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20+ Gala Entertainment Ideas that Wow & Inspire Your Guests

showgirl at elegant galaOnce you’ve decided what event theme is best for your corporate or charity gala, it’s time to start exploring your options for entertainment that coordinate with your theme.  If you are hosting a casino night, fill your event bill with showgirls, black jack dealers, and other acts that enhance your event atmosphere.  For a Mardi Gras night, contact an agency that connect you with carnival girls, bands, and other suitable entertainers in one call.  For a tropical theme (especially popular during our cold Midwestern winters), a steel drum band and island servers can get your event planning started—and get your guests ready for a warm, fun evening.

The list could go on and on…here are a few other gala entertainment ideas that can be the perfect part of your next event:

  1. Showgirls
  2. Black Jack Dealers
  3. Dance band
  4. Burlesque entertainers
  5. Steel drum band
  6. Blues band
  7. Comedians
  8. Celebrities look alikes
  9. Orchestra
  10. Jazz musicians
  11. Flappers
  12. Gangsters
  13. Jazz performers
  14. Carnival girls
  15. Mariachi band
  16. Island servers
  17. Hypnotists
  18. Magicians
  19. Show (holiday show, short musical, etc.)
  20. Mimes
  21. Country band
  22. Stilt walkers
  23. Accoustic acts

Want some fundraising ideas that tie in with your event entertainment?  Check out our blog post for ideas that can make your event goal (raising funds) as much a part of your event atmosphere as the table décor.

5 Charity Gala Themes (& entertainers that make the atmosphere!)

red carpet entertainer with guests at masquerade themed charity galaExpectations are high when guests attend your fundraising gala.  They expect everything: atmosphere, entertainment, excellent meal…the works.  It’s up to you to provide all of that, and more.  One of the best ways to do that is to use a theme to build the ultimate night, and entertainers that make your guests feel immersed in the atmosphere. We’ve put together the recipe for both to get you started (and can give you more ideas, just ask our entertainment agents!)

Vegas Casino

What: Make your guests feel like a night on the Vegas strip.  Choose an extravagant venue and set up roulette wheels and other décor to create the setting of a Hollywood casino.  Complete the night with dice décor, poker chips, playing cards, and all the scrumptious treats they need for a night out.

Entertainers: Showgirls, dealers, dance band, comedians

Hollywood Red Carpet

What: The experience starts on the red carpet with this charity event theme. Choose a venue like a theater or a posh hotel to make your guests feel like they are the ones receiving a big Hollywood award.  Have your guests enter on the red carpet as cameras flash around them and they mingle with other Hollywood stars.

Entertainers: Celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears and Elvis, showgirls, show, orchestra

Roaring 20’s Jazz Party

What: Make your guests feel like they stepped back in time to the best party the 1920’s has ever seen.  Use décor that makes your venue feel like a swingin’ jazz club, and invite all the guests (entertainers) the 20’s are famous for.

Entertainers: Jazz musician with a nostalgic sound, flappers, gangsters

Masquerade Ball

 What: Invite your guests to a costume party complete with entertainers that set the stage for a fun evening. Treat them to a night of jazz music and outlandish décor that makes your guests feel like they are in the midst of a huge party.

Entertainers: Showgirls, jazz performers, carnival girls, band

Caribbean Getaway

What: Warm up your guests with a steamy tropical theme.  Use décor that makes your guests feel like they are on an island getaway with tropical décor: seashells, nets, sea stars, sand…the works.  Complete the feel of a beach with island cuisine and a bar with a full array of summer drinks.

Entertainers: steel drum or mariachi band, island servers and wait staff