I started a Halloween tradition that my son dresses up like a musician. He’s had 3 so far, (The Boss, Baby Mozart and Elton John if you are curious), so we’ll see if this continues. Music can be a great theme for a party. Here are a few to get you started, but the turntable is your oyster - a song, musician or era – fun for young and old alike!
FOREVER YOUNG – BOB DYLAN
Love this idea for the really young or really old. If old, bring out everything that makes you feel young again – toys, balloons, ice-cream!
LIKE A VIRGIN – MADONNA
Think of a “white party” but with religious (although inoffensive) undertones. You could go a bit goth with the crucifixes, candles, but juxtaposed with lace. And then keep the fun 80s Madonna music pumping so it is more fun than serious.
BORN IN THE USA – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Bring out your full on patriotism, everyone should be encouraged to wear their red, white and blue, with a little rock influence. Go over the top with everything Americana from farm style seating to flags to Apple Pie and a live musician.
BAROQUE MASTERS – BEETHOVEN, MOZART & VIVALDI
One of my faves, bring on the wigs, petticoats and ensembles to this masterpiece. Consider venues that have a historic feel, and utilize music that has the masters’ influence. Everyone can feel like a lady and gentleman at this formal affair.
TINY DANCER – ELTON JOHN
Embrace your disco dancer, and add a little subtlety and sophistication to a typical disco party.