Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
Entertainment Ideas

If you are planning an event that requires entertainment, like a party or fundraiser, you may be tempted to fall back on some of the classic entertainment ideas like a DJ or band. However, if you want to create a truly memorable experience for your attendees, you may want to consider some unconventional ideas for entertainment.

All parties have the expected food, drinks, and some form of entertainment, whether it’s simply a playlist in the background or a game. But what if you could bring your whole event to the next level with some unique entertainment for your guests? Consider the following original ideas for your next party or event:

Circus Performers

If you really want to wow your guests and have some extra space, consider hiring circus performers. From jugglers to acrobats, there are many options when it comes to booking performers doing circus acts, and this entertainment is certainly unique and unforgettable.

If you are having a smaller party, you can get performers who walk around and whose acts don’t require a lot of space, like jugglers or contortionists. If you have a larger venue that can accommodate an intricate set up, you can really blow your audience away with acrobats, aerial hoop performers, or trapeze artists.


If you want your audience to have a great time, relax, and enjoy a few laughs, consider booking a comedian. You will know the tone you want to set for your event, as well as your audience’s sense of humor, so you can really play it up with a comedian.

If you really want to have your audience laughing, hire impressionist comedians. Your guests will be delighted by the comedians’ impressions of celebrities and your event or party will be a hit that they recall fondly.


While you may have a preconceived idea of a stale magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat or asking you to pick a card, modern magic shows are really extraordinary performances. Your audience will be enthralled to see illusions in person.

Usually, magicians also rely on audience participation, so this will be an exciting and memorable opportunity to get your guests involved in the entertainment.


Another way to get guests involved is to have karaoke at your party. If you really want to incorporate the “traditional” DJ, band, or other music option, adding in karaoke really elevates the entertainment and gets guests participating.

Guests who enjoy singing and performing will have a chance to show off their skills, and the rest of the guests will get to enjoy a unique performance and maybe see some of their friends and relatives showing off their talents. This is a win-win for everyone, including you as the host. 

Murder Mystery Dinner

A murder mystery dinner is another option to get all of your guests in on the entertainment. With a little planning ahead, you can set up a great mystery for your guests to be involved in and solve. 

This allows each of your guests to participate with a script and also enjoy a great meal. This is certainly a unique option that can bring a boring dinner party to the next level.

There are so many options now for really upgrading your entertainment and making it memorable. These are just a few options for unconventional entertainment ideas for your next event.


By George