We are blessed with great neighbors who we hang out with almost on a weekly basis. With the summer days lasting longer, we are calling them over for after-dinner drinks and s’mores during the week to shake up our routine and let the kids (and us adults) feel like its summer. The last time we had them over for after-dinner drinks in our backyard, we decided to switch up our standard music routine of playing Pandora or Spotify stations. Our neighbor suggested we pass around a phone and each take turns choosing a song from our youth. We had so much fun playing DJ that we forgot it was a week night and our bonfire went on until 10PM; way past our weeknight bedtime.
Here is how you play; choose someone’s phone to use, go to YouTube and search for a song from your youth that you want to play. If you know the artist or title, you can type that in, or you can type in something like Songs from 1995 or Songs from early 2000's to give you some ideas. Moments before your song is over, pass the phone to the person sitting next to you and continue the game for as long as you want. I also recommend this Bose Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for listening to your music on.
Our neighbors are the same age as my husband and I and most of the songs chosen were ones we were all familiar with. They had us all singing, dancing and reminiscing for hours. I think this game will be interesting to play with a mix of age groups. I’m looking forward to playing with my family over the holidays to see which songs my parents choose and hear the stories that go with them.
Below is a sample of some of the songs that came up during our first night of “Pass the Phone” DJ game. As you can see, there was a great mix of genres from Montell Jordan to Red Hot Chili Peppers. The fun thing about this game is you can add your own spin to it. One suggestion is to add a rule that three songs in a row must be from the same genre (I highly recommend R&B from the 90’s) or you have to play songs from the early 2000’s, for example. You can switch the rules up after each round; after everyone has had a turn. The main rule being have fun with it and anything goes!
Sample of our music selection;
While singing our hearts out we were also enjoying some great beverages. Shown in the order pictured below; AIX Rose, Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Fremont Universal Pale Ale and Lagunitas IPA. All except for the AIX Rose (under $15), are under $10. They are all medium bodied, refreshing and well-rounded choices to pair with anything you might be eating or singing.
What do you think of our “Pass the Phone” DJ game? Leave us a comment and let us know what songs you would play and if you give this game a try.