The most surefire way of ensuring your next corporate event is a success is by entertaining your guests! Whether it’s through more traditional options like hiring a corporate magician or comedian or thinking more outside the box with on-site DIY activations — give your guests an evening they won’t forget by booking the right talent.
No matter what type of entertainment you decide to get, you want to make sure it aligns with the theme and tone of your event so everything is clean and cohesive. From live bands, straight to live art installations, here are our top entertainment ideas that’ll make your next corporate event the talk of the town for months to come:
A Live Band
Who needs the AUX cord when you have live music instead! You can’t say no to a live cover band that plays oldies that everyone can enjoy. It’s also a great way to get everyone out on the dancefloor and keep spirits high all throughout the night. This is a popular option especially for those planning end-of-year parties or big corporate dinners.
If it doesn’t end up on Instagram, did it even happen at all? This is an important thing to consider if you’re hosting an event that’s meant to generate brand awareness for you or your company. The best way to ensure your event makes it onto people’s newsfeeds is having a good ol’ photobooth!
Ones that print out automatically are always a nice treat, but ones that can get emailed directly to your guests is also a good option because it makes social sharing much easier. These days, photobooths can print out pictures with branded borders or for a fun twist, GIF photo booths are also getting increasingly more popular because of how fun they are and shareability on social media.
Whether it’s someone doing live latte art, a live graffiti artist doing a mural or caricaturist drawing fun cartoonish versions of your guests — these are all great ways to ensure your guests have a memorable time at your event. These moments are all very shareable online and simply elevates the experience because they’re interactive and fun to watch.
This is a popular option for those looking to host more laidback events like holiday parties or company dinners. Not only can dancers set the mood (i.e. break dancers vs. acrobatic dancers), but their on-stage charisma can set-off excitement throughout the room. Just remember that no matter what type of dancers you book, that it fits the overall theme of your event.
A Professional Speaker
Getting a live speaker, especially when they’re a well known thought leader in your particular industry, is a great way to anchor your entire function. Whether your event is geared towards sustainability, entrepreneurialism, healthy living or any specific field, getting a well known expert to talk about it not only strengthens your line-up but can attract a bigger crowds, especially if your speaker is noteworthy.
A Game Station
Whether you’re into old school classics like Scrabble or Pictionary, or games of the console variety like Mario Kart, game stations are a great way to bring your guests together and get a little healthy competition going.
DIY Food And Drink Stations
You can never go wrong by offering free food or drinks, but take it to the next level by creating activity or DIY stations for them. Any sort of build-your-own meal activity is always fun or cocktail making stations are a great way to put your guests’ mixology skills to the test. Wine tastings or educational food pairing stations (i.e. matching foods with certain drinks or cocktails) is also surefire way to win the hearts of your guests and foodies in the crowd.
If you’re looking to book a venue for your next corporate event, contact the talented team at Love Child Social. Their versatile event space allows for all sorts of entertainment options and their team can guide you through different types of talent and/or activities you can have at your next party.