Expectations 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!)
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
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
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