Who doesn’t love karaoke!? In this article you will learn how to organise a fun date night for your partner with karaoke. Remember that old Singstar Game you had as a kid? It’s timet to blow off the dust and plug it in, because what better way to do karaoke than with Singstar!
Don’t have a Singstar Game? That’s ok! There are plenty of other ways you can do karaoke without the need to relive the clunky early 2000s technology.
To organise a karaoke date night without any technical gadgets, follow the steps below!
Step 1: Create a Playlist
Take some time to learn about what music your partner enjoys. Do they enjoy listening to old school hits or something a bit more recent? Do they secretly love belting out some Whitney in the shower? Are they a bedroom rapper at heart? Taking the time to compile a playlist that you know your partner will enjoy shows that you know them and what songs they enjoy. This will make them feel that you know them, which helps to build trust in a relationship. This is also an opportunity for a couples bonding activity as you can connect over common song, artist and genre interests.
If you are pressed for time or are unsure of what music your partner likes, you can use a pre-set karaoke playlist. You can find many of these pre-set playlists on many music platforms such as Spotify. Make sure to go through the playlist ahead of time to make sure that you and your partner enjoy the general flavour of the playlist.
Step 2: Organise some nibblies and drinks!
Food: Think about what your partners favourite snacks are. Popular snacks for karaoke are fingerfoods that are quick and easy to eat. This ensures that your mouth is free for singing and your hands are free for holding the microphone (if you have one!). Chips, lollies, chocolate and other pre-packaged items are super easy to eat while you are singing. If you are looking for something a little more gourmet, you could try snacks like chocolate dipped strawberries or a nicely organised cheese platter!
Drinks: This is arguably the most important part of a karaoke night. Drinks calm the nerves and definitely make for a better all round performance. Take some time to think about what your partner likes to drink so that this fun date night isn’t ruined by a drink that reminds them of a time they’d rather forget!
Step 3: Prepare the Stage
No, not a literal stage, but you might need to rearrange some furniture to ensure there is adequate space to dance! Dancing always makes date night more fun and when singing karaoke dancing just happens naturally. Make sure that there is somewhere that your partner can put their drink down that is away from any carpets, couches or other soft furnishing. You don’t want your partner to have built up the confidence to do the floss only to knock a glass of red wine all over your couch! That would be one way to end a date quick stat…
Step 4: Hook up the Music
It’s time for a dry run. Before your partner arrives for their fun date night, make sure that you trial the music so that there are no technical difficulties. If you have a microphone make sure you hook this up in advance. To get the words to the song, just opt in for subtitles and away you go!
You can purchase a very affordable karaoke microphone here or alternatively, just get the hairbrush out like you did when you were a kid! Either way this date night is sure to go down as one of the most fun date ideas that your partner has ever experienced.