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Halloween Party Entertainment Ideas For A Spooktacular Night!

Last Updated: 25th April 2024

It’s time to sort out your costume, get out the face paints and get ready for the spookiest night of the year! If you’re in search of some Halloween party ideas you’ll need some disturbing decor, shuddersome snacks and devilish drinks. But how do you make your party stand out from the crowd? By hiring live entertainment of course!

Nothing will bring your Halloween party to life in the same way as a live party band, musician or entertainer. Whether you want to treat your guests to a hair-raising concert or creep them out with an eerie magician, you’ll find an act to make your party pop from our selection of Halloween party entertainment ideas below!

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Halloween Function Bands For A Freakishly Good Time

Function bands come in all shapes and sizes and if you book them for around the 31st October, most will include some Halloween hits like the Ghostbusters theme and The Monster Mash to help make your party a spooky spectacular! So whatever your theme, you’re sure to find some ‘killer’ entertainment here…

A Pop and Rock Band

California Waiting

A pop and rock band will get everyone rushing to the dance floor with their eclectic repertoires that are big hits with guests of all ages. You can expect to hear everything from Chuck Berry To Ed Sheeran in their impressive sets, all performed with passion and enthusiasm. Your guests will be talking about your party for years to come when you hire one of these sensational bands – they’re scarily good and make for the perfect Halloween party entertainment!

Don’t have enough room for a full band? A rock and pop duo or soloist might be more suitable for your celebrations. They’ll still get the dance floor bouncing and make your party a night to remember.

An Acoustic Folk Band


There’s plenty of spooky fun to be had when you hire a stunning acoustic folk band. Like a good rock and pop band, these incredible acts have varied repertoires that are guaranteed to keep everyone dancing the night away. If you want to hear all your favourite songs performed with a cool folky twist, this is the genre of band for you.

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A Soul and Motown Band

Brightmoor Motown

If you want to drench your Halloween celebrations in glitz and glamour you’ll love our fabulous soul and Motown bands! Performing everything from soul and Motown classics to rock, pop, disco, R&B, funk and more, these floor-filling ensembles with their soaring harmonies and impressive stage presence are the ideal entertainment for your Halloween party! Many offer you the option to add brass and string sections for the ultimate party atmosphere.


Let There Be Swing

If you’re in need of some more upmarket Halloween entertainment, why not choose a sensational swing band or jazz band? The perfect accompaniment for cocktails and canapés, these ensembles will get toes tapping from the second they hit the stage. From classy jazz duos to upbeat Postmodern Jukebox-style bands, whatever your style, you’ll find the ideal act for you!



For the ultimate wow-factor, a booking a sensational show band is a sure-fire way to make your Halloween party completely unforgettable. These huge ensembles will blow your guests away and hiring one is the absolute best way to give your party the luxury feel it deserves.

Halloween Party Songs

When you hire a band from Entertainment Nation, it’s highly probable that they’ll already have Halloween party tunes up their sleeve ready to entertain everyone so once you’ve found out what they’re already planning on treating you and your guests to, it’s time for your special request! Almost all bands will happily learn a song for you free of charge, with many offering to learn more either for free or for a small fee. To help you choose, we’ve listed our favourite Halloween bangers below.

The Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett

Ghostbusters Theme – Ray Parker Jr.

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

Hells Bells – AC/DC

I Put A Spell On You – Bette Midler

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

The Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Addams Family Theme – Vic Mizzy

Zombie – The Cranberries

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen

Monster – The Automatic

Black Magic Woman – Santana

Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones

Disturbia – Rihanna

She Wolf – Shakira

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

Black Magic – Little Mix

Halloween Entertainment Ideas

Perhaps you’re looking for an alternative type of entertainment for your Halloween party? Why not trick or treat yo’self to one of these unforgettable acts instead?

Mystery Artist

spooky magician

There’s nothing like a touch of magic at Halloween and the Mystery Artist is the master of close up magic and illusion – perfect if you want to baffle your guests and thrill their senses! He is also able to perform freak show and horror magic to really bring your party to life!

The Greatest Tribute

Love show tunes? The Greatest Tribute not only sing songs from the smash hit show “The Greatest Showman” but also offer a spine-chilling Halloween-themed performance packed with everything from The Time Warp to Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra.

The Suspicious Suspects

What could be more thrilling at Halloween than a chilling murder to investigate? The Suspicious Suspects are a professional murder mystery outfit that host impeccably-organised murder mystery events for up to 125 guests. With 5 actors as standard, you and your guests can immerse yourself in one of a range of themed whodunnits (including the Halloween-themed “Murder At The Monster Ball). This is a highly immersive experience and not one to be missed!

How Do I Book Halloween Entertainment For My Party?

The booking process is quick and painless! Once you’ve found an act you love, simply fill in their enquiry form and we’ll get back to you ASAP with a fully-comprehensive quote. If you are still looking for your ideal Halloween party entertainment, give us a call and speak to one of our expert party entertainment advisers. They’ll be able to recommend super acts that will make your party a night to remember!




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