At The Clubhouse in Montclair, we want your party at our event venue and rental space in Essex County to be exciting and unforgettable. And having the perfect playlist for your event can make it a truly memorable experience for your guests. But you don’t simply compile a playlist; you curate it. Here are four tips on making the perfect playlist for your next party in our space.
1. Cater to the Setting and Theme
Your guests, desired outcomes, and even the volume and time of day should be deciding factors when selecting your songs. Are you trying to create a relaxing atmosphere that encourages mingling and talking? Try jazz, acoustic, or slower tunes at a low volume. If you’re trying to get a dance party started, consider faster-paced dance songs and top hits, and crank the volume.
2. Mix It Up
Regardless of the party’s theme, you should always play a variety of tempos, styles, genres, and classics. Keeping things exciting and guests guessing is the goal here, so include crowd pleasers and lesser-known songs. Also, consider who your audience is. If they’re younger, play top 40 songs. If they’re older, try some classic hits.
3. Be Prepared With a Stockpile of Hits
No matter how much you prepare and curate your playlist, there’s always a chance it’ll contain some low points. And for these times, it’s a great idea to have a Plan B. If your guests aren’t exactly enjoying your mix, move on to a prepared list of surefire crowd pleasers you can turn to when necessary.
4. Re-listen and Edit
Give the entire playlist a review. Is there one song with a bass that’s too heavy? An extra long guitar solo? Is a section of a song way too loud? Re-listening to your playlist can give you a new perspective on the music you’ve chosen. Don’t be afraid to make cuts, and when in doubt leave it out.
In the recipe for the perfect party, music is the secret sauce. It incorporates all the ingredients and gets them mingling with each other. Use these tips to make your next event a great success!
At The Clubhouse in Montclair, we’re much more than the venue for graduation parties in Essex County. We also host weekday happy hour networking events, and daytime corporate meetings and retreats. To reserve our luxurious space, call 973-506-9255.