When throwing a party there are number of things to consider. You have to think about the guest list, what kind of food you want to serve, and of course, where you want to host the event. Many people rent halls, decorate their own house, or host parties in a park or their backyard. With the summer approaching, it might be best to consider an outdoor soiree to enjoy the warmer weather.
But with spring hanging around for another month or so, rain is a definite concern. In this case, it would be beneficial to look into canopy rentals to protect your guests from the elements, should they decide to rain on your party.
Here are few things to consider when looking into canopy rentals.
- Sizes. Depending on the number of guests you are inviting, you will want to consider how big you want the tent to be. Also, if you are having a separate area for snacks, food, and drinks, you may need a larger one, or several of them. The average cost of a 10′ x 10′ canopy is under $100, which could be much cheaper than party tent rentals, which can run into the hundreds, even with a smaller one. A larger canopy that is 20′ x 40′ will only set you back a few hundred dollars, compared to $1,000 for a similarly-sized tent.
- What Kind? There are several different types of canopies to choose from. You have probably seen the ones that have colored stripes at a carnival or fair, and you can ask for these if you like this design. These are called festival canopies, and can also be as small as 10 feet wide, and reach up to 40′ x 80′. You can also ask about frame canopy rentals, which means there are no center poles to hold the structure up; the material is held up with poles around the perimeter. This is the most common type of canopy for parties.
- Lighting. If your party will be heading into the evening, you may have to think about more than just party chair rentals, and table linen rentals; lights for your party will be essential. You can try to find third party companies that will do lighting just for canopies. If you do not want to spend the extra money, you can string your own lights relatively inexpensively. If you want brighter lights, you can find larger Christmas lights to hang, or simply use more strands of bulbs.
Your guests will appreciate the extra effort you put into finding the perfect canopy for your event. Once you have taken care of these details, you can focus on providing amazing food and entertainment, and throwing your guests a party to remember. Read more here.