“Tron: Legacy” comes out on December 17th, 2010 and promises to be another visual feast. Daft Punk, an electro duo known for their hit songs “Around the World” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, has composed the soundtrack for the movie. The combination of excellent dance music and futuristic special effects can only lead to one conclusion: A Tron/Daft Punk Dance Party needs to be thrown.
To begin with, any good theme party demands real-life invitations. By delivering something in the mail, it prompts your guests to put more effort into the theme and gets them buzzing for the upcoming event far better than an electronic invitation. Put the invites together on black cardstock with dayglo pens for text, or super bright cardstock squares to write on. You can add drawn embellishments of circuits or computer chips. Be sure to indicate if your guests need to come in a costume – either Tron or Daft Punk themed – and if your occasion is BYOB.
Setting the mood for your party can be done easily and cheaply for those on a budget. Think high school and head to Spencer’s! They offer party lighting from strobes and blacklights to lasers and disco balls. Rope lighting around the outline of a darkened room will bring your guests back to life in the grid. Get some glow bracelets and necklaces from a party supply store to give out to your guests. These make great party favors and help bring even those with lacking costumes up to speed with the rest of the guests.
As far as music goes you’ll need plenty of Daft Punk! The “Tron: Legacy” soundtrack will be released on December 16th, 2010. In addition, they have 3 studio albums and 5 other albums to choose from. Explore music discovery sites like Pandora or Last.fm to discover other bands that have a similar feel to Daft Punk. Explore the era that the original Tron was released in and throw in some 80’s dance music, too! If you or a friend has a flair for theatrics – or actual skill – set up a DJ booth somewhere in your home to give the party a factory feel.
Set up games for your guests to play as part of a tournament. Use a mix of traditional party games and video games. You can divide teams up into players and programs to keep with the plot of Tron. Either way you go, it’s sure to be a lot of fun and your guests will love the chance for friendly competition. You can give out prizes of glowsticks, dayglo pens, 80’s geek novelties like Rubik’s Cubes or gel bracelets.
For those that need ideas for costumes, remind them they can go either Daft Punk or Tron. Daft Punk costumes could include helmets; black sacks over heads, or even a personal twist on the memes from Daft Fingers and the Daft Punk girls. Tron costumes can range from the simple to high-fashion cat suits. You can go black clothing with colored tape, glow-in-the-dark or blacklight reflective piping, and model futuristic hairstyles based on the Tron:Legacy fashion photos.
Your imagination is the limit, especially when you’re putting together a “Tron: Legacy” party. Tron represented the cutting edge of technology when it first came around and this sequel is gearing up to represent the same thing in 2010.