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24 Sep 2012

Guest blog: Uptown Events on the top trends for entertainment at your party 1  

Posted in Guest blog, Parties and Events

On top of fantastic five star venues, bespoke production and incredible lighting, there has been a growing demand for additional entertainment at private parties.

With new ideas being introduced on a daily basis – clients are now, more than ever, spoilt for choice with what they can choose to entertain their guests with at their party.


Bar & Batmitzvahs

With today’s generation of Bar and Batmitzvah kids being able to effortlessly operate all kinds of technology – iPhones, BlackBerry’s iPads, etc. (often better than their parents!) there has been an increased demand for ‘high tech’ entertainment. Photo booths, arcade games and various green screen technology attractions, for example, are all now frequently being booked.

This is not to say however that traditional forms of entertainment have fallen by the wayside. Magicians for example are still being booked week in week out – it’s just the style of magic performance that has changed.  Instead of standard card tricks round the tables during dinner – clients are requesting Derren Brown or Dynamo style ‘mind magic’ and cabaret shows to keep their guests interested.



Landmark birthdays, weddings & anniversary parties

When it comes to keeping the adult guests happy – booking musicians in addition to a DJ is becoming more and more popular. Booking a singer with a musician (saxophonist, percussionist, etc.) as well as a DJ can give an evening the sophisticated feel the adults love, while appeasing the kids at the same time, as they are still able to hear the tracks as they know them from the radio.

Band performances


Corporate events

Entertainment bookings for corporate clients at both Christmas and Summer parties has also grown in the past few years. Garden games such as giant Connect 4 and Jenga are the perfect outdoor activity for Summer parties while photo booths and wandering entertainers seem to be the most popular choice at Christmas time.

Dancers are still a constant success across all types of events. With crazes like Zumba grabbing the attention of women everywhere and programmes like Britain’s Got Talent making street dance troupes cool – having dancers at your party is as in demand as ever.

Dancing at The May Fair


Together with The May Fair hotel, Uptown Events can help make your event stand out from the crowd by providing entertainment options that are suited to your crowd and your budget.

Book your Christmas party now – call us on 020 7915 3898 or email us

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One Comment

  • January 30, 2013 Jamael

    i like this

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