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Summer Parties and Outdoor Events

Posted 7/5/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

Long summer evenings mean late night fun with family and friends. It’s time to get out of the house and make use of that back patio or front yard to celebrate life! Don’t have all the trimmings or want to make your event really memorable? Follow these simple tips to create a fun outdoor environment with solutions that beat the heat, follow these tips:

 

 

1. Provide your guests with fun activities

Featured items: Tic Tac Toe, Giant Tumble TowerFour-in-a-Row

 

Yard games are one of our most popular summer rentals for all kinds of events! Perfect for kids or adults, we have everything from Four-in-a-Row and the Giant Tumble Tower to the traditional Ladder Golf and Cornhole games which are perfect for tournaments. Yardzee anyone?

 

2.Create intimate, fun spaces with color and lounge seating

 Designer: Inspire Events | Images: Sheradee Hurst Photography

Featured items: Crossback Bench, Erica Tables, Crossback Bar StoolHeidi Linen: Raspberry

 

Our extensive furniture collection has so many great options to choose from! Create as much or as little casual seating as you’d like with a few tables and chairs for congregating around as well. Smaller tables such as 36” or 48” sizes work well for outdoor parties because they encourage longer conversations. We also offer Patio Tables with Patio Umbrellas to create a bit of shade for a daytime event. Bistro tables and bar stools are another popular choice to create height and visual interest in the outdoor scene, especially when paired with a fun, patterned linen!

 

Designer: About Last Night… Event Planning | Florals: New Leaf Florist

Featured items: Hexagon Accent Table: Marigold, Rockwell Club Chair, Conrad Loveseat, Lit up Coffee Table,

Pucci Linen: PassionArmless Ghost Chairs

 

3. Consider a tent for special effect! 

 

A high peak tent is a great idea for a party with a bit more flair! It defines a space and definitely sets the event apart from your everyday outdoor affair. During the day, tents provide some shade from the heat; at night, they can be illuminated for dramatic effect.

 

4. Stay cool and hydrated!

 

Whether you need to go low tech with ice chests and drink troughs or our practical chill n fill table to keep food and beverages just right, or you’re having a full bar at your party, we’ve got a lot of options! And don’t forget a misting fan to really take the edge off the heat!

 

 

5. Light up the night

Our lighting department can offer almost infinite ways to light up your backyard party. There is no better way to create an enchanting or fun outdoor space than with illumination. Do double duty with contemporary light up lounge furnishings or, add string lighting overhead to patios, trees or even wide open spaces. We can do that! If you can too, we offer bistro and strand lighting for DIY installation as well.

Transform a pool or patio space with practical path lighting that also creates a magical ambiance. We can illuminate landscaping, trees and structures as well to transform your outdoor space. Ask your sales representative for creative ideas!

 

 

Featured items: Lit Pod Chair, Lit CubeLit Hourglass Table

 

 Featured applications: LED Lantern Lights, Bistro Lighting, Path Lighting

 

 Image: Traina Photography

 

6. Consider a WOW factor

Ever party should have a wow factor. We know, it’s probably your great food! But if the occasion is really special, consider going all out with a consultation that makes the best use of your space for your event. Look how fun our LED dance floor is outdoors! We offer the only fully illuminated interactive dance floor in Oklahoma, and its size is fully customizable to fit your space. Check out the party video!