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
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
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!
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! 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!
#5 Dance the Night Away
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
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.
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.
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