• Essential Summer Party Planning Tips

    summer party planning austin Having a backyard party in Austin is the perfect way to cool down during the summer. There are lots of ways to make your party unique and unforgettable. Invite your friends, rent some party equipment, and get ready to have some fun. Read on for party planning tips for your summer backyard get together .

    Stay Cool

    If you are hosting a party in the summer, keeping your guests cool is a must. For a tasty and refreshing treat fill ice cube trays with water, as well as raspberries or slices of lemon and limes. Once frozen, drop the cubes into a glass of water or lemonade for a delicious burst of flavor. Another chilly option is to fill decorative bins, or even just coolers, with plenty of ice and assorted bottled beverages for people to choose from.

    Summer Decorations

    Keep the atmosphere of your summer party light and cool with decorations that blow in the breeze. Soft colors and flowing materials will look great around your backyard. Try hanging a paper flag banner in a central location for a fun visual. You can also decorate with an abundance of summer flowers. Get a festive, glamorous feel when the sun goes down by lining a pathway or two with white tea light candles. If you don’t want to buy decorations, you can always rent things like assorted linens from a party supply rental store.

    Outdoor Entertainment

    Hook up a projector, which are always available to rent, to a laptop and play movies in your backyard. Hang up a white sheet or use an empty wall as a movie screen. Your guests will love gathering around the screen for a good laugh. For good old-fashioned fun, pick out a colorful piñata and hang it up for your friends to take a crack at. You may be surprised how much fun you can have with games from back in the day!

    Whatever your party requires, American Party Rental in Austin has the supplies you need. Call (512) 236-5773 or visit us online to learn more about the party lighting, tents, and other accessories we have available.

  • A Quick Look at This Year’s Wedding Trends

    wedding trends austin

    Weddings are often used as an opportunity for a bride and groom to display their individuality. Decorations, themes, and colors are a chance to get creative and really leave an impression on your guests. Take a look at these hot new wedding trends for a chance to make your mark this wedding season.

    As the times change, so does the way we do weddings. Some wedding photographers are trying out drone photography and Go-Pro cameras to get unique wedding shots from all angles. Casual weddings are bowing down to the reemergence of sophisticated, white-glove affairs. Think hand-delivery of invitations and champagne towers. Wedding planners and brides are going bolder with their color palettes, choosing deep royal colors and velvety shades. And naturally, the traditional wedding dress is giving way to a fresher look. Some brides are opting for two-piece dresses, jumpers, and short dresses. Have fun with it!

    Whether you are looking for party tents or table linens this wedding season, American Party Rental has what you need for your wedding reception in Austin. Call (512) 236-5773 or visit us online to learn more about our products and services.

  • Questions to Ask Your Catering Company

    questions to ask your caterer austin The food is one of the most significant parts of any wedding reception. When hiring a catering company for your wedding it is a good idea to ask any and all questions you may have. You are investing money, as well as serving a lot of people, so it is important that you know what to expect. Keep reading for some questions you will want to ask your caterer.

    Ask About the Food

    You likely want the food at your reception to be memorable and well prepared. Find out what kind of food your caterer specializes in, and ask to see menu options . Will the caterer prepare a special dish, such as a family recipe, that you provide? Can your caterer account for different guests’ dietary needs, such as vegetarian, kosher, or gluten free? Also ask whether he or she will bake the wedding cake or if you need to find a bakery.

    Questions About Business

    Get to know the catering company and how it operates. Establish who the main contact will be. Ask about price range and how many people they are willing to serve. It can never hurt to ask the catering company for references from previous clients. Caterers should offer you a food tasting prior to hiring, so be sure to ask if they don’t. Additionally, find out where the caterer intends to prepare the food.

    Other Provided Services

    Catering companies will often provide more than just food. The extra services can make your wedding day much easier. You will want to know if the catering company has a wait staff, or if you will have to arrange that through the venue. Will the catering company provide tables and chairs? Do you need to rent catering supplies? Figure out how much of a role your caterer will play during the reception.

    At American Party Rental in Austin, we have all the supplies you need to make your wedding day go smoothly. Call us at (512) 236-5773 or visit us online and browse our catalog for catering supply rentals and more.

  • Dealing with Divorced Parents At Your Wedding

    The vast majority of the clients I’ve worked with over the years have had divorced parents on one side of the aisle. The divorced couples who got along made the wedding day effortless. The ones who didn’t get along made it a bit challenging. There were a few times I had to instruct a mom or dad to behave or leave.

    I’ve always felt that the wedding couple is who sets the tone for the behavior. Don’t be afraid to set some rules about how the divorced parents should conduct themselves, and make sure to be gracious and recognize all the parents involved. Try to set aside any differences you have with your stepparent or step-siblings. It will make your wedding day far less stressful.

    Continue reading on Perfect Wedding Guide to learn more.

  • Wedding Tips: Tent Rental

    If you can’t find the right venue at the right time of year for your dream wedding, do not worry. A wedding supply rental company in Austin, TX can make your dreams come true. Watch this video to see how tents were creatively used during the Winter Olympics in 2010 to host amazing parties and events.

    At the Olympics, tents were used to extend space at venues that were not large enough. They even created venues from tents. This can be an option to make your big day dreams come true. No matter the time of year, tents can help to make your wedding beautiful.

    Are you planning your dream wedding? Call American Party Rental today at (512) 236-5773 to talk to our expert staff about party tent rentals to enhance your wedding venue and make your vision come true.

  • Wedding Rentals 101

    If you are getting married, you know sorting through all the details can be difficult. Fortunately, working with a company that provides a wide variety of party supplies in Austin, TX can help. Read on to learn about wedding supply rentals for your big day.

    It’s easy to look over the basics while you focus on the finer details. Make sure you rent enough tables to seat all of your guests. Base table shapes off of the venue size to avoid overcrowding things. Along with tables, rent enough chairs for the ceremony and reception. Dishes, flatware, and table linen rentals help to complete the overall look for your reception area. Also tents with proper lighting can create a whimsical atmosphere for your ceremony and reception areas.

    If you are looking for a reliable wedding rental company, contact American Party Rental at (512) 236-5773. We cover all your wedding rental needs. Our staff is looking forward to helping you plan your day.

  • Why Shade is Important for Your Party

    Importance of shade outdoor party Austin Everyone loves a good outdoor event, from a large outdoor party to a themed barbeque with friends and family. However, not everyone loves being in the sun all day. Often when people think of getting party supplies in Austin, TX, they do not think to get a tent or some other shelter that will provide shade for their guests. In order to help you plan for your next outdoor party, look on to see why providing shade at your next outdoor event is important.

    Shade Provides Comfort

    Outdoor parties can attract people of all ages. Often times it is difficult for your guests to be in the sun all day. Anyone who has been around a toddler that is uncomfortable because of too much heat knows that it is not fun. Before you know it, everyone will start to feel the discomfort from being in the sun too long. As a host it is important to acknowledge that shade is needed and provide it for your guests. Renting a tent from a party supply company will allow your guests the opportunity to cool off when they need it, keeping everyone comfortable.

    Shade Prevents Health Threats

    Being out in the sun for hours at a time can pose health threats to your guests, such as sunburns and overheating. Nothing can bring your party to a halt, like someone getting heatstroke. Often times outdoor parties are accompanied by beverages that can dehydrate the guests. Dehydration mixed with too much sun can be dangerous. Renting tents to provide shade for your guests allows them to be protected from the sun’s UV rays and prevents overheating. This allows for your guests to be focused on having a good time with friends, family, or co-workers in the outdoors.

    If you are planning an outdoor event and wish to provide shade for your guests, call American Party Rental at (512) 236-5773. From party food catering to tent rentals and decorations, our staff will help to make sure all your party needs are taken care of.

  • What You Need to Know About Planning a Convention

    Convention Austin Planning a convention can be a large undertaking, but it does not have to be a difficult one. Proper planning can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run. Beyond knowing where you can get the best party supplies in Austin, TX, there is a lot one should know ahead of planning a convention to make it a success. Read on to learn about planning a convention.

    Define Your Purpose

    Before planning can truly begin, you must define the purpose of the convention in the first place. Communicate with your partners about what the point of the convention is. This will avoid future problems from occurring. If everyone is on the same page, all expectations can be met. Keep this purpose at the forefront of all your planning efforts.

    Make a Budget

    While it is important to have a clear picture in your mind of how a successful convention would look, it is also important to have and stick to a budget . This does not mean you cannot splurge on vendors or gorgeous and fun decorations, but you may need to spend less on the venue.

    Find Participants

    Reach out to businesses, partners, sponsors, or organizations to participate in your convention. You can entice them with a gift bag or free booth, but remember to keep in mind your purpose when choosing your participants.

    Set an Agenda

    Planning the day-of details for the convention will allow for a stress-free event. Make sure everyone on your team knows his or her role. Plan a schedule of the happenings at the convention and assign someone the task of adhering to the schedule.

    Enjoy the Event

    With proper planning and delegating, you will be able to sit back and enjoy the beautiful decorations and people at your convention.

    If you are looking for party decorations or supplies for your convention, call American Party Rental at (512) 236-5773. We have all your party needs to run a successful convention, from food catering to table linens. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • A Guide to Summer Wedding Planning

    summer wedding austin A summer wedding can be a breezy, beautiful event, which is why many couples plan their nuptials during this season. In Austin, where the weather is warm and beautiful for the majority of the year, you can plan a “summer” wedding well into what would be the fall season in colder climates. The types of wedding accessories , table linens, and decor you choose may change depending on the season, so use the guide below to plan your summer wedding.

    Move the Party Outdoors

    Many couples plan summer weddings so they can host their ceremony and reception outdoors. Of course, with hot sunlight and possible rain, you will still need some type of shelter for an outdoor wedding. You can rent a party tent and portable dance floor and host your whole wedding outside. Most party supply companies that provide wedding supply rentals also have tents and tent set-up services available.

    Pay Attention to Timing

    Correct timing is the key to a perfect summer wedding. Once you decide on a date, check the sunset time for that day of the year. Plan your ceremony to coincide with the sunset, and you just might have the perfect lighting for your pictures—just make sure that you arrange everything so that the setting sun doesn’t shine in your eyes or your guests’ eyes. As the sky darkens and the evening cools down, you can move the celebration into a tent where guests can warm up with food and dancing.

    Consider Your Menu Carefully

    Though many people consider a large feast-like meal an important part of a wedding, you should plan a summer meal if you have a summer wedding. If you do end up serving food while the sun is still up, avoid excessive amounts of heavy, hot food. Consider serving hors d’oeuvres that taste best at a refreshingly chilled temperature.

    Are you in the midst of wedding planning? Call American Party Rental at (512) 837-6500 for all of your wedding supply rental needs in Austin . We can provide tents, tables, chairs, linens, and much more.

  • Tips for Renting Your Party Tent

    party tent austin If you are planning any type of outdoor event, such as a wedding or family reunion, contact a company that rents party tents in Austin . In Austin, both sun and rain can be equal concerns at the same time of year, and you want to make sure that no matter what the weather is like, your guests can enjoy your outdoor event. The tips below will help you rent the right tent for your event.

    Tent Size

    The nature of your event will determine the size of tent you need . For a wedding ceremony and reception, you will need a tent that is large enough to cover a seating area for all of your guests, since all of them will be sitting down for most of the event. You may also want to allow room for a dance floor. For family reunions, outdoor fairs, and other types of events, you don’t need to provide cover and seating for every single guest at once, so you can make do with a smaller tent or even several smaller party tents.

    Event Time

    The time of day will affect the type of tent you need. For events in the middle of the day, the primary purpose of the tent is to protect guests against sun and rain. You probably do not need tent walls or a liner for daytime events in Austin, unless you are hosting one in the middle of December or January. For evening events, you should arrange for a tent with walls and a liner, since evenings can bring chilly breezes.

    Tent Set-Up

    You can set up smaller tents without walls or linings yourself, which makes it easy to rent a tent or two if you just want canopies to provide sun shelter for your event. If you want a larger tent, complete with walls to protect against the wind, you will need your party supply company to set it up for you.

    American Party Rental provides a full range of party supplies, including tents, party lighting, tables, chairs, catering equipment, and more. Call us today (512) 837-6500 to inquire about our products, rental rates, and tent set-up services .