Charity balls, dinners and galas are a special way for organisations to bring people together, raise money and also to thank patrons and sponsors for their support. According to a recent report though, the proportion of people giving money to charity has seen a steady decline since 2016*. Therefore, holding a charity ball or gala can be a way of enticing people to attend an exciting event and more importantly, encourage donations. So, here are some charity ball entertainment ideas to help you and your guests enjoy an unforgettable evening and get them to dig deep.

Image of a possible theme for a charity ball
Carnival? Venetian Ball? Black Tie? Whats your theme?

State a Theme and Dress Code

While setting a theme for your charity ball might not seem like entertainment at first glance, what it does is set the tone for the event and build anticipation long before the date itself. From suave and sophisticated black-tie events to colour themes or even a theme linked to your charity, setting a dress code allows guests to enjoy planning their outfits months in advance. It will also give your guests something to talk about on arrival, even if they do not know each other.

Fundraising Games

Everyone loves to laugh and therefore, games will always go down well at charity balls and galas and will help you boost funds on the night. From reverse auctions, games of heads or tails, rolling a £1 coin and raffles, having plenty of activities for guests to take part in can create a great atmosphere.

Professional Photography

With all your guests dressed up and looking fabulous, why not hire a professional photographer to capture the evening’s entertainment? Many photographers offer a printable service meaning guests can pay for their prints, offering yet another opportunity to raise funds for good causes on the night.

Top tip: Don’t forget to set up a personalised hashtag for the event for guest to use on their own social media posts and pictures. This will help you find them later on and perhaps use them for post-event promotion and reviews.

Photo showing Charity Ball entertainment in action courtesy of Looch - Mind Reader & Magician.
Looch in action at a Charity Ball for PPWH.

Professional Entertainers

Lastly, no charity ball or gala would be complete without professional entertainment for that real wow factor. From bands, solo singers or tribute acts, dancers or mixologists one act that is sure to keep your guests talking for months to come, is a charity ball magician.

As a mentalist and mind reader, I have performed at countless charity balls, dinners and galas, astounding audiences with both my unique, large-scale stage performances as well as more intimate demonstrations alongside individual tables and small groups. 

There are numerous benefits to hiring a charity ball magician, mind reader or mentalist, whether you have 100 guests or 1,000. My flexible and bespoke packages mean I have a solution to any query about charity ball entertainment!

So, if you have an upcoming charity ball or gala and want something truly spectacular to keep your organisation at the forefront of your guests’ minds, then get in touch.

*CAF Online 2019 repot

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