Birthdays may come once a year, but that doesn’t mean they should be routine, stale, or boring. It’s easy to fall into the trap of a standard or generic birthday party.
And while there’s nothing wrong with a good cake and a few fun games, sometimes, you want to take it up a notch and throw an amazing birthday bash. It’s okay if you’re not sure where to start. Here are some ideas.
Impress your guest and try one of these eight birthday party entertainment ideas at your next event!
1. Walk on the Wild Side
Add a little fun and danger to your party by taking a walk on the wild side with a few exotic animals. Hire an animal sanctuary or see if the local zoo can bring a few of their education animals to your party.
It’s a great chance to learn about species you don’t often interact with like snakes, birds, and even a few small furry mammals. You may even get the chance to hold and take a picture with a wild animal.
This is the perfect entertainment for an animal lover or an animal-themed party.
2. Add a Little Birthday Magic
Magic is a classic kind of entertainment for a reason. There’s nothing better than seeing a unique, well-performed trick and feeling mystified as you try to figure out how it’s done.
Sure some magicians might be cheesy. But hire the right one and you’ll end the show feeling like magical powers are real. The key is understanding the types of magic and hiring the right magician for your event.
From close-up magic to illusionists, every performer offers something a little different. Be sure to find the one that fits the vibe of your event and caters to the age of your guests.
3. Look for a Lookalike
Have a celebrity crush you wish would attend your birthday party? The problem with celebrities is that their schedules are so busy, it would be hard to get them to stop by without pulling tons of strings and owing a few favors.
So what’s the next best option? A lookalike, of course. A good celebrity impersonator can make you believe that your favorite actor, singer, or movie character is right there in the room with you.
Lookalikes and impersonators would be a great addition for Hollywood-themed parties and even better for costume parties where all the guests dress up.
4. Entertainment Truck
If you’re looking for truly unique party entertainment, then you have to try renting an entertainment truck. These are especially good for children’s parties, as they offer an interactive and fun activity during the party.
Try a video game truck that features multiple television screens and access to all your favorite games and an incredible sound system. Or try the glamour truck that has a karaoke machine and VIP dance floor.
Great for young kids and tweens, an entertainment truck offers a fun twist on the classic birthday party ideas. It will definitely be the talk of the school.
5. Hire a Band
No need to agonize over creating the perfect playlist. Instead, let professional musicians create the perfect soundtrack for your next birthday party. A band can also help set the vibe for the entire event.
With an upbeat rock band, you and your guests will never want to stop dancing. But a band that focuses on acoustic ballads will give your party a casual and laidback atmosphere.
Here’s a party planning tip: Try to see the band perform in person before hiring them for your event. That will give you a good idea of how they sound as well as how the audience receives their music.
6. Watch an Artist Work Live
Do you ever feel mesmerized watching videos of painters creating a scene or artists drawing a portrait? If you do, why not hire them to create art at your birthday party?
There are a variety of artists who work in a variety of mediums who would love to show off their talents to your guests. You may hire a painter that your guest can admire as they paint the scene from your event.
Or you may want to hire a sketch or caricature artist who can draw a quick portrait of your guests. These also make great favors for your guests to take home with them.
7. Invite a Mascot
A die-hard fan of a local football team? Have season tickets to your college’s basketball team? If you can’t get enough team memorabilia, it might be time to invite the mascot to your party.
Whether it’s a local team, major organization, or alma mater, many teams love having their mascot cross the country to surprise fans on their special day. Because of scheduling conflicts, it’s a good idea to plan to invite a mascot early.
This will be great entertainment for guests who are sports lovers. Or a great surprise for a sports lover’s birthday.
8. End With a Bang
What better way to celebrate another year around the sun than with fireworks at the end of the night. Go out with a bang by entertaining you and your guest with a personalized firework show.
Planning tip: Be sure to check with any local ordinances before scheduling a fireworks show. And, for safety reasons, be sure to check the professional credentials.
Fireworks are great for milestone birthdays and large events. They’re also great if you want a memorable ending to a great party.
These Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas Will Take Your Event to the Next Level
You deserve to have an unforgettable birthday! You should throw a party that wows all your guests and sets the bar higher for the coming years. However, many people don’t know where to start when it comes to epic party planning.
If you’re ready to take your event to the next level, then you have to try one of these eight birthday party entertainment ideas. You can have the party experience of a lifetime at any age!
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