The type of entertainment that hosts provide for special events must be relevant to the type of occasion and the particular guests attending. There are a number of factors to check, such as the time of the party, and the age group of the guests, the number of visitors, the size of the area and the budget. The budget has a lot to do with the appropriate entertainment because some acts can be pricey. The host has to carefully set the details of the event to fit the budget well. He should also ensure that other elements are present like food, drinks, sound and light systems, stage, decorations and staff.
Music is one of the most basic elements of entertainment for any occasion. The host should decide whether to hire a disc jockey, bring in a live band or play songs from a computer playlist or DVD. Dance parties should always have a band or a DJ. According to most people, the quality of music played by a band or a DJ is a lot better compared to pre-recorded music because the band or DJ can choose hits and add effects to the music depending on how the crowd is reacting. The DJ has the ability to bring people to the dance floor and invoke certain types of moods. The lights will also work together with the music. It’s important to set up the speakers so that all guests get the same quality of tunes. The host can also put up a projector and must prepare some space for dancing.
There are several ways to provide entertainment for parties, such as presenting magicians, clowns, models and games. These usually depend on the age group and type of party. Children’s parties will always do well with a clown or a magician. Corporate functions and other grown-up events can have an acoustic band or a fashion show. Games can be applicable to any age group. Other add-ons can be provided for extra fun like foam or bubbles, glow sticks and costumes.