How to host the ultimate karaoke party

We've designed the ultimate 6-step plan for you to host the most sickening karaoke party night in you'll ever have. Wine and Gaga included.

Instead of going out, how does a karaoke party night in sound? Think flowing drinks, floor-filling anthems and perfect Insta opportunities. And the good news? Staying in doesn’t have to mean low-key – with the right planning along with some delicious wine and nibbles, you can channel your inner diva or stadium star.

So what does it take to knock ’em dead with an at-home karaoke extravaganza? No worries! We’ve broken down the perfect karaoke party night into six simple steps that’ll guarantee some laughs and unforgettable TikTok content.


Must-have invitations

Sure, email invitations are easy to send out and are great reminders, but where’s all the fun in that? And an invitation on the group chat is going to get lost among all the opinions on the latest Netflix series.

Get your hands dirty with some paper DIY invitations – think club flyers and VIP passes. Don’t forget to add important details like the theme and dress code.

Karaoke machine

A karaoke party isn’t a karaoke party without some equipment, but forget pulling up lyric videos uploaded on YouTube in 2009 and go totally 21st Century instead.

If you’ve got a smart TV, then online karaoke such ROXI TV is a great option, with thousands of songs, music videos and matching microphones.

With a bigger budget, you can opt for an actual, real-life karaoke machine as the perfect centrepiece. There are plenty of online options where you can buy or hire a karaoke machine at a range of prices that come with their own microphones.

Microphones are a must for the full karaoke experience, but what’s better – wired or wireless? Well, that depends on how much of a performance you’re planning on putting on. Wireless is our favourite so you won’t stumble over cables when dazzling with your vocal acrobatics.

Food and drink

Nothing kills the party vibe harder or faster than hangry guests. So don’t leave guests empty-handed while waiting to battle it out on the microphones and serve up some tasty sweet and savoury bites.

Don’t forget the most important thing of all – the drinks!

To tingle the tastebuds, we’ve created a three-bottle case of wine perfect for any occasion in collab with Queer Britain, including our famed Madame F red, white, and rosé. But what food should you serve with them? Here are some recommended pairings:

  • Mini BBQ bites and our rich Madame F red wine – to class up your mini sliders and veggie skewers.

  • A sweet bar and our fruity Madame F rosé wine – “Alexa, play Sour Candy by Lady Gaga ft. Blackpink.”

  • A cheese board with fruit and crackers and our refreshing Madame F white wine – perfect for a mid-round energy boost.

Of course, our suggestions are also perfect New Year’s Eve party ideas or, if you’re feeling festive then our guide on how to make mulled wine is an original addition to any Christmas karaoke gathering.

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