Holiday Party Tips and Hints

Posted on: November 29th, 2017

It’s time for holiday parties! Although this is a joyous time of the year, hosting a holiday party can be stressful. Here’s a few tips and hints on how to reduce stress and throw a party that everyone will remember! 

Rent, don’t buy. Renting is not only the greener opinion but also the less stress option. When you rent china and linens, we take care of the cleaning for you! No more laundry or scrubbing pots and pans! 

Drink up! Whether you hire a bartender or create a self serve station, make sure you have plenty of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages for your guests. A good rule of thumb is to have a red, white and sparkling wine, 2-3 beer options and a signature drink. 

How can we help with this? We have a wide variety of glassware for all of your beverage options. We also have  large marine coolers to store water, sodas, beer and wines. Our plank bars are perfect for a self serve signature cocktail station but we do offer tons of banquet tables or create an actual bar. 

Dress up your tables. Specialty linens will dress sup your event! With our endless colors and fabrics, we have something for every theme from the classic red and green to a metallic winter wonderland! 

A place to relax. It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a cocktail party or a formal seating, chairs are a must! Our chiavari chairs come in a variety of colors and add the perfect amount of elegance to any party. They are also available in bar stools for a cocktail style party. If our chiavari chairs are too formal for you, we do offer a wide selection of folding chairs. 

Beat the winter weather! Winter means over size jackets. If you are expecting a large crowd, you’ll need some where for everyone to place their jackets. That’s where we come in! Our coat racks come with 50 hangars and have wheel for portability. 

If you are expecting a lot of guests, you may be worried about space. Take advantage of your patio by renting patio heaters to keep mingling guests warm! 

 And remember, it’s never to early to start planning! Give us a call today to get your order booked! 

Theme It Out: Candylane

Posted on: November 28th, 2017

Classic green & red or blue & silver are beautiful and simple holiday themes but if you’re looking for something different, we have some out of the box themes we think you’ll love!  

Candylane: Or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a fun theme for guest of all ages! Neither of these themes would be complete without candy and chocolate. Rent our chocolate fountain with either white, milk or dark chocolate and make that the center of your party!

You can create a candy bar with goodie bags which will also double as perfect party favors! 

If you’re familiar with the Candylane board game, then you’ll remember those brightly colored spaces. You can bring these colors into your decor but alternating the tablecloths in hues of yellow, blue, green, orange and purple! If that’s too much color for your liking, you can alternate red tablecloths with white napkins and use either our white chiavari chairs or white padded garden chairs.  

Leaning more toward a Willa Wonky themed party? Use the classic Willy Wonka chocolate bars as your inspiration. Use the purple of the wrapper for tablecloths and then bring in gold chiavari chairs to compliment the golden ticket!  

Wine Barrel Plank Bar: Raising The Bar At Your Next Event

Posted on: November 25th, 2017

Whether you’re having a dessert bar or a signature drink bar, our wine barrel plank bar is the perfect addition to your next party! Take a look for yourself! 

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Wine barrel plank bar rentals western ma

Farm Tables: Bringing More To The Table

Posted on: November 24th, 2017

Bring more to the table at your next event with our farm tables. Our farm tables are too pretty to be covered with a tablecloth. 

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Rustic Countryside Meets European Wedding Inspiration

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017

New venue alert!! Valley View in Haddenville, MA is the perfect setting for your wedding! Need some evidence? Here’s some shots from a stylized photo shoot put together by Jackie from Events by Jackie M! 

 Wedding Rentals for Valley View in Haydenville, MA

Wedding Rentals for Valley View in Haydenville, MA

Although thy own their own farm tables, our silver chaiavri chairs, gold flatware, charger plates, and glassware look stunning in this venue! 

Thank you Tiffany Chapman for the beautiful photos!

Thanksgiving Stylized Photo Shoot

Posted on: November 21st, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to show your gratitude and we couldn’t be more thankful for having Pete from Pete Sweets and Jackie from Events by Jackie M! They put together a little stylized photo shoot in our showroom last week and we can’t stop drooling over it! (Literally drooling… there was food involved)

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Tented Event Crisis Plan

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

Tented Event Crisis Plan

With all the horrible things that have happen this past summer, we thought it was important to discuss crisis management for tented events. Our job is to make sure that the tent and equipment is safe for your guests but there are extreme conditions that can make an event tent not longer safe. Such hazardous situations are: 

Damaging Winds: The tent could collapse and injure occupants; the tent cannot protect occupants from flying debris.

Fire or Explosion: The tent cannot protect occupants from excessive heat, flames, or flying debris.

Lighting: Lighting poses a risk of electrocution, electric shock, or fire. Hail or Sleet
Excessive weight could cause the tent to collapse and injure occupants.

Excessive Rainfall: Saturation of ground with water may compromise securement. The tent could collapse and injure occupants.

Flash Flooding: Saturation of ground with water may compromise securement. The tent could collapse and injure occupants.

Snow Accumulation: Excessive weight could cause the tent to collapse and injure occupants.

Ice Storm: Excessive weight could cause the tent to collapse and injure occupants. Gas Leak
Atmospheric conditions may not be suitable for occupants.

Earth Movement e.g., tremor, landslide: Ground conditions may not be suitable for occupants and may compromise the tent’s securement.

First you must designate someone who will be in charge of the emergency evacuation plan and on site for the entire event. The point person(s) will assist in developing the plan and be responsible during the event for monitoring the weather, determining whether a situation calls for evacuation, and if so, acting decisively and authoritatively to instruct guests to evacuate

For a wedding: a family member, member of the wedding party, etc.
For a corporate event: an event planner, company representative, etc.
For a public event: a show manager, representative of the venue, the fire chief, etc.

The point person should establish an evacuation location. The location should be a permanent building large enough to accommodate your guests. Coordinate in advance to ensure it will be open and accessible during your event, and make a note of its address in case you have to call for emergency assistance. 

Of utmost importance, the tent should never be used as a shelter in an emergency situation.

Clean Tents Make Happy Clients

Posted on: November 13th, 2017

Here at Michael’s Party Rentals we take pride in clean tents. Our state of the art Teeco tent washing machin is specially designed for washing vinyl, with a carefully controlled water temperature setting to efficiently clean your tents. 

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Tent washing machine

We can even make the dirtiest of tents look pristine again!

Gooble Until You Wobble

Posted on: November 11th, 2017

If you’re having a large dinner crowd for Thanksgiving, you may need some help to keep all the food hot! We have just what you need if that’s the case. Our chafing dishes make keeping your food hot and easily accessible! 

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Cold Weather, Warm Tents

Posted on: November 10th, 2017

It may be November, but our crew is still out there installing tents! Here’s a 40×40 Navi Trac Tent set up at the new Sullivan park in Sprignfield! We also supplied heaters for this tent and patio heaters for the adjacent pavilion. 

Event tent at Sullivan park in Springfield MA