A fun event is a memorable one, so here are some examples and inspiration to bring enjoyment up a notch and improve your event.
Adding a fun, amusing element to your event improves user experience and can be done in a variety of ways, whether it’s participatory activities, photo opportunities, games, or quirky décor. This allows attendees to associate your brand or event with enjoyment which is particularly useful if you know there will be down time or other “boring bits” you want to overshadow. Engaging with attendees makes them more involved and can foster brand or event loyalty because they have become a part of it making them more likely to recommend you (the best kind of event marketing.) Interactivity in this way will keep attendees coming back and boost turnout and popularity of recurring events.
Incorporating fun into the event theme, tone, or brand ethos makes this approach even more powerful and creates more of an impact so keep this in mind when choosing your strategy. We've discussed livening serious events with fun before but here are some real-world examples to inspire you...
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Allow your guests to unleash their creative side by having a station where they can make things. This allows them to take away a souvenir from the event and can also tie in with a theme. You could also opt for a competition or a creation that goes on display such as this fun baby shower idea to create the best baby onesie.
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Add a sense of movie magic by having a small green screen area where guests can record snippets or take photos on funky backgrounds. The joy of a green screen is that you can change the theme and backdrop to suit the guests and it is easily adaptable to make everyone happy. You can also turn this into a sponsorship idea by having a logo or brand name on the digital or printable images that attendees can take home.
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Retro Video Games
Nostalgia can enhance enjoyment at an event and adding retro video games can bring attendees back to their youth. This awesome idea takes it up a notch by adding a giant element to it and having the traditional Super Mario on a massive controller which can also get others involved playing together!
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Lego is always hours of fun. Turn kid’s toys into adult ones by supersizing Lego blocks. You can incorporate this into team-building activities at corporate retreats as well as competitions at trade shows by giving attendees 2 minutes to make the best Lego creation. This can also be a fun way to drive traffic to your booth. If you don’t have the space for big Lego blocks, why not add miniature Lego packs to table settings for guests to have something to do while they are sitting.
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