When planning any event – be it a personal anniversary or birthday to a corporate event – there are many considerations to think about, from the food and drinks to the venue. But it can be argued that to make your event extra memorable and spectacular, it pays to choose entertainment that's worth it – and that can make your event stand out. Granted, there are plenty of options to choose from and, more often than not, you're only limited by your budget and the venue, but if these were not a problem, which entertainment options would you go for? Here's your top list of entertainment ideas for your next event.
- Bring it to the next level with Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) games are an excellent way to keep your guests and attendees entertained – and it's a lot of fun, too. It's suitable for immersion, and you can use it for a training session where you can allow your guests to be fully hands-on with the training! For example, law enforcement agencies use a programme called Virtra so that officers can receive hands-on experience in various situations. But, of course, it doesn't have to be this serious – you can choose from different virtual reality settings that will suit your team the most.
If you want, you can go a step further by taking on an Augmented Reality game reminiscent of the Pokemon Go craze a few years back. You can create a scavenger hunt, for instance, where you can add various items to have some excitement and amp up the engagement. With AR and VR, you can develop your own customised reality that ranges from the abovementioned scavenger hunts to simulations in training.
- Bring out the kid in everyone with a carnival or circus
The carnival or circus theme is one idea that's been done a million times before but never gets old. And it's an event idea for people of all ages, so you can use it for any event. You can bring the various circus or carnival elements to a welcoming night or an awards show, and you can even hire a carnival ride or booth or two to make it worthwhile. It's easy to plan such an event, as plenty of fairground hire experts are willing to help you with your carnival or circus theme. Why not serve carnival food to make it even better (and more affordable for you)? There are many catering options in store, and you can also choose from a wide variety of carnival food booths serving everything from popcorn to tea and scones.
- Make everyone happy with puppies
If you want to put a smile on everyone’s – and we mean everyone – face, another brilliant idea for entertainment at your event is puppies! It's a novel idea, but it works. It's a great stress-reliever, and playpens for puppies are becoming the next big thing. It will undoubtedly engage your audience, and you can partner with a bunch of animal organisations to make it work – and who knows, some lucky attendees may even be able to bring home a puppy of their own!
There are a lot of other entertainment ideas for your event, from an escape room to visual artists to celebrity impersonators. Still, you have to know your audience and stick to your end goals to choose the right entertainment that keeps everyone happy.