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How to Make Your Next Chicago Event a Memorable Experience

Individuals, families, businesses, schools, and non-profits plan parties, gatherings, and fundraisers every day in The Windy City, but how do you make your next Chicago event more successful than any other? In just four steps, you can create a fabulous and unforgettable special event that Chi-Town will never forget. Read on to learn how to do it.

1. Choose the Right Chicago Event Venue

Skip the backyard barbeque or school gymnasium as your venue. Make your next Chicago event a hit with everyone by choosing the perfect location, such as the Metropolitan Club Chicago or the Hyatt Downtown Chicago. Both of these venues regularly host major events and personal celebrations, so their staff has the experience needed to help you create a memorable event, regardless of what you are celebrating. Because these venues offer many room sizes and configurations, you can rent a suitable space for your event needs.

2. Entertain Guests With a Professional DJ/MC

Nothing helps bring together the attendees of your Chicago event like a professional emcee. Hiring a professional disc jockey (DJ) provides you with more than someone to spin records. These entertainment professionals serve as event hosts and emcees, entertaining the crowd with humor and music. They also engage the crowd at your event, getting them involved in ongoing icebreakers, interactive booths, or experiences and encouraging them to take to the dance floor, creating an authentic party atmosphere.

3. Serve Food and Drink at Interactive Stations

What do we mean by an interactive food station? Eventbrite defines an interactive food station as one at which the attendees get to create their own meal instead of having a pre-plated meal served to them. Enliven your next Chicago event with a hamburger bar, an ice cream sundae bar, and a make-it-yourself coffee bar. Other ideas include a stir-fry bar, Mongolian barbeque, or you-design-it pizzas. These options and others like them transform a meal into a fun, interactive experience that encourages laughter, talking, and an exchange of ideas.

4. Provide Fun Photo Booths

Help everyone memorialize the day using social photo booths. Hosting a photo booth lets each person or family sit down for a series of photos in private. Instead of waiting for a photographer to post party pics to a website, the attendees of your next Chicago event walk away with a strip of fun photos to scan, share, and frame. Like interactive food stations, social photo booths help attendees engage with one another. These fun booths offer a way for friends old and new to goof around and create a permanent memory of the soirée.

Getting Started With Your Next Chicago Event

Instead of trying to plan your upcoming Chicago event alone, enlist the assistance of An Enchanted Evening. We offer DJ services, event lighting, and three options for photo booths. Since 1998, we have helped residents and businesses in Chicago and the surrounding communities celebrate their lives and organizations’ special moments. Let us help you do the same.

An Enchanted Evening provides more than music and disco lights. We’re specialists in entertainment and event planning. When you meet with us for a consultation, we’ll introduce you to our online planning software to help you assemble a show-stopping event in Chicago. Call us today at 847-490-1000 to make your appointment and create the plan for your next Chicago celebration.