Event entertainment for a wedding, mitzvah or corporate event has grown far beyond having a DJ or live band. Specialty entertainment not only is dazzling but transforms a party into a one-of-a-kind experience that your guests will never forget. If you’re looking to take your guests to the next level of entertainment, uniqueness is the way to go. When it comes to specialty entertainment, the sky’s the limit. It also helps quench the thirst for your clients desire for their event to have its own stamp of uniqueness.

Keep your venue in mind when thinking of what entertainment options will work for your event. If you have a big, open space, use it! Try some stunning aerialists, stilt-walkers, or even fire breathers that will utilize the venue to the best of its abilities. If you have a lower-ceiling venue, not to worry. Consider specialty dancers or a magician to take your guests into another world!

If your event has ties to a special culture or a unique theme, don’t be afraid to tie it all together with your choice of specialty entertainment. Creating a unified, personalized experience will impress and stand out to your guests. This will take your typical ballroom or venue and transform it to become something that is entirely your own.

One way to unify your event’s theme is requesting that your guests dress in a special dress code, such as black/white attire or perhaps all white and the guest of honor stands out in a themed color. If you do not want to ask your guests to dress up, you could have body glitter artists present at your event to glam up your party goers!

Specialty entertainment doesn’t always have to be an exotic specialty act; even having both a band and a DJ will take your event to the next entertainment level! Having the best of both worlds avoids the typical set list for an event and provides a musical experience that will keep your guests dancing the night away for hours. If you’re looking for a musical act that is more unique, try an electric violinist or drummers to make your party’s atmosphere entirely energetic.

Go for a sweet addition to your event’s specialty features such as strolling candy or other treats that provide a tasty snack for your guests as well as the “wow” factor! You can also tie in alcohol to specialty entertainment such as champagne aerialists that also have a double purpose within your event. These options are a whimsical addition that will take treats and drinks to an entirely new level.

Think outside of the box when it comes to your choice of entertainment options for your event. Specialty entertainment is limitless, so do not feel like you are restrained in any way when choosing what will work for your event. There are countless ways to impress your guests and transport them to a new world of unique party entertainment. Let’s brainstorm!

Lisa Ivler

Lisa Ivler is an experienced New Jersey event planner and owner of Lisa Ivler Events. Established in 2016, Ms. Ivler’s full-service event planning firm focuses on weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone birthdays, and corporate occasions in New York City, NJ, CT, and PA. Lisa is an active member of the International Live Events Association, the world’s largest community of event professionals, as well as the Association of Bridal Consultants.