Being put in charge of a party’s entertainment is a big responsibility. Entertainment is the star of the whole show. It’s what sets the mood right from the start, keeps things going in the background during the festivities, and finishes things off in a fun way at the end.
You can choose entertainers who are completely right and appropriate and who just get it, or you can go completely off-base and set the wrong mood. It all comes down to how you have read the event and between the lines of what is to be expected at this party.
Once you know what kind of mood you’re going for, you still have plenty of options available to you. Do you go for something tried and true, or do you try to spice things up and be a little bold, be daring?
Assuming you’re going for the latter option, here are some ways you can really mix things up for your upcoming party’s live entertainment.
Hire Cultural Performers
If your party is something that celebrates or observes cultures of all kinds, such as a multi-ethnic potluck or what have you, then you may want to go for entertainment that represents different cultures of the world.
You can check out a talent-booking platform to find anything from Italian singers to Latin dancers or whatever you feel would add the right amount of zesty culture to the event. Most party planners would not go to these lengths for their events, so make sure you stand out from the crowd here.
Depending on your party, you may want to get some actors in the doors, as well, to add some fun drama to the occasion.
If you’re hosting a corporate event, why not make things a little lighter by having a troupe of actors going around in some kind of period attire, making everyone feel like they’re in the 1920s? You can keep that theme and feel going by dressing the event center in the same way, letting the guests feel like they have stepped back in time for one night.
Or make the party into a kind of loose narrative, with all the guests playing an active role in a horror drama or other story that will keep them actively engaged all night.
This sounds like a lot of fun just writing about it, so imagine how nice it would be for your party attendees!
Hire Genre Bands
Lastly, you can go for live bands that bring the best of a certain genre to your event. The right music sets the scene, as you know, so you have tons of options here, depending on the feel of the party.
Will you go for a full-swingin’ jazz band? How about a classical orchestra to make things a little classier? Or is your party to be more raucous? In that case, why not go for a rock-based band that will certainly keep things lively throughout the night while still being able to slow things down during dinner or other, more formal periods of the party?
All these ideas can work for you, so check them out to see if you have what it takes to be different.