Posted on: 5 April 2015Share
If you're like most parents, your child's high school graduation is one of the biggest milestones of their young life. To celebrate your teen's accomplishments, you may choose to throw him an open house or graduation party. This allows friends and family to come together and celebrate at your home. Planning this type event means having to prepare and rent special equipment in order to create a spectacular venue on your property. Here are some ways that a rental service will help make the party a success and hopefully simplify the experience.
Under The Big Top
Making sure that your guests have a cool, dry and comfortable place to congregate in, is important when hosting a grad party. Guests may come and go, but they'll need a central location to relax and visit with the guest of honor. A tent will become the main focal point of your party. A rental service company will help you determine the right size to meet your overall party needs. Chairs and serving tables will also be located under the tent. A construction crew from the rental service will be able to construct the tent just in time for the party date and set up the chairs and tables to your specifications.
If you have eyesores in your yard that you would like to eliminate before the party, ask your rental company what type of equipment they rent out. Heavy-duty yard equipment, including loppers and trimmers, can help you easily turn your yard into a welcoming area for guests. If you have an old tree stump that is in the way, renting a stump grinder can help remove the stump and create a flat surface area in your yard. Clearing away lumber or brush can be accomplished by renting a bobcat or small backhoe. The rental company will deliver the equipment and haul it away when you're done with it.
The Right Supplies
Feeding and entertaining 50 or more people can be a challenge. Make sure you think about what you and your guests will need for the big day. Don't forget to add these items to your rental equipment list:
- Dishware and flatware
- Table linens
- Chocolate fountain or popcorn machine
- Electric roasters
- Serving trays
- Butane stoves
- Crushed ice or self-serve ice cream machine
In addition to renting the essential tools and supplies to keeping the party going, talk to your caterer and ask if they have any special requests for food prep or serving.
While guests will be spending most of their time under the tent or another outbuilding on your property, it's still important to keep your home's interior in tip-top shape. Consider renting a hardwood floor polisher or a carpet cleaner to spruce up tired or dirty floors. Many party rental companies rent out rugs that you can use to help alleviate heavy foot traffic in designated areas.
A rental company that becomes a one-stop shop for your party needs helps to simplify the party planning process. Contact a party rental service like White Bear Rental to help make the event a success.