How to Hire Halloween Entertainment: A Step by Step Guide

Follow our guide to help you book the perfect entertainer for your Halloween party!

Chelsea Pellegrino


Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner? If you're throwing a spooky soirée, you'll need to hire Halloween entertainment that adds an element of mystery and surprise. What's our recommendation? Book a tarot card reader, fortune teller, magician, hypnotist, or murder mystery entertainment! There are IRL and virtual entertainment options too. Any of these vendors are sure to bring something special to your party. 

No matter which of these entertainment ideas you choose, we want to help you find the best fit for your party. Take a look at these 6 steps on how to successfully secure entertainment for your Halloween party! We’ve even included booking advice from our very own fortune tellers and tarot card readers. 


Here is our step by step guide on how to hire Halloween entertainment: 

Step 1: Plan

While planning your Halloween party, you should consider if it will have a theme, how many guests will be invited, and what kind of Halloween entertainment you want to book. You’ll also want to consider if this will be an adult halloween party, kids halloween party, or a Halloween themed party for both. 

Here are some of the top booked Halloween party entertainment vendors on The Bash: 

Tarot Card Reader 

Tarot card readings can be an excellent source of entertainment at your Halloween party. Be sure to ask how many readings the performer can do in an hour's time. This will give a good indication of how long you should book the entertainer for, based on the number of guests attending.

Pro Tip: Readings can be very personal, so your reading table should be set up in a semi-private area.

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Fortune Teller

Intrigued by the practice of divination? Hire a fortune teller who specializes in entertaining for Halloween events and parties. It’s helpful to specify the theme of your Halloween party, as many fortune tellers have costumes that can coordinate with your event vision.

Pro Tip: A fortune teller is a great option for a Halloween themed corporate event or happy hour.

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Featuring a magician at your Halloween party is great for all ages, but could be particularly thrilling for kids' entertainment. With hundreds to choose from, narrow down which magicians are closest to your area. Be sure to check out reviews and testimonials to help you decide on a few top contenders! 

Find a Magician


A hypnotist is sure to thrill your guests on Halloween! If you're looking to add a little spook or comedy to your Halloween bash, take a look through our many professional hypnotists. 

Find a Hypnotist

Murder Mystery Entertainment 

What better time than Halloween to host a murder mystery game? Before delving into our list of murder mystery entertainment, figure out how many people will be attending, and who exactly is willing to perform. 

Pro Tip: For more insight on how to throw a killer murder mystery party, check out our awesome guide!

Step 2: Research 

On The Bash, you can search through an extensive list of Halloween party entertainers and party rentals in your local area. While browsing, be sure to review vendor profiles and check out photos and videos. We also highly recommend you read testimonials and reviews of past events.

Pro Tip:  If you’re looking to book Halloween party entertainment for a virtual event, you can find that too! And, you can book a virtual party vendor from anywhere in the country.

Step 3: Request

Our vendors might be able to predict the future, but they'll still need some information about your party to make sure everything runs smoothly. The nature of the party is important to discuss with the performer. For example, if there will be kids present, you may want to request that the performer put a positive, slightly less spooky spin on their performance.

Be sure to chat about the location and details of your party in your request, too. It can be difficult to hear or perform a reading if the entertainer is set up near loud music, so keep that in mind when planning the party layout. 

Pro Tip: The more details you can provide in your request, the more accurate the price quote you’ll receive. If you receive a price quote that seems like it needs clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out to the vendor directly to find out more.

Step 4: Compare and confirm

Compare price quotes and go over event details. Make sure you have discussed what supplies the entertainer will need for their performance. Usually, this will consist of a small table and a few chairs, but depending on the entertainment, this can vary. You’ll want to know what they can provide, and what you’ll need to have on hand.   

Pro Tip: Before officially booking with a vendor, you should discuss signing a contract with all of your event details outlined. 

Step 5: Book

Once details are confirmed and contracts are signed, you can officially hire Halloween party entertainment through The Bash! Booking on The Bash is easy and free. Once the booking has been recorded, you will be covered by Our Guarantee

There are tons of benefits booking through The Bash. Our guarantee ensures that our party entertainers are held to the highest standard of professionalism. All deposit and balance payments made online through our secure EventPay system are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. You’ll also have the hands-on support from our Account Services team who is available to help with any event needs, including a last-minute replacement.

Step 6: Follow up

As the day of your Halloween party gets closer, make sure you’ve communicated with your vendor to confirm any last-minute details. This is the perfect opportunity to confirm their arrival time, any special requests you may have, and to also confirm how the vendor would like to receive the balance payment.  

When your event is over, you’ll be able to leave a review to help the vendor and future party planners looking to hire Halloween entertainment for their own party.

Find more Halloween entertainment and party ideas on The Bash.