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Top 5 Entertainment Ideas For A Summer Garden Party Party Entertainment Ideas!

If the weather holds out this summer, you might be considering a traditional garden party. Alive Network has put together its top 5 list of summer garden party entertainment ideas.

If the weather holds out this summer, you might be considering a traditional garden party. Alive Network has put together its top 5 list of summer garden party entertainment ideas.

1. Jazz Duo or Dixieland Jazz Bands

Dixieland Jazz band for a Summer Garden Party

Bring the heady sound of New Orleans to your party with a stomping, walk-about Dixieland Jazz band. Ideal due to the “un-amplified” instruments used (i.e., they won’t need electricity). Dixie is up-tempo, fun, and guaranteed to make you smile!

Prices start from £421. View all Dixieland Jazz Bands >

For something with vocals and a touch of the familiar, how about a Swing Jazz band - often playing Rat Pack, Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullem. Unlike a Dixie band, they will need electricity for their amplification, but they can tone the volume to suit a garden party just fine.

Prices start from £211 for a solo singer. View all Swing Jazz Bands here >
Strapped for space? Try one of our fantastic Jazz Duos – playing a wide variety of jazz music and usually some pop as well. A duo is the easiest type of act to accommodate and makes more of a visual statement than a solo artist alone.

Prices start from £198. View all jazz duos here >

Bobby Swing Band

5 stars - Bobby Swing Band are Highly Recommended (7)

Burgundy Boater Band

5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended (24)

2. Steel Drum Bands



Steel drum band music stems from the Caribbean with a mixture of Calypso, Latin, Reggae, Pop, and Rock n’ Roll. Steel bands bring the Caribbean to your doorstep!

Prices start from £607. View our steel drum bands here >

Skyline Steel Band

5 stars - Skyline Steel Band are Highly Recommended (16)

TNT Steel Combo

5 stars - TNT Steel Combo are Highly Recommended (7)

The Island Boys Steel Band

5 stars - The Island Boys Steel Band are Highly Recommended (2)

3. String Quartets

Summer Garden Party String Quartet

Traditionally, a string quartet gives recitals of works by the classical masters, but more recently has diversified into a more popular repertoire which includes pop, jazz, folk and ragtime. String quartets are ideal for summer garden parties. As they are generally acoustic (they require no amplification or electricity), they are portable and can change location during your event.

Prices start from £496. View our string quartets here >

Calithea String Quartet

5 stars - Calithea String Quartet are Highly Recommended (36)

The Rose String Quartet

5 stars - The Rose String Quartet are Highly Recommended (37)

4. Outdoor Games and Kids Entertainment

Giant games for Summer Garden Party's

Whether it's Giant Jenga, Giant Wii Sport, Giant Table Football or Giant Operation - Giant Games is the fun way to enhance your big event with a fantastic range of games for all ages!

Prices start from £240. View our giant games here >

Nintendo Wii Console

5 stars - Nintendo Wii Console are Highly Recommended (2)

5. Latin / Salsa Bands

Brazzilian Carnival dancers for Summer Garden Party's

For a lively garden party with plenty of dancing, a Salsa band is the ideal addition. Salsa encompasses a variety of rhythmic styles and musical forms. Think Rio Carnival, the Caribbean, South America and Latin Jazz. With Salsa music, the rhythm is infectious and the costumes colourful. Many acts can also include Salsa dance instruction as part of their package.

Prices start from £322. View our latin and salsa bands here >
A few things to consider when organising entertainment for a summer garden party.

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