How To Throw A Fabulous Radio Disney Music Awards Party

The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, music’s biggest event for families, airs SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) on Disney Channel and multiple Disney-branded platforms. With more performances than ever, the fifth anniversary show will have something that everyone in the family can enjoy.

So you wanna throw a Radio Disney Music Awards party, huh? Even if it’s just for you and the family, you can still have fun with it! Here are some ideas!

RDMA Themed Food

When I was in LA I went to a fun RDMA party with Candice Huckaba – also known as “Candice On Air” with Radio Disney. She was so sweet and so much fun! Part of the evening was the themed food laid out:

You can also have themed food with this fun printout – just click to print and cut out the signs. Get creative with your own interpretation!

Hidden Mickeys

Hide Mickey Mouse EVERYWHERE! Have a contest and a fun prize (like Tsum Tsums!) For the one who finds the most!

Trivia Questions

Who knows more about the RDMA artists? Here’s a handy trivia Q&A sheet for you to quiz your friends and family. Winner gets a prize! CLICK TO PRINT

Most of all – HAVE FUN! Get excited about the performers this year,including:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Jordan Fisher
  • Alessia Cara
  • Train

…and more!

PLUS a special performance by the cast of the highly anticipated Descendants 2 – fans of Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, and Booboo Stewart will not want to miss it! They will open the show with their new theme song “Ways to Be Wicked”. I got a sneak peek of the video for the single and the song is amazingly catchy.

Here’s a full list of nominees:

2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Nominees

“You Know You Love Them – Best Group (Presented By KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Shapes)”

  • DNCE
  • Fifth Harmony
  • One Direction
  • The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • Twenty One Pilots

“He’s The One – Best Male Artist”

  • Bruno Mars
  • Justin Bieber
  • Niall Horan
  • Nick Jonas
  • Shawn Mendes

“She’s The One – Best Female Artist”

  • Ariana Grande
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Selena Gomez

“The Bestest – Song Of The Year”

  • “Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Closer” (f. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • “Sit Still, Look Pretty” – Daya
  • “Treat You Better” – Shawn Mendes

“#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans”

  • Beliebers
  • Harmonizers
  • Mendes Army
  • Megatronz
  • Selenators

“The Buzz – Breakout Artist Of The Year”

  • Alessia Cara
  • Daya
  • DNCE
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Kelsea Ballerini

“#TRENDING – Favorite Social Media Star”

  • Alex Aiono
  • Baby Ariel
  • Jacob Sartorius
  • Jake Paul
  • Jiffpom

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”

  • Jon Bellion
  • Jordan Fisher
  • Julia Michaels
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Grace Vanderwaal

“So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile”

  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Me Too” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Handclap” – Fitz & The Tantrums
  • “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
  • “Juju On That Beat” – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

“XOXO – Best Crush Song”

  • “Let Me Love You” (f. Justin Bieber) – DJ Snake
  • “On Purpose” – Sabrina Carpenter
  • “Starving” (f. Zedd) – Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
  • “Wild” (f. Alessia Cara) – Troye Sivan
  • “Yeah Boy” – Kelsea Ballerini

“Stuck In Our Heads – Best Song To Lip Sync To”

  • “Bacon” – Nick Jonas
  • “Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
  • “Closer” (f. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • “No” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Work” – Rihanna

“When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track”

  • “Alone” – Marshmello
  • “Cold Water” (f. Justin Bieber & MØ) – Major Lazer
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” (f. Daya) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • “Millionaire” (f. Nelly) – Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals
  • “Never Forget You” (f. MNEK) – Zara Larsson

“Heartbreak – Best Breakup Song”

  • “I Hate U, I Love U” (f. Olivia O’Brien) – Gnash
  • “Make Me Cry” (f. Labrinth) – Noah Cyrus
  • “Shout Out To My Ex” – Little Mix
  • “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
  • “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (f. Selena Gomez) – Charlie Puth

“Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song”

  • “80s Mercedes” – Maren Morris
  • “From The Ground Up” – Dan + Shay
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Think of You” (f. Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young

“The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist”

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Sam Hunt

“The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist”

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Maren Morris
  • Old Dominion
  • RaeLynn
  • Temecula Road

“I’m With The Band! – Favorite Tour”

  • Hunter Hayes’ “21 Tour”
  • Justin Bieber’s “Purpose Tour
  • Meghan Trainor’s “The Untouchable Tour”
  • Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato’s “Future Now Tour”
  • Selena Gomez’s “Revival Tour”

“Mashup! – Best Collaboration”

  • “Beauty & The Beast” – Ariana Grande & John Legend
  • “We Don’t Talk Anymore” – Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez
  • “Bad Things” – MGK X Camila Cabello
  • “Just Hold On” – Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson
  • “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” – Zayn & Taylor Swift