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New Year's Eve Party: An Entertainment Guide

Nicole Steeger

Nicole Steeger


New Year’s Eve is the kind of holiday that seems to put most people in the mood to party. A new year means new opportunity – of course people want to celebrate. But throwing a successful New Year’s Eve party takes planning - and entertainment! Lucky for you, event entertainment is our absolute favorite thing to talk about, so who better to give you a few tips on booking your New Year’s Eve performers? (It’s our way of building some good karma for 2012.) First things first – if you intend to host a party to ring in the New Year, you MUST start your search for entertainment now. Don’t wait until last minute and run the risk of your top choices already being booked.  Don’t stress, we’re always here to help – so let’s take a look at a few of your New Year’s Eve entertainment options:

Music: Live bands and DJ’s are always a great choice for a New Year’s Eve bash.  DJ’s, variety bands and cover bands are all great choices if you are looking to hear a mixture of different kinds of music at your event.  If your party will be themed, selecting a specific genre or decade band that fits with the styling for the event is a nice way to pull everything together.

Entertainers: Variety acts such as magicians, jugglers and impersonators make for unique, fun entertainment choices for a New Year’s Eve event.  Variety performers are great for mingling with your guests and showing everyone a good time! You could also hire a fortune teller to let guests know what they can look forward to in the upcoming year.

Party Extras: Renting a photo booth is always a great treat for your guests. Your party-goers will enjoy their photo keepsakes that will remind them of the fond memories from your event.  Hiring an event photographer is a nice way to gather great pictures from the evening (while allowing you to still enjoy the party).

Transportation: As the party host, you are responsible for the safety of your guests. If you are planning an event at a venue (instead of at your home), consider hiring a party bus or party limo to transport guests. It’s always a good idea to provide transportation when alcohol is involved.  When guests know that they have a safe way to get home, they can feel free to party and enjoy themselves!

When it is time to book your performer or party rental, we always suggest you have an entertainment contract. It’s important to make sure that both you and the performer are protected in the event that something unexpected comes up. Now that we’ve given you our suggestions, it’s your turn to start your entertainment search. There’s no more time to waste – visit our New Year’s Eve party page and find your perfect performers!

Are you planning a New Year’s Eve party? What entertainment will you be booking this year? Let us know in the comments below.