1. Hire a karaoke machine Fancy yourself as being a bit of a Justin Timberlake or an Adele? What better way to display your vocal ability than at your very own karaoke party! Belt out classic chart toppers and contemporary hits with your friends and family. And the best part is, there is a volume button! Grab props such as hats, feather boas and oversized glasses from your local thrift store for the performers to wear when it’s their time to shine.
2. Give your party a theme This could be a high tea theme or a garden party with pims and lemonade, incorporating lawn games. Source a disco ball, create a playlist on your mobile device and have a disco party. Going into summer, a tropical themed party with colourful flamingos, pineapples and watermelon props with champagne cocktails on arrival is bound to be a hit. Don’t forget the floral leis for your guests, which you can pick up on eBay, a thrift shop or Kmart for a packet of 2 leis for $2.
3. Hire a frozen cocktail machine or have a carnival themed party with a popcorn or fairy floss machine. Blow up colourful balloons, make your own red and white striped triangular flags and source photo booth props on sticks (such as moustaches, animal ears and big lips) so friends and family can take fun selfies. Perhaps steer clear of clowns in case somebody has a fear of clowns. Yes, this is a real phobia and there is a name for it. It’s called coulrophobia. Step right up!