Cocktail Party Entertainment Ideas

Cocktail Party Entertainment Ideas

Are you an event planner responsible for the cocktail party ideas for a company, business, or office event? Or maybe it’s a private affair. Do we have this right? Of course we have a lot of great event ideas listed below, but whether it’s a trade show, board retreat event, or a holiday party, drive this one point home. The more you can get your attendees and invited guests involved, engaged and talking about the event, the better! The objective is to have an event that gives every person unforgettable experiences while reaching the most important goals of the event itself. All the event decisions need to be aligned to support that objective. Once you get all your ideas lined up, begin thinking about how to cohesively integrate those ideas into your event.

Cocktail Party Entertainment Ideas – Pitfalls

When it comes to creative cocktail party ideas, there is just one problem you are likely to face. The feeling of “seen it, done it” lingering around in the minds of your guests the moment they are invited to the event. The truth is, they are probably right. But you can really change that perception by doing something different and innovative from very the start. You can make them feel good when they think about the upcoming event. You can make them feel excited and eager to attend. You can make them feel important! And the sooner, the better!

So how do you accomplish that? You do something that no one else is doing. You do it with the most overlooked, untapped and underutilized opportunity available to you. The invitations! It’s true; the way you invite your guests and VIPs can make all the difference. So, be different!

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Cocktail Party Entertainment Ideas For Planners

Below you’ll see a large variety of inspiring, innovative, creative, and out of the ordinary event ideas to get your event planning headed in the right direction.

Champagne Tower
Visually stunning and practical because you won’t have to wait for a drink.

Sangria or Infused Vodka Tasting
Attract guests to taste their favorite flavors and try different things.

Silent Auctions
Silent auctions can help raise funds for your favorite cause.

Hear Your Fortune
Hire a fortune teller – everyone wants to know their future!

Temporary Tattoo Bar
Various shapes, messages, and event logos are provided in the form of temporary tattoos. Alternatively, you can provide henna.

Floating Spheres
Stunning spheres can add elegance to a poolside cocktail party.

Build an Italian Soda Bar
Need an elegant and sophisticated non-alcoholic option? This is the answer.

Create a Masterpiece
Let guests be creative by providing them with the tools they need to create magical things. Make sure to capture everything on the camera!

Giant Birds
Flamingo stilt performers definitely turn heads and will be shared on social media!

Chalkboard Word Search
This activity is perfect in areas where there may be waiting or gatherings, such as by the bar. Since it is on the blackboard or whiteboard, it can be reused throughout the event.


Are you in charge of 60s or 70s theme party, a fundraising event for foundation, casino event for VIPs or business anniversary party? The objectives and goals of most corporate events will differ substantially for every event. This makes the planning, production and execution of your cocktail party event very different from any other special event. Because of this, it can be quite challenging to square the corporate objectives and goals for the event you are planning. Additionally, there is the added pressure for new creative and innovative guest experiences and event ideas. And it really makes no difference whether the event is for live, in-person attendees or a virtual event.

+ Motivate Sales Personnel
+ Changing Customers’ Perceptions
+ Stimulate Social Media Coverage
+ Making A Team Bond
+ Entertain Executives And Managers
+ Create Press Coverage
+ Support Above The Line Marketing Activities

+ Meetings
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Client Entertaining
+ Product Launches
+ Employee Training
+ Board Retreats
+ User Events
+ Conferences
+ Focus Groups
+ Sales Meetings
+ Seminars
+ Trade Shows
+ Team Building
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Dinners
+ Awards Ceremonies

+ Catering
+ Location
+ Climate
+ Timing
+ Accessibility
+ Staff
+ Sustainability
+ Capacity
+ Services
+ Tech Facilities
+ Infrastructure

+ Awards Ceremonies
+ Board Retreats
+ Business Anniversary
+ Celebrations
+ Client Entertaining
+ Conferences
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Corporate Parties
+ Dinners
+ Employee Training
+ Focus Groups
+ Holiday
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Meetings
+ Milestones
+ Product Launches
+ Sales Meetings
+ Seminars
+ Team Building
+ Trade Shows
+ User Events

+ Wine Blending
+ VR Game Experiences
+ VIP Shuttle
+ Selfie Props
+ Photo Booth
+ Performance Companies
+ Neon Light-Up Furniture
+ Matching Step and Repeat
+ Inflatable Games
+ Indoor Fields
+ Hover Ball Archery
+ Digital Walls
+ Digital Forest
+ Climbing Wall
+ Casino Tables
+ Bowling
+ 360-degree Photo Booth

+ Giant Chess
+ Ball Pit
+ Change Teams Each Time
+ Big Scalextric
+ Inflatable Obstacle Courses
+ Segmented Escape Rooms
+ Ice Breakers
+ Networking Lounge
+ Peekaboo Step & Repeat
+ Casino Tables
+ Escape Rooms

+ Gesture Control Presentations
+ Wearable Feedback Technology
+ Headshot Lounge
+ 360-degree Video
+ Digital Graffiti Wall
+ iPad Food Ordering
+ Photo Booth GIF Maker
+ 360-degree Photography
+ Circular LED Screen
+ Virtual Reality Headsets

+ Beacons
+ Corporate Stands
+ Slide Decks
+ Smart Badges
+ Demo Stations
+ VR Demos
+ Cut Out Backdrops

+ Roaming Competitions
+ Branded Balloons
+ Charging Stations
+ Limited Pop-Ups
+ Tethered Hot Air Balloons
+ Branded Segways
+ Dessert Signage
+ Unique Staff Uniforms
+ Branded Furniture
+ External Stair Wraps
+ Activation Pillars
+ Branded Swag

+ Balloon Ceiling
+ Indoor Tailgate
+ Cut Out Backdrops
+ Standing Desks
+ Sustainability Concepts
+ Props
+ Unique Dance Floors
+ Unusual Venues
+ Project Mapping
+ Fabric Tunnels
+ Aerial Hoops
+ Focal Pieces
+ Branded Balloons
+ Picture Profile Runway

+ Wax Seal Name Cards
+ Table Gems
+ Table Charging
+ Seahorse Centerpieces
+ Martini Glass Centerpieces
+ Light Up Centerpieces
+ Crystal Centerpieces

+ Mini Chandeliers
+ Twinkle Background
+ String Lights
+ Lighting Ceiling Installation
+ Light Canopy
+ LED Furniture
+ Simple GOBO’s
+ Light Rigging

+ Synchronized Swimmers
+ Talking Robots
+ Video Mapping
+ Sand Artists
+ LED Shows
+ Corporate Percussion Groups
+ Dance Groups
+ Walking Robots
+ Roaming Entertainment
+ Laser Shows
+ Ipad Magicians

+ Community Focus
+ Gourmet Hampers
+ Overnight Stay
+ Accommodation Paid
+ Corporate Subscriptions
+ Professional Coaching Day
+ Gigeo Video Invitations

+ Bespoke Mini Boards
+ Canape Junk Food
+ Canape Spoons
+ Dinner Boxes
+ Donut Wall
+ Drink Stations
+ Food Infusion
+ Ice Luge
+ Interactive Gourmet
+ Mixologists
+ Niche Snacks
+ Private Chef
+ Servers
+ Smoothie Jars
+ Sponsored Cocktails
+ Vintage Drink Bus

+ Savory Lollipops
+ Cactus Macaroons
+ Floral Ice Bucket
+ Booze-Free Cocktail Bar
+ Creme Brulee Shooters
+ Caramel Garnish
+ Bacon Bar
+ Willy Wonka-sized Chocolate Fountain
+ Champagne Jelly Cubes
+ Share Boards
+ Trash Can Nachos
+ Mini Pails of Food
+ Stir-fried Ice Cream Parlor
+ Personal Pineapple
+ Fruit and Veggie Animals
+ Shaved Ice
+ Sushi Rainbow
+ Rainbow Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
+ Donut Wall
+ Tacos and Mini Margaritas
+ Portable Shrimp and Grits
+ Charcoal Lemonade
+ Strawberry Roses
+ Pretzel Station

+ Virtual Charades
+ Virtual Wine Tasting and Kits
+ Virtual Murder Mystery Dinner
+ Virtual Benefits Fair
+ Virtual Fitness Session
+ Virtual Exhibition Fair
+ Virtual Casino Night
+ Virtual Bingo
+ Virtual Coffee Breaks
+ Virtual Education Fair
+ Virtual Scavenger Hunt
+ Virtual Concerts
+ Virtual Dinner Party
+ Virtual Open Day
+ Virtual Escape Room
+ Virtual Yoga Classes
+ Virtual Crime Scene Investigation
+ Virtual Product Launch
+ Virtual Career Fair
+ Virtual Poker Tournament
+ Virtual Cooking Class
+ Virtual Jam Sessions
+ Virtual Onboarding Fair
+ Virtual Trivia Nights
+ Virtual Conference
+ Virtual Murder Mystery
+ Virtual Improv
+ Virtual Trade Show
+ Virtual Guess Who
+ Virtual In-It To Win-It
+ Virtual Job Fair