco donuts are the way to go, and this Yay pink donut wall is just crying out to be stocked up and raided throughout the night.
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