THE frustrations of lockdown have not exactly given us much to sing about.
But it seems many people are determined that everything will be kara-OK — as a report from eBay reveals sales of karaoke machines have increased by an impressive 168 per cent during recent weeks.
With that in mind, I’m in the mood to sing while I’m saving and host a karaoke party for my household — and these deals will make sure it won’t fall flat.
Sing and save: Karaoke machines can cost more than £200. But there’s no need to spend that much to have a good ol’ singsong indoors. Head to Argos, where I’ve found them for as little as £39.99. The RockJam Singcube connects to your mobile and has a light show that moves in time with your music. Very cool.
SAVE: About £160 on a karaoke machine
Club together: Turn your living room into the ultimate karaoke party palace with lights to match. I love the Lumens Disco Bulb, £3 at Wilko. You can temporarily replace your regular light fixture to transform the room into a nightclub. Plus, the super-thrifty bulb is far cheaper than a professional set-up — which can cost upwards of £100.
SAVE: More than £100 on lighting
Song and dance: Fancy going the whole hog? Don’t just sing, get your boogie on too. I love a dance mat and you can buy them for around £60. But I love the idea of getting a retro Noughties version on Amazon where you can snap one up for just £23.08.
SAVE: More than £30 on a dance mat
Wet your whistle: All that singing is sure to leave you feeling a little throaty — so make sure your karaoke party is complete with top tipples. There is nothing like a few flutes of prosecco to get me in the mood for a croon and I’m a big fan of Mionetto Prosecco DOC, now £8 instead of £11 at Tesco. Cheers!
- All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability
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