A drone is an aerial vehicle, i.e. aircraft without a human crew, passengers, or a pilot for that matter. It also goes by the name of Unnamed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and is a component of an unnamed aircraft system (UAS), with an attached ground-based controller. It’s operated by a human with the help of remote control. Filmmakers and video editors use this electronic device for their work and capture aerial photos/videos and breathtaking cinematic sequences.
Fun Ideas for having Drone Party Get Together
Unlike RC planes, drones are more solidly built. However, there are many applications of drones that are more obscure than others, and one of these applications includes entertaining guests at a party or get-together. If you own a drone, you can use it in a variety of ways to make your get-together more fun and entertaining. Let’s have a closer look at some of the fun ideas for having a drone party get-together.
1. Play Simon Says with the Drone
If your party involves kids, utilize your drone to help them stay busy. If you have a small drone with soft propellers that are safe for children, take it out and let the kids play ‘Simon Says’ with it. In this game, they would happily follow the drone around and keep mimicking its course of actions in a fun way. They will surely enjoy the sight of a weird flying object and consider it as a leader in the game. You can also provide these robot enthusiasts with a robot model kit, so they can learn something new at the same time.
2. Set an Obstacle Course
In case you don’t want to put your drone at risk, there’s a safer alternative to the drone race, called obstacle race. It only requires one drone to pass through a number of rings and end up at the finish line as fast as possible. You can compete with your relatives/friends and see whose drone is fastest and finishes the obstacle course in minimum time. You don’t have to build a fully-functional course in the backyard. You can buy some obstacle sets for drones and have an exciting time with your friends!
3. Teach Others How to Fly a Drone
You can teach your friends how to fly a drone, and it’ll also be a learning and fun experience for them. With the advancements in technology, flying a drone is not so difficult anymore! It is quite easy to teach and the learner will be able to fly it in just 30 or 40 minutes. It’ll turn into an amazing drone party, and you can also set an obstacle course in the backyard after teaching them, to test their drone piloting knowledge.
4. Race with Other Drones
What’s better than having a drone? It’s definitely having some friends that own a drone! To have some thrilled and fun times, you can have a drone party get-together by setting up a proper drone race in your house’s backyard. It doesn’t have to be all professional, you can also create a circular course in the yard, highlight them by placing the small traffic cones, and stick a long piece of yarn on each of them. However, make sure that the course is made as wide as possible, to avoid the collisions of drones in the air or even on the ground.
5. Host a Drone Photography Competition
If you and your friends own drones with cameras and have an undying love for capturing photos, it’s time for a fun drone photography competition, to find out which pilot takes the best aerial photos. You can set a specific location that needs to be photographed or to make it more fun, don’t set any location limit at all. Everyone will capture different photos, with different light schemes and angles, which makes it more fun to judge later on. To get your hands on the best drones for your photos/videos, have a look at this table with some of the finest drone brands and their important features.
Best Drones for 2021
Name of Drone
Video Capture Resolution
DJI Mini 2
Ultralight and Foldable Drone Quadcopter, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K Camera, 12MP Photo, 31 Mins Flight Time, OcuSync 2.0 10km HD Video Transmission, Quick Shots
Ryze Tech Tello - Mini Drone Quadcopter, UAV for Kids/Beginners, 5MP Camera, 13min Flight Time, Education Scratch Programming Toy Selfies
DJI Air 2S
Drone Quadcopter, UAV with 3-Axis Gimbal Camera, 1-Inch CMOS Sensor, 4 Directions of Obstacle Sensing, 31-Min Flight Time, Max 7.5-Mile Video Transmission, Master Shots
DJI Mavic Air 2
Drone Quadcopter, UAV with 48MP Camera, 8K Hyper lapse 1/2" CMOS Sensor, 3-Axis Gimbal, 34min Flight Time, Active Track 3.0 Ocusync 2.0
EMAX Tinyhawk II
Indoor FPV Racing Drone (RTF)
Built-In Nano 2 700TVL FPV Camera,
Remote Controller & FPV Goggles Included,
25, 100, or 200mW Video Transmission,
Powerful 16,000Kv Motor,
Adjustable Camera Mount,
LED Throttle Response System,
Integrated Propeller Guards
FPV use only
6. Give Items or Food for Visitors
A fun way to incorporate a drone in a party is by using it as a robot waiter. It’ll serve food, drinks, and other items to the guests on the table. However, only those drones that come with a pouch at their bottom can be used as robot waiters. This way, you can place food inside the pouch. It also doesn’t mean that the drone will be serving full-fledged meals, however, it can give out cookies, candies, and smaller food items that are easier to carry and deliver.
7. Entertain Guests with Drone Tricks
In case you’ve mastered the art of drone piloting and have a few entertaining drone tricks up your sleeve, then you can use them during a special performance at a party and entertain the guests. However, practice those tricks well, so that the guests don’t get disappointed, or even worse, bored. To not take the risk, you can always reside in easy drone tricks, like drone flip or figure 8.
8. Catch The Cheetos
It might look childish, i.e. the guests at your party catching Cheetos through a drone, but it is one of the most underrated and fun party ideas you can ever come across. Rig your drone to bomb (throw Cheetos) the people at a party. The idea is to effectively catch the falling Cheetos in your mouth. This drone game becomes more enjoyable when you’re tailgating cuisine with your friends!
Pros and Cons of Drone in a Party/Get Together
- Maintains a safe environment, by notifying threatening conditions beforehand (such as gas and oil leakage)
- With their high-resolution cameras, UAVs provide excellent quality aerial imaging and thus, beautiful and clear memories of your get together
- As compared to normal cameras, drones are easily controllable
- When you use a drone for footage at a party, some people might feel like it’s invading their privacy
- Drones operating in crowded areas have an amplified risk of damage or ground impact, mainly due to system hacking or malfunction
Drones and Parties – Sounds Like Fun!
Parties and get together are meant to catch up with your friends and loved ones. Make these moments more fun and memorable by incorporating your drone into them. With this technological device, you can have a beautiful aerial view of the party, play exciting drone games, and have a drone race with friends, etc. These fun party ideas will light up the mood of the party. However, before doing any of the drone tricks, make sure that you’ve enough knowledge about the controls or movement of this vehicle.