October is coming to the end, and it means the witches, werewolves, and another devilry will crowd the houses and demand the treats. Thanks to the mass culture – first of all, movies and music – the All Saints’ Day now holds a special place in every corner of the world, scaring and shocking the parents. There is nothing to worry about. Despite its religious basis, Halloween, just like the New Year and Christmas, has long ago become a nice family celebration, when kids disguise themselves into scary creatures and eat as many candies as they can handle without a risk of being snapped. The best thing the parents can do is to help their children to have a good time this festive evening and, if possible, to have fun, too. Let’s throw a children’s karaoke party!
Did you know that group singing releases stress, decreases anxiety, and boosts the endorphin level? Singing makes us happy. It’s time to have fun! Ask your child to invite his or her friends and classmates (warn your neighbors or invite them in). The bigger the crowd the happier the guests are going to be.
Halloween is a costumed holiday in the first place, so gear is the chief attribute of the party. Suggest the guests choose an appropriate look in advance. Best of all, if the children prepare their gear themselves with a little help from the parents. For some outfits, like Frankenstein, make-up will be enough. And, of course, at the end of the party, make the Best Gear Award Ceremony.
Decorate your apartment with scary pieces: a spider net, pumpkin lanterns, cut-out bats, cardboard skulls, plastic spiders, and snakes. The same is with gear, it would be perfect if some decoration will be handcrafted by the children and their parents.
In the pauses between the karaoke-singing, pastry-eating, and playing games, don’t forget to turn on the music, matching Halloween. It doesn’t have to be gloomy songs. The upbeat “Ghostbusters” OST or songs from the animated will do the job well.
The list of the songs for the Halloween karaoke party should better be made in advance and distributed among the participants. It is also a good idea to appoint a host who will announce a singer and hand him or her a microphone. This will help to avoid big pauses, misunderstanding who is going to sing and what, and will also keep the guests engaged in the process rather than in wandering through the catalog.
And last but not least…
The important rule of a perfect karaoke party – don’t make a secret of it. It is not the Fight Club. Let your friends on social media share the excitement with you. Organize a stream, suggest the viewers order the songs for the small participants, and sing together with them. Turn a family celebration into a global show for hundreds of people!
Have a scary karaoke! 😉