1. Hire a comedian who can poke fun at your CEO, impersonate him, or even poke fun at your industry in general.
2. Hire a magician who can incorporate your sales message into your magic, or cut your CEO or receptionist in half. It could even make the CEO disappear, much to the delight of employees.
3. Book a vocal improv group to receive requests and turn them into a fun performance.
4. Ask a musician to write a song about your company and play it at the event.
5. Hire a celebrity impersonator to attend the event, sign autographs, and take pictures with the guests.
6. Hire a cartoonist to draw custom sketches of each company employee. These are fun keepsakes too.
7. Hire a digital cartoonist to compose your photos digitally on a computer in front of your eyes. They can even customize the background to reflect the business.
or event. This is a great keepsake for guests to take home.
8. Hire a balloon artist to make life-size figures like Disney characters, landscapes like palm trees, huge company logos, and more. These figures can be made by the balloon artist with everyone watching, so it is an experience to see how the balloons are assembled.
9. How about a walking juggler who can mingle during cocktail hour?
10. Reserve a stilt walker to make a big announcement for your business at a conference or annual meeting. It’s a fun and guaranteed way to get everyone’s attention.
11. A clown is a great option for events with children or families. There are also evil clowns for events without children or around Halloween.
12. Reserve a palm reader to make psychic predictions about the future of the company or to count the fate of people.
13. Hire a reality star to interact with your guests. They are much less economical than the great Hollywood celebrities.
14. Book a tribute band to play songs by an artist that is popular with guests.
15. An a cappella group can perform on stage or wander through the event for a cocktail hour or dinner.
16. Hire a symphony orchestra to perform at the event. You will need to consider the space requirements for this type of event.
17. You can have a mime represent a corporate message for employees or customers of the event.
18. Hire a DJ to play only requested songs or songs from a certain era, such as the 1980s.
19. Break dancers can be a lot of fun. They are generally young, trendy, and add a sense of youth to an event.
20. How about a mariachi band for festive music?
21. A steel drum band can be a nice addition to a high-end gala event.
22. Hiring a fire eater can be a great way to start a new product or service launch.
23. Christmas carols can be a nice addition to any holiday event.
24. A living statue can be a great idea for almost any event. Be sure to order a living statue that matches the theme of your event or gathering.
25. Hiring a circus act is a great idea when the event needs something extraordinary or to generate excitement. Make sure you can accommodate the space that some of the circus acts require.
26. A snake charmer is a unique way to break up a gathering or draw a crowd at an event.
27. Hire a mentalist to read the minds of your guests. This is a creative way in which the artist can interact with the audience.
28. How about an ice sculptor who can sculpt the company logo or corporate message live while people watch it being carved?
29. Acrobats provide a lively addition to an event.
30. The singing waiters are an a cappella group dressed as formal waiters. This takes guests off guard and is an unconventional way to infuse entertainment into the dining experience.
31. Ballroom dancers can be popular on all dance-themed television shows like Dancing with the Stars and others.
32. A barber quartet is an a cappella group where all members wear red and white suits, similar to those of a barber pole. This has a nostalgic touch.
33. Dueling pianos are a great way to engage your audience with non-stop entertainment.
34. You can keep your employees fun by putting on a talent show and getting everyone in the company involved, including the CEO. You’ll want to record this so everyone can see it later, or you can even send them all home with a copy, or mail them afterward. You can also post them on YouTube so everyone can comment.
35. A marching band can be an official way of introducing someone special at the event. It can also be a way of showing that the company is not taking itself too seriously if it hires a marching band with a fun theme.
36. Book the 60-second novelist. He comes with his own table and a manual typewriter and asks the guests a few questions to get an idea of who they are, and writes a short life story in a minute. He even binds it so guests can take it home. The story is funny, imaginative and true. This is a fun way to get people to open up and share their stories and get to know each other.
37. Face paints are a stylish way to entertain younger children.
38. A chorus can be a great way to make a great statement.
39. How about an opera singer for an elegant event or gala?
40. A graffiti artist who can create a painting of someone or something with a large crowd watching. Some artists do this kind of thing really fast, so it’s intriguing to watch.
41. Reserve hula dancers to mingle on the dance floor with guests.
42. How about Polynesian dancers to inject a unique culture into the event?
43. A ventriloquist can be an excellent entertainment option for children or adults, depending on the artist.
44. Hire a dynamic storyteller who can weave a message about the purpose of the event or meeting.
45. An escape artist is a dramatic way of conveying messages such as escaping or breaking free from limiting beliefs and limitations. This can be a good way to motivate employees to achieve a goal.
46. Hiring a hypnotist can provide a serious or comical element.
47. A rapper could perform a comic rap written specifically about the company. Some rappers can even improvise this on the spot.
48. A puppeteer is another option for younger children to entertain.
49. Hire a sword swallower to draw in a crowd or if it fits the theme.
50. You can always hire a real Hollywood celebrity to get the attention and excitement you need or try hiring a couple of smaller celebrities to make better use of their funds and get more celebrity drawing power.
51. You may want to hire a popular political copycat like Sarah Palin or Barack Obama.
52. A harpist can add a light musical touch without loud music. This would be good for a relaxed, high-end environment.
53. How about having several famous tribute artists on stage performing a bunch of songs from the various artists they are impersonating?
54. Have a stage where different company executives do karaoke for a variety of songs.
55. Finally, the best way to ensure a creative entertainment experience is to have the artist or artists personalize their acts for your event or meeting. This creates a memorable experience that guests are sure to remember for a long time.