How to Choose the Best Categories for Your Business

Posted by Audrey Saavedra on May 11, 2023

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Are you listed in the best categories to ensure that party planners can find you on The Bash? We’re taking a look at vendor requests and are sharing some of the top categories to list in based on the service you provide.

Your primary category selection is the number one way party planners find your profile when searching on The Bash and search engines like Google. Your category selection directly affects the quality and quantity of leads you receive. Ensuring you are listed in the best category for your business and location will result in the best quality leads and bookings for you. To help you decide which categories to choose, we’re sharing some of the top-requested categories on The Bash in 2023.

Top-Requested Categories to List in Based on Your Service

The top-requested categories for each service are based on requests that have come through The Bash in 2022 and so far in 2023. We recommend contacting our Account Services team to see which category would perform best for your business and location since it can vary from market to market.

1. Live Band

Mariachi band, cover band, jazz band, country band, variety band, steel drum band, Latin band, dance band, and bluegrass band.

2. Variety Act

Caricaturist, face painter, magician, balloon twister, costumed character, singing telegram, tarot card reader, fire dancer, party robot, and comedy magician.

3. DJ

DJ, Latin DJ, and karaoke DJ.

4. Event Staffing

Bartender, food truck, and caterer.

5. Impersonator

Elvis impersonator and Frank Sinatra tribute act.

6. Transportation

Party bus, event bus, prom bus, and event limousine.

7. Solo Musician

Bagpiper, violinist, acoustic guitarist, singer guitarist, harpist, pianist, saxophonist, singer, guitarist, and Celtic bagpiper.

8. Party Rental

Animals for parties, photo booth rental, petting zoo.

9. Ensemble

String quartet, dueling pianos, and jazz trio.

10. Speaker

Motivational speaker, wedding officiant, and auctioneer.

11. Comedian

Comedian, stand-up comedian, clean comedian. 


Once you choose the best primary category for your business, you can also list in additional secondary categories. When choosing the best categories for your business, keep in mind that a top-requested category is only a good fit if your business offers that specific service and if it is shown in your profile through your description and photos. For assistance in selecting categories for your business or for specific stats on party planner demand in your category or location, please contact our Account Services Team at


If you're a multi-talented vendor (for example, you’re both a DJ and Photo Booth), you can create an additional profile to showcase your other services. This allows you to tailor each profile (your photos, videos, bio, etc.) to the unique services you provide. 



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