Organizing an event is a challenging task as you have to take care of plenty of things. From choosing the right theme to hiring the venue and finalizing the menu, you have to make sure that everything looks appealing. However, what makes an event memorable is entertainment. Unless your participants respond with a “wow”, all your efforts will seem fruitless.
There are several factors you have to consider regarding the entertainment. Before investing in an entertainment company or hiring entertainers, think of these factors:
Theme – this should be the first decisive factor. The form of entertainment should complement your theme and reinforce it.
Type of the event – are you organizing a corporate event or the annual get-together for the sales team? Is it a brand promotion event or product launch? How you will amuse your guests will depend on the reason why they are joining you.
The age of guests – demography also plays a great role here. Choose amusement options appropriate to the age of the participants. If you are successful in catering to your target audience, they will remember the event. The taste and expectations of your guests will also matter. For example, music bands and quizzes suit corporate events. Magic shows or stand-up comedy acts are more typical for parties and social gatherings.
The budget – an event becomes successful when you elicit the desired response without going overboard with your budget. Big entertainers always garner attention but if your budget doesn’t permit, don’t go for such an extravagant option. Moreover, if the performance is the main focus of the event, you can spend more on it, but if it just to provide relief or create a relaxing atmosphere, you should choose something less expensive.
Hiring a celebrity singer or dancer is sure a short way to refrain attention of your guests. Pop bands or local music groups are a hit as well. Hire a cover band depending on the age group and taste of your audience. How about 80’s retro songs?
You can have multiple performances to give your guests a varied experience. A magic show, fashion show, portrait drawing event, or any other live performance will make the event memorable.
Fireworks and laser shows are the latest hits. People like these unique concepts and usually remember them for long.
To bring a smile on the face of your corporate event guests and to give them a much-needed break, think of hiring a hypnotist or a corporate comedian.
In a closed-knit group roasting one of the administrators or leaders will be a great idea for which you will need a roast master.
Take your event to the next level by adding circus entertainment to it. Acrobats or aerialists will bring a lot of excitement in any event. Game shows are usually interactive and amuse the guests. They can engage the guests and you can give away products with your brand name as gifts for extra promotion.
Think out of the box. Think what will your guests love and you can choose the best entertainment acts that will make your event the talk of the town.