Entertainment

Unusual Entertainment Ideas and How Much should I expect to pay?

So you have found your perfect venue, confirmed your caterers and breathtaking centrepieces. And now the big question has turned to entertainment. The DJ will get everyone onto the dance floor and MC the evening, but what about the rest of the time? Who will keep those kids from destroying the centrepieces and having a food fight? What will the guests do in between courses if they are not dancing, you need entertainment!

Here are our top 25 unique entertainment ideas that you may not have thought of:
(make sure to view their youtube videos – actions speak louder than words)

The Magnets - Acapella GroupAcapella Group

 

Imagine… dancing to the best band you’ve heard in ages. On stage are six sharp‐suited men with infectious tunes, slick moves and a tight rhythm section. But something is different about this group.

There are no instruments, no backing tracks, and yet the music goes on. Then you realise. All of this amazing sound is being made with voices alone… you have just imagined The Magnets.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdgj1LJDVi4#t=48

entertainmentAerial Performer
Looking for entertainment which is head and shoulders above everything else?

Check out this amazing aerial performer – great for a masquerade ball or Christmas party to really stun your guests.  

 

Air Hockey

 

This air hockey table is designed to play just like a full-on arcade table. Shoot straight and true for your opponent’s goal – and score! Striking three-tone graphics and quality detailing make it a spectacular machine, and the overhead scoring gantry means you can concentrate on the game, and not on the tally. Goals are detected automatically by sensors in the goal mouths. This air hockey table can have up to 4 players at once.

Bead Bar

 

The bead bar gives the guests the opportunity to select a variety of multi coloured and shaped beads to make necklaces or bracelets which they would then be able to wear for the duration of the party and take home as a memento. We can even include beads with letters to include a personalised named bracelet. The bead bar has a trendy and enticing look to it which will attract everyone to give it a go.

Bespoke Background Photo from PhotoboothBespoke Photobooths at your Celebration

 

Photo booths add an amazingly fun element to any party as well as providing long lasting memories for guests with the photos they take away. Did you know you could have a bespoke package that includes branding your photo booth, theming the background of your photos to match your party theme, mitzvah or wedding and even end up with key rings or memory book.

Caricaturist Caricaturist

 

Caricaturists are hugely popular at private events. It is a great way to interact with your guests at your function. Watch their faces light up once they see the picture that’s been drawn of them!

Dunk It

 

This highly addictive 4 player game will keep everyone entertained. Ping pong meets basketball. Just dunk it! Players test their skill, bouncing a printed basketball ping pong ball on the “court” ledge, and have it land inside the mini basketball rim. Each game is a quick 60 seconds, which is shown on the scoreboard screen. Really great activity to keep everyone entertained, either while they play or watching to see who can get the highest score.

entertainmentEvent Paparazzi

 

Event Paparazzi are unique entertainers who come to your event, acting like American Journalists! They snap photos of the guests and entertain – the ideal alternative to a traditional photographer. The actors come dressed to suit your theme, great for a VIP red carpet experience!

Fire and Hoop Dance PerformanceFire-hoop-performance   

 

Light up your night with a highly experiences fire dancer, stunning choreography and gorgeous costumes will amaze your guests! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaGNVzg70k#t=23

Firework fountain

 

Have you ever wanted to create a phenomenal indoor fireworks display without the firework risks? We have taken pyrotechnics to the most innovative level possible. Our fountain machine allows you to create stunning displays and they can all be controlled with one remote control. Perfect for that special entrance or to add a bit of magic to the focal point in the room.

Flair BartendersFlair Bartender   

 

Add a bit of pizzazz … have an illuminated bar with a couple of flair bartenders swinging those bottles left, right and high up into the sky! Finished off with a glass filled with rainbow colours you can’t wait to drink up.

Pop over to our blog about the 5 most popular cocktails in the world!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTPuF4CwurU#t=21

Flower Party for a Hen NightFlower Party

 

A unique and original workshop. Let Anita bring all her expertise and top tips, along with all the flowers, materials and scissors to your home or venue and give your friends a wonderful evening of ‘Floral Fun’ and create a stunning arrangement to wow your friends and family. All you have to do is invite your guests and everything else is done for you. Brilliant for Hen parties, birthdays & fundraising events. For more info call 020 8905 2908.

Foosball Table

 

This LED foosball table is a must have for any football fanatic. The ultimate football table for multiple players! This table comes with variable LEDs around the play surface giving its own unique style and bring a level of excitement and fun. This table can have up to 10 players at one time which is great if you have lots of guests!

Giant I-pad

 

Imagine having your very own giant iPad with an extensive range of games to choose from at your event. The iPad has many pre-installed games but we can also download any bespoke choices for your event. Including Fruit Ninja, Angry birds, Candy Crush etc all touchscreen. We can also include games controllers should you wish to play any other games such as football, tennis, car racing etc and not use the touchscreen.

Graffiti artistGraffiti Entertainers

 

Have one or more amazing graffiti artists at your event. As the night goes on the names of the guests are taken and a bespoke t-shirt, canvas, cap or pair of joggers are created to their specification. They get to take these home as a memento. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiPK7TAKsR4&list=UU7-WU0fLci4Yys0nNjurciQ

Hedge Men

 

Why not impress your guests with these Hedge Men. Hedge Men, otherwise known as the living trees, will come to your event to meet and greet your guests, hows that for entertainment! This act will definitely make your event stand out and be special! 

entertainmentIce Luge

 

What could be cooler than having your very own ice luge at your event? This fabulous entertainment can be personalised, illuminated or filled with alcohol to bring a real WOW factor to your night.

Crystal Ball ManipulationIllusionist

 

A performance which astounds with crystal ball manipulation, robotic & mime dancing as well as contact juggling and endless amounts of humour. Jason will take your guests on a journey they will remember for months to come! https://www.youtube.com/profile?user=londonmaverick

Karaoke Booth

 

Sing your heart out in this private booth and instantly receive a DVD of your performance. Your chance to be a singing sensation. Show it to all your friends (or even a record producer!). Sing solo or in a group. Dress up with our party props to your favourite songs. 

Karaoke Carpool

 

Step inside the Booth, take a seat on our retro Cadillac sofa (with working headlights) and sing along to your favourite Karaoke track whilst watching yourself driving. Fitted with Green Screentechnology to send you into a world where you are the star. Each group receives a DVD copy of their exciting performance.

Laser Cutting

 

Bespoke laser-cutting service ‘The Jewel Bar’ for any type of function. Our on-site service allows us to design and create keyrings, necklaces and bracelets for your guests live on the night. From a vast selection of colours and charms your visitors will go home with their own personally designed jewellery. Choose from a variety of bracelets and necklaces and leather straps.

LED Dance Troupe

 

The UK’s leading LED light dance show consists of an amazing 8 x minute routine with spectacular displays of dance and light illusions. The clever use of the LED suits make the dancers appear and disappear in a heartbeat. These LED Tron dancers are the perfect entertainment forcorporate events, award ceremonies, product launches, weddings and private parties.

Magnetic PhotosMagnetic Wall of Photos   

 

What a great idea to combine professional photography, graphic design and favours at your celebration. Have special moments of your guests caught on camera at your function! These photos are then printed onto a magnetic and given to your guests to take home! No longer are you tied down to a corner area of the room, your whole function has become an opportunity for catching those memorable moments.

Mini Mirror Selfie

 

The new must have camera for your party! Simply have your photo taken from the comfort of your table and then sign and add an emoji. Once happy with your picture press print and collect your photo from our print station, it’s that easy! Great activity for venues that are short on space for entertainment.

Magic Mirror

 

Mirror Booth also known as Magic Selfie. Guests look into the mirror that also acts as a touch screen. This fully animated Magic Selfie Mirror takes your photos and automatically prints them, but after each shot the mirror talks to you, with a fun random response verbally & shown on the screen too. Customized animations greet your guests as they pose for selfies in the giant mirror! Guests can sign their photos, live on screen, to really customize the experience.

Neuron Race

 

Compete against your bestie for the best score. Strike the buttons as they light to score points against the clock. But beware, hit a button that isn’t lit and you lose a point so accuracy is just as crucial as speed.

Outdoor Games

 

How do you keep everyone entertained when having an outdoor party: Why don’t you hire a few of these: – Giant Twister, Giant Buzzer, Giant Darts, Giant Connect 4, Dominoes, Giant Jenga, Giant Kerplunk, Limbo or Twin Basketball. Perfect for an outdoor reception to be enjoyed with those cocktails and canapes.

Hot Stone Massage, Pamper PartyPamper Parties

 

Pamper the night away with a group of friends, enjoying a variety of great relaxing spa treatments in the comfort of your home. This lovely package includes – Mini massage , Manicure/Pedicure, Spray tanning, Facials, (other entertainment can also be arranged – dance class, karaoke, fortune telling)

Party Engraving

 

Party engraving is a fun and personal way to keep your guests entertained. You can engrave your name or message onto a variety of bracelets, dog tags and pendants. There is a huge range of designs to suit all tastes. Silver charms can also be added to personalise the jewellery.

party posterParty Poster  

 

What a great idea for the downstairs loo! Just fill in the central placard with a theme such as ‘My New Years Resolutions….’, ‘Secrets for a happy marriage…’ or ‘Things you should’ve done by 40…’ and let your guests get creative.  Could be a fun idea for a team building event or to hang in a venue reception area at your wedding!

Graphology as entertainment at a partyParty with a Difference  

 

If you are looking for a party idea but want something unique, how about … A combination of activities in your home or chosen venue – here are some ideas you can consider – Graphology (handwriting analysis), Tarrot Reading, Glitter or Hena Tattoos. Caricatures or Silhoutte cutting, Topped off with a variety of pamper treatments. To create your bespoke party package, give us a call on 020 8905 2908.

Perfume Bar

 

A beautifully decorated Perfume Bar to be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Come and smell a variety of scents and make your very own bespoke combination to create your 10 ml perfume bottle which guests get to take home. The perfume bar will be personalised with your unique Perfume name and all the bottles can be personalised as well. Such a lovely entertainment idea that you get to enjoy for weeks after the event.

Pucker powderPucker Powder   

 

Pucker Powder is only available in Theme Parks and Hamley’s at present. This sherbet dispenser offer’s 12 fun and delightful flavours, such as: sour green apple, pink lemonade and bubblegum. The adults will have just as much fun as the kids and you can even make your own tube of sherbet and take it home at the end of the night! And to top it all off, its Kosher!

Retro & Classic Arcade Games

 

Revisit those nostalgic arcade classics. From Space Invaders to PAC Man to name but a few. Our table includes 60 classic arcade games and are equipped to allow two player games. They are fitted with a large 19″ TFT high resolution HD screen to provide eye-popping graphics. To accompany the table included are 2 x LED stools that can change colour to suit any mood and ambience.

Retro Arcade Projection System

 

Our Bespoke Retro projection arcade machine has over 600 games. Using the latest projection technology the screen can be projected onto any plain white wall or supplied with our 8 foot screen (or smaller if required). Surround sound speakers enclosed creating optimal gameplay for both novice to advanced. Go head to head on these retro 2 player games. With its vibrant graphics and LED lights this machine looks great in any venue. Choose from a huge variety of classic games from Pac Man to Space Invaders.

RoboticmanRobotic Man

 

All dressed up as a silver robot, welcoming your guests and providing great entertainment on the dance floor is Robotic Man. If you have a trendy, fun theme… he will definitely add the finishing touch to make a spectacular event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF2fZHK7kp8

Roulette & Black Jack Tables

 

Feeling lucky? Why not try your hand on our unique LED Roulette and Black Jack tables. Play with your own personalised money designed for you. Our unique LED tables can change colour to fit in with any theme or mood you require. Inclusive of professional Croupiers so No Cheating occurs. Fun and exciting for all ages.

Roving Tableentertainment   

 

We love champagne and canapes and didn’t think they could get much more exciting – until we saw this! Roving canape tables which can also be used for champagne. Bring it on!

 

Scalextric

 

Giant Digital scalextric track allows you to play up to 6 players at once. Go head-to-head on the 11 foot long track to see who can gain pole position and also fastest lap time. The track can be made to fit a variety of sized rooms so all you need is to provide a room and we provide the rest.

Shadow Dance ShowShadow Performance

 

A performance created by a team of ex-gymnasts and sports acrobats that create incredible balances, lifts, somersaults and dance all whilst melting their silhouettes into one unique and mesmerizing image, one after the other. The Shadow Show is an inspiring piece set to an uplifting soundtrack; your guests will absolutely love it and leave feeling exhilarated! Their audience reaction speaks for itself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIas0qCTR9U

Silent Disco

 

You provide the music we supply the headphones. If you already have a DJ or even a playlist running from an IPOD, laptop etc we just plug in to your source and the music will be transmitted to the headphones. Such a great way to entertain the kids while adults are still eating their meal, or great for a variety of channels to offer different styles for different age groups.

Silhouette Artists

 

The art of cutting profile portraits with scissors is an old English craft with a fascinating history. All a silhouettist needs is paper, scissors and a quirky skill. The artists combine traditional skill with modern, stylish presentation.

Snake DancerNeith the Snake Dancer   

 

Strikingly different, Neith is a stunning, classically trained snake dancer guaranteed to leave your guests with vivid memories of an unforgettable experience. A hypnotic act between a beautiful dancer and her 2.8m Albino python.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEXCcQQ03Y

Speed PaintingSpeed Painter   

 

A speed performance whereby Jon will recreate a 6ft tall pre-determined iconic image in a matter of minutes, upside down! This show enthrals viewers as they watch in wonder as Jon performs with speed, style, dexterity and immaculate timing to music. He has developed shows that are ideal for all kinds of events, available in a variety of mediums.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC4Rj-D3nmM#t=20

Paintball Stag PartyStag and Hen Weekends   

 

Looking for ideas for a stag or hen weekend? What about this fun stag package which includes – Paintballing, lunch, a 2 course dinner, entry to a gents club, VIP entry into a nightclub and 1 night accommodation. To find out more make sure to get in touch!

entertainmentStuntmen

 

Looking for some entertainment that will really impress your guests? How about amazing roller skate girls or freestyle basketball or footballers? You can also have a parkour or pro BMX crew that will really make your event special!

Table Tennis

 

Everyone enjoys the classic game of Table Tennis. Why not hire our unique bespoke high end LED portable ping pong tables. This will look great at any venue. Many colour variations / transitions available. Suitable for 2 or 4 players.

UV dollar tattooUV Tattoo Artist 

 

This is the latest craze! Having a trendy modern neon coloured tattoo on your arm, hand or face. You can still have glitter, feathers and braids in your hair, but now with the use of a black light on the dance floor, you and your tattoo can shine!

entertainmentVideo Booth   

 

Video booth – This is our Interactive Photo Studio. The Guests are immersed into a short (approx. 20 second video of their choice) that they act to. They then receive a photo that they can then scan with their phone or IPAD etc and watch the video come to life. Unlimited gos and prints within the time period the booth is booked.

entertainmentVirtual Gaming  

 

This is the perfect party entertainment suitable for a range of ages and group sizes. Virtual reality is an immersive experience bringing the latest technology and rarely seen in the UK. It is availabile for hire for use in birthday parties, festivals, corporate events, launches and much more. There is a large choice of interactive preinstalled activities ranging from Rollercoasters to walking with dinosaurs. Just strap on the headset, sit back and enjoy the 360 degree thrilling virtual ride. Included in the package is use of a number of machines, VR Pods, VR goggles, an operator and 3 hours of use. Tailor made packages can be made to suit requirements.

VR Car Racing Simulators

 

Immerse yourself in this full racing car experience. Lots of racing options for all levels of driving experience. Huge choice of cars and circuits to choose from. Go head to head to get pole positon on our Top Gear leader board.

VR Roller Coaster

 

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to ride a roller coaster on a desert island or in deep space? Discover waterfalls, venture into a medieval town, encounter dragons, and more all on this Coaster brought for all to enjoy at your event!

Walk the Plank

 

Welcome to the world of virtual reality – an exciting 3D experience which will have you guests talking for hours. How frightened are you walking the plank?  https://www.itv.com/thismorning/showbiz/can-phillip-and-holly-walk-the-plank  Are you brave enough to accept this challenge?

Swimming dancersWater Dance Performers  
Does your party venue have a swimming pool? Well do we have the perfect entertainment for you ! 5 gorgeous professional dancers making use of your pool for their show. Get in touch to find out more.
Yoyo Performer

 

Yoyos are a great prop with universal appeal because almost everyone owns one at some point. Impress your guests as they watch a yoyo show and see the different tricks that can be done. Your guests can even have a go themselves!

For more ideas and to find out what you can expect to pay… have a look at the list below:

Between £350 – £600

Magician Dancers
Jugglers Illusionist
Flair Bartenders Caricaturist
Face Painters Dancers
Snake Dancers Tattoo Artist
Silhouette Artist Balloon Modelling
Photobooth Palm Readers
Sweet Buffet Magnetic Photos
Scalextric Circus Performers
Comediwans Graffiti Artist or Workshop
Pianist Harpist

 

Between £700 – £1500

Graffiti Wall Singing Waiters
Robotic Man Fire and Hoop Performers
Casino Tables Sand Performance
Yr Designer Fireworks Display
Shadow Show Speed Painters
Acapella Group Inflatable Assault Course
Arcade games (need a couple to entertain at a function)

If you would like to book or find out more information on any of the exciting entertainment ideas above – give us a call today! 020 8905 2908 or email idit@dashofsparkle.com