There are many options for entertainment for a fundraiser, but when you are talking about a black tie event, you have to step up your game. Your guests will expect to be wowed and dazzled. They want glamour and luxury. The entertainment has to match the tone and style of the event.
Black tie events give people a chance to look and feel like royalty. The venue, decor, food and entertainment all play a role in allowing your guests to continue looking and feeling like royalty. It’s an escape from the real world.
For decor, think rich colors. Blues, blacks, deep purples. They will set the tone you are after. Pops of a brighter color will ensure the look really strikes the right chord. Think minimalist – go with candles and simple decorations. The decor should be an elegant backdrop for the guests and their gowns and suits. It shouldn’t be the main focal point.
Send out invitations – with the dress code clearly detailed – so no one shows up under-dressed and embarrassed.
Charity Event Entertainment Ideas
Even in their formal finest, guests still love to participate in entertainment. Experiences are what people are looking for. Consider a masquerade ball, a Casino Royale night, a murder mystery (maybe set in Paris or even the Orient Express). A live band, soloist or string quartet would all offer elegant sound that would create the ambiance you want. If you have a band, have them start with slower, classic numbers, and build up to more lively music as the night progresses.
A mentalist or magician, decked out in their black and white best, would add to the allure of the event. The great thing about both of these options is that they can be a traditional show on a stage or they can be a roaming act, mingling with guests throughout the evening. Entertaining as they rove, a buzz will extend through the room as other guests notice them and anticipate their interaction.
Clean Comedians also work as entertainment ideas for a Black Tie fundraising event. After mingling, dancing and dinner it is nice to sit and have a laugh. Just ensure the tone of the comedy act is fitting for the event. The entertainment for a fundraising event is crucial to the experience your guests have and when it’s a Black Tie Event, the pressure is turned up even greater. If you keep in mind that you want something elegant and memorable, you will be just fine.