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5 Benefits of Having Live Entertainment

When it comes to planning parties and events, some people have an aversion to hiring live entertainment. Many people believe live entertainment to be too costly or too much of a headache to plan out. While these are certainly valid complaints on the planning side of live music, there still are a lot of positives associated with having live music at your event. So how can live music improve your event, and is it worth the extra effort it adds to planning your event? Here are five benefits of having live entertainment.

Generate Hype

One of the best benefits of having live entertainment at your party or event is the hype it generates around it. Many people will be excited to see live entertainment, so much so that you’ll likely have extra people at your event that otherwise would not have gone. In addition, those that were already planning on attending now have something to look forward to and get excited about. Having more excited people at your event is great, as it means that the energy will be fantastic, thus making the event even better.

Provide Entertainment

The most obvious benefit of having live entertainment at your event is simply the fact that it provides your guests with some high-quality entertainment. People go to parties and events in order to be entertained, and they want something that will be able to keep them occupied while they’re there. While simply playing music may satisfy some cravings for entertainment, it has nowhere near the same effect that a live performance has. If you’re looking to provide some high-quality entertainment for your guests, then hiring a live performer is the perfect opportunity.

Create a Focal Point

Another great thing that having live entertainment at your party or event does is it creates a focal point for people to gather around. When having an event or party, it’s totally normal for people to peel off and go to different corners of the venue. However, when you have live entertainment people gather around the performer to see what’s happening, creating a focal point in the center of your event. It’s very hard to get people to congregate in one particular area during a party or event, thankfully live entertainment can do just that.

Add to the Theme

An underrated aspect of having live entertainment at your party is its ability to add to the overall theme of the event. If you’re planning something that has a strong theme, live entertainment can make that theme much more believable and immersive. For example, if you were having a St. Patrick’s Day party, looking for Irish dancers to hire or bringing on an Irish band could make your party or event much more on theme. Theme parties are only fun if you can properly pull the theme off, and live entertainment can go a long way in doing that.

Make it Memorable

Many people leave parties and forget nearly everything about them. If nothing memorable or special happens at a party or event, then chances are no one will remember it in the future. Thankfully, live entertainment can be a huge help in this regard, providing your guests with something that they can easily remember. Normal parties can be easily forgotten, but if you have a well-known entertainer performing at your event, then guests likely won’t be forgetting it any time soon.

Cocktails Around the World

There are many different alcoholic drinks that you can enjoy these days, from premium beers and ales to fine wines, spirits, and liqueurs. Another thing that you can indulge in is one of the wide variety of delicious cocktails, which can be easily created at home. The choice of cocktails that you can rustle up these days is immense with something to suit all tastes and preferences.

In fact, you can enjoy sampling cocktails from around the world with some simple cocktail recipes. Lots of countries have their own signature cocktails so you can travel the world from the comfort of your own home by creating some of the cocktails from around the globe. You could even make an event of it with friends and family by also creating dishes from the same destination and getting a theme going.

Some of the great cocktails you can enjoy using signature drinks from around the globe

Many countries have their own signature drinks, and with these you can create a host of sumptuous cocktails that are perfect for any occasion. For instance, let’s take Russia as an example. Russian vodka is the perfect addition for many wonderful cocktails including Bloody Mary, vodka martini, and the White Russian. This is a very versatile drink that can actually form the alcoholic basis for many wonderful cocktails making it perfect if you enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage.

If you want something with plenty of kick and bite to it, Tequila is an excellent choice as the basis for your cocktails. Originating from Mexico, this super strong drink can be used in a variety of popular cocktails including the popular margarita, the Tequila Slammer and the Matador amongst others. You can also create the national drink of Mexico with tequila – the Paloma, which tequila combined with grapefruit soda and garnished with lime.

For those looking for a more refined and elegant cocktail, we turn to France which is where champagne originates from. While champagne is great to drink on its own, it can also create some wonderful cocktails such as mimosas and the delicious Kir Royale, which is made from a combination of champagne and cassis. This is a great way to add sparkle to your cocktails and add a touch a luxury to any event.

If you prefer something that is warming and distinctive, you can create cocktails from Scotch whisky, which hails from Scotland. This whisky is aged in oak barrels for several years to create that distinctive flavor and taste. There are many cocktails you can create that will make you fall in love with this beverage including the Rob Roy, the Rusty Nail, and the Godfather.

This is just a sample of the many drinks from around the world that can help you to create sumptuous cocktails for you and your friends to enjoy. All you need to do is look up some recipes, invest in a cocktail shaker or blender, and then get ready for a great night of cocktail sampling.