Is your home full of tiny dancers? Shake off the last of the winter blues and throw a kids’ dance party! Whether you’re entertaining your kids at home over spring break or throwing an epic birthday dance party, start your planning with these must-try kids’ dance party ideas.
1. Set the mood with festive decorations.
When it comes to hosting a kids’ dance party to remember, it’s all about ambiance. Make sure your house is rockin’ and rollin’ with glow-in-the-dark bracelets, colorful string lights, or a shimmery metallic curtain in a doorway. Don’t forget to hang a disco ball (or two!) to keep the party “stayin’ alive” all night long!
2. Plan activities to keep dancers busy.
Start the party with a dance-inspired craft project to get everyone in the mood to bust a move. Glue ribbons to popsicle sticks to make dancing streamers. Or, attach decorated Styrofoam balls to the top of cardboard paper towel tubes to create colorful microphones.
Plan a few team games or an organized dance-off to keep the party hopping. Want to get everyone laughing at your kids’ dance party? Set up a photo booth where your kids can “shake it like a Polaroid picture.” Gather some outrageous costumes, props (like toy guitars or your newly crafted microphones), and a camera to capture some hilarious memories for your kids and their friends.
3. Whip up kid-friendly snacks.
Even the most hardcore dancers need to refuel every once in a while! Keep those happy feet going strong with hearty and healthy snacks. Sandwiches or cookies cut into musical shapes will coordinate with the dance theme, and pre-cut fruits and veggies will give the kids an easy-to-grab, nutritious option. For a disco dessert vibe, add rainbow sprinkles or neon frosting to your kids’ favorite sweet treats.
4. Build the perfect playlist.
It’s not a real “party in the U.S.A.” without an endless playlist! Your kids’ dance party music can include anything from soundtracks to their favorite movies to goofy songs you love belting in the car.
Head to YouTube or Spotify to effortlessly stream your tunes. Just be sure to build a playlist that will last through the length of the party — plus another half hour or so for those who want to dance until they drop. A few of our favorite dance party tunes include:
- “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (from “Trolls”) – Justin Timberlake
- “Happy” (from “Despicable Me 2”) – Pharrell Williams
- “Twist and Shout” – The Beatles
- “Whip My Hair” – Willow Smith
5. Crank the tunes.
Take the volume — and the mood — to a new level with built-in dance lighting that pulses to the beat. A new sound system can bring even more kids’ dance party ideas to the table… like karaoke! Pick a show-stopping voice filter, fire up karaoke mode, and let your little rising stars dance and sing the night away with their favorite jams.
With a little help from your nearest Rent-A-Center, it’s easy to host an exciting and fun kids’ dance party for your family and friends. Rent a state-of-the-art sound system for your kids’ party, then keep it for yourself. You never know when you might catch boogie fever!