A tribute party for Michael Jackson fans
June 26, 2009
People around the world were shocked at Michael Jackson's sudden death yesterday and fans may have different favorite albums, but are ultimately united in the social impact of his musical career.
If you and your friends are Jackson superfans or just want to remember his music, consider hosing a Michael Jackson tribute party. Here are some tips to get you started on planning your festivities.
For a more quiet rememberance, host your event in the evening and consider illuminating your space with candles. Play Jackson's albums in chronological order, and keep the party low-key and relaxed, serving standard snacks and drinks.
Musicians among your group may want to host a Michael Jackson open mike evening where guests can sign up and play their favorite songs. The less instrumentally inclined can also perform their preferred tunes with a simple karaoke program - all you need is a microphone, speaker, VCR and TV screen.
Host a more upbeat costume party where friends come dressed as their most-loved Jackson song, album or character. Create a sign-up sheet beforehand to avoid several Billie Jeans or Thriller outfits.
Finally, consider a movie night kicking off with a Jackson cocktail hour, followed by a Thriller screening and encourage guests to sing along to tunes.