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Looking to pull one over on your guests?

We all love to pull pranks on our friends and family, but people are always saying “There’s a time and place for everything”. Well, here at Applause Entertainment, we are here to tell you – that time has never better than you very next event!  Are you ready for this? Read on to find out more…

The short answer is simple – it’s your event, you can do what you want with it! If you don’t like following traditions, want to break the mould, stir people up, then playing a prank at your party can be one of the best way to achieve this. Ultimately, your guests are there to celebrate with you, and as long as it’s in good taste, they’ll appreciate the prank as much as you do…after they realise they have been duped and are wiping away their tears of laughter of course!

If you don’t need telling twice, then head on over to make an enquiry and start talking to us now about your prank idea – or tell us what your next event is and we are happy to construct somethings specifically for you! Of course, if you need some more convincing – read on!

Things go right when things go wrong (but not too wrong!)

I know it’s a weird concept, but think about it. What makes a memorable event? What’s that one night out you tell stories of over and over again?  It was the party where you experienced something that you weren’t expecting! Maybe you remember it because it was an absolute disaster…not what you were expecting to happen – but why has this night always stayed with you?  You survived to tell the tale and that is why now it has become a funny story to retell. We all love to be entertained – that’s a no brainer – but we’re oddly picky about what entertains us. What one person thinks is funny – another person finds offensive.  A sure way to get lots of attention is for things to go in unexpected directions. Playing pranks at your party is an easy way to do that, but our strong recommendation (although clearly we are a strong advocate of this concept) is that you have to be extremely careful that it doesn’t become the unforgettable memory – for all the wrong reasons!

Here is an example of how to do this properly- taking the expected, and turning it on its head. What better event than a wedding! People expect the bride and groom to do a beautiful waltz, so imagine their surprise when instead lightsabres come out!?

There are also pranks that can go horribly wrong. This happens when people run with one bad idea too far, don’t think about the consequences, or if the prank’s magnitude and the victim’s good-nature don’t match up. (Warning: some of the stuff-ups in the video are not for the squeamish.)

Why did you smile at the first video, but groan at the second? In the first video, the pranksters played a prank at their own event, and the prank was designed to have a small moment of confusion, followed by something that everyone can enjoy. The second one played on others’ insecurities and anger, and continued to poke the bear even after the victims became upset.

If you love a good joke, but also know the difference between funny and fail, then we are the people you should speak to. At Applause Entertainment, we love everything theatrical and unexpected. We eat big, wild gestures for breakfast. We live for the look of surprise on our clients’ faces, but we hate bad, mean pranks that are limited and excluding with no pay off.

Pull a prank the Applause Entertainment way

One of our most popular services is our paparazzi performers. They are often dressed in outlandishly obvious costumes, so anyone would know that this was put on. Therefore, the ‘victims’ are never made to feel like their privacy was actually being threatened. Plus, our professional performers are trained to recognize when someone’s had enough, and move on. This mix of over-acting and professionalism mean that no guests have ever felt uncomfortable with a bunch of flashing cameras in their faces! In fact, it’s often the highlight to start the evening!

Watch as one of our clients asked us to prank their best mate!

A slightly sneakier prank are our hoax waiters. The hoax waiters are never amateur attention seekers rushing in to ruin someone’s evening. They’re professional performers trained to read the mood of the room. Their little pranks, like clearing the drinks early, or pretending to hit on the guests, are designed to draw double takes. The little pranks slowly escalate until either the victims realize something is up, or the professional performer pretending to be a terrible waiter has noticed the mood is going south, and does a big reveal.

These are just some examples of our prank entertainment. They can be altered to suit your event and (more importantly) guest list. We’ve been providing event entertainment for over a decade, and have seen any and all kinds of crowds and reactions. We know our way around the drunk uncles and stoic bosses (who are usually only three beers’ difference from being one and the same).

Do you want more than what you’ve read above? Here are some other creative party prank ideas:

  • Hoax Key Note Speaker – and “expert” in the field…but of what?
  • Fake relative at wedding – the dodgy Uncle no one wants to claim
  • The new recruit from interstate at the corporate function – complete with life stories that are too strange to be true…right?
  • The surprise hitchhiker that gets picked up on the bus on the way to the event – you know what they say about picking up hitchhikers!
  • The unusual chauffeur – driving your guests insane with confusion!

Consult a Professional

There are so many more ways that you can play a prank at your event, from big elaborate setups to smaller one-liners. But the most important thing is to consult with someone (i.e. event professionals) about the idea. You’ve seen what happens when someone gets one hare-brained idea, and runs with it until it blows up in their faces. Better yet, avoid coming up with bad ideas altogether, and talk to us to brainstorm ideas. Seriously, it’s what separates a legendary prank from a train wreck that’ll ostracise you from everyone.

Unless, of course, you want it to go viral for all the wrong reasons…

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