When you’re planning an event, you want to make sure everything is designed to give your guests the best experience. The food, venue, decorations, and activities are all geared towards creating an experience they’ll remember for years to come. And one of the most important pieces of that planning is figuring out the entertainment for your event.

There are a lot of options for what kind of entertainment to hire, but if you want your event to stand out in your guests’ minds, you need to think outside the box. Read on to discover some great types of entertainment that will make your next event a runaway success.

1. Graffiti Artist

If you’re hosting something like the opening of a new art gallery or exhibit, why not make art an active part of the event? Graffiti artists offer a great option for giving visual art a central place in your event. They are used to working quickly, so they can take a piece from start to finish during the time of your event, and guests can wander up, watch them work for a while, and wander away as they mingle.

2. Caricaturist

Caricaturists are a more whimsical way to get your guests engaged with art at your event. Everyone loves having pictures drawn of them, and these artists can turn out a portrait in a matter of minutes. They’ll provide not only entertainment during your event but also fun souvenirs your guests can take home as a memento of your event.

3. Coffee Artist

Everyone loves a good cup of joe, and coffee artists have taken this simple beverage to all new heights. They can create intricate, beautiful pictures in steamed milk on top of an espresso. Your guests can enjoy not only the artistic talent but also a delicious drink made to order for them.

4. Customizable Cocktail Bar

On the subject of drinks made to order, if you’re hosting an evening event, your guests may want to stay away from coffee. But a customizable cocktail bar can be a great way to give them a bespoke drink experience. You could even have a walk-up mixology class so your guests can learn how to mix their own custom drinks.

5. Magicians

Magicians bring a sense of wonder and fun to an event. You can have a magician that specializes in illusions or escapism perform a show at a specific time. Or you could have a magician who focuses on up-close encounters mingle among the crowd, entertaining small groups of people at a time.

6. Cover Band

Everyone likes music, and having a band play at your event is a great way to keep the energy high and cover any conversation lulls. A cover band can play songs your guests are familiar with, and if you’re hosting a themed event, they can play music from the appropriate era. 

7. Circus Entertainers

Inside every professional adult is a child who just wants to go to the circus. You can make that happen at your next event by hiring circus performers. Acrobats, contortionists, and aerial artists will provide a sense of grandeur and magic to your event.

8. Escape Room

Escape rooms have gained huge popularity in the last few years as a teambuilding and problem-solving exercise. So why not bring some of the fun to your next event by setting up an escape room for the night? Your guests can work in teams to find their way out of the room, and you can have a photographer at the end to document their success.

9. Photo Booth

People love taking pictures of themselves, especially during special events. Setting up a photo booth at your next event can give people fun mementos to take home and make your event feel like something worth remembering. You could have a plain photo backdrop with a professional photographer set up, or you could have a variety of fun costumes and an employee with a Polaroid camera; it depends entirely on your budget and the theme of your event. 

10. Puppy Play Pen

There’s nothing cuter than a pack of gamboling puppies, and if you’re looking for a way to add joy and fun to your next event, this is the perfect way to do so. Have a playpen of puppies for your guests to love on. You could even work with a local shelter to have the puppies in attendance at your event be available for adoption – what better souvenir of your event could you provide than a forever friend?

11. Cooking Class

Setting up a cooking class at your event will take a little more organization, but it’s a great way to make your event memorable. Your guests can learn how to make new dishes, experiment with different cooking techniques, and enjoy delicious food that they made themselves during your event. It’s a good idea to set this up so that each class takes only ten or fifteen minutes and focuses on simple dishes so small groups can rotate through the station or stations.

Discover Great Types of Entertainment

Coming up with creative types of entertainment can make or break your event. Guests will remember good entertainment for years to come and will want to stick around longer to see more. When your next event rolls around, they’ll be lining up to get in, boosting your attendance numbers.

If you’d like to book some of the best entertainment in Atlanta, reach out to us at Blue Sky Atlanta. We have everyone from amazing magicians to some of the best DJs in Atlanta that you can hire. Request a quote today and make your next event one for the record books.