When you’re throwing a party, there are so many details to decide on. You need to pick a good theme, decorate the place, choose the food that you’re going to serve, and decide who you’re going to invite. But the most important thing at any party is always the entertainment. It’s important that you put on some kind of entertainment to keep your guests occupied during the evening and make the party a hit. If you’re having a relaxed party with a few people and some nice food and drink, you don’t need to go overboard with the entertainment but you still need something. However, if you’re hosting a big get together with all of your friends, you should splash out and hire some great entertainment for the evening.
If you’re planning a party soon and you haven’t put much thought into the entertainment yet, these are some of your best options.
Music is an absolute must at any party, regardless of what other entertainment you’re providing. If you’re trying to host on a budget and you’ve already got some other entertainment lined up, you can just supply the music yourself. If you’re using your own music, it’s important to remember that you need to pick something that everybody will enjoy listening to, not just stuff that you like. The music really sets the tone for a party so choose wisely and make sure that there’s good variety so there’s something for all of your guests to enjoy.
If you don’t want to handle the music yourself and you’re planning something a bit bigger, you should consider hiring a DJ instead. If you’re putting on a big party and maybe even hiring out a venue, your own playlist probably won’t cut it and you’ll need a professional. If you let the DJ know what the vibe of the party is, they’ll be able to put together a great collection of music for the evening and you don’t have to worry about it.
Your last option for music is hiring a band. This is often a lot more fun than just playing music and it’s a bit more of an event. However, if you’re hosting a party in your house, you’re not really going to be able to get a full band in there. But if you’re having a garden party or hosting a venue where you’ve got the space for a band, it’s a great idea.
You might think that a magician is a little childish but you’d be surprised at the response you will get. There are some great magicians available that you can hire for parties and your guests will love being wowed by all of their tricks. You don’t have to put on a formal show so if some of your guests aren’t interested, you’re not boring them. Instead, you can just hire one or two magicians to mingle at the party and show off their tricks. It’s a small touch but it makes your party a lot more fun.
Playing some games is a great way to keep your guests entertained as well. If you’re hosting a garden party during the summer, you can get some great outdoor games for people to play while they enjoy the sun. You could also play some conversation starter games with your guests, it’s the ideal way for people to get to know one another if you’ve got a lot of guests that haven’t met each other before. Even if everybody does already know one another, it’s still a fun game to play and you’ll be surprised at the answers some people give to the questions.
If you’ve got any good board games or card games in the house, they can be fun as well, just make sure that they’re quick ones that everybody can easily get involved with. Later on in the evening, you could even consider playing some drinking games as well.
For an outdoor party, you could look into hiring some fairground games and setting them up in the garden. Simple games like a coconut shy might seem a bit cheesy but once your guests start playing, they’ll absolutely love it. This is ideal if you’ve got a lot of kids coming to the party as well.
Serving nice drinks is always important at a party, but you can combine it with your entertainment if you hire a professional bartender and set up a little cocktail bar. A good bartender will be able to keep your guests entertained while they’re making them some delicious cocktails and you can also include a cocktail making class as part of the party if you want to. Just make sure that your guests don’t get too excited about the cocktails and end up having too much to drink. It’s also a good idea to ask the bartender if they have any non-alcoholic cocktails so any guests who are drinking don’t feel left out.
Everybody loves watching comedy, so why not put some on at your party? There are plenty of comedians out there that are just getting started and are willing to do private events for a reasonable price. It’s a great bit of evening entertainment that is sure to go down well, you’ve just got to be a bit careful about who you choose. If you have children going to the party, you need to make sure that all of the material is suitable for them or put the comedian on later once they have gone to bed.
You need to consider the rest of your guests as well because everybody has different tastes when it comes to comedy. You don’t want to put a comedian on that is likely to offend or upset any of your guests because that will really ruin the mood of the party. Usually, it’s best to see them perform first so you know exactly what their material is like.
These are some of the best entertainment ideas that will really make your party memorable for your guests.