As all good event planning companies know, there are a few tips and tricks to getting the entertainment right at sporting events.
We recommend a layered entertainment approach to buffer downtime like ticketing and queues, and keep energy up in breaks to the main event.
These five ideas can add colour and buzz, and create a seamless event experience for your guests.
1. Blow-up props
If your sporting event is drawing a crowd, large-scale inflatables are fun to bounce in the stands, use in water or at the beach. They double up as entertainment for children and are a fun event takeaway to boost the ambience and perceived value. Tip: customise inflatables to a theme or sponsor to add extra value, exposure and synergy for partners.
2. Interactive food and drink stations
Food is always a crowd pleaser; why not take a classic sporting snack and make it interactive? Think custom hot dogs and ice cream or craft beer stations to take everyday event catering to the next level.
3. Break-out entertainment for kids
Sporting events are popular for families and children however long days can make little fans and players tired. Consider small break-out spots like teepees where children can play and snack away from the noise and the clutter.
4. Showcase social handles and hashtags
Hashtags are a great way to showcase your event, leverage content, encourage interaction and push it out to a wider audience. Set up and showcase hashtags and encourage guests or attendees to tag their photos as they post. Enlist a professional photographer to capture event imagery for your digital assets and in future pitches to attract partners and sponsors.
5. Live performers
From funny to jaw-dropping, stunt performers can add a wow factor to your entertainment. There are so many to choose from and they vary in style and aesthetic, so reach out to us for recommendations. A live act is the icing on the cake to wrap your event and create impact.
These are just a few entertainment ideas to elevate your next sporting event. Solution Entertainment is a dynamic event management company based in Melbourne and Sydney, from where we create event experiences Australia-wide. Contact our team to discuss entertainment solutions tailored to your brand and vision.