“I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the work your team did on Saturday night. I was extremely impressed! The performers were a great spectacle and highly professional. Everyone raved about how awesome they looked and the stunts they performed. Once again thank you! I would use them again in a heartbeat”.
– Cameron Maurice, Private 21st Birthday Celebration
What to expect at Private Events
Many private events get the same old ‘forgettable’ recipe – food, drink and music. Although we agree these things are central to every event – we walk the beat to a different drum – why not try having some unforgettable creative entertainment too? Our characters and shows are surprising, intriguing and a little bit cheeky! Past private events have included everything from Fire Shows at 21st and 50th Birthdays, Mirrorman hosting at private Christmas Parties, roving characters at Wedding Reception pre-drinks and Fire Greeters at Hens Parties! We also have a range of specialised interactive activities for private events such as ‘Mystery of Fire’ or ‘Stilt Walking’ workshops…
From day one its been a passion of ours to have our incredible entertainment being accessible to more people and something private events could afford to have. Get in touch for some ideas, information and pricing. In addition to a fantastic range of entertainment options, some outlined below; you can also expect professional and safe management from proposal to delivery.
Key characters and shows for private events:
1) Fire Entrance Greeter
Make your event special from the moment your guests arrive – flickering flames in the distance will have your guests intrigued as soon as they get out of their car! A performer placed on a podium next to the entranceway will use a variety of atmospheric fire props including wands, palms and fans to create a fun and unique atmosphere at your event!
2) Fire Show
With a name like Highly Flammable Entertainment you can imagine that the company was born from fire; this is what we do best! Our private event Fire Shows are a perfect way to celebrate the evening with something unique and special for your guests. Professional fire dancers perform to music in a ‘ten minute choreographed show’ with a variety of incredible performance props and elements such as poi, staff, wands, swords, fans, fire eating and more.
3) Mirrorman Host
Mirrorman is the brand ambassadors for Highly Flammable Entertainment due to his strong and outrageous character, plus highly detailed costuming. An event favourite NZ wide he provides for cheeky and fun interactions and amazing photo opportunities with his giant golden frame. He reflects onlookers in an interesting distorted way and is amazing in sunlight or event lighting. He can be placed at the entrance as people arrive and/or rove throughout the event interacting, dancing or getting photos. An absolute must to make your day or night event extra special and we are proud that we have the ability to bring our fantastic performance art to peoples private events. Mirrormaiden is a fantastic twist on Mirrorman with a bit more class; but also sass!
4) Stilt Walking Greeters and Rovers
Highly Flammable Entertainment has become best known in NZ for its wacky and interactive Stilt Walkers! From ‘Giant Cricketers’ at the stadiums, to ‘Lions, Tigers and Bears’ at the Zoo and ‘Mythical Fauns’ at Nania themed corporate dinners to ‘Bouncy Clowns’ at A&P Shows – you never know what we will come up with next! Highly Flammable boasts “30+ different Stilt Characters suitable for any event and also the ability to customise anything else you want!”. For something extra special why not have Stilt Walkers greeting your guests at the door or roving throughout the garden?
5) Adventure Workshops
The secret sauce of Highly Flammable Entertainment is our team of passionate talent New Zealand wide that we have worked with and trained over the last 5 years. This ‘Highly Flammable Academy’ has been a big part of developing the company internally; where we have trained and developed the team through numerous workshops, social activities and team building exercises. Everything from Stilt Walking and Fire Dancing to Animal Balloon Twisting and Character Development. In addition to creating a versatile team of talented performers NZ wide, we have also developed a great team of instructors to aid in the ongoing professional skill developments of the team.
As a result we have developed an arm of the company called ‘Highly Flammable Workshops’, where we run fun and interactive beginner workshops at events and publicly. These workshops are designed to be safe and fun, yet challenging and social too! If you want to make your event a bit different then get in touch to see what we can do for you – these are designed for groups of less than 20 and include Balloon Costuming, Body Painting, Mystery of Fire, Circus and Stilt Walking!