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Lighting adds flair to tent events
More and more people are planning theme parties, weddings and corporate events that take place in tents. Adding the extra flair with lighting that creates the right mood plays a major role in the design of these events. To make your tent events real memory makers, discover all the lighting options available to you by consulting your A.R.A.-affiliated event-rental professional.
Create The Look with lattice and gazebos
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to decorating with gazebos, lattice fences and archways. Driving the trend is the ever-increasing need for individuality. Today's contemporary units allow change in the blink of an eye. Consult your area A.R.A.-affiliated event-rental professional to discover available options.
"Center-gize" your event with table-top centerpieces
Here's the latest in wedding and special-event table-top fashions.
Whether the effect you want is pure tranquility or pure energy, trends in beautifully designed centerpieces can turn the tables at your big event. Count on the professionals at your favorite A.R.A.-affiliated party/event rental center to help you create stunning displays tailored to your theme, colors and decor.
Lift party spirits with bouncy balloons!
Everyone loves them! The strong popularity of balloon decorations has inspired a huge assortment of available balloon products that make decorating for any party or event easy and fun! Your A.R.A. event-rental professional can help you build excitement into your next event with bouncy balloons!
Balloon manufacturers are continuing to diversify their products to keep up with the growing popularity of decorating with balloons.
Create Original and Dynamic Theme Parties
The imagination knows no limits!Let your own creativity and innovation soar to new heights. Savvy A.R.A.-affiliated party/event rental professionals will help you plan a fantastic and memorable event - and pull it all together with backdrops, linens, accessories, costumes and more.
Stay a Step Ahead of the CrowdDramatic events can be magical -- even spectacular.
Helium balloons - for the young and the young-at-heart
Beautiful, bouncy balloons are festive decorations or giveaways at any event.Helium balloons add color and life to your special event. For carnivals, open houses, school and church events, receptions, outdoor weddings, sports events, grand openings and more.
Food Preperation / Serving
Cotton candy - the fun food for every event
Pop up the success of your next event - rent a popcorn machine!
Easy to operate, smells great, fun to eat.
Nothing pleases a crowd quite like fresh, hot popcorn! Rent a popcorn machine for your next event from your favorite A.R.A.-affiliated party and event rental professional.
Operate safely and correctlyLocate switches and note safety tips.
Light and warmer switch - turns on heat lamp and optional strip heater under corn pan
Kettle motor switch - turns on motor that drives kettle agitator shaft
Kettle heat switch - turns on heat element inside kettle
Do not cover air vent holes! Motor air intake and exhaust holes at top of machine must be clear of any obstructions
Avoid serious burns! Do not touch kettle while it is hot
How to pop cornFollow these directions and let the fun begin.
Turn on kettle switch, kettle motor and exhaust switch
"Test pop" a kettle of corn - place oil measure in kettle with three corn kernels; when kernels pop, place remainder of oil, measured corn and flavoring in kettle; close lid
When corn has popped, rotate the handle to empty popcorn from kettle; return kettle to upright position
Repeat the cycle - subsequent batches are always more flavorful than the initial batch
Turn off the kettle heat switch near the completion of the final batch.
Sno-kones make cool party treats
Sno-kone machines are easy to use and easily attract a crowd!
What a great way to entertain the kids! Call your area A.R.A.-affiliated party rental pro to rent a Sno-kone machine for your next school event or outdoor party on a hot summer day. Kids love Sno-kones - and so do adults!
Know the machineEasy to operate - easier to rent.A Sno-kone machine is equipped with:
110-volt, single-phase, 60-cycle, AC-current motor with toggle switch, shaving unit, dispensing case and separate light switch inside the case
Cutterhead mounted on the end of the motor shaft inside the shaver body (gooseneck)
Pusher handle presses the ice against the revolving cutterhead to produce shaved ice
Note: The machine must be properly grounded to prevent electrical shock
Useful tips for operationYour guide to Sno-kone success.To make the best Sno-kone:
Start the motor and fill the shaver body, often called the gooseneck, an inch from the top with ice cubes or 3" x 4" pieces of ice.
Grill rentals are hot
Rental grills are the ticket when you have lots of people to feed.Do you love to barbecue for friends? Perhaps you're hosting the next family reunion, or you're in charge of the company picnic. Make the cooking fun and easy. You'll be amazed at the convenience and capacity of high-quality rental grills.
Cooking Outside the KitchenToday's savvy rental customers are seeking out big versatile cookers for handling large crowds.
Barbecue like a pro on rented grills and rotisseries
A barbecue spices up any event! With a grill or rotisserie from your A.R.A.-affiliated party/ event rental store, you can grill 40 or more steaks or chicken halves at once. Choose the grill you'll rent, and use these lists to prepare for the big cookout.
Operational and safety tips
For maximum cooking capacity and easy clean up, cover the firebox with heavy-duty aluminum foil to reflect heat.
Take the riddle out of griddle - here's how
A.R.A. party-rental pros offer these tips for safe portable LP-gas griddle operation.From eggs, sausage and pancakes, to burgers, brats and buns - serve up food a tasty new way on a portable LP-gas griddle from your A.R.A.-affiliated party and event rental store.
Stockpot cookers bring indoor cooking outside
If you can cook it in a pot on the stove, you can cook it outside with this unique rental item.The perfect change of pace in preparing food at outdoor parties, weddings and other events, stockpot cookers make chili, stews, lobster, shrimp, crabs, clams, chowders, boiled dinners, soups, fish boils, corn on the cob and more.
Keep savory dishes Hot, Hot, Hot!
Never worry about the food getting cold at any type of special event. Keep the good times rolling and the hot food steaming by renting chafers and urns, available at your favorite A.R.A.-affiliated event and party store. Learn to operate them properly with these tips from your A.R.A.
Serve the perfect wine in the perfect glass
You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to choose the right wine for your reception, party or special event. Your A.R.A.-affiliated party/event professionals have done the research for you, and offer for rent a wide range of fine wine glassware to help you serve the perfect wine in the perfect glass at your next event.
Casino nights put the 'fun' in fundraising
Looking for some action - or the way to raise dollars for a good cause? With the popularity of real casino venues at an all-time high, more people understand and enjoy playing casino-type games. This makes casino-night fundraisers more thrilling, and more successful, than ever.
Celebrate life with a theme party!
Parties based on themes help you celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, or invent special occasions of your own. From menus to music, favors to fashions - you'll find ideas for your next theme party right here online!
Patriotic You know the red, white and blue part, but where do you go for help? Check with your A.R.A.-affiliated party and event rental professional for availability of many of these items.
Your guide to table arrangements and seating
Where do you begin, with an empty room and stacks of tables and chairs to arrange for a special event? It can be an overwhelming task. But it doesn't have to be. With some tips from your area A.R.A.-affiliated rental professional, you'll be set up in no time, and your room will look great.
Keep the life of the party alive
When you host a party, you're responsible for your guests' safety.A party is a great time to see old friends and meet new people. But it's a fact that alcohol-related accidents kill hundreds of people every year. These tips will help hosts and hostesses plan parties that all guests will enjoy.
New Dance Floor Styles - Dashing, Dazzling and Durable
Would you like something new - and something unique to you? Check out the growing choices in dance floors for rent.
If you think wood-parquet flooring is the only dance-floor choice for your next event, consult your A.R.A.-affiliated party/event rental professional today.
Plan the perfect picnic!
Do it with style - with help from your A.R.A.-affiliated party and event rental expert.For corporate or church picnics, family reunions and other casual outdoor events, rented equipment can make all you do picnic-perfect. Consult with your A.R.A.-affiliated party rental professional for additional ideas.
Don't go it alone - delegate to committeesStreamline your picnic planning by organizing important committees to help.
Select committees for the following responsibilities:
Games and children's activities
Pickup and delivery
Menu SuggestionsMake it American or choose and ethnic theme.
The All-American Picnic
Breakfast: coffee, tea, Danish, bagels, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes
Lunch/dinner: hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads (macaroni, coleslaw, potatoes), corn, rolls, condiments, desserts, beverages
EquipmentHere's what you need for the perfect picnic.
Rent Your Next Corporate Event
Build your company's image and achieve corporate goals with rented equipment, whether you're planning the office Christmas party or an important product launch.
What's for rent?Just about every type of special-event equipment you can imagine is for rent--gigantic tents, small canopies, fine serving pieces, party decorations, costumes, food service equipment, coolers, roasters and grills, elaborate lighting, tables, chairs, silverware, china, gazebos, linens, candelabra, portable bars, dance floors, portable toilets, casino equipment....the list goes on and on.
Rent your business event
Are you in charge of a special business event? Rentals help you do it right.Whether formal or informal, strictly business or mixing business with pleasure - make your event more impressive and affordable by consulting with your A.R.A.-affiliated party and event rental professional.
Tips for All Types of Business EventsRenting is the affordable solution that makes your event memorable.
Keep them comfy with tent heating or cooling
You can create and control even more than the graceful ambience of sophisticated tent events - you can assure the comfort of your guests! There's nothing worse than wearing your finest attire only to be too hot or too cold at a wedding or event. But that doesn't mean you lose the option to have your event in a tent - no matter where you live or what the season of the year.