After a long, hard pandemic, many of us are scratching at the walls to get out and party. If your ultimate dance buddies are still locked down or unable to come join the fun, an online dance party could be the answer.

Follow these simple tips and you could find yourself hosting your own online party tonight! Read on to find out how.

1. Select Your Platform

Zoom became the go-to platform during the pandemic for work meetings, family catch-ups, and virtual parties. A virtual zoom dance party is easy to arrange and set up, plus most people are now familiar with its functions. If you want a dance party for more than 100 people or longer than 40 minutes, you’ll need a paid account.

Google Meet is another great option, with similar functions to Zoom. Microsoft Teams and Webex are other options but they do have limited audio settings so may not offer you the same range of online disco party flexibility.

2. Choose Your Theme

The make or break of your online dance party – a winning theme! Obviously, this will depend a little on the reason for your dance party and who will be attending. You’ll need to consider whether they’re likely to have access to many outfits or props to hand.

Depending on the age of your attendees, a decade-themed party could be a winner. The 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s are all fun decades for fancy dress and excellent party playlists. You could even award prizes for the best costumes!

If you’re like to be a bit more simple and low-key, you could choose a single item theme. Ask attendees to wear something of a specific color, to wear their most garish item of clothing, or simply to wear an accessory like a hat or sunglasses.

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3. Prepare the Playlist

Assuming you’re playing DJ for the night, this is your time to shine. Prepare a playlist that reflects the theme of the evening and consider the order of the tracks so that it flows well. If you’re using a streaming service make sure you’ve got an ad-free version to avoid interruptions!

Alternatively, if you’d like to enjoy the disco magic along with your fellow partiers, why not try a silent disco service? With companies like you can rent, buy or lease silent disco headphones.

This gives every dance party attendee the option to choose their own playlist. It also means your online dance party doesn’t have to disturb the other members of your household!

4. Online Dance Party Props

What’s a dance party without the disco lights? Before your online dance party, ask your attendees to get out any fun disco lights or glitter balls they have at home.

Encourage your boppers and ravers to dig out glow sticks, deely boppers, and any other silly party accessories that will get them in the mood.

Let the Fun Begin

An online dance party is the ultimate way to virtually unite people in a shared moment of fun and freedom. You don’t even have to be in the same country to do it! Follow these dance party ideas and you’re guaranteed to have a successful online dance party.

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