Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 08:19 pm
Anyone who has planned an event or party knows the importance of booking the right venue, serving delicious food and keeping the drinks flowing. However, to deliver a “wow” factor that will have people buzzing for the days and weeks to follow, you need to book great entertainment. And not just your run-of-the-mill magic act or singing group or comedian, but somebody or something that will elevate your party into a must-attend event.
Don’t spend your weeks and months planning the perfect celebration only to have half your guest list leave before the night is over. The right performance or entertainer will not only keep them there, but will set you apart from the crowd, will have your guests excited to join, and will guarantee their RSVP to your next party. Hiring innovative talent from a diverse range of artistic genres is the best path to a well-orchestrated program, one that will please both the gimlet-eyed critic and the know it all. Here are examples of exceptional performance artists whose talent will surprise audiences–and keep them riveted.
Great examples of unique event entertainment ideas.
Audiences from Las Vegas to London have enjoyed the magical mastering’s of Piff the Magic Dragon. Accompanied by his tiny dog assistant, Mr. Piffles, Piff combines comedy and magic into a hilariously dry and witty performance that will leave your guests simultaneously hunched over from laughter and scratching their heads in disbelief. The only thing funnier than a grown man in a full-body dragon costume is a pet Chihuahua in the same. With 7 million video views under his belt, comedy/magician John Van Der Put keeps his audiences rolling in the aisles as Piff the Magic Dragon. Poor bewildered Mr. Piffles—the canine’s nickname—disappears and reappears multiple times during this cranky-dragon act, leaving the audience in tears of hilarity.
One of the Unique Event Entertainment Ideas that techies will love, consider Simon Pierro. Dubbed the “iPad Magician”, Simon has wowed crowds with his mind-bending tricks and illusions using his iPad as the central component. Your guests will want to have their eyes checked after watching him extract objects from the screen into the palm of his hand.
Artist, author and entrepreneur Joe Castillo is a storyteller at heart. His magically shifting live-art presentations mesmerize and move audiences, such as the audience he left gasping during his appearance on America’s Got Talent. Using nothing but sand, light, music and heartbreaking artistry, Joe Castillo is a true original. Unique event entertainment ideas come in all varieties. Have you heard stories told through sand? Meet Joe Castillo, Sand Artist, and Story Teller, who specializes in creating stunning works of art before your very eyes. He caters to audiences large and small and will do customized pieces. His performance will surely leave your guests talking long after the party ends.
Shadow puppets are not just for kids on a campout. Bob Stromberg brings something unique to the stage with his combination of physical comedy, storytelling and yes, shadow puppets! His charming and lighthearted act is full of laughter and good fun and guaranteed to bring a smile to audiences of all ages.
What better way to honor Unique Event Entertainment Ideas than capturing the essence of the event in an original work of art? Artist Heidi Schwartz creates on-site, large-scale, wildly imaginative paintings as the event is occurring. She captures the vibe of the event, and the audience receives a rare opportunity to see an artist at work in the heat of creation.
Incorporating unique event entertainment ideas, such as the ones listed above, into your next social event will show your guests you have put a lot of thought and energy to ensure they have an enjoyable evening, as well as a wonderful way to thank them for showing their support.
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