It’s hard to believe but fall is coming to an end, and the winter holiday season will soon be underway. One of the signature aspects of the winter season is the number of festivals that take place both inside and out. One of the most iconic images that comes to mind when winter arrives is snow. And regardless of whether it’s snowing or not, or how cold it is, there is no reason to move your magical winter festival indoors.
To throw a magical outdoor winter festival, however, there are a number of things to remember.
- Make sure that you have enough space. While people often come and go during festivals, you don’t want to be under prepared if a large group of people comes by. Host your festival in a wide, open space like a park, or even throw a block party with the approval of your local police department.
- Recruit lots of volunteers. As the organizer, you’ll need as many helping hands as you can get. It’s never a bad idea to have more people than you need. Depending on the types of activities you’re planning, you should have at least three people at each station: two to handle the actual duties, and one who is able to leave to find a supervisor in case something goes wrong.
- Find vendors. People will be hungry, thirsty, and looking for a way to warm up at your festival. Serve hot chocolate, coffee, and tea at the festival, and be sure to have enough to go around between attendants and volunteers, alike. Plan on two to three drinks per person, and make sure to have a backup stash. While they’re not eating, attendants will want to be entertained. Perhaps host an ice carving event, or a contest. It’s also a good idea to bring local artisans on board and allow them to showcase and sell their work. Art pieces, jewelry, clothing, and other handmade goods make great gifts just in time for the holidays.
- Make sure that you have enough party rental equipment. Table and chair rentals and event tent rentals are important for everyone involved in the festival. Make sure that you have enough party rental equipment to go around for all vendors, and ask them if they plan on bringing any of their own equipment. Every station should have enough chairs, a tent, and a table. Be sure to rent more tables and chairs so attendees can sit down and enjoy their food or rest if they have to.
If you’ve been tasked with planning a winter festival, you probably already have some ideas in mind. But as far as party rental equipment in Maryland goes, you won’t find anyone more accommodating than Allied Party Rentals!