Choosing the perfect children’s party music doesn’t have to take a lot of time. At Tea Party Girl we have created the ultimate go-to party music guide. Using our guide, you can easily choose appropriate music for your next kid’s event.
Note: We have assembled a list of ideas for a variety of themed parties. If you don’t know how a song goes, use the song title provided and search for it on YouTube. YouTube hosts many creative videos perfect for kids celebrations. You can even play the video on your TV and have the children sing along.
Remember to choose songs that fit with both the theme of the party and the age of your guests. There is nothing worse than choosing a playlist of “baby songs” when your child turns 10.
Amazon.com also offers an assortment of downloadable kids songs. Simply search the titles below for unique collections and albums.
If the children are a little older, consider hosting a sing-a-long party. Sing-A-Long videos are available for classic films such as The Wizard Of OZ, Sound of Music or Grease. Whenever a song is present in the movie, the lyrics pop up on the screen. The guests can then sing and dance along.
Children’s Party Music Theme Suggestions:
Spongebob Squarepants, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Simpsons, Fairy Oddparents, Rugrats, Jimmy Neutron, X-Men, He-Man And The Masters of the Universe, Tiny Toon Adventures, Peppa Pig, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Pokemon, Batman, The Pink Panther.
B-I-N-G-O, I Got A Wiggle, Three Blind Mice, Row Row Row Your Boat, Purple People Eater, Book Chicka Boom, Chicken Dance, Hickory Dickory Crash, Slippery Fish, Down By The Bay, Five Little Monkeys, Going on A Lion Hunt, The Wheels On The Bus, God Bless My Underwear.
The B-I-B-L-E, Count Your Blessings, Jesus Loves Me, Deep and Wide, Joy Joy Joy Down In My Heart, This Little Light Of Mine, Oh You Can’t Get To Heaven, He’s Got The Whole World, Stand Up for Jesus.
A Sailor Went To Sea Sea Sea, Drunken Sailor, The Big Ship Sails On The Alley, The Pirate Song, The Happy Pirate Song.
Dance Party / Disco:
YMCA, Happy, Footloose, Macarena, I Like To Move It, Twist and Shout, I Wan’na Be Like You (Jungle Book), I’m A Believer, Who Let The Dogs Out?, Shake It Off, Let It Go, Something That I Want, Wipe- Out, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Let’s Twist Again.
Hand Motion Songs:
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Harlem Goat, Five Little Ducks, Father Abraham, Peanut Butter, Hokey-Pokey, A Countin’ We Will Go, Roar Like A Lion, Wiggle and Freeze, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum, Where is Thumbkin?
Look for classical collections on Amazon Prime music or on Youtube. You want music that is relaxing and elegant. Avoid songs like “The Flight of The Bumblebee.” by Rimsky-Korsakov and stick with “The Spring” by Vivaldi.
Different children’s party music for different age groups:
Age 1-5 – Children this age prefer music that they can move to. Choose songs with hand motions and easy to repeat phrases.
Age 6-10– Silly songs with lots of movement make this group of kids giggle with glee.
Age 11 + – Dance party songs with a contemporary flavor will keep these tweens rocking. Avoid silly “baby” songs and stick with classic dance tunes.
Ways to use children’s party music in your gatherings:
You can use songs as a game or activity. Teach a new song with motions and then act it out with the kids.
If you are hosting a superhero party, choose to play the theme from Power Rangers, Spiderman and Batman cartoons. Costumes are a fun way to get children of all ages to act silly and enjoy dancing.
Sing A Long videos could be the focal point of the event. Invite the guests to come as their favorite movie character and plan the food around the film theme.
Music is an essential part of any festive gathering. We hope our suggestions make it easy to choose your next children’s party music and that a good time is had by all.