Like a true theatrical production, the evening should build in volume, energy and excitement. With regards to bands, DJs and live entertainment, there is nothing that can hurt your party, your evening or your reputation more than bad entertainment – http://hmmagic.com/events2/
Any party that a business presents is important. It is a reflection of your company's professionalism and care. A bad party can do more damage to morale, business relationships and your corporate image than having no party at all -- but the benefits of a successful party are overwhelming!
As a Houston Entertainer and professional magician performing at prestigious social events for businesses, celebrities and politicians, Harry Maurer has helped to create an environment where people can relax and have fun.
Based on his experiences, here are a few suggestions:
Understand in advance that people are normally shy when they first enter a room, so it is crucial that your guests be made to feel welcome. If you are presenting a party for your clients, it will make it easier for them to relax if you assign representatives from your company to mingle and make introductions.
Now that your guests or mingling in a warm and inviting atmosphere, give them something to talk about and make it fun! As a professional Entertainer Harry Maurer knows the value of laughter and makes party special -- not only by performing a Las Vegas caliber comedy act as the highlight of the evening, but by making the cocktail hour itself special by strolling among the guests presenting magic right in people's hands!
With objects appearing in their hands and in their pockets, guests who are traditionally shy and reserved warm up quickly, and people who have little in common get to share something incredible, and they enjoy talking about that experience! Anything that gets people involved talking and having fun is what makes an ordinary party extraordinary!
When your guests enjoyed themselves they will go home thinking well of you and your company which will strengthen your company's morale and your business relationships.
Like a true theatrical production, the evening should build in volume energy, and excitement. With regards to bands, DJs and live entertainment, there is nothing that can hurt your party, your evening or your reputation more than bad entertainment -- so be choosy! Take the time to ask for references and, if possible, get a chance to see them perform in advance so that you know what you are getting.
As a rule of thumb you should plan to spend $20 to $100 per person for a cocktail party, and $75 to $200 for a formal dinner.
If you're looking for ways to stretch your entertainment dollar, consider buffets instead of sit-down dinners. You might even consider sharing the cost of a party with a fellow client, company or department to differ expenses.
And most importantly, remember allow yourself to have fun! It's hard for your guests to relax when you can't. All of the hard work should have been in the planning stages of the party. Check out what Harry recently told FOX about event planning: http://www.fox8live.com/story/38763356/best-corporate-entertainment-holiday-entertainment-houston-event-checklist
Hiring professionals to handle the food, music and entertainment gives you the freedom to concentrate on your guests in a relaxed way knowing that you have created a magical evening that they will talk about for weeks!