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Ten unique interactive event entertainment ideas

Do you ever struggle to think of unique event entertainment ideas or ways to reinvent the attendee experience?

These days it’s all about creating events that are truly unique and engaging. Event attendees want experiences that’ll sweep them off their feet. In order to effectively do that, you need to think outside the box.

To help you achieve this, we’ve put together a list of our 10 favourite interactive event entertainment ideas! 

1. Fresh Flower Stand 

Use flowers as a way to bring your guests together. On arrival they will be greeted with a beautifully decorated stand, full of fresh flowers and greenery. They can get hands on, selecting their choice of flowers and transforming them into whichever form they want. It could be a bouquet to take away, a flower crown or even a corsage. 

2. Customisable Swag Stations 

People love free stuff, but only if it’s actually something they find useful. So, how do you make sure your giveaways don’t end up in the bin after the event? One way is to create a customisable swag station, filled with fun items your guests will love. Not only will they have fun selecting their giveaways, but will also go home with items they’ll actually keep and use!

3. 3D Selfie Creator 

Combining creativity, technology and fun, the 3d selfie booth captures the exact shape of an individual’s face and produces a 3d figurine. This is a completely unique alternative to the usual photo booth and will really impress your guests. 

4. Tombola Wall 

This is a fun mashup of a game of chance, fundraising and decor. Guests can purchase or select boxes, all of which contain some form of prize, from a wall of identical packages. It’s fun, gets people talking and inspires some friendly competition among guests. It’s also an interactive element that can be easily adapted to the look of your event.

5. VR Motion Pods

Experience a thrill unlike anything else in the world! VR Motion Pods are a virtual reality 360 experience, with a motion platform and sensory enhancements, that can be brought to any location. You can send your guests down a slide from one of the tallest buildings in the world at 100 mph, or make them walk the plank at high sea. These are just two examples of immersive experiences you can bring to your event.

6. Wine Blending

Take wine tasting up a notch by arranging one or several wine blending competitions for who can create the best flavour. Your guests will learn about the wine making process and get to experiment with samples to blend their very own personalised wine. This activity brings out creativity in the participants and provides a relaxed, fun experience, perfect for a drinks reception or a networking event!

7. Giant Human Claw Machine

The Human Claw Machine will take guests on a crane-like device as they are dipped into a machine full of prizes. But beware, guests need a lot of good luck and skills in order to hold and win their prizes! This is perfect for creating that WOW factor at corporate events, product launches and exhibitions. 

8. DJ Scratcher Studio 

Have you ever wanted to be a DJ or make your own CD? Expert staff will show your guests how to operate and master the state of the art equipment. When they’re done practicing, they will record a live demo that they get to take home as a favour. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes to complete, making it perfect for any event that needs something new and creative!

9. Bandeoke

Bring out the superstar in your guests by mixing karaoke with a live band. This is the perfect interactive entertainment for company events, where you’ll tease out the budding Freddie Mercury or Bono supported by a professional band. The lyrics are shown on screens so that the audience can get involved and sing-a-long, even if they don’t want to get up on stage. This really puts your guests in the centre of the performance!

10. Interactive Food and Drink Stations 

Who said that food can’t be entertaining! Multiple interactive food and beverage stations, dotted throughout your event, will provide something completely different to the typical buffet or a sit-down dinner. From a multisensory cocktail bar or living tables to a live stir-fry station or even a donut wall, there are plenty of creative ways to WOW your guests while feed them at the same time. 

Hopefully this has provided some inspiration for your upcoming events. Remember, selecting the right entertainment is an important part of the event design process. You want to make sure it fits in with the overall event concept and compliments the styling and decor, whilst providing an immersive experience. 

If you would like to find out more about any of these entertainment ideas or need some help planning an event, contact us on 0114 400 0074 or email hello@youandus.events. We would love to help you turn you next event into an experiential adventure! 

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