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 Group1. Acapella 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

entertainment2. Aerial 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. 


3. 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.


Bespoke Background Photo from Photobooth4. Bespoke 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 5. 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!

6. 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

7. 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!

Flower Party for a Hen Night8. Flower 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.

9. 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 yo 10 players at one time which is great if you have lots of guests!

10. Graffiti EntertainersGraffiti artist   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
11. 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! 

12. Ice Luge entertainment   


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.

13. Illusionist  Crystal Ball Manipulation


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

14. 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 for corporate events, award ceremonies, product launches, weddings and private parties.

Magnetic Photos15. Magnetic 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.

Hot Stone Massage, Pamper Party16. Pamper 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)

17. 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 poster18. Party 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 party19. Party 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.

Pucker powder20. Pucker 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!

21. Robotic ManRoboticman    

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

22. 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!



23. Silhouette Artist

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.

24. 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

25. 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 Party26. Stag 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!

27. Stuntmen entertainment    

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!


28. The Shadow ShowShadow Dance Show    

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

UV dollar tattoo29. UV 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!

entertainment30. Video 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.

entertainment31. Virtual 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. Included in the package is use of a number of machines, VR goggles, an operator and 3 hours of use. Tailor made packages can be made to suit requirements.

Swimming dancers32. Water 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.



33. Event 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!

34. 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
Comedians 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