Caroline Fernandez: Activity Mummy


American Idol Birthday Party

A Kid and Mom Approved Playlist

In planning this weekend's 8-year old "American Idol" birthday party, I came upon a bit of a challenge...creating a playlist that did not reference sex, drugs or a bottle of Jack. 

My kids LOVE American Idol and I'm amazed they can remember all the singers' names, but forget to put their glasses in the dishwasher (an obvious priority issue there!). So my 8-year old wanted an "American Idol" party and I thought...I can make that happen.

Shameless Recommendation: Papa Noel brought this microphone (he got it from Mastermind Toys) and I highly recommend it for any 4-8 year old who loves to sing. It has one headset microphone and a "stage type" microphone so two kids can sing side-by-side. You can also hook it up to your iPod making it instant karaoke. 

Now, for this playlist I consulted with Connie (YMC B-sides blogger) for her suggestions and as it turns out, this kid and mom approved list is not only great for birthday parties it also wouldn't be bad for a road trip.

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head

U2 - Beautiful Day

Cake - Mahna Mahna

Crazy Frog - Blue

Jonas Brothers - BB Good

To that I added:

Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor

Village People - YMCA

Las Ketchup - The Ketchup Song

Willow Smith - Whip my hair

The Gummy Bear Song - don't know who sings it

The Chipmunks - I Gotta Feeling

 But the song that was played over and over again?!

The Chicken Dance - Hampton the Hamster