Event Entertainment Ideas
Events as we know them have changed drastically over the last year and a half. We’ve had to find new ways of creating events. Thanks to new technologies we’ve been able to offer unique event solutions to companies virtually while in-person events remain restricted to small capacities and event venues remain closed during these difficult times.
You may have amazing speakers, an impressive event agenda, and a strong event brand, but there’s another element that you can’t forget when putting together your next corporate event: making it entertaining and enjoyable!
Luckily, we’re virtual event experts and pride ourselves on coming up with creative and engaging ways to keep your attendees entertained through amazing event entertainment ideas.
The entertainment you decide to showcase at corporate events can make or break the experience of your attendees. If the entertainment falls flat your attendees will—at best—be less engaged and—at worst—think your event is not worth their time. On the other hand, if your entertainment is a hit it will win the hearts of your attendees and keep them talking about the event well after it’s over.
But where do you start?
In this post, we will cover 5 creative corporate event entertainment ideas as we enter the end-of-year event season. We have implemented all of these ideas and can personally vouch for the entertainment and engagement value!
You’ve probably all experienced some kind of interactive drum entertainment at a corporate event somewhere along the way. It’s extremely popular because of its energy, engagement levels and allows attendees to play an individual part in producing something together.
Whether you’re a closet musician or feel you have no musical ability at all, interactive drumming allows you to be a part of the entertainment and is sure to be an entertainment feature that you and your colleagues can talk about for weeks to come. This experience is guaranteed to unite, uplift, and inspire!
There are a few options for events wanting to incorporate drumming in their virtual event.
- A pre-recorded high-energy drum video
Insert this powerful and passion-fuelled video into your virtual event to give attendees something new and fresh between speakers. This video performed by world-class group “Drumstruck” is the perfect interlude to keep viewers engaged and refreshed for the rest of the event program.
- Guided Interactive Drumming
Get your attendees involved by having a guided interactive drumming session of around 20 minutes. The session is lead by 3 facilitators virtually. Have attendees use pots, pans, desks or any other household items to play their beats on or have up to 100 drums dropped off for attendees to use.
YOGA WITH MATS AS GIFTS
Incorporating any kind of movement into your events is always a great idea. Attendees tend to sit in the same position, staring at a screen for long periods of time and a great event entertainment idea is to promote health through interactive Yoga. This also presents a great opportunity to have branded yoga mats sent to each participant.
A certified facilitator will take your participants through a variety of poses, breathing exercises, and movements and break away from the fatigue of sitting with poor posture for long periods at a time. Attendees can return to your event feeling refreshed and ready for the remainder of the event.
COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS
Everyone loves a good cocktail! A virtual cocktail-making class is perfect to bring your team together and can cater for every dietary requirement including non-alcoholic cocktails. Guests can receive a branded cocktail-making kit and be guided through a variety of drink options throughout your event by a professional mixologist. Creating experiences in your virtual event is always a great idea and this event entertainment option lasts long after your event is over. Include beautiful recipe cards in their cocktail kits for them to keep and refer back to allowing them to revisit their favourite drinks.
This event entertainment option is engaging, fun, and inclusive, great for team building and connecting with colleagues even if virtually!
A quiz is a great way to engage and entertain attendees and with the right quizmaster a lot of fun! Quizzes as an event entertainment idea offer a lot of flexibility. You can set it up so that each participant takes part individually or allow attendees to split up into teams to battle it out for the ultimate victory. Incentivise the activity with a prize for the winning team. The content of your quiz can also be an area where you get creative. Creating a quiz based on the content of the speakers is a great way to create fun amongst attendees while simultaneously enhancing the value of the topics covered.
Get a comedian to be your quizmaster! Comedians are typically sharp, witty and can make even the most boring tasks fun. Including a comedian as a quizmaster ensures that your quiz and content is engaging with a lot of laughs.
BOOK A MENTALIST
Mentalists are performing artists or entertainers who appear to be “psychic” and demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive feats such as telepathy, telekinesis, and mind-reading. Contemporary mentalists use a combination of misdirection, theatrical trickery, mental mathematics, keen observation, and sophisticated sleight in their stage acts to perform astonishing and jaw-dropping shows that leave their audiences simply spellbound.
A great benefit of booking a mentalist at your event is that it is great for any size event. Mentalists customize their acts to each event ensuring their performances are memorable and leave people with a specific on-brand message. If budget is a concern, mentalists are a great event entertainment option as they don’t require any staging or props.
Corporate events run the risk of being passive events rarely engaging your audience in an interactive way. These event entertainment ideas are just the tip of the iceberg but I’m sure we can all agree the right entertainment can make or break your event especially when it comes to virtual events. A good virtual event offers your event attendees a refreshing break from sitting and focusing for too long.
As you enter the planning phase of your year-end event, we hope these event entertainment ideas have sparked a bit of inspiration. Got any other cool ideas? We’d love to hear them. Leave a comment below or send us an email at email@example.com. Visit our homepage to learn more about the various services and package we offer www.virtualeventorganisers.co.za