Unusual Party Entertainment Ideas

Unusual Party Entertainment Ideas

Are you an event planner responsible for coming up with unusual event ideas for a company, business, or office event? Or maybe it’s a private affair. Is that right? Of course we have plenty of great event ideas listed below, but whether it’s a product launch, board retreat event, or a holiday party, drive this one point home. The more you can get your attendees and invited guests engaged, involved and talking about the event, the better! The objective is to have an event that gives every person unique experiences while reaching the overall goals of the event itself. All the event decisions need to be aligned to support the achievement of that objective. After you get your ideas listed, start thinking about how to cohesively blend those ideas into your event.

Unusual Party Entertainment Ideas – Pitfalls

When it comes to unusual ideas for any event, there is just one problem you will likely encounter. 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!

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Unusual Event 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.

Twister Room
Forget about a small mat! This idea of adult party entertainment brings fun into any 3D-space.

Lego “Firewalk” Challenge
Anyone who has children at home will definitely have participated in the Lego “Firewalk” challenge. It is only for the brave or anyone with a sense of humor!

Wreck Room
For party entertainment, wrecking things is usually not the first thing that comes to mind, but it can really help release stress!

Truck Stop
From food and themed merchandise to slushies, services provided by trucks are always more fun!

Makeover Party
For some guests, a makeover party can be fun. If you want to make it more attractive to both genders, add a photo-taking component to provide them with professional headshots for their social media.

i-Spy
Use hashtags and printable content on each table to create your own “I Spy” game on Instagram.

Interactive Activity Boards
Encourage guests to write down their dreams, fears, or secrets on a public whiteboard.

Elephant Parade
This parade is particularly unique, and you can be certain that it will surprise your guests.

Air Sculpture
The elegant air sculpture will attract the crowd and provide an element of tranquillity. Add the color of your event brand into the sculpture too.

3D Light Projections
The huge light projection creates a great activity center for guests.

 

Where to find the best event entertainment.

EVENT DJs
Event DJs usually charge by the hour for a certain minimum time. Some will charge an installation fee, while others will include it in the fee. $800 for 3 hours is a common price for company DJs. Wedding DJs and other party DJs cost between $750-1,500, including all their equipment and lighting set-up.

BANDS
With a band, you will get an hourly rate, and you may need to tip them. Some bands may require you to tip them for requests. You can book the band through an agent or directly. Some schools even provide musicians at low prices. On average, the costs are between $2,500-7,500. Some musicians will charge $200 for the first hour and $50 per hour after the first hour.

SINGERS
The price of a singer is usually similar to that of a band. Still, if you want to hire well-known news figures like Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, or Bruce Springsteen, the price is around $1 million. If the price is too high, you can consider hiring a hidden gem like the 80s rock band Great White for around $50,000.

STROLLING ENTERTAINERS
Some entertainers only appear as characters, and some roaming entertainers will be more extreme, such as fire eaters. If you only want to meet and greet one character, you can assume that you will pay $100-225 per hour. For most performers, tips are also usually given, so keep this in mind when deciding your budget.

COMEDIANS
The average cost of a comedian is about $500 per show. However, a humor therapist, comedian magician, or hypnotist may be pricier.

 

Corporate event goals and objectives will differ substantially from event to event. This makes the planning, production and execution of your event very different from another event. Because of this, it can be quite challenging to reconcile the corporate objectives and goals for the event at hand. Additionally, there is the added pressure for new creative and innovative guest experiences and event ideas. And it really makes no difference if the event is for live, in-person guests and attendees or a virtual event.


TYPES OF CORPORATE EVENT OBJECTIVES
+ 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


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


CORPORATE EVENT VENUE MAIN FACTORS
+ Services
+ Location
+ Sustainability
+ Catering
+ Staff
+ Tech Facilities
+ Infrastructure
+ Capacity
+ Accessibility
+ Climate
+ Timing


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


CHECKLIST FOR CORPORATE EVENTS
+ Audio Visual (AV)
+ Branding
+ Budgeting
+ Catering Arrangements
+ Communications
+ Contracting
+ Event Decor
+ Event Design
+ Event Marketing
+ Event Technology
+ Exhibitors
+ Final Preparation
+ Health and Safety
+ Meeting Design
+ Meeting Engagement
+ Offsite Venue
+ Performers
+ Production
+ Program
+ Project Management
+ Registration
+ Registrations
+ Research
+ Room Setup
+ Social Media
+ Speakers
+ Staffing
+ Vendors/Suppliers
+ Venue Catering
+ Website


INTERNAL EVENT CHECKLIST
+ Team Building
+ Meetings
+ Parties
+ Award Ceremonies
+ Board Retreats
+ Training
+ Sales Meetings
+ Private Dinners
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Conferences
+ Product Reveals

 

EVENT PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR PUBLIC EVENTS
+ User Events
+ User Conferences
+ Seminars
+ Product Launches
+ Focus Groups
+ Trade Show Booth Exhibits
+ Trade Shows Space
+ Running A Public Exhibition
+ Event Exhibitors
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Client Entertaining


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


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


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


CORPORATE TRADE SHOW IDEAS
+ VR Demos
+ Smart Badges
+ Slide Decks
+ Demo Stations
+ Cut Out Backdrops
+ Corporate Stands
+ Beacons


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


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


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


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


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


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


VIRTUAL EVENT IDEAS
+ 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

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