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'Tis the Season for Holiday Parties!

Posted 12/8/2014 by 17.
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Whether it’s your first time to throw a holiday party or you already have a reputation for the best bash of the season, bringing friends and family together for a Christmas party can be as much fun to plan and host as it is to attend! We love this beautiful holiday party image by Camden of Emerson Events featuring our rental items. 

Here are our favorite tips for planning your holiday dinner or party this season.

1. Make sure you enjoy it!

Make a list of the most important parts of planning your party.  Is there something on there that makes you cringe? Ask for help! Whether it’s searching for some great tips on the internet, reaching out to a friend with special skills or hiring a professional, getting over those hurdles early in the process will help you focus on the part you enjoy the most will keep you focused, energize your creativity and keep your planning stress free.  Our friendly staff can refer you to all kinds of experts from invitation designers to catering gurus.

2. Make sure your guests will enjoy it!

There is a difference between accommodating guests and hosting them! Put yourselves in their shoes and do everything you can to make them feel comfortable.  Need an extra coat rack? We rent those! Need to add a statement piece? How about an ice sculpture from our friends at Ideas in Ice? Is there a need for a little entertainment? EZ Fun Co has great party games that are easy to purchase or rent!  Your guests will appreciate the extra effort you put into the details that make the event special. 

3. Maximize your resources

Let Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events help you put together all the pretty and practical items you need to throw the best party.  We can help you identify your needs to avoid last minute rushes and unexpected expenses.  Whether you need a few extra chairs, racks of wine glasses or even a heated tent for overflow festivities, our resources are available to you!  Our friendly sales staff can make expert recommendations to help you get the most out of your space and planning time as well.

4. Make great memories

A welcoming atmosphere, entertaining details and great company are great recipes for a memorable event.  Don’t forget to plan to capture those memories as they are made.  Assign a guest the role of event photographer or consider hiring a professional.  Photobooths are an entertaining addition for holiday parties that also can capture your memories!  Consider making cute signage to scatter around your entertaining area with a special party hashtag so that your guests can add their own images to your party collection!