“Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time… I feel ali-hi-hi-ive!” Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, is one of the greatest rock performers of all time.

“Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time… I feel ali-hi-hi-ive!” Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, is one of the greatest rock performers of all time.

I’ve been dreaming of hosting a Freddie Mercury party. It would be a small get together with my fellow rock-loving friends to celebrate one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. Freddie’s birthday (September 5, 1946) has already passed this year, but we could also celebrate  the life of Queen’s lead singer on the anniversary of his death (November 24, 1991).

We would, of course, blast old-school Queen all night, and hold contests for the best Freddie fashion and best Freddie Rock Band performance.

Katy Perry nailed it with this Freddie Mercury costume.

Katy Perry nailed it with this Freddie Mercury costume.

This classic Freddie pose would definitely gain you points in a Rock Band contest.

This classic Freddie pose would definitely gain you points in a Rock Band contest.

Although born in Zanzibar, Freddie also grew up in India. To escape the Zanzibar Revolution of 1964, Freddie and his family moved to England when he was 17 years old.

Indian food would be a must on the menu. (Photo from Yelp.com taken at the Bollywood Theater in Portland, OR)

Indian food would be a must on the menu. (Photo from Yelp.com taken at the Bollywood Theater in Portland, OR)

British flags would be used as decoration, and English-style tea would be served.

British flags would be used as decoration, and English-style tea would be served.

“She keeps Moet & Chandon in her pretty cabinet…” Guests would sip Freddie’s favorite drink (or a less-expensive version of it).

“She keeps Moet & Chandon in her pretty cabinet…” Guests would sip Freddie’s favorite drink (or a less-expensive version of it).

I know moustaches are a little overdone, but what would a Freddie party be without them? He did, after all, have a pretty killer one.

The perfect party favor

The perfect party favor

Although I’m planning a small party, it would also be really fun to throw a huge hootenanny that’s just as loud and over-the-top as Freddie. Can you imagine how amazing it would have been to attend this star-studded 65th birthday party for Freddie last year?

You can see more inspiration for my Freddie Mercury party on this Pinterest board. And if you’re looking for a way to kickstart your day, how about a Freddie sing-along?



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