How to Plan a 1990's Hip Hop Party


Throwing a 1990's Hip Hop party can be a fun and rewarding experience. Inviting all of your old classmates and friends to celebrate the 1990's Hip Hop can bring you back to old times when the days were long and the music was good. Planning this type of party takes time and consideration of things like the music, the atmosphere, the food, the games and the entertainment. There are a number of things you can do to make your 1990's Hip Hop party stand out above the rest with things like Karaoke and contests.

Things You'll Need

  • Music
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Guests
  • Games
  • Decorations
  • DJ (optional)
  • Karaoke machine (optional)
  • Compile a list of all of your favorite Hip Hop songs from the 1990s. Some of them might include "I Got a Man" by Positive K, "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith and "Whooomp! There It Is" by Tag Team. Create a playlist of songs that emphasizes what 1990's Hip Hop music means to you. This will help create an atmosphere at your party and keep your guests wanting more.

  • Provide plenty of food and drinks for your hungry guests. You might try hiring a caterer, but preparing the food on your own is another option that allows for creativity. A fun way to incorporate your 1990's Hip Hop theme into the food is to name each special food dish or drink after a 1990's Hip Hop artist, song or TV show. You might accomplish this by calling the fries "Fresh Prince Fries" after the popular hit TV show, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which helped shape Hip Hop culture in the 1990s. Serve a cake shaped like a boom box, which was a popular way to play Hip Hop music back in the 1990s.

  • Hire a professional DJ to play and mix your 1990's Hip Hop songs in just the right way. You can even hire a rapper to perform. Ask your hired entertainment if they could possibly bring equipment for karaoke to make the night even more fun for guests. Watching your guests up on stage reciting the lyrics to their favorite 1990's Hip Hop songs is sure to bring more than a few laughs.

  • Reserve a location at least a few weeks ahead of time to ensure that you'll have the space for the date of the party, if you are not going to host the party at home. Make sure that the place you choose is big enough to accommodate all of your guests and that caterers will not have any trouble getting around, if you decide to have your party catered.

  • Make and send out invitations to your party once you have a location. Include famous 1990's Hip Hop artists on the invitations, such as Lauryn Hill, LL Cool J and Naughty by Nature. Spell each name correctly and be sure you have everyone's updated address to ensure that invitations reach them in a timely manner.

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