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Green Screen Magic Photo Booth

How do you plan to stand out?

Social media is everywhere, and people love taking photos and selfies when they’re somewhere fun. If you’re throwing a great event, or wanting to stand out from the competition, how are you planning on enticing your guests to take a photo that also promotes your brand?

Creative freedom has never looked so good

Green screen magic is used in film and television all the time, transporting actors to faraway, mystical and downright fantastic locations in the blink of an eye. The green screen magic photo booth has harnessed this Hollywood magic to deliver to you a photo booth that gives you incredible creative freedom to transport your guests to anywhere you wish.

Forget the boring old “blue swirls” or “grey slate” background from primary school photos – why not add in beautiful scenery? A travel agency promoting a skiing destination can add a gorgeous landscape of snowy peaks, or a fashion brand can place a backdrop of a catwalk, and invite customers to take photos in their outfits…this is just the beginning!

A new powerful tool for promotional events

Green screen photo booths give you creative freedom to provide guests with fun, unique photo booth backgrounds, while also being able to add your own logos, photos, hashtags, etc. Watch as people line up to outside the green screen magic photo booth, and add props to give them even more room for creativity. Run a competition for best and most creative photo, set up a hashtag, and watch as your company’s online reach climb.

Perfect for other events too!

Perhaps you have a flair for the dramatics? Or are you holding a special celebration where you want the photo booth experience to be unique to you? Green screen magic is suitable for any kind of events, including private parties and corporate functions - any time you want to give your guests the chance to forever remember a special moment, green screen magic photo booth gives you the creative freedom to make it unique.

Photo booths are the biggest thing!

Make sure you are including a photo booth – no matter what kind – at your next event. They encourage attendees to actively engage with your event, they give them something to take home, and they give you the flexibility to promote your event even more.

Here are some of the photo booth options we offer: 

Blow-up Photo Booth

Freeze Action Photo Booth

GIF Photo Booth

Mirror Selfie Photo Booth

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Blow-Up Photo Booth

Photo booths are fun on the inside, but can look pretty ugly from the outside – ruining the look of the venue that you put so much thought and effort into styling. They can also be a pain to set up, taking away from precious party prep time. With a blow-up photo booth, these problems have disappeared with a puff of air.

Setting up is easy

Everything about the blow up photobooth screams speedy – it’s quick and easy to set up, and the photos print in literally under 10 seconds. This makes it the perfect addition to almost every kind of party, and an easy way to give guests something to take home to remember the event. The quick printing times mean that guests can take many different photos with different props, and there still won't be a huge line waiting, either! No more missing out on the party waiting to take photos with your sweetheart.

Unique appearance sure to impress

Photo booths are the staple of many kinds of events and parties, from promotional events, to weddings, and from school formals all the way to Christmas parties - and why not? Guests having a good time will naturally want to commemorate the moment, and there's something very retro about having the photos print out on the spot and into your hands. The blow-up photo booth takes these enhancements of traditional photo booths, and takes it further with a beautiful structure, and cool LED lights that will enhance the overall feel of your event. The blow up photo booth automatically gives your event a modern, stylish, and fun focal point.

Photo booths are the biggest thing!

Make sure you are including a photo booth – no matter what kind – at your next event. They encourage attendees to actively engage with your event, they give them something to take home, and they give you the flexibility to promote your event even more.

Here are some of the photo booth options we offer: 

Freeze Action Photo Booth

GIF Photo Booth

Green Screen Magic Photo Booth

Mirror Selfie Photo Booth

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Screaming Fans Hire - High Energy Welcoming


Those who have fame, fortune, and hordes of adoring fans who will go to any lengths just to catch a glimpse…such is the life of a celebrity. Fortunately, with our Screaming Fans hire, you can live this life.

Inject Energy into Your Event

Our Screaming Fans will be there to greet and welcome your guests with their signs of devotion (literally), unwavering vocal chords, and the sort of energy that will kick-start any party into overdrive. If you need an easy but incredibly fun way to set a positive tone for the rest of your event, you can’t go past Screaming Fans.

Screaming Fans can come with paper and pens for the guests to autograph, and take selfies with their favourite “celebrity”, and a bottomless supply of awed screams and shouts. Pair Screaming Fans with our classic Paparazzi acts and you’ve got yourself the ultimate Red Carpet experience.

The Hollywood Experience

Why not mingle with the stars? We have a range of Hollywood Icons impersonators from both the Golden era of Hollywood and from modern films who will rub elbows with your guests, and make for great photos. That will really give the Screaming Fans something to get excited about! Our impersonators are so real, that even your guests might get a little starstruck...

Make sure your event starts on the right foot, give your guests the most incredible welcome they’ve ever experienced with Screaming Fans hire. Available across Australia in major capital cities and surrounds: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Monty the Monkey

We’ve found the mysterious link between the apes and man – Monty the Monkey. This fully costumed man-monkey will tickle your guests silly with his antics.

Monty the Monkey isn’t for the faint of heart, his hyper detailed facial prosthetics mean that your guests will have trouble spotting where man ends and Monty begins! Monty the Monkey's goofy and sometimes cheeky nature will have your guests shrieking with laughter, and begging to take photos. Use Monty to greet your guests as they arrive at the party, and you’ll be setting the perfect tone for the rest of the event.

Our highly talented special effects makeup artist has painstakingly created the most realistic looking man-monkey reminiscient of The Planet of the Apes. Behind the makeup and prosthetics, your guests will see the manic intelligence that is only seen in the great specie of mankind. Our super talented performer fully embraces the animalistic movements of the primate family, making Monty the Monkey a character that will always be surprising and unpredictable. 

Add a Little Humour

Monty the Monkey is perfect for circus themed events that want a little extra humour, as he will run amuck amongst the guests and cause all sorts of cheeky mischief – but he knows not to upset the Ring Master! Pair Monty with the Ringmaster to witness the humorous interaction between the master of beasts and the beast himself.

Note: We don’t advise inviting Monty the Monkey to children’s parties, as his hyper realistic face might be a little intimidating. Adults will love him!

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If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Enchanted Fawns - Beautiful Characters of the Enchanted Forest

Legend has it, that when the night falls over the enchanted forest, those who found themselves entangled in the labyrinth of leaves will be greeted by the beautiful, mystical, enchanted fawns.

Beautifully designed, the enchanted fawns’ lithe forms can be seen flitting in and out of the shadows at exclusive enchanted events. Our professional special effects makeup artists adorn the mythical fawns in wild body paint that are reminiscent of the graceful gazelles of the forest. The enchanted fawns costume is designed to camouflage them into the thickets of nature, and your guests will be delighted to be visited by these elegant creatures.

Enchanted fawns are the perfect roving addition to corporate events that want to enhance the magical atmosphere. Pair the magical fawns with our various circus skills acts, and style your venue to transform any place to the magical enchanted forest, to give your guests the most unforgettable experience.

Our performers and actors are professional performers all skilled in event entertainment and performance. They are guaranteed to keep your guests entertained and talking for months about their wonderful experience.

Don't leave your promotional entertainment as an afterthought - often it can be the make or break between a successful expo or festival, or becoming yesterday's news! We have had over a decade in professional promotional entertainment, and work closely with huge national brands and clients to provide the best in promotional entertainment services. Our unique background in theatre and events promotion means you'll be getting a professional service that can creatively think outside the box!

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Kath and Kim Impersonator Hire – Iconic Australian Duo


Kath and Kim are characters developed by and starring Australians Jane Turner and Gina Riley. The dysfunctional mum Kath and daughter Kim are iconic and instantly reminiscent of catchphrases like “look at moiye!” They are the ladies you love to watch and love more to meet.

Our Kath and Kim Impersonators are bona fide 100% true blue Australian, and will come with all the charms of the original duo. We all know someone who’s a little like Kath and Kim – but wouldn’t it be nice to meet them? Better yet, invite them to greet your guests for an even funnier experience.

Kath and Kim would be perfect for Australia Day events, or nostalgic themed parties where the nasal nuances of the Aussie mum and daughter will bring tears of laughter to everyone’s eyes. 

Our character hire performers are professional actors and performers who not only look the part, but their characteristics and mannerisms are perfect to the role. Check out our other impersonators and characters, or call or contact us for more information about what sort of characters we can bring to your event. Our characters suit all sorts of events, from private to corporate, funny to serious, young and old!

For more information on our impersonators, or other character hire for various events including Corporate, and Private events, call or contact us, or browse through our site for more inspiration.

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Cheese Matching Workshops - Delicious, Fun, and Gouda for you!

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to diss a brie?

Now that scientists have proven that addiction to cheese is real, you’re probably going to want to know what the best match for your cheese binge is. Our cheese matching workshops features a highly knowledgeable cheesemonger who will teach you all about matching the most delicious cheese with a partner!

There are various styles of the cheese matching workshops, which one sounds gouda to you?:

  • Cheese and wine pairing - a classy classic sure to please absolutely anyone
  • Cheese and beer - because who doesn't want a brewsky with their cheese?
  • Cheese and whisky - don't forget to fiddle with your gentleman's moustache
  • Cheese and champagne - to celebrate everything about cheese
  • Cheese and coffee - a surprising combination
  • Cheese tasting based on locality – French cheese, Spanish cheese, New World cheese etc
  • Cheese tasting based on the 7 major types of cheese – do you like soft cheeses? Or maybe you prefer harder ones?

Do you want to experience the workshop with a slice of humour or a wedge of character? Consider pairing a character performer to help the cheesemonger lighten up the mood! A hungry mime for French cheeses, or maybe a Crazy Chef who’s a know-it-all? Or structure the workshop around a French-themed party and transport everyone to Paris?

A Workshop for all Occassions

The cheese pairing workshop is perfect for intimate events such as Hen’s Nights, Birthday celebrations, or for special office parties where everyone would like to learn something fun.

This is a fun event idea to seamlessly complement another event entertainment that may be scheduled to take place afterwards, as the laughter and fun of the cheese workshop (not to mention being acquainted with all that wine or beer) will be the perfect ice breaker for later activities.

The best part about this cheese pairing workshop? Everyone walks away with knowledge that will enhance their lives later on. The next time you’re at a fancy restaurant with a fancier cheese platter on the menu, you can look the fanciest of them all by requesting the perfect matching wine even before the waitstaff can get a word in. Soon friends and family will call you the guru-yere of cheese, and who wouldn’t want that?

Our Cheese matching Workshops are currently only available in certain locations in Victoria. Please call 1300 261 545 for more information!

For more team building ideas, check out some more of our workshops and team building events.

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Team Building 101 – How to Benefit from Creative Team Building

With another year ahead, many workplaces are seeing new faces come in, team dynamics shift, and goals evolve. Team building exercises are on the forefront of many long-term plans, but there's a problem.

Team building exercises usually get associated with a negative reputation; employees think of them as tedious tasks when they could be doing something better, while some employers see them as work and labour time wasted. Often, both parties see it as a “bludge day” that ends up being mishandled, or simply cast aside.

Yet at the same time, workplaces wonder: why is morale dropping? Why are the workers not as efficient, and why is it so hard to do better than before? We at Applause Entertainment strongly believe in the benefits of investing in a good team building exercise (and so does Forbes), and it’s easier than you think.

Don’t make it ‘corporate-y’

Workplace team building exercises should always focus on bettering the participants as members of the workplace, but remember that they’re still human; if your idea of team building is essentially a big long seminar about the company, then you might as well have just sent out a brochure for people to use as bookmarks – they will NOT be engaged.

meeting could have been an email

Give them a reason to attend...and be attentive.

This goes for team building for non-workplaces too, such as charities, social clubs, or sport teams. The best kind of team building are ones where it doesn’t feel like a day at the office – after all, a lot of learning is done through play. We have designed all of our team building games around the idea of learning through play, and the feedback has been nothing but positive.

Identify and stick to your goals

On the other hand, don’t leave your team building exercises completely unstructured, either. What are you hoping to achieve? Perhaps the team has welcomed many new faces lately, so you want to integrate them into the team? Or maybe different departments aren’t communicating so well, so you want to bring everyone together to understand the people behind the job titles? Or simply, you notice that staff morale is dipping, and you want to show your staff that you care about giving them an enjoyable place of employment? Good team building exercises should be designed to meet different goals, yet at the same time make it not so obvious.

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Always remember the point of team building - otherwise it'll just be a waste of time.

For example, if your goal is to hone individual growth and learning, we have team building activities that ask for individual contributions, such as our Juggling to Success workshops, Circus Skills workshops, and individually based Murder Mystery games. At the same time, if you want to focus more on a group experience, such as inter-departmental communication, consider our teamwork heavy games such as Minute to Win It, Game Show LIVE trivia, and group based Murder Mystery games. Each of these games also focus on working with different workplace issues, such as cooperation, communication, problem solving, etc.

If you’re still not sure which of our team building games suits your needs, make sure you consult with our friendly team members.

Challenge them, but don’t force them

You can’t grow without pushing boundaries and stepping out of comfort zones, but if you force staff members to do something they absolutely despise, they will completely resist your team goals. Swimming with sharks? That might not go down so well. Dressing up as a shark and playing team games in our Pirate Pursuit team building events? That would work out better. Organize exercises and events that are flexible enough to include all the different sorts of personalities on your team, while still challenging them to be and do more. You may be surprised to learn hidden talents – and often, they may be surprised too!

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Building a team isn't about destroying the individual - some people are just not cut out for white water rafting, and that's ok

Our Murder Mystery team-based games are designed so that participants can be as involved as they want, while the urgency of a challenge – to solve the mystery – means that they’re still constantly engaged with the exercise. Even though it’s a very streamlined game that relies on teamwork, it’s ingeniously disguised as a fun event where everyone wants to join in, without realizing that they’re actually learning along the way.


A happy snapshot of a Wild West themed Murder Mystery - no huge mistakes here!

Follow through day after day

After you’ve created such positive bonds and seen such beautiful results, it’s time to keep it going. You don’t ignore a tree just because it bore fruit, and you don’t ignore your staff just because they had one really great day. Take note of the progress, but also how the progress was achieved. Ask them for feedback - what did they enjoy? What did they learn? What would they like to experience again? Their answers are windows to the inner workings of the team.

Team building games aren’t just for the employees to improve their team work, it’s also a chance for leaders to understand their people better – so use the opportunity to identify different strengths and weaknesses, and build upon this in everyday work.

team work makes the dream work

This picture should be hung up on every office, honestly

This is the one thing that we, unfortunately, can’t do for you, but just like good teamwork, there will be times when an individual needs to step up and do what others can’t. What we can do for you, however, is to help you throw the best damn staff party after all the hard work that the team put in.

Interested in achieving your goals in a creative and fun way? Not sure which of our team building games is right for you? Send us an enquiry anyway, and our team building event specialists will be able to help you. Call 1300 261 545 for more information.

Ladies and Gentlemen...there is a Killer among us...let's play a GAME to figure out who!

This was a unique and fun event idea that was simply waiting to come into existence. Once we put it together, we knew that it would become one of your favourite event entertainment. Let's break it down.

The Killer (Event) Amongst Us

Putting his thinking cap out, creative director Daniel wrote up an elaborate plot filled with false leads, framed suspects, stolen art masterpieces, Hollywood-style fake blood effects, all wrapped together with a head-scratching quiz show aimed to finding the true culprit. It's our classic Murder Mystery game meet the excitement of Game Show LIVE!

Of course, an Applause event isn't complete with a proper hoodwink - weeks before the actual event, we sent performers posing as detectives and, with the help of the CEO of the company, "investigated" a "stolen" piece of art, and interviewed potential suspects - none of whom realized it was all a hoax! With a sense of mystery in the air, and a promise that all will be revealed at the end-of-year staff party, the stage was well and truly set.

Then, came the main event.

With a police sargeant, the media paparazzi, and security guards present, the pressure was on - will the killer still get to make their move? Sadly, as the evening began, "shots" rang out, and the CEO crumpled to the ground, bloodied. The festivities, and the investigation about the stolen art, soon became a murder investigation. Every guest have become sleuths to figure out whodunit.

Let's have a look at the events that unfolded during the mystery solving:

Check out some of the photos below. Don't worry, the blood was all fake.

Looking for a way to create an expansive and engaging entertainment solution? Enquire or call us on 1300 261 545 today!

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Things got a little...weird...

We've done so many circus themed events, we've lost count - children's parties, corporate parties, nightclub promos, and everything in between...but when a client asked us if we could take our classic circus theme and go a little...darker...we jumped into it head first.

Starting with a Ring Master who's got his companion on a very short leash, the man in charge does not monkey around! The monkey was created via careful and creative face prosthetics and makeup to give it that certain not-quite-human feel. Then, we brought along a snake charmer, who has a huge, slithering python completely under her spell, and partnered her up with a contortionist who eats metal swords for breakfast! A scary clown whose grin is just a little too wide, and a moustached magician with a few tricks up his sleeve, and we've got a complete picture - but wait! To really heat things up, we've also got a fire eating nymph, greeting guests at the door with her sizzling talents.

Throughout the night, guests were entertained and astounded by the talents of the assembled entertainers, and some of the antics were NOT for the faint of heart! A thoroughly weird, twisted, and dark night filled with all the mysteries of the circus, Applause Entertainment is proud to introduce to you...Dark Circus

Watch the video below to see how these characters came about, and witness the antics!

Looking for a dark twist on a classic theme for your event, enquire or call us on 1300 261 545 today!

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A look back on 2016 with Applause Entertainment

2016 has been an absolute whirlwind adventure at Applause Entertainment. With more Murder Mysteries, Game Show LIVES, paparazzi hordes, and general fun than we have had ever before, it’s time we look back on some of those crazy moments we had this year. It’s truly humbling to realize that every photo, video, and feedback sent to us is a reminder of a special moment in each and every one of our clients’ lives, and that we had a small part to play in their perfect memories.

The memories that we’re sharing today are just some of the great moments from 2016 – if you want to relive more, make sure you check out our Facebook page, photos, and videos – it’s a place filled with smiles, laughter, and great ideas for your future events!

KFC Conference

This one was so fun – we teamed up with KFC’s very own Johnno to create an evening of fun conference shinanegans. Who would’ve thought that a puppet would provide such A+ banter! We worked closely with KFC to provide a performer and entertainment that matches their existing star (good on ya, Johnno), helping to enhance the event experience.

Scarlett Saturdays 2nd Birthday

Along with the team at Miss Collins, we helped put together the Japan themed clubbing celebration. We provided two beautiful geishas to rove the event greeting guests, as well as a Japanese taiko drum show. You can see the taiko show in the video, and see the Geisha photos here.

Our Big Fat Greek Wedding Prank

Wow, we love it when clients are up for anything! To thank their best man for a wonderful wedding, this fun-loving couple asked us to put together a hyper-realistic paparazzi and camera crew, and pranked the guy by following him around. His expression was absolutely priceless.

Crepe Expectations 2016

Following the dinner show’s success in 2015, Tony Piles and Crepe Expectations came back for another show in 2016, at the Vue Grand hotel in sunny Queenscliff. Crepe Expectations is an originally written dinner show where we involve the guests, so no two show is the same, but the mayhem remains hilarious. Check out a snippet of it here.

Hollywood Heartwarmers

To do our part for the community, Applause Entertainment put on a charity evening, where we played a huge version of our Game Show LIVE on the big screen! The night was filled with laughter and questions designed especially to warm your heart, and we were able to donate $2,238 to FareShare, a charity who aims to provide fresh meals to those who are most vulnerable in the community. We want to thank our sponsors and volunteers for making the night possible.

VRC Young Members Ball

With the brief of “lost gold city”, we put together four lost Aztec tribal warriors costumed in the brightest gold. Custom designed costumes and makeup means our performers were the absolute hit of the evening. You can see just how beautiful the costumes are:

Donny the Doorman at Treasury on Collins

In September, a curious doorman appeared on the steps of Treasury on Collins in Melbourne. Unlike other doormen, this guy would juggle and perform magic tricks. What an interesting way to create a street presence for the heritage-listed establishment, and give their guests a little extra quirky fun as they check in and out!

AFL Grand Final Party

We especially designed the makeup of the adagio acrobat performers for the 2016 AFL Grand Final party, and they complemented the fairy-like aerial cube artist perfectly. These entertainment took into consideration the open space of the venue, and created a visual enhancement to their environment.

KIIS FM Pranks

When Melbourne's KIIS FM had their “WTF” moments on their breakfast show, they naturally asked us to provide the weird and wonderful prank ideas. From a Santa roaming the streets in the middle of September, to Disney characters on a roadtrip, and even a lollypop crossing man with a real, oversized lollypop, we loved helping KIIS come up with the wackiest pranks to surprise their listeners.

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Fembots and Android Magician

Taking inspiration from various science fiction aesthetics, we helped design a very cool, very futuristic fembot and Android Magician combo. The fembots arrived on segways, and the Android Magician sported a pair of Back to the Future kicks. All tied together with costumes that literally gave light in darkness, this was an event we loved looking at over and over again.

Paris to Provence

We love everything French, and so when they asked “who can provide the best French themed event entertainment?” we shouted “Oui!” As well as Jean d’Arme, Lord Gorgeous and Lady Lovely, and a mime, we also custom created a huge stilt-walker disguised as a man in a hot air balloon!

Flight Centre America Promotion

To help Flight Centre promote travelling to America, we assembled our very own Team Cool Americans, including Pirates of the Caribbean superstar Jack Sparrow, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, catwalk king Derek Zoolander, and the guy who does the Morning After so well, Alan from the Hangover movies. They were such a hit, it was like Sunset Boulevard out on the streets of Sydney!



Of course, there were countless private parties, like birthdays and retirements and hen's nights and more! If you want to find out more about some of our events this year, check out our Past Events page. Thank you again for a wonderful 2016, and we hope to introduce more exciting acts in 2017!

Beat Brix – DIY DJ and Music

Amazing music at the tips of your fingers

Event music is a must – it will completely transform the mood of an event or party. If you want a more hands on approach to your event music, but still want guaranteed best music, you’ll want Beat Brix at your event.

Beat Brix will make a DJ out of anyone. The user interface is so simple, it’s literally a matter of moving blocks around to create your sound. Anyone, from children, to professional DJs, will enjoy using the Beat Brix, because there are endless combinations of sounds and nuances that can be created by the Beat Brix.

Customize it for your event space

Beat Brix isn’t restricted to venues that have a stage or dance floor. The Beat Brix can be set up with speakers pointing outwards or inwards towards the players, or even linked to Bluetooth headphones, so that only the people who want to listen can hear the music! It’s like a silent disco that you create. Beat Brix can be used indoors and outdoors, but we recommend setting up a cover or shelter for it when outdoors, for the best experience.

Beat Brix can also be styled and themed, so it’s perfect for product launches or brand activations. Draw a crowd to your product, brand, or store, and engage them in a way that will truly unleash some inner creativity. Beat Brix is so easy to use, everyone will be wanting a turn.

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!