Out with the old and in with the new! If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party, read on for some important tips that will help you have a successful, safe, and fun event.
Keep Your Guests Safe
This is first for a reason: New Year’s Eve isn’t exactly a popular night for teetotalers. Your guests will revel and party, some with more abandon than others. Make sure you’ve taken steps to ensure that everyone remains safe. Have a rideshare service ready or the contact information for a car or cab service. Consider preparing a guest room in your home or the home of another local attendee, or even economy rooms at a nearby inn, motel, or hotel.
Parties never start on time, anyway, but a New Year’s Eve party has a goal: midnight. Starting your party at six PM will make it a six-hour-plus marathon. That could make for a very exhausting, meandering, and dry party by about eleven. Aim for closer to eight.
Use an Event Rental Company
Use a quality event rental company with plenty of experience, and look to consolidate all of your rental needs with a single company. Using a single event rental company will save you money and keep your party well-organized. While some hosts and event organizers use one company for a tent rental and another for table and chair rentals, then still another for cotton linen rentals, it is much more efficient to find a single vendor able to rent everything you will need for your event, from cotton linen rentals to table linen rentals.
Here are just some of the items you can rent to make your New Year’s Eve celebration that much better:
Linens are among the most important things you will rent for your party. Inexpensive, worn, or aging linens will be sussed out by your guests well before other elements. Guests lean on table linens, are seated on chair covers, and handle napkins. And crisp, clean, new linens can make or break the overall aesthetic of a dinner party or tent reception. For fine quality linens that look expensive but aren’t choose cotton rental table cloths, cotton rental napkins, and cotton rental chair covers.
Flatware and Glassware
Flatware, tableware, and glassware are also elements of your rentals that will be handled by guests. Don’t skimp. Event rental companies will be able to arrange a cost-effective but refined arrangement of tableware. Aside from linens, glassware and flatware have the greatest impact on the aesthetic of your party.
Tables and Chairs
Party tables and rental chairs are available in a broad array of styles, functions, and designs. From round tables to banquet tables, from Chiavari chairs to black folding rental chairs, there are arrangements for every budget and taste. Choosing the right linens means saving a little of your chair rental budget: quality chair covers can disguise inexpensive or middling chairs. An experienced event rental company can help you choose the best combination.
Many rental companies don’t deal in lighting, so find one that does. The way your dinner party or reception is lit will have a great impact on the mood and aesthetic of your event.
While tents are primarily seen from the inside where there is a great deal to divert the eye, and tables and stages draw most of the attention, a quality tent is a must for shelter, safety, and aesthetics. A party tent rental company will help you select the best tent and tent accessories for your event.
Keeping safety a priority and making smart, informed choices about party rentals will ensure that you have a successful and fun New Year’s Eve party that your guests will want repeated year after year.