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Starting the Party Right: Choosing the Best Entertainment for a Holiday Party

Holiday partyMany people have already begun planning the logistics and decorations for upcoming holiday parties.

The events committees in charge know the pressure of providing fun entertainment. Bounce Music & Entertainment knows that great entertainment often delivers stunning and memorable performances that will leave guests talking about it for a long time.

What should event committees do to provide the best entertainment for their holiday party?

Identify the Audience

Committees should perform audience profiling to identify the type and the tone of the event. For instance, if the audience is mostly employees, are they coming with or without a spouse or a plus one? Is it on a weekend or a work night? Are they looking to dance and let loose, or is it more of an interactive cocktail party with appetizers, and maybe strolling entertainment? These are important details to keep in mind during the planning stage.

Maybe the planners can get a gauge of the guests’ preferences through a simple survey. This may include a preferred theme or entertainers. The responses will help identify the appropriate entertainment for the party.

Look for an Entertainment Agency

Using the results from the survey, look for entertainment agencies that can cater to the requests of the audience. Ideally, committees should select agencies that provide an array of entertainment options. These agencies should also be flexible enough to provide recommendations in case they are not able to cater to the choices of the audience.

Set a Good Date

Finally, timing is important if you want your event to be the talk of the town. Plan it around dates that are not too close to a holiday or busy times of the year. Make sure your VIPs will be available and that the date won’t conflict with other activities of your company. Consider sending out Save the Date cards so you can get a quick confirmation from your guests.

Sometimes, even the best laid entertainment plans can go awry. As with every other aspect of event planning, committees should have a backup plan in case something does not go according to plan.