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The best entertainment for carnival themed events

 

Here's our quick-fire guide to planning the best carnival themed bash, whatever the weather.

Never has summer looked more diverse and colourful than in 2018, when we've been challenged with producing event entertainment for numerous world carnival theme bashes, from Rio parades to masked Venetian, Dia de los Muertos, New Orleans Mardi Gras and London's infamous Notting Hill Parade.

1. Plan for rain or shine
When choosing your venue consider that you may not get the Brazilian sunshine you hope for - a marquee or covered area will be put to good use whether it's sunny or not. And any good decor company will make sure it fits your theme perfectly. We work with some gooduns!

2. Make an impression
Impressive meet and greet entertainment will set the tone of the event, and encourage your guests to get stuck into the theme. This could be steel pan bands a la Trinidad & Tobago Carnival, costumed Day of the Day stilt walkers for Mexican fiestas, or human statues for Venice Carnival.

3. Cater it right
Nobody expects a costly sit-down meal at a carnival themed bash - it's all about the street food. And don't forget to cater for your veggie and vegan clientele. Many events we work now are entirely meat-free.

4. Put on a show
From authentic Samba dancers to Mariachi bands, African drummers, limbo shows and everything in between, your theme is all about colour and energy and fun, so get your guests involved for that authentic carnival experience.

5. Document the memories
We can supply photographers and videographers, but if you're after something a little more unique why not consider a photo booth, a selfie stand, or one of our amazing LED photo frames hosted by our costumed performers - the rainforest tiger goes down particularly well at these bashes.

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In need of a band?

Our bands have been busy so far this summer. Here are our top 5 offerings of the last few weeks...

The best Rod Stewart tribute

"He was amazing! The client was so shocked as we kept him as a surprise - they even asked him to stay on for an extra half an hour"


Jazz band perfection

"Ideal for the setting during the drinks reception"


Throwback to the 1940s

Old time 40's classics through to boogie woogie covers of commercial chart hits, their easy-listening playlist makes them versatile enough for a huge range of events.


Rio carnival drummers

With our authentically-costumed Rio dancers to add that little extra spice. Bring on the Rio Olympics!


Authentic mariachi band

"Fantastic, they really brought the party to life, and were very flexible with timings"

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