Using music to set the mood at a party
July 17, 2009
Though your event may be planned out from the party decorations to the food being served, one thing that may be hard to predict is the mood of a party.
This is something that's hard to create, mainly because it's so reliant on your guests. While your party theme may be Hawaiian, unless your guests have island fever, the atmosphere will feel flat.
One way to help dictate mood is with music. People don't have to hear the song playing to get an idea as to what the atmosphere of a party should be - the beat should be telling enough.
For those planning a large party that hope it gets a little rambunctious, build up your music playlist. Don't start with the loud thumping music as people walk in. Consider good intro songs, ones that are lively and produce a good welcoming vibe.
Quieter gatherings should have softer music to set the mood. But be sure to vary the tempo because if the party's playlist gets too soft, people may not feel engaged.
Finally, having songs at the end of the night that signify the party is coming to a close is a nice subtle way to tell your guests to move towards the door.