Dreaming about a perfect guys’ night, eh? Well, how exactly do you imagine it? A professional DJ plays records on a costly device in a large dance hall? Now, here’s the thing: you don’t need that much to throw a great party for your old chums. All you need is a home karaoke system and a good company looking to have fun!
This time we are going to tell you how to set up a guys’ night that will long be remembered as the best party ever. It will take a minimum time to prepare a room and create an appropriate karaoke tracklist.
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The first thing for you to keep in mind is that the party should not be just a karaoke party. Men love excitement, and it would be very wise of you to consider that fact when hosting the night. Make some room for board games, chess, cards or dominoes so that your friends have the opportunity to lose all the small chance they got in their pockets.
Invite your friends through a chat or online messenger. It would be a good idea to send pirate “black marks” as invites. Under the skull with bones, you can place the time of the party’s start and mention tortures for those who “miss the boat.” Sure thing, your guests should understand that you are damn serious about the event, and a traditional get-together with salads, cold beer, and deli ham will be considered an act of betrayal.
As far as you want to throw a party for men, you can make it as brutal and badass as possible. As the main background theme, we recommend you to use one of the popular “men’s” TV shows: Narcos, Peaky Blinders, or House of Cards. Discuss the music background with your guests in advance to find out their image preferences: cold-blooded politicians or ruthless drug dealers. The “poll” will help you decorate your house, design costumes and create the best tracklist.
Try and choose the appropriate decor for the party. If it will be a “Cosa Nostra gathering,” you will definitely need to put a few portraits of well-known Mafia characters, on the walls. For instance, those can be “The Godfather” or American gangsters of the early 20th century.
As food and refreshments, you can serve pizza, lasagna, and Italian wines. Give cigars to guests. You don’t actually need to smoke them but gangsters with cigars look very charismatic, that’s for sure. Your guests can put on hats, striped polo shirts or, in extreme cases, tracksuits. It will be nice to lay out cards on the table to play poker between karaoke performances.
Make a playlist of karaoke songs for guests, in advance. Sure thing, you should consider your friends’ preferences. So if a friend of yours is crazy about Tatyana Bulanova, add some tracks to his taste, to the karaoke list. Nevertheless, the playlist will help you distribute the songs and get rid of duplicates. Besides, make sure you have a few rogue songs on the list, including prison songs and rap tracks.
Now here’s a special point: karaoke competition. Movie themes quiz, karaoke battles, replacing words or even entire sentences in popular songs’ lyrics, will be accepted with joy. You can also ask your friends to use the famous song phrase in the most inappropriate compositions such as movie hits or children’s films.
If you have a big party, it will make sense to break your guests into teams or “competing clans.” Do not forget to come up with awesome clan names like “Duck Neck Clan” or “Don Soprano’s Fat Shrimps”. For winners, you have to create a scoring system. The team with the most points gets the right to control the territory of the kitchen or living room. Moreover, a “pack leader” will be promoted to the rank of Capo di tutti i capi (Boss of all bosses).
As you can see, you don’t need much to throw a killer for-men-only party. We do believe that you will succeed and joyful karaoke nights in the company of good friends will become your new tradition.