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Important Questions To Ask When Renting Tables And Chairs For An Event

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Important Questions To Ask When Renting Tables And Chairs For An Event

When you’re planning any type of gathering for a large group, whether it’s a wedding or a family reunion, the right tables and chairs will help keep your guests comfortable while they’re eating or enjoying the entertainment. With many party planning organizations in your city, you’ll often have numerous options when it comes to finding the right tables and chairs for the look of your event and for your budget. If you have enough time during the planning phase, take the opportunity to visit a couple businesses to not only look at the available tables and chairs and their respective coverings, but also ask questions to keep informed. Here are some ideas of things to cover. Do You Know Of Any Potential Difficulties At My Venue? If your event will be held in a public area, ask the rental service if it has previously rented tables and chairs for events taking place in the same location. The answer can help you learn whether there might be any difficulties. For example, if the venue is outdoors and the tables and chairs will be sitting on the grass, the rental rep might indicate that furniture with larger feet is better as it won’t sink into the grass as easily as items with small, sharp feet. Can I Save Money By Doing The Setup Myself? Rental companies can often provide you with various pricing points based on your level of involvement. If you’re on a budget, it’s beneficial to ask about doing the setup yourself for a reduction in the rental fee. Provided that you have enough helpers on the day of the event, you can request that the rental company simply drops off the furniture at your venue and lets you do the rest. How Closely Are Items Inspected For Problems? The last thing you want is to have a table or chair with a bent leg or another issue that makes using it properly difficult. Look for a company that conducts a thorough inspection of its rental furniture between rentals to ensure everything is good to go — and it’s ideal to select a company that will happily provide you with a few extra pieces of furniture in case there is a problem with one. Is There A Grace Period For The Furniture Pickup? When you agree to the time and date that a crew will arrive at the venue to pick up the furniture, make sure that you understand the pickup policy. If you’re concerned about your event wrapping up on time, ask if there’s a short grace period during which you won’t be charged. For example, if the pickup is at 3 p.m. and your chairs aren’t gathered up until 3:30 p.m., will a fee be added to your cost? Knowing this information can help you be confident as you move forward. For more information, check out suppliers like Party People Rentals &...

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Need Party Decoration Ideas? Try Balloons For A Festive Touch

Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need Party Decoration Ideas? Try Balloons For A Festive Touch

If you’re looking for a fun way to decorate for a party, then think about using balloons. They come in all colors and shapes, so you are only limited to your imagination when deciding how to use them. A balloon delivery company can help you choose the best arrangements for your party and set them up for you, or you can do all the work yourself if you’re on a tight budget. Here are some ideas that might work. Arches And Columns Instead of letting individual balloons move about on their own, bind them together to form tall columns and arches. A balloon arch is a welcoming decoration to put in front of your home. It not only looks festive, it helps people find your house. Plus, with several balloons tied together, an arch has enough stability and weight to stay in place outdoors as long as it is weighted down. To make arches and columns, all you have to do is tie several balloons to a single long string. Make several columns for lining a walkway or intertwine them to form an arch by putting weights on both ends. Surprise Balloons Make your balloons more fun by putting surprises inside them. You can fill balloons with confetti or glitter, so party guests can pop the balloons and release confetti into the air. You could also put small party favors inside. Another fun idea is to put small, colored balloons inside a large, transparent balloon. This makes a colorful decoration with a fun twist because when the big balloon is popped, smaller balloons take flight. You may need professional help when making surprise balloons, depending on what you want to put inside. It can be tricky getting large or delicate items inside a balloon if you don’t have the proper equipment. Other things are easy to slide inside. For example, if your party will be at night, you could put glow sticks inside balloons. Let the glowing balloons float in a pool or rest on tables for a unique lighting effect. Individual Balloons When it comes to using individual balloons, the options are nearly endless. You can fill them with air and attach the ends to a string for a hanging garland, or tape them to the walls. You can fill them with helium and attach them to goody bags or chairs. You can even let them float freely throughout the room. Everyone loves balloons, young and old alike, so they are the perfect way to decorate for a party, especially if you choose unique colors, shapes, and designs. Another great thing about decorating with balloons is they are easy to clean up, unless you buy ones that spill glitter or confetti. The most difficult part is inflating the balloons. You probably won’t be able to blow up all those balloons with your lungs, so you can rent a compressed air or helium canister if you want to do the job yourself. Even though it costs more, the easiest way is to have the balloons filled and delivered to you from a company like Dino’s Party Center. This might also be the best option if your party is more upscale than casual. Then you can be assured your balloon decorations will be the perfect touch for your...

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Last Minute First Impressions: How Your Outdoor Furniture (Or Lack Thereof!) Makes A Difference With Guests

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Last Minute First Impressions: How Your Outdoor Furniture (Or Lack Thereof!) Makes A Difference With Guests

It is understandable, when you have last minute company notify you that they are stopping by, that you head into panic mode. For some people this means a house that is such a wreck there is no place for anyone to sit down, but if you also do not have patio furniture, you cannot really ask your guests to sit outside either. In fact, if you find that you are suddenly lacking proper furniture for your guests to sit on, you might be leaving your guests with an unpleasant first impression of you and your home. Never fear–there are a few options to help you make a good first impression at the last minute, and have your guests enjoy your outdoor receiving area. Discount Patio Furniture Halfway through the summer, patio furniture everywhere becomes excess that inventory retailers need to liquidate before the back-to-school season. If your last minute “party” outdoors occurs in the last two weeks of July through Labor Day, you can expect to save a lot of money buying really cheap patio furniture. Just be sure that the furniture you buy on clearance and drastically discounted prices is not cheaply made or mismatched, as it will make it seem as though you threw your patio together at the last minute. (Even though that is what actually happened, you do not want to let on that you were unprepared to receive your guests.) Outdoor Furniture Rental Party-planning stores are thrilled to help people out of sticky situations like yours. They have lots of chairs and tables you can rent, and for a small upcharge, it can be really decorative and attractive furniture too. For what it costs you in food to grill for your last minute get together, you can rent a handsome patio set that will impress your guests, and when they have left, you can take it all back. That is definitely something you cannot do when you buy clearance or discounted patio furniture, because retail chains do not want it back after the season is over. If You Need Help It is okay–not everybody has mad decorating skills, and even the most calm party planners feel the pressure at the last minute. You can ask someone in the seasonal furniture department or the patio rental department for help, especially if you need more than just a table-and-chairs set and want something with a little more flair. Party rental and outdoor furniture rental stores may have party planners who can help you select...

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Party Attractions For Your Kid’s Outdoor Birthday Party

Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Party Attractions For Your Kid’s Outdoor Birthday Party

If you’re planning an outdoor birthday party for your kid, then you will want to think about attractions. If you want to make your kid’s birthday party unique and memorable, then this list will help you out. There’s nothing wrong with party balloons and a picnic table covered in a fun birthday themed tablecloth, but sometimes you want to go all out. This list is for those occasions.   The list will be separated into two age groups. The first will be for young kids, everyone under 10 years old. The second list will be geared for older kids. It’s important to choose age appropriate attractions. For instance, you wouldn’t bring a pony to a 16-year-old’s party would you? Attractions For Kids 10 And Under Pony A pony is one of the coolest things you can get for your kids birthday party. You can hire a person to bring their pony to your backyard. They will even let the children ride the pony. This attraction also has the benefit of being educational. The person who owns ponies will, if you want, give a little talk about the horse. They can speak about their diet, why they are small, and their history as a workhorse. Carousel If you’re not too keen about having a real life horse in your yard, then think about getting a carousel. You can get a small carousel. These are miniature versions of the types you might see at a large carnival. While many have the classic horse statues, you can also find other versions that have chariots. Bouncy House A bouncy house is tons of fun. You might have seen them at the playroom in a really well equipped fast food restaurant. They also have them at county fairs. The idea is simple: a room in which kids can go in a jump around and fall down and not get hurt. These houses are inflatable. They come in all sorts of shapes. The company who brings the bouncy house will inflate it in your backyard. You can tell them the size of your yard ahead of time to make sure that you will have room. Attractions For Kids 10 And Older Inflatable Water Slide This is a really cool attraction that brings the water park into your backyard. If that party is going to be in the summer, then this is the perfect attraction to get. The only thing you need to supply is an outdoor outlet for a garden house, everything else will be provided by the water slide rental company.  Here is how it is assembled. A tarp is laid down. The water slide is then placed on top of the tarp. The bottom tarp is used as a “foundation”. When the kids come sliding off the slide they walk on the bottom tarp and back to the rear steps. This prevents your lawn from getting all dug up. The water slide is then inflated in place. The company will have air compressors to do this. Once it is inflated, it will be shifted so that it sits perfectly on the tarp. The final part involves the water. The company setting up the slide will hook up a long garden hose to your homes outdoor water outlet. They will then turn on the...

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