Let’s think ahead for when we’re able to get together and actually host parties, it’s coming friends. I can feel it. When it comes to throwing a party, there are so many different options available to you. Whether it’s for a birthday, engagement, or just a chance to let your hair down, a party can come in so many forms. It could take place in your home, in a restaurant or bar, or a private function room. It might consist of a few close friends or hundreds of acquaintances. It might be a quiet, intimate affair or a wild rave. But whatever shape your party takes, one thing is universal. You will need some entertainment.
It’s not enough to let a bunch of people loose in a room and expect them to have a great time. While food, drink, and conversation will keep people occupied for a short while, they will soon lose interest and get bored. The last thing you want is for your guests to head home early.
To prevent boredom, you’ll need to provide some entertainment that gets people in the party mood and sticks a smile on their faces. And the good news is, there are so many excellent ways to do this. To help you plan your next party, here are four unique entertainment options.
An Outdoor Cinema
If you are hosting a house party and you have a garden, a surefire way to make your event more memorable is to set up an outdoor cinema. There are plenty of companies that allow you to rent a projector and screen, and as long as the weather is good, you could have your favorite film playing in your own backyard. It’s a great talking point and an excellent way to keep people entertained. Guests can either sit down with a drink to watch the film or mingle and enjoy the atmosphere.
Another fantastic way of keeping your party guests engaged is to have some outdoor games lying around. This way, there are entertainment options dotted around for people to enjoy as they choose. Games like Cornhole Worldwide and Giant Jenga are excellent outlets for people to get into the competitive spirit and bond with strangers.
A Live Band
It’s not a party without music, but don’t feel like you have to create a playlist and put your Bluetooth speaker on full volume. An even more exciting option is to hire a live band for the night. Although this can be expensive, you might be able to save a bit of money by asking a musical friend or a local band who would benefit from the publicity. Make sure there are some songs that everyone knows and will get them dancing throughout the evening.
We’ve all been to house parties where there are a lot of bored people sitting around the sofa not saying much. One of the best ways to provide entertainment when the outdoors isn’t an option is to provide some video games for people to dip in and out of. If you can get access to a Playstation or Xbox, having a social game like Mario Kart or Tekken on offer will get everyone queuing up to beat their friends.