Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Your Guests Entertained

Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Your Guests Entertained

Keeping your guests entertained throughout a party or an evening gathering can at times exhaust an event planner’s book of party tricks.

Approaching the turn of 2019, event planners are rolling their sleeves up to put together the most talked-about occasion of the year.

Here are some of our failproof ways to keep your guests entertained all night long.


#1 Light It Up

WooBar at W Guangzhou
Bartender fire breathing
Flair bartending

When we say sure-fire ways, we meant it.

W Guangzhou turned the heat up and wowed their guests with flair bartending and fire breathing show.

Guests watched in excitement as the bartender juggled liquor bottles and shakers with fireworks in precision, creating mini indoor firework displays and refreshing cocktails at the same time.


#2 Body Art

Henna tattooing – W Guangzhou

Want to give your guests a piece of memory to home with? Have a henna tattoo artist draw freehand patterns for your guest.

Colleagues and friends can get matching tattoos that will last days after the party has ended. Perhaps let your guests have their hands on some henna cones and get creative together!


#3  Teleportation

W Guangzhou - Pop Up Restaurant
A multi-sensory dining experience
Projection mapping technology turns table into a display surface
Matching visuals for each course of the meal
An immersive dining experience

Maybe not the kind of teleportation we think of, but here’s something close enough.

Transport your guests to all parts of the world and experience the change of seasons in the course of a meal. W Guangzhou’s POP UP RESTAURANT showed us how we can change dining experiences, activating all senses of their diners— sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing, by using video mapping technology.

Escalate the flavors with matching visuals and audio effects. Project a lush forest floor on the dining table while serving salads or refreshing appetizers or turn the room into a flaming grill when serving barbecued or spicy dishes.


#4 Drag Me To Bingo!

Bingo can also be a game at year-end parties
Bingo Extravaganza - W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Bingo Extravaganza - W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Drag Me to Late Brunch - W Hong Kong
Performances at Drag Me to Late Brunch

Bingo! Dating all the way back to the mid-1500s, it really is a game for all. Forget the elderly playing in their spare time stereotype, we’ll show you just how your guests would love it!

Take inspiration from W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s Bingo Extravaganza, who would have thought drag queens, bingos and bubbles go so well together!

At W Hong Kong, guests were dragged to late brunch with the queens at the hotel’s modern bistro – KITCHEN. A whimsical afternoon filled with lip-syncing, live music, handmade sushi and more!


#5 Dance the Night Away

W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Hawaiian dance performance at Ozone - The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Have your guests do the limbo and see who reaches the lowest
Contortionist performing in Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Fire dancers at The St. Regis Macau, Cotai Central

Create a dancefloor at the event venue, set up a DJ booth and let your group dance the night away.

Make full use of the space, hire entertainers of all kinds to amaze your guests – acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists, dancers on stilts, or simply someone they can party with!

At The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, guests enjoyed performances by Hawaiian dancers and put their limbo skills to the test.


#6 Live Music

Live jazz music at ABar - Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
Live DJ set at W Taipei

What’s a party without music?

Whether you’re looking for smooth jazz music for a sophisticated group or dance music for the party animals, we’ve got you covered!

At W Taipei, guests can unwind over a few cocktails while DJ spins live sets in the DJ console at WOOBar which boasts a state-of-the-art sound system.

>For those looking for a more relaxed ambiance, perhaps inviting over a live jazz band at ABarmight be more fitting for a quiet, sophisticated crowd. The sky-high bar located on the 37th floor of the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park also features a game area where guests can enjoy a fun game of pool or Fussball while sipping on creative cocktails by in-house mixologists.


#7 Fireworks

Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar - Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse
WET Deck - W Brisbane
W Koh Samui

Some of the best things in life are free, and to an event planner, that is some fabulous news.

It’s not every day that you get to see fireworks, and because of that, it can create memories to last a lifetime when you do.

Many of our Marriott properties offer incomparable views of fireworks, check out some of our best rooftop bars in Asia to find the perfect viewing spot.



Let’s get the party started! Plan your year-end party with us today and wow your guests with surprises!  Take our Made To Celebrate quiz and unlock your special catering offer today!