5 Themed Night Ideas for Corporate Events and Fundraisers

...that Will Leave Guests Spellbound!

Corporate events and fundraisers don't have to be the boring same old occasions where everyone stands around talking about the weather, and in fact, adding a theme to your night can liven up the atmosphere, making the occasion memorable and engaging. Choosing a theme where magic fits well not only makes things more exciting, but also gives you the opportunity to create a unique entertainment experience. I might be a little biased, but I think magic is a great direction to go in for your event. I've been to thousands of events and professional magic always goes down well.

Here are five popular themes that integrate magic perfectly, ensuring a night your guests won't forget anytime soon.

Oh, and stick around to the end of this post, for a bonus idea!

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LAS VEGAS THEMED NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Las Vegas is synonymous with dazzling lights, high-stakes games and, of course, show-stopping magic acts. Some of the top magicians currently performing in Las Vegas include Penn and Teller and David Copperfield. But if you're event doesn't quite stretch to that budget then don't worry. You can still add some magic flair to your evening.

A Las Vegas themed night will bring all the glitz and glamour to your event, with casino-style games, vibrant décor, and thrilling magic performances. For these types of events, I'm often asked to provide either close up magic, mixing with guests or a dynamic dynamic stage show replicating the performances that you might see at some of the top Las Vegas Hotels, like The Bellagio or The Venetian, or The Monte Carlo.

JAMES BOND 007 THEMED NIGHT

The world of espionage and glamour found in the James Bond franchise is a perfect setting for a themed night. With classy suits, martinis "shaken, not stirred," and thrilling surprises at every corner, this theme offers numerous possibilities.

A magician is a popular choice for these themed nights, and I've performed at many over the years. I would say that close up magic is perhaps a little more common that stage magic for this type of event, but that's not to say that stage magic wouldn't work. In fact, a mind reading show can complement the evening by with intriguing mind-reading acts and astonishing illusions, reminiscent of the movies' thrilling twists and turns and high tech gadgets!

MASQUERADE BALL

The allure of a Masquerade Ball lies in its air of mystery and elegance. Guests can don beautiful masks and elaborate costumes, transforming the event into a captivating spectacle. This theme provides an excellent backdrop for a magical performance. After all magic is all about secrets and hidden mysteries. There was even one very famous masked magician! Although the less said about that, the better!

Actually, if you wanted me to teach your guests a very simple magic trick, that would not be a problem. I hope this will give you an appreciation for the skills that goes into advanced sleight of hand card magic, close up magic and my mind reading stage show. I've performed at several Masquerade events in the past, and in fact, below is a photo from a previous event many years ago.

masquerade ball themed night magician performing to guests

WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY THEMED NIGHT

How about, a witchcraft and wizardry themed night based on everyone's favourite boy wizard who travelled across the sea in order to attend a magical school and fight off the darkness. OK, I can't give you anymore clues. We all know who I'm talking about.

If you're looking for a night filled with enchantment and mystery, this is the perfect themed evening. Hiring a magician for an event like this offers an extra layer of authenticity. Whether it's close up magic or a stage show filled with incredible appearances, disappearances and levitations, your audience will be spellbound from beginning to end. I really think this magical theme will create an enchanting atmosphere that captivates everyone attending.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND THEMED ENTERTAINMENT

Stepping into an Alice in Wonderland themed event is like entering a world turned upside-down. Teacups that talk, rabbits in waistcoats, and mysterious cats with a Cheshire grin—this is a night where anything is possible.

Magic perfectly complements this surreal world, adding another layer of wonder and curiosity to an already extraordinary environment. For these events, I often mix and mingle with guests, performing close up magic that defies logic and, in a sense, mirrors the absurdity of Wonderland itself. After all, who wouldn't want to leave their guests questioning what's real and what's fantastical? And see below for an image of me performing magic to Alice and the Mad Hatter! Where are they? At a tea party of course - Clean Cups!

close up party magician performing at an Alice in Wonderland themed party

The way you were able to entertain adults, children, individually or as one whole group was just brilliant, and we were all amazed that we couldn’t figure it out. Everyone has said its a party they will talk about for years to come!

Phillipa Pope, Shrewsbury

These are probably the five most popular themes for corporate events, and fundraisers. There's a reason for that, and that's because they are great fun for guests to attend. Themed nights add a unique twist to events making them more engaging and as such more memorable. Just like magic does. When you add in a professional magician, you'll have a truly unforgettable experience.

As mentioned throughout this post, I've performed at all of the themed events above, and many more. If you've got an idea for an event get in touch with me today, and let's create a magical event together!

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Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
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Really friendly magician 👍🏾

AND HOW ABOUT THIS?

How about simply, a magic themed night?

Alongside a colleague I can run a private booking of my popular "The Magic Room" - a night of captivating parlour magic, for a small audience, or adapted to the stage for large groups. With impossible magic, comedy, and surrounded by incredible food and drink (that's the bit you sort, but I'm happy to make recommendations). I'm confident this will be an unforgettable night!

magician performing at The Magic Room, Lichfield, UK

YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY

1. CONNECT

It's easy to get in touch with me, either:

email ↓

ed@edsumner.com

call ↓

07792 129 828

or fill in an enquiry form.

2. DISCUSS

During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.

3. AGREE

Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.

4. ENJOY

I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.

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