American Idol Theme

Your Chance to be
The New American Idol!

American Idol Theme

Let's face it, there are a lot of teen party themes that make fun party ideas. And having a themed party is really fun. But right now, the

American Idol Theme is hot!

So, what do you need for an American Idol party?

  • Some great party decoration ideas
  • Party music - supplied by all
  • party game ideas and
  • Party food ideas

Everyone is watching the show to see who will be the next "Idol". Well, at your party, it just may be you! There are two ways to work the this theme, and you should discuss it with your teen before you plan.

The first is to have your teen compete for the spot. Now, this is fine if you teen is confident and loves to perform. If this is not your teens personality, they can just BE the American idol.

This theme has gotten very popular, due to the talent that has come out of the competition and the reality that no matter where you are from, you have the chance to be a star!

Do you Remember:

  • Kris Allen - Winner
  • Adam Lambert - Runner up
  • David Cook - Winner
  • Ramiele Malubay - Contestant
  • Jason Castro - Contestant
  • David Archuleta - Runner up
  • Jordin Sparks - Winner
  • Sanjaya Malakar - Contestant
  • Taylor Hicks - Winner
  • Carrie Underwood - winner
  • Fantasia Barrino - Winner
  • Ruben Studdard - Winner
  • Kelly Clarkson - Winner
  • Clay Aiken - Runner up

All of these people started with a dream and so can you! 

Are you ready to be the next American Idol?

Let me tell you what I know about the show.

It debuted on June 11, 2002, and it has since become one of the most popular shows on television. The show seeks to discover the best singer in the country through a series of nationwide auditions.

The outcomes of the later stages of this competition are determined by public voting by phone. The format features four judges who give critiques of the contestants' performances.

Okay, so we're clear on the shows purpose?

Let's do it!

This is what you will need: Choose what works for your type of party and budget.


You may want to make an American Idol sign and hang it in the doorway of the room where the party is going to be or at the front door.

Also at the front door you can have a life size cut-out of host Ryan Seacrest.

If you'd like, a fun idea is to hand out press passes that say:

Welcome to American Idol

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest

and starring your next American Idol...(teen's name)

Your place cards can be ballots, if your child will be competing for the spot, put all the contestant's names on the ballot, if not, every box should be your teens name!

If you will be having a buffet, highly recommended, put the ballots out on a table with a sign that says, vote for your next Idol here!

Decorations for the American Idol Theme

In order to do this theme justice, you have to have American Idol Party Supplies. No really, you do!

  • Plates, cups, napkins, forks, spoons, knives -If you can find plates that look like records, they go over very well, otherwise go with a music theme!
  • Napkins - American Idol or with something related to music.
  • Balloons
  • Signs or Banners
  • cutouts of Ryan, Paula, Simon and Randy.
  • party food
  • American Idol cake

Party Favors

  • Personalized CD's for each guest can be your party Favors. Have your teen make these, they will really have a great time choosing the songs!
  • Inflatable microphone.
  • Prepare some cutouts of Simon, Paula, and Randy. Just blow up pictures of their faces and glue on to cardboard to cut them out. Add a Popsicle stick so the guests can hold them in front of their faces.

The Stage

You will need a stage and if possible, and a spotlight or disco light. A sign hanging as a backdrop is always a winner! ...especially If you will be doing some sort of competition or singing karaoke!

And of course you will need a karaoke machine!" There are many types so only get what you need for your party. Here are a few that get high marks.

Optional Party Fun & Games

  • Sing karaoke - appropriate music is a must!
  • Singing contest
  • Costume contest
  • American Idol trivia game
  • Dance contest
  • LIP SYNC contest

Why not get one of the American Idol CD's?


  • Make or buy some cutouts of Simon, Paula, and Randy. Just blow up pictures of their faces and glue on to cardboard. Cut them out and put them in chairs to judge the performances or add a Popsicle stick so the guests can hold them in front of their faces.These are easy and fun to make and are also a great party favor!
  • Create an American Idol word search and race to see who can finish first!

This American Idol theme really let's you get creative with making a cake too!

This American Idol theme can be so much fun if you have a good group of teens who will want to participate!

Have Fun & Good Luck!

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