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Tips for Planning a Garden Party

»Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Garden Party, Planning Events | Comments Off on Tips for Planning a Garden Party

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Tips for Planning a Garden Party
Hosting a garden party can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience; getting everyone together to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening enjoying good food, drink and company in a lovely outdoor garden setting. Still, whether you’re planning the party for friends, family, colleagues or business associates, there are a few important items to consider in order to ensure your party goes off without a hitch.

Furnishings Before Food
While there is no doubt that the food and drink should be one of the focal points of any good garden party, most party planners recommend that the first thing you should focus on is the furniture. As soon as you’ve decided on a location, you’ll then need to make sure you’ve got enough chairs, tables and furniture to comfortably house all of your guests. In some cases, this means finding a company offering chair hires if the chosen venue cannot supply the furniture.

Plan for the Weather
Nothing can spoil an outdoor party like rain, wind and bad weather. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to look into marquee hires, as you and your guests will be happy for the shelter should the weather turn sour. Not only that, but a garden marquee also helps to add a touch to elegance to the party and ensures that all of your hard work and planning doesn’t go to waste due to Mother Nature.

Start Planning Long in Advance
No matter where you live, finding a company that rents out furniture or marquees for garden parties shouldn’t be much of an issue. However, if you decide to start planning only a few weeks before your party, you may find all of them reserved. During the busy months, many of these businesses have all of their party equipment rented out months in advance. So make sure you start planning early, set a date and get everything reserved far ahead of time, or else you may find yourself left out in the cold without a chair to sit on.

The Right Lighting Can Mean Everything
If the party will be going into the evening, it’s important to consider what type of lighting you will use to keep it from slowly dwindling down as the daylight fades away. Simple white string lights are one popular choice, as are torches, candles, lamps, etc. Just make sure to choose a type of lighting that fits with the style of the occasion.

Don’t Forget the Catering
If the party is more than just a few friends or family, you may want to consider hiring a caterer to help take care of the food and serving. After all, you don’t want to spend the day slaving away in the kitchen or the evening serving when you could be out enjoying the fruits of your planning with all the rest of the guests.

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6 Ways To Use A Small Marquee

»Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Marquees Size, Small Marquee | Comments Off on 6 Ways To Use A Small Marquee


If you are considering whether or not you should rent a small marquee, or a bigger one, I would say that it all depends on the occasion you plan to use it for.  Depending on the on your intentions and what you plan to do with this rented to marquee, can give you a better insight whether or not to you should in fact rent it.  There are number of ways in which people use small marquees, but in the six seem to be the most common and usual ways people use small marquees.

Usually, people rent marquees for the following purposes:

  1. As Festival Stalls

Small marquees are usually used as festival stands.  Considering their weight it’s not even the hearts to imagine why.  Small marquees are very user friendly.  They can be put up in short time and it requires little effort to install them.  Furthermore they are very light, but today are also very stable.  They will protect you from the rain, and they often have windows, someday even look pretty decent and are often used at different kinds of festivals.


  1. Garage Sale

You can rent a small marquee if you are planning a garage sale.  This will help you protect your things from the rain, and any potential weather.  Also, it is very easy for you to rent a small marquee, put it up in your garden, and then once the garage sale is over, you will be able to remove it just as easily.

  1. Smaller Gatherings and Parties

Furthermore, people often rent small marquees for smaller gatherings and parties.  Especially if the weather is nice, you don’t need are huge marquee to put all your guests in it, you can just rent chairs and use marquees as food stands.

  1. Information Stall

Also in marquees are rented to be used as information stalls.  As we all now, when it comes to festivals and different kind of occasions, information stalls are used only for a brief period of time, therefore they should be easily put up, but also easily removed.  This is precisely why smaller marquees are ideal for such purposes.  Furthermore, you can transport them to any place, quickly put them up and quickly remove them.


  1. Concert

Smaller marquees are an ideal place if you want to put a band in it.  If you want to throw a party, or make a romantic evening, rent a smaller marquee and consider placing a string quartet in it to play.  The marquee will make your evening pretty amazing!


  1. Think Of The Possibilities!

I love smaller marquees because not only they are very lightweight and easily transported to even to the remote of places, but they are also so small and they can be put just about anywhere.  A small are marquee can be placed on the top of the building, somewhere in the fields, in the nature, or it even on a yacht – basically, what I’m saying it is, that renting a smaller marquee gives you a range of options and possibilities.

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