to have successful
Christmas Party Entertainment
Are you in charge
of the Christmas party entertainment? Corporations each
year assign someone to organize the Christmas party entertainment
and it is you this year.
avoid when having Christmas party entertainment
One problem I have seen over my many years of balloon
entertaining is overwhelming the Christmas party entertainer
with children. When planning a Christmas party it is vital
to have an exact number count of kids attending. Most organizers
assume Santa will be the main focus of the children, but
this is a misconception. Many
times the balloon line
Santa's line. To prevent this problem, estimate 1.5 minutes per
child. Thirty to thirty-five kids an hour. One hundred kids consider
two hours minimal.
If time constraint is
a problem, consider hiring multiple entertainers. People do not
like waiting in long lines; line length should only be 10-15 people
for a corporate Christmas party.
Don't make the rookie
mistake of having multiple individuals entertainment talent for
a large kid's event. Organizers assume people will wait in one line,
but what happens is people split up - moms wait in one line, dads
wait in the other. Consequently, lines will be long for both Christmas
Keep entertainment to
multiple groups, two to three balloon entertainers and a magician
to walk around. This way the lines will be shorter for the balloon
entertainers, while the Magician can entertain the lines.
No matter how fast an entertainer works, there will always be people
who will not receive a balloon or get their face painted. To avoid
this problem, assign a corporate representative to cutoff the lines.
The representative will politely thank guests for coming and let
them know that the entertainment is ending. All balloon and face
painting lines should start shutting down 1/2 hour before the finish
time. You don't want people waiting in lines and then abruptly cut
off the line, making guest angry.
Christmas party entertainment
in conjunction with simple planning can be enjoyable and make your
corporate party a success.
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