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30 Entertainers for the Best Corporate Event Themes

carnivale themed table ladyThe best corporate event themes wouldn’t be complete without the right event entertainment. Guests love the atmosphere that comes with good entertainment, and event planners love the atmosphere that the right entertainment, décor, and refreshments creates.

As with any element of event planning, the list of ideas for entertainers for the best corporate event themes is endless. This list of entertainers is only a start to the task of pairing entertainment with the right event theme. (Contact an entertainment agent to choose and coordinate the right theme entertainers for the event.)

Tropical Theme

  1. Atmospheric servers
  2. Steel Drum Band
  3. Mariachi Band
  4. Tropical Dance Act

Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby

  1. Gangster Entertainers
  2. Jazz, Blues or Brass Band

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Country Fair

  1. Face Painters
  2. Band
  3. Juggling
  4. LED Entertainers
  5. Balloon Sculptor
  6. Atmospheric Servers

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Casino Royale

  1. Showgirls
  2. Atmospheric Servers
  3. Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circus

  1. Jugglers
  2. Face Painters
  3. Tarot Card Reader
  4. Stilt walker

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Movie Theme

  1. Celebrity Impersonator (i.e. Blues Brother, James Bond, etc.)
  2. Band
  3. Atmospheric entertainers that fit with the movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet

  1. Paparazzi
  2. Showgirls
  3. Celebrity Impersonators

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50s Diner

  1. Atmospheric Servers
  2. Barbershop Quartet
  3. Classic Band

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Holiday

  1. Holiday Character (i.e. Father Christmas, Easter Bunny, etc.)
  2. Carolers
  3. Elves
  4. Face Painters
  5. Balloon Sculptor

20 Inspirational Corporate Event Themes

aerialist serving drinks at charity eventPlanning a corporate event requires inspiration and coordination. This list of corporate event themes provides both—and a variety of themes that can be used to plan a formal corporate gala, anniversary event, company picnic, or casual staff event. This list is not all-inclusive, but it’s a start that inspires and guides all the event details: menu, venue, decor, and entertainment.

Jazz Club

Nothing is more Chicago than a historical or modern jazz lounge. Event planners need to start with the right venue, then add in the décor, menu, and a main stage jazz act that completes the feel.

Mardi Gras

A Mardi Gras theme worthy of its name deserves all the entertainment and energy of a colorful New Orleans Celebration. This is a theme that requires more than a few Mardi Gras beads; event planners need to bring in the main stage and atmospheric entertainers that add a dynamic vibe to the party.

50’s Diner

1950s entertainers at corporate event themeThis corporate event theme takes guests back to the old malt shops and makes them want to order from the soda fountain. The success of this corporate event theme revolves around the menu, venue, and the throwback entertainment.

Casino Night

A casino night corporate themed event should make guests feel like they hit the lottery. Event planners need to pull out all the stops. This theme merits an over-the-top first impression with an impressive venue and show-stopping greeters.

Hollywood Red Carpet

Attendees at an event with a Hollywood theme need to feel like the center of attention. This is an event planners’ chance to plan an extravagant evening with paparazzi, delectable dinner, and lavish Hollywood-worthy décor.

Derby Night

derby entertainer at corporate eventKentucky Derby event planning can be off to the races, especially with the right combination of décor and entertainment. Event planners, don’t stop until the details have crossed the finish line.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame/Baseball

A baseball-themed corporate event needs to hit a home run. This corporate event theme requires the right baseball diamond and all the grand slam entertainment and décor.

Around the World

An international theme is suitable for almost any corporate event, including a corporate holiday party. The theme should take guests on a globe-trotting adventure with the right international flavors, décor, and authentic entertainers.

entertainers at nautical themed corporate eventNautical

A nautical themed corporate event is perfect for lake shore venues or short cruises. The event theme can be reinforced with local lake shore dishes and entertainment suitable for the finest cruise ship.

Circus

A corporate event with a circus team should include every element of this age-old entertainment. From the moment guests step into the tent, plan an event where guests enjoy the antics and atmosphere while anticipating the next act that is to come.

Touchdown Party

A football theme is an all-encompassing atmosphere that doesn’t have to be a fumble. This corporate event theme suits hard-core football fans and casual observers alike with themed snacks and décor.

Tropical Getaway

event entertainers Mardi Gras entertainersThis corporate event theme should feel like a destination event and include every element of a warm getaway. With the right planning, this theme makes guests enjoy the perks of a warm vacation in the sand without ever leaving Chicago.

Picnic

The casual picnic is a popular corporate event theme that can be customized into a one-of-a-kind guest event. For an all-encompassing atmosphere, hire entertainers to serve guests and provide an interactive experience.

James Bond

A James Bond theme is a classic event that never gets old. This theme is especially popular with guests who appreciate the celebrity experience and all the specifics of the James Bond series, all of which can be served up for their enjoyment.

Retro Theme

A throwback theme is a customizable corporate event theme. The guidance comes from the chosen era, such as the year the company was found or a particularly significant era for the company. This theme provides for some memorable touches that makes guests feel like they stepped back in time.

Game of Thrones

throne from corporate eventAny popular television series can be the basis of a well-attended event. This modern series comes with a particularly unique set of touches for the fan who never misses an episode or the casual fan can appreciate.

Wizards/Harry Potter

This theme gives guests a chance to step into the popular world of fantasy. Event planners can enjoy the recreating every detail of the series into an out-of-this-world corporate event.

Mystery

A mystery party is a great away to engage the audience and leave a lasting impression. Guests are going to be talking for quite some time about the ‘who dunit’ event theme.

Masquerade Ball

red carpet entertainer with guests at masquerade themed charity galaThe Masquerade Ball theme is never overused, especially with new modern takes on this corporate event theme. Event planners need to meet—and exceed—guests’ expectations for this extravagant theme.

Old-Fashioned Holiday

Holiday events shouldn’t be immune from creative corporate event themes, but sometimes a traditional theme fits the vision. This event theme can be planned with new takes on the ‘old’ theme, such as a holiday show or interactive guest stations.

10 Live Tradeshow Entertainment Ideas that Attract Visitors

The next unique and exciting trade show idea is just a brainstorm away; we’ve taken some of the guesswork away with this list of live trade show entertainers that draw visitors into any trade show booth. These ideas can be a one-of-a-kind standalone draw—or they can complement a modern trade show booth with all the technological upgrades.

The ability to customize acts is one of the key benefits of using live entertainment to attract visitors to a trade show booth. Contact an entertainment agent to choose the right entertainers that can personalize their act and attire to fit the trade show booth theme. 

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Jugglers

Performance Art

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Caricature Artists

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Show Girls

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Acoustic Entertainers

Bands

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Refreshment Servers

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Barbershop Quartet

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Stilt walker

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Game Show

20+ Entertainment Ideas That Takes Your Event to the Next Level

event entertainers Mardi Gras entertainersYour guests have expectations when they come to your event: they may expect another ho-hum get together, a fantastic night of good food and entertainment, or an experience somewhere in the middle.  If you want to meet—and exceed—their expectations, you have to check off all the boxes of event planning: venue, food, atmosphere, entertainment.

It’s your job to provide that in an unforgettable event and pull all the stops out to get there (or to use experts that can get you there).  To get your creative juices flowing, and put you on the road to a successful event, we’ve given you a list of event entertainers that can take your event to the next level.

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

If you want more ideas, or you’ve already set your event theme and need to fill in the blanks, contact an entertainment agent that can help you create an incredible event that fits your budget—and exceeds the expectations of everyone in attendance.