The time has finally come. You’re making the switch from guest to host and it couldn’t be more exciting. Whether this is in a new professional setting for you, or it’s just time to get your loved ones together once again, there’s so much to focus on and get right in making sure everyone attending has a night they won’t forget.
So, where does one start? The main event is the right thing to build the rest of the night around, and there’s no better event than amazing, live entertainment. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you here, take these tips and all the hard work will be behind you before you know it.
Clear Away The Easiest Work
The hardest thing here is going to be finding that perfect entertainer but before you do that, you ought to have a few smaller things taken care of first. To build the foundation, get the exact date in mind before anything else. This might sound obvious but given it’s not the most exciting thing here, it’s easy for something as simple as that to get overlooked.
A first timer might just think about the season their event would be nice during. If you want live entertainment, or a venue for the event, given it’s not at your home or at the office, you’re going to need a set date in mind because calendars will be booked quickly for entertainers and venues alike.
Think About The Guests
Any type of person could be on the guest list, these could be lifelong friends, a networking event, or even a holiday office party. Always keep in mind who you’ll be inviting, in terms of what kind of relationship you have with them, and that’ll help you think about the kind of entertainment that’s going to complement the night correctly.
If this is something for close friends, a comedian that’s right in your group’s humor can be perfect for making your event something that’s talked about for years to come. If you really want to wow some professional colleagues, in a networking setting or as a way to celebrate the holidays, it’s going to be hard beating the wow-factor of a magician like Adam Wylie.
Don’t Forget About Cost
Given we’ve been talking about the fun parts so far, it’s important to remember the budget you’re working within, regardless of your event being funded personally or professionally. If the venue route is how you’re going, the costs might be what helps you to curate a short list of potential places. Once you see what’s possible, cost-wise, the perfect spot for your night will become clear quite quickly.
When thinking about the money side of things, it might even be a wise idea to think about the cost of the entertainment prior to thinking about the venue. Of course, people want a nice mood from the atmosphere but entertainment really might be the thing that’s going to stick out to them the most.