Whether you are organising a gala dinner, a corporate family party or a team-building day, there is one thing that you will want to be sure of. That no matter what, all your guests will have fun! Luckily for you, we have put together our ultimate guide to event entertainment ideas. Here you will find ideas that your guests will enjoy whatever the occasion.
Showstopper Event Entertainment
Ideal for gala dinners or award ceremonies, this is a form of entertainment that will amaze and impress. It does what it says on the tin and stops the event while everyone watches.
These instrumentalists are classy yet exciting. You could even elevate the experience by asking attendees to RSVP with song requests so that the performer picks a set list sure to please the crowd. You can add electricity to the event by providing glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces. For intrigue, shut off the lights and let the magic unfold!
Whether you need a big name act to build the buzz or a hilarious host to ensure proceedings run smoothly, a comedian is the ideal event entertainment. Comedians can tailor their set to suit your audience, ensuring guests enjoy a truly bespoke experience.
Combining extreme flexibility and graceful movement, this showstopper can be adapted to suit any style. Watch in astonishment as the human body gets into positions, but also remains balanced. An unusual form of entertainment that will keep your guests enthralled throughout the performance.
LED Glow Show
A beautiful alternative to fire, a glow show is stunning to behold. Choreographed glow shows combine music, light and movement, and are designed with the intent to enthral and astound. Using a variety of circus props, these dynamic acts are sure to become the showstopping main feature of an event. Elements can be customised for a personal touch, such as colour scheme and event theme.
Interactive Event Entertainment
This type of entertainment is perfect to provide some fun and interactivity after a conference dinner or as part of a smaller celebration event. It’s something you would encourage all guests to partake in, that is hands-on and usually led by an expert.
Instead of singing to recorded tracks from the 70s to the 00s, your guests are presented with an amazing opportunity to sing with the backing of a full live band. This is a far more inspirational and thrilling experience than the likes of karaoke. Sure to deliver a winning performance for your audience.
Teach your guests a group choreographed dance, designed to fit your event style or theme. From something more high impact, such as the charleston or can-can, to a more relaxed line dancing routine, it’s a lot of fun for everyone involved!
Dog Drawing Session
Bring your favourite furry friend along to be the star of the show during a dog-life drawing session. Led by an expert, let your guests try their hand at drawing their very own doggy masterpiece.
Take a wine tasting up a notch by arranging a wine blending team competition for who can create the best flavour. Encourage teams to blend different wines in various amounts to create unique flavours. This activity brings out creativity and can be relaxing.
Drop-In Event Entertainment
We would recommend this entertainment type for a family corporate day and more casual celebration events. These can be set up for guests to drop in at their leisure but they don’t interfere with the flow of the event programme. Think of them as optional extras.
Your guests can get creative and unwind with this hands-on activity. Bring an expert in to lead on technique and design ideas and provide a range of pottery items. This is a fun and relaxed entertainment option for guests with any artistic ability.
Hire expert masseurs to provide hand and arm or neck and head massages, light incense and play calming music. Encourage stress management by creating a small slice of zen at your next event.
Fortune tellers will mystify your guests with their intense connection to the beyond. Ensure readings are upbeat and done in a manner to boost morale. They could either provide one to one readings or approach groups of people to offer them insight that gets them talking.
iPad Cartoon Artist
Hire an iPad caricaturist to draw your guests. This can be displayed on a large screen and watched live. It can also be easily shared digitally to be circulated on social media immediately.
Roaming Event Entertainment
Roaming event entertainment can complement other entertainment types. It will also work well during drinks receptions or seated dinners.
Whether it’s creating impressive bubble sculptures, blowing smoke magically into bubbles or putting people inside bubbles, this is a truly unforgettable experience for all ages.
The ultimate surprise waiter, bringing a touch of elegance and sophistication. These waiters will surprise your guests with their advanced performance that sees them balance champagne glasses on their chins, or throw and catch everything from plates to ice buckets! A guaranteed hit at every event.
You can find stilt walkers to fit almost any theme. Make a great first impression by greeting guests or wow with stilt walkers serving drinks.
Musical Event Entertainment
Music can bring any event to life! Pick a style to suit your theme and audience. Ideal for gala dinners, award ceremonies, conference dinners or any event really!
Mariachi Bands are great fun and perform everything from upbeat tunes to romantic serenades and even modern pop songs… in a Mariachi style of course! Available as either a walkabout act or stage performance, you will experience a fantastic taste of Mexico.
Rat Pack Show
A sophisticated performance, like that of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and more.
You can fit this to a theme or your guests’ musical preferences. Take it a step further by hosting your own mini-festival with an impressive tribute band lineup.
A Cappella Group
For something a little bit different, enjoy the vocal talents of an A Cappella group. You can also ask the group to split into two competing teams and watch them have an A Capella sing-off!
A completely unique musical entertainment idea. Modern pop songs, sung in a gospel style, provide a beautiful juxtaposition.
Why not restage a beloved musical in the middle of your event? You can put on an entire performance or have actors create flash mob-style performances at random times throughout your event.
Edible Event Entertainment
This is like drop-in event entertainment, but even better, as it’s edible! You may choose to select an edible event entertainment option to complement other entertainment types. This is also a good option for exhibition stands to capture people’s attention.
Coffee artists are baristas who make intricate designs on top of lattes or cappuccinos. You can either book a coffee barista or take the idea to the next level by turning it into a workshop and teaching attendees how to make their own espresso art.
Edible Mist Orbs
Dessert with zero calories? Impossible? Right? Well not anymore! The Edible Mist Orbs create an inhalable micro mist which you suck up through a straw to get an instant zero-calorie flavour hit!
Ice Cream Scientists
A completely bespoke and exciting alternative to traditional ice cream. Guests can request any flavour of ice cream, which is then made right in front of their eyes through clouds of spectacular smoke! Freezing at -196C, the scientists create mouth-watering ice cream concoctions, which unlike regular ice cream have no time to form and therefore result in the smoothest ice cream your guests will ever taste!
You can embrace the craft cocktail trend with a mixology-off. Like a cook-off, mixology-offs challenge participants to create a concoction within a specific timeframe. Provide participants with a range of spirits, mixers, juices, syrups and garnishes and let them get creative!
We hope this has given you some food for thought! If you need help selecting or sourcing the entertainment for your next event, we would love to help. Get in touch.
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