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Top Halloween Event Entertainment Ideas

Halloween events scream for over-the-top entertainment. After all, everything about Halloween is frighteningly strong—including the entertainment ideas! This list of Halloween event ideas meets guests’ expectations for a spooky—or frighteningly fun—event.

When setting these ideas into stone, event planners should proceed with one note of caution (or an entertainment agent who can connect them with the best Halloween entertainers). Only the highest-quality entertainers can pull off these Halloween entertainment ideas. Lower-quality entertainers can leave guests waiting for the scare, instead of experiencing it. 

Murder Mystery

A murder mystery can be just the ticket for a semi-formal or formal affair. The best murder mysteries offer intrigue and an all-encompassing experience. This atmosphere can be enhanced with the right entrance, such as a spooky venue, scary décor, or human statues.

Mentalist Show

Mind-reading and hypnotism can make anyone’s hair stand on end—perfect for the Halloween season. A mentalist is the ideal main-stage entertainment for a Halloween event, especially a high-quality entertainer that can adapt their act to the occasion.

Family Halloween Festival

For a slightly less spooky occasion, Halloween event planners should consider family entertainment. At the top of the list should be top-notch face painters, which can leave the youngest and most-experienced guests satisfied and taking selfies. Face painters can be an incredibly popular draw at any fall festival or family event.

Halloween Ball

It’s hard to find anyone that wouldn’t enjoy a Halloween ball. The best part of this Halloween event is the options that come with this entertainment idea. There are so many top Chicago bands that can adapt their play list specific to the type of occasion, making the event the topic of conversation well after the Halloween event is over.

Fortune Teller

A quirky event deserves out-of-the-box entertainment ideas. A fortune teller definitely fits the bill, leading to a line of guests waiting to hear their fortune. This Halloween event idea is the perfect way to greet guests and give the taste of what’s to come or to include in a entertainment line-up as creative as the entertainer.

Haunted House Entertainers

Of course, nothing can match the effect of Haunted House entertainers. These extreme characters work perfectly in a haunted house, a specialized night at a fall festival, or in a haunted barn where people are ready to scream.

Halloween Event Planning Guide

witch Halloween entertainerHalloween events are a unique combination of the perfect theme, venue, food, and entertainment—with every detail executed to excess. There is no such thing as a halfway Halloween party; that’s why you need we’ve put together this Halloween event planning guide to help plan an over-the-top Halloween event.

Select a goal and a Halloween event theme.

The first step of planning a successful event is to choose a goal, because that goal guides many of the necessary decisions made during the event planning process. Next, choose a theme, such as a Monster Mash or Haunted House, that ties all the details together and creates your desire atmosphere (family-friendly, spooky, etc.).

Know your guests.

Once you’ve set a goal and a theme, think about who your guests are and their needs. A family-friendly event is going to be completely different than an adult-only event. Consider the age demographic and location of your ideal guest and what is needed at the venue to make the Halloween event enjoyable for everyone.

Choose the right venue.

The right venue is crucial to the success of the event (that’s why we’ve wrote whole posts about choosing the right venue). For a Halloween event venue, make sure you have the spaces needed for every part of your event (i.e. activities, haunted house, etc.), the technology and electricity needs required for your entertainment, and the square footage for your expected attendance.

Create an entertainment plan.

Start with a bare bones entertainment plan, and let your entertainment agent expand on it. An entertainment agent can recommend reliable entertainers perfect for your expected demographic, your budget, and your goal.

Make sure you have adequate staffing.

Halloween events require adequate staffing to serve food, assist and greet attendees. To create a strong atmosphere, combine those functions; hire entertainers to serve food or greet attendees.