Do you have a special event coming up? It’s hard to come up with ideas to keep them fresh nowadays. You want your event to be memorable, so what show can you put on at a private party? We explore in this list.
Get a caricaturist
Really test your friends’ sense of humour with a caricaturist. An artist nearby doodling away (with consent of course), can produce some absurdist portraits of you and your friends. Not only is it fun to watch the artist at work over their shoulder, but guests will love taking home a souvenir drawing of themselves done in an exaggerated or humorous style. You will have a memento of the day that is unique to them, which is more than you can say about some gift bags with a sample bottle of booze or a discount to a restaurant in it.
Book a mentalist
Mentalists know how to put on a show. They use techniques like mind-reading, hypnosis and clairvoyance to astound audiences. A mentalist could read guests’ minds or predict future events for an intriguing show. You can hire them for a private show for a more intimate experience where everyone gets a chance to be a part of the show, rather than hopefully sitting in the large crowd at a ticketed show. This is a great choice if you want some memories to take away from the party. You will be forever talking about when a friend was brought to tears or forced to do the chicken dance to Lizzo’s Boys.
Hire a tarot reader
If you’re looking for more spooky vibes to the night, maybe it’s getting close to spooky season or the witching hour, hire a tarot reader. They offer an unusual mystical experience that will also leave the party with you. Reading the cards, tarot readers can offer personal readings to guests about their future or do a demonstration reading for the whole party. It’s a great option for a bachelorette party where your big day might cause all the girls to be thinking about their own future.
Hire a live band
Hiring a live cover band or musicians is a sure way to get guests dancing and having fun. Sure, a DJ is great, but there’s just something about a live band. The best of us dance to anything, but a live band simply has a quality that gets everyone hyped. Maybe we want to give as good as we get, maybe the music right there in the room gives us some extra excitement.
Book a comedian
Then again, maybe laughter is what you’re going for. In that case, consider hiring a comedian for the night. It would make for a great ice-breaker if you have a lot of family or friends who haven’t met before coming to your event, and it will give your event that extra something special.
Plus, the best comedians will get the audience involved. It’s become a known fact that the most viral moments in comedians’ TikTok profiles are the ones that feature crowd work. That’s because people are watching them most. We love spontaneity. You’ll get lots of that at a private event with a live comedian.